| Posted On Jan 30, 2014 | By:

SMArt Kids Stay Active All Year Long

At this month’s SMArt Kids Shared Medical Appointment, we focused on the importance of sixty minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity per day.  Sounds like a big undertaking, but with the help of Kelley Allardi PT, one of our physical therapists at Burlington, we learned it is easy to fit it all in.  The reality is that you don’t need a lot of “time” or equipment as long as you are motivated and creative.

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| Posted On Jan 28, 2014 | By:

Harvard Vanguard Doctors Named to Boston Magazine’s Top Doctors List

Once again, several Harvard Vanguard physicians have been named to Boston Magazine’s Boston’s Top Doctor list for 2013. The list, compiled by healthcare researcher Castle Connolly Medical, is comprised of physicians in more than 50 medical specialties. The Harvard Vanguard physicians named to the 2013 list include:

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| Posted On Jan 24, 2014 | By:

MyHealth is Getting a Fresh, New Look!

Harvard Vanguard is pleased to announce that when you log into your MyHealth account starting on January 27th, you’ll see a fresh, clean look! You’ll still be able to send non-urgent medical advice messages to your doctor’s office, access your test results, request prescription renewals and more, but the easier-to-navigate design will have some new great features including:

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| Posted On Jan 21, 2014 | By:

IMPORTANT: Patient Information for Wednesday, January 22, 2014

On Wednesday, January 22, 2014, the Braintree and Quincy practices of Harvard Vanguard will delay opening for patient care until 10:00am. Pharmacy, laboratory, and radiology will also be open at these sites at that time.  Our Atrius Health Imaging, Atrius Health Women’s Center, and Weymouth MRI locations in Weymouth will also have delayed openings per the hours specified below.

As always, we will offer 24/7 telephone support for medical advice – just call your doctor’s office.

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| Posted On Jan 16, 2014 | By:

Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Hours Notice

On Monday, January 20th, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates will be closed for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday except for those practices listed below, which are open for pre-scheduled urgent care appointments. If you feel you need medical advice or think that you may need to be seen, call your doctor’s office at any time, day or night. Your call will be directed to our 24/7 medical staff and triaged as needed.

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| Posted On Jan 15, 2014 | By:

Announcing the new Atrius Health Cardiovascular Center in Weymouth

We are pleased to announce the opening of the Atrius Health Cardiovascular Center conveniently located at 90 Libbey Industrial Parkway in Weymouth. The center’s board-certified cardiologists specialize in general, vascular and interventional cardiology and work collaboratively with staff to deliver comprehensive cardiovascular care and testing services, as well as health education and rehabilitation.  The center offers state-of-the art equipment, free parking and convenient appointment times. In addition to serving the needs of Atrius Health medical group patients, 

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| Posted On Jan 14, 2014 | By:

Harvard Vanguard Orthopedic Surgeons at New England Baptist Outpatient Care Center in Dedham

There are many factors to consider when you are deciding on surgery, and the question of “Where should I have my surgery?” is a big one.

For orthopedic surgery, we are fortunate in Boston to have New England Baptist Hospital, which has been nationally ranked as one of the top hospitals in the country. Now the same great care found in Boston is closer to home. Harvard Vanguard is pleased to let you know that our orthopedics and sports medicine physicians,

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| Posted On Jan 07, 2014 | By:

Keep that Resolution to Quit Smoking

About half of all Americans will make at least one New Year’s resolution, and one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions is to quit smoking.

I can tell you that this will be one of the best resolutions you can make for yourself.  If you need a little extra motivation, and maybe to allay some reservations you have, here are answers to a few commonly asked questions I get from my patients regarding quitting smoking.

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| Posted On Jan 07, 2014 | By:

HIMSS Analytics Honors Atrius Health and its affiliate, Reliant Medical Group, with Stage 7 Ambulatory Award

We are delighted to announce that HIMSS Analytics has recognized Atrius Health and also separately its affiliate, Reliant Medical Group, with a Stage 7 Ambulatory Award.

Atrius Health fully deployed two linked electronic health record (EHR) installations – one for the original five Atrius Health groups and one for Reliant Medical Group that joined Atrius Health in 2011 – along with a data warehouse and other tools to drive impressive quality and efficiency improvements.

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| Posted On Jan 06, 2014 | By:

5 Reasons To Eat More Plants

Remember when vegetarians were thought of as tree-hugging, long-haired hippies who got a strange satisfaction out of depriving themselves of good food?  Well, times are definitely changing.  There’s been a quiet movement underway for the past few years, and it seems to me that plant-based diets are really starting to appeal to the masses.

According to recent statistics compiled by the Vegetarian Resource Group, almost half of all Americans eat a vegetarian meal at least once per week,

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