Primary Care

| Posted On Jan 07, 2020 | By:

Want an Earlier Appointment? Sign up for a New Wait List Feature on MyHealth!

We are excited to share that MyHealth users can now request to be notified if an earlier appointment becomes available.  This new MyHealth feature, called “Wait List Fast Pass,” is available from many Atrius Health departments and can be viewed both on the desktop version of MyHealth as well as through the mobile app (found under “MyChart” in your app store). Don’t miss out on this great new MyHealth feature – already more than 11,000 wait list offers have been accepted by Atrius Health patients since we went live with this functionality!

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| Posted On Dec 26, 2019 | By:

Our Top Health Blogs of 2019

As we look forward to a healthy 2020, we thought it was a good time to look back at some of our most popular health blog posts of 2019. Here’s a quick summary in case you happened to miss any of them!

Six Lifestyle Changes to Reduce Blood Pressure
If you are diagnosed with high blood pressure, your provider may prescribe medication to lower your blood pressure. It’s important that you take your medication regularly and as instructed.

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| Posted On Sep 26, 2019 | By:

Atrius Health Testifies in Support of Nurse Practitioners

Dr. Holly Thomas, internist and Associate Chief Medical Officer, and Jennifer Derkarzarian, DNP, RN, ANP-BC, Chief Nursing Officer, testified on behalf of Atrius Health before the Joint Committee on Public Health in support of legislation that would remove existing restrictions on nurse practitioners on prescriptive practices in the state. Atrius Health was among a number of organizations and legislators who testified in support of the bill HB1867/S1330“An Act to Support Access,

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| Posted On Sep 23, 2019 | By:

Introducing Family Medicine at Post Office Square

We are pleased to announce the addition of a family medicine department at our Harvard Vanguard Post Office Square office located at 147 Milk Street, in the financial district of downtown Boston.

Family Medicine is another option for receiving primary care. Our family medicine physicians can provide continuing and comprehensive health care for all members of your family from newborns to seniors!

Family practitioners complete advanced training in pediatrics,

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| Posted On Sep 03, 2019 | By:

Preparing Your College Student for Healthcare Away from Home

Sending your kids off to college for the first time can stir up a myriad of concerns. Are their classes all set, do they have everything they need for their dorm, will they get along with their roommate, will they eat right, do they know how to do laundry? This year, my twin daughters are joining the group of incoming freshman, and I’m joining the group of emotional parents that are left behind.

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| Posted On Jul 02, 2019 | By:

Measles: Are You Immune?

In light of international outbreaks of measles and some measles outbreaks occurring in the U.S., many people may be wondering if they need to be vaccinated or if they are immune to measles. Please see the following most “frequently asked questions” on measles and measles immunity.

Why are we suddenly seeing outbreaks of measles?

Measles is a highly transmissible infectious disease which had been previously eliminated in the U.S.

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| Posted On Apr 23, 2019 | By:

Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Nutrition

While this might be a poorly-timed subject to read about during your lunch break, learning about irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) could help you or someone you care about who suffers from IBS symptoms. As my colleague describes in this blog, IBS is characterized by abdominal pain and changes in bowel movements. It affects 10-15% of Americans – and double the number of women than men – and accounts for 2.4 to 3.5 million annual physician visits in the United States.

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| Posted On Apr 08, 2019 | By:

Atrius Health Representatives Meet with Congressional Leaders

Atrius Health representatives attended the “Capitol Hill Days” annual event hosted by the American Medical Group Association (AMGA). A record number of physician groups from across the country gathered in Washington, DC recently to meet with their respective Congressional leaders and staff on issues of importance to physician groups.

Joining Dr. Guy Spinelli, Atrius Health Board Chair and practicing internist at Granite Medical in Quincy, was Kathy Keough,

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| Posted On Apr 02, 2019 | By:

All About Measles

Measles is a very contagious disease caused by a virus. It spreads through the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

Signs and Symptoms

The symptoms of measles generally appear about seven to 14 days after a person is infected.

Measles typically begins with

  • high fever,
  • cough,
  • runny nose (coryza), and
  • red, watery eyes (conjunctivitis)

Two or three days after symptoms begin,

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| Posted On Jan 07, 2019 | By:

5 Things Every Atrius Health Patient Should Do To Start The New Year

Happy New Year! We hope that 2018 was a great year for you and that 2019 will be even better. To get your year started off on the right track, we are sharing a list of 5 things you can do to stay connected with your Atrius Health care team and help you stay healthy.

1. Save Your Doctor’s Office Phone Number in Your Phone to Call Us Anytime

Did you know that all Atrius Health patients have access to 24/7 medical advice?

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