- 228 Billerica Rd, Chelmsford, MA
- 4.2 average rating
- 10 specialties
- 24 affiliated hospitals
- 12 insurance providers
- 5 awards
- 11 schools
- 8 minutes avg wait time
- 11 are board certified
- 6 are rated 4 stars and above
- 10 are rated on Vitals.com
- 4 are male
- 8 are female
- 10 specialties
- 12 health insurance companies
- 4.2 average overall rating
5 affiliated awards
- Tufts Health Plan
- First Health
- United Healthcare
Doctors in Harvard Medical
- Dr. Mythily Meda MD Internal Medicine Chelmsford, MA
- Dr. Rafael Pupo MD Dermatology Chelmsford, MA
- Dr. Mary Brady MD Obstetrics and Gynecology, Family Medicine Chelmsford, MA
- Karen McCowen MD Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Internal Medicine La Jolla, CA
- Dr. Wen Yee Lee MD Internal Medicine Chelmsford, MA
- Dr. Gretchen Gaida Michaels MD Internal Medicine Burlington, VT
- Dr. Krishna Susarla MD, MBBS Internal Medicine Bedford, MA
- Dr. Tracy Lieu MD Pediatrics Oakland, CA
- Dr. John Forman MD Nephrology, Internal Medicine Boston, MA
An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
A neurologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats disorders of the nervous system which is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and nerves. These doctors do not perform surgery, but refer patients to neurological surgeons when they determine that surgical intervention is necessary.
Some of the conditions that neurologists diagnose and treat are epilepsy, aneurysms, hydrocephalus, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal disc herniation, and spinal disease.
In addition to using diagnostic tests like MRI, CT scans, EEG and EMG, neurologists also employ neurological testing to gauge muscle strength and movement, balance, reflexes, sensation, memory, speech, and other cognitive abilities.
A pediatrician is a doctor who specializes in the regular care of children, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of illness in children. Young patients are often more complicated to treat because they are still growing and developing.
While pediatricians may sub-specialize in specific therapy areas like oncology, surgery, ophthalmology, and anesthesiology, in general, pediatricians provide services like vaccinations, health exams, and treatment of common ailments and injuries. In addition, pediatricians are trained to handle the complex emotional and behavioral issues faced by children, especially during puberty.
Pediatricians normally see their patients from birth until the age of 18, although some may agree to treat patients into their early 20s, if requested.
Obstetrics and Gynecology
An obstetrician & gynecologist, or OB/GYN, is a physician who cares for women throughout their pregnancies, straight through to the delivery of their baby (obstetrician). They also specialize in annual care, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the female reproductive system (gynecologist). Many physicians specialize in both of these fields in order to provide complete overall health services to women at every stage of life.
A family practitioner is a doctor who specializes in caring for people of all ages, at all stages of life. Rather than focusing on the treatment of one disease or patient population, family practitioners are often the doctors that people see for their everyday ailments, like cold and flu or respiratory infections, and health screenings. When necessary, family practitioners will provide referrals for conditions that require the expertise of another specialist.
The doctors may also provide physicals, inoculations, prenatal care, treat chronic diseases, like diabetes and asthma, and provide advice on disease prevention.
A nephrologist is a physician who is specially trained to diagnose and treat conditions affecting the kidneys or renal system.
A nephrologist will determine through urine analysis, blood test, X-ray, sonogram, or kidney biopsy how well the kidneys are functioning and will then prescribe a special diet and exercise program, medication or dialysis - a process by which a machine filters the blood when the kidney is no longer capable of doing so.
A dermatologist is a doctor who has extensive training and knowledge of the skin, scalp, hair and nails and treats conditions that affect those areas. These doctors will evaluate any abnormality, blemish or lesion on the skin in order to determine the cause and will determine a course of treatment.
Dermatologists provide patients with full body scans in order to identify any signs that are indicative of an illness that requires treatment, such as skin cancer. These specialists may also provide cosmetic services, such as mole removal, scar diminishing treatments and even botox and face lifts.
Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
An endocrinologist is a physician with extensive training in understanding, diagnosing and treating conditions related to the endocrine system. The endocrine system regulates the balance of hormones.
Conditions of the endocrine system involve an over-abundance, or deficiency of a certain hormone. While there is a range when it comes to the amount of a hormone that is deemed normal in a human, these specialists determine whether a person's amount of hormone is indicative of a health concern. Two conditions this specialist might treat are diabetes and obesity.
A psychiatrist is a doctor with specific training in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness.
He or she can not only provide the counseling necessary to both diagnose and treat a patient, but can also prescribe medication when needed. In some cases, a psychiatrist will only provide the medication and the counseling will be provided by another healthcare specialist, like a certified counselor or psychologist.
Like other doctors, psychiatrists employ diagnostic tools like CT scans and MRI in order to observe the structure and function of a patient's brain.
Once a diagnosis is made, these specialists may use behavior or cognitive therapy in order to address the patient's condition, or a multitude of other types of therapy, in conjunction with or in place of medication.
Harvard Medical is affiliated with the following hospitals
- Lowell General Hospital Lowell, MA 01854
- Boston Medical Center Boston, MA 02118
- Newton-Wellesley Hospital Newton Lower Falls, MA 02462
- Mount Auburn Hospital Cambridge, MA 02138
- Massachusetts General Hospital Boston, MA 02114
- Brigham & Women's Hospital Boston, MA 02115
- Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary Boston, MA 02114
- Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital Brockton, MA 02302
- Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital Bedford, MA 01730
- Mercy Medical Center Springfield Springfield, MA 01104
- Cambridge Hospital Cambridge, MA 02139
- Emerson Hospital Concord, MA 01742
- Baystate Medical Center Springfield, MA 01199
- SMG St Elizabeth's Medical Center Brighton, MA 02135
- UMassMemorial HealthAlliance Hospital - Leominster Campus Leominster, MA 01453
- New England Rehab Hospital Woburn, MA 01801
- New England Baptist Hospital Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120
- Lowell General Hospital Lowell, MA 01854
- Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Boston, MA 02215
- Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center - West Campus Boston, MA 02215
- Brigham and Women's Hospital Boston, MA 02115
- Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Boston, MA 02115
- Faulkner Hospital Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
- Mt Auburn Hospital Cambridge, MA 02138
Affiliated doctors have gone to the following schools
- Tufts University School Of Medicine
- Topiwala National Medical College
- Bj Medical College
- University Of Cairo
- Osmania Medical College
- Karnataka Institute Of Medical Sciences
- University Of Florida College Of Medicine
- University Of Vermont College Of Medicine
- Universidad Autonoma De Guadalajara
- Yale University School Of Medicine
- Christian Medical College Ludhiana
Information About Group Practices
What is a Group Practice?
According to The Medical Group Management Association, a group practice is any relationship between three or more physicians who share facilities, expenses, profits and other resources like support staff and equipment. Group practices tend to fall into two categories: those that organize around a particular medical specialty and those that encompass several specialties like East Boston Neighborhood Health that specializes in internal medicine
Why Group Practice?
As medicine became more complex in the twentieth century, the need for group practices made more sense. Physicians found it impossible to know everything about the emerging drugs and technologies on the medical landscape. In addition, the cost of providing a full range of diagnostic services, such as tests and X-rays, in one location became prohibitive to the individual practitioner. Hence, doctors from various disciplines began to team together in order to provide more comprehensive care to their community of patients.