| Posted On Feb 27, 2020 | By:

Battling Clinician Burnout

Dr. Karim Awad, Chief of Sleep Medicine at Atrius Health, understands clinician burnout on an intimate level—he’s experienced it himself.

“For me, it was really about just feeling exhausted, and I debated whether I should just leave medicine,” says Dr. Awad. “I went through a lot of what doctors and others experience as burnout.”

Fortunately, Dr. Awad was able to tap into a reservoir of resiliency. So, when Dr. Steve Strongwater,

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| Posted On Feb 26, 2020 | By:

A Scientific Approach to Improving Patient Care

When you hear “research,” you may think of test tubes and microscopes. But at Atrius Health’s Center for Clinical Research, it means taking a scientific approach to improving patient care.

“We help measure and evaluate not only the way care is provided but the quality of care that’s provided,” says John Zambrano, M.D., Medical Director for the Center for Clinical Research. “One is really aimed at doing things better, and the other one is really aimed at assessing whether or not that thing that we’re doing in the practice is actually making an impact on our patients.”

The Center for Clinical Research strives to improve the already high standard of care patients receive at Atrius Health.

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| Posted On Feb 25, 2020 | By:

Training the Next Generation of Clinicians

Unlike many independent medical groups, Atrius Health has the great responsibility of training the next generation of medical professionals. Our physicians teach at some of the top medical schools in the world, and medical residents learn how to provide holistic, patient-centered care in Atrius Health’s primary care setting. Our nurse instructors provide instruction in direct care practicums or rotations focused on leadership, research, informatics, and quality. Partnerships with local universities also allow training opportunities for students in pharmacy,

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| Posted On Feb 24, 2020 | By:

Healthcare of the Future: Innovating New Ways of Delivering Patient Care

When Bill Ring was diagnosed with a severe urinary tract infection, he thought he would have to go to the hospital to be admitted for treatment. Then his primary care physician at Atrius Health suggested the Medically Home Program.

“After I agreed to the service everything worked fast and efficiently,” says Ring. “They sent a technical person to set up the equipment in my apartment and he explained exactly how it would work.

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| Posted On Feb 12, 2020 | By:

President’s Day Holiday Care Notice

On Monday, February 17th, the Atrius Health medical practices will be closed for President’s Day 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. If it is determined that you need an urgent care appointment,

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| Posted On Feb 10, 2020 | By:

Managing Your Child’s Digital Media Use

 “Life was so simple when apples and blackberries were fruit, a tweet was the sound of nature, and facebooks were photo albums.” ~ Carl A. Henegan

For parents, nowhere is this truer than their family’s relationship with its “screens,” the myriad of devices in our lives that have the power to connect and entertain us but also to consume and distract us. The amount of time we as a society spend plugged in or glued to these devices is staggering,

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| Posted On Feb 03, 2020 | By:

A New Approach to Weight Loss for 2020

Ashley Norwood, a wellness coach and mindfulness instructor, teaches the course “Mindfulness & Health Coaching Strategies for Weight Loss” at our Harvard Vanguard Kenmore location.  To understand what mindfulness is and how it can help you with your weight loss goals, we asked Ashley some questions, and below are her answers. If this sounds like an approach that you’d like to try, information about signing up for the class is listed at the end.

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