| Posted On Feb 08, 2022 | By:

Atrius Health Recognized for Excellence in Adult and Pediatric Patient Care

Atrius Health is pleased to announce that our practices have been named to the 2022 Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Physician Group Honor Roll.  The annual Honor Roll highlights physician groups that have achieved exceptional results in their approach to disease prevention and the treatment of acute and chronic illness for both adult and pediatric patients.

Harvard Pilgrim selects the Honor Roll physician groups based on clinical performance measured against NCQA’s (National Committee for Quality Assurance) national HEDIS quality benchmarks in three domains of clinical care: acute,

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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 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 Mar 14, 2019 | By:

Atrius Health Practices Named to 2019 Harvard Pilgrim Honor Roll

Atrius Health is pleased to announce that our practices have once again been named to the annual Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Physician Group Honor Roll.

Harvard Pilgrim selected the Honor Roll physician groups based on clinical performance measured against national standards set by HEDIS® (Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set), a tool developed for the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) to assess the clinical performance of physician groups. Harvard Pilgrim reviewed performance in three domains of clinical care affecting both adult and pediatric patients: acute,

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| Posted On Oct 05, 2017 | By:

Medicine as a Second Career

When we interview our clinicians for their video profiles, we get to learn some interesting information about their lives outside of caring for our patients. Although most knew early in life that they wanted to pursue a career in medicine, we’ve met several clinicians who decided to pursue medicine as a second career.

In this series, we share stories from some of our clinicians about where they started and how they found their way to a career in medicine.

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| Posted On Aug 10, 2015 | By:

The Road to Pediatric Patient-Centered Medical Home

The term “patient-centered medical home” (PCMH) can be confusing because it is not actually a physical place, but a model of care delivery. Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates has been practicing this model of care for many years, well before the “medical home” phrase was coined. Typically, a “medical home” offers patients the following services and attributes:

  • Comprehensive care – A practice utilizing a medical home approach cares for each patient’s physical and mental health needs including prevention and wellness,
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| Posted On Aug 14, 2014 | By:

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, North Shore Style!

Staff at our Peabody/Lynnfield practice – 29 of them, to be exact – took on the Ice Bucket Challenge started by Peter Frates, former Boston College baseball player, who was diagnosed with ALS in 2012. The Ice Bucket Challenge has been sweeping the nation and almost every department of the Peabody/Lynnfield practice had a representative who poured a bucket of ice water on their heads to raise awareness of this devastating disease.

And in true ALS Ice Bucket Challenge protocol,

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| Posted On May 12, 2014 | By:

Reflections from the Medical Tent of the Boston Marathon

For the past 8 years, I’ve had the honor and privilege to lend my medical skills to support so many athletes with a dream: to run and finish the Boston Marathon. I’ve seen a lot during those years from my vantage point in Medical Tent A, the main one at the finish line on Boylston Street.

Through the years, I’ve been asked lots of questions about my experiences in the tent,

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| Posted On Apr 16, 2014 | By:

Improving the Quality of Life for our Pediatric Patients with Asthma

According to the American Lung Association, asthma is one of the most common chronic disorders in childhood affecting an estimated 7 million children under the age of 18. Asthma is the third leading cause of hospitalization among children under the age of 15 and is one of the leading causes of school absenteeism. The annual direct health care cost of asthma is approximately $50 billion; indirect costs (e.g. lost productivity) add another $6 billion, for a total of $56 billion dollars.

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| Posted On Apr 10, 2014 | By:

Allergy tests: When you need them and when you don’t

Skin or blood tests, when combined with a doctor’s examination and your medical history, can help determine if you’re truly allergic to something you inhaled, touched, or ate. But if you don’t have symptoms or a medical evaluation that points to an allergy, you should think twice about testing. Here’s why:

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