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On Monday, May 31st, Atrius Health medical practices will be closed for Memorial 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 …

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You’re Tracking Everything Else, Why Not Your Fertility

(2 days ago) Tracking these signs can also help women notice changes in their health earlier and seek care if needed. The female body goes through several phases during each menstrual cycle, although the specific length of each phase varies from woman to woman. The cycle begins with the menstrual period. Some women may experience a few days after the period

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Health Information Archives Atrius HealthAtrius Health

(8 days ago) As summer approaches and the weather warms up, many people will be spending more time outdoors. Although getting outside and staying active is good for your health, it’s important to be careful of long-term sun exposure, which can lead to a common yet dangerous type of skin cancer called melanoma. Luckily, one of the best ways to protect yourself from melanoma is to simply wear …

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Open Notes: Information to Help You Manage

(Just Now) Atrius Health believes in the importance of transparency and patient access to this information as well as the real health benefits for our patients when they can see these notes. Studies have shown that sharing notes has the potential to help you improve your health and well-being by: Strengthening your relationship with your provider.

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Nutrition & Healthy Lifestyle Archives Atrius Health

(6 days ago) The keto diet is quite different from Atkins, however, as it does not emphasize high consumption of protein. Instead, the keto diet is extremely low-carb, moderate in protein, and very high in fat. It is designed to put the body into a state called ketosis. Normally, your body runs on blood glucose (sugar) for energy;

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(Just Now) 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. 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

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A Message From Our Pediatric Chair Atrius Health

(3 days ago) A Message From Our Pediatric Chair. To our Pediatric Patients and Families: We have been through a lot together over the past year. I recall leaving my practice at Watertown on March 20, 2020, not knowing when, exactly, I would be back physically in the office. It was surreal and anxiety-provoking, and at that time, it was impossible to fathom

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Ear, Nose and Throat Care in the Age of

(6 days ago) Since joining Atrius Health in 2008, Dr. Iannuzzi has served as chief of the Atrius Health ENT department, Chief of Cosmetics, Chief of Allergy and Associate Chair for Specialties. He has served on the Board of Trustees for the organization. He is an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School, Senior Surgeon at Mass Eye and Ear and was

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MyHealth Test Results Atrius HealthAtrius Health

(Just Now) MyHealth Test Results. Atrius Health is making some changes to the information available in your MyHealth account. Beginning April 10, 2021, we will release imaging, pathology, and other lab results as soon as they become available. Until this time, providers had access to test results before they were made available to patients.

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Understanding How Environment Affects Health Atrius

(3 days ago) Understanding Social Determinants of Health. Social determinants of health are conditions in the environments where people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship, and age that affect a wide range of health, functioning, and quality-of-life outcomes and risks. Some examples of social determinants include: Access to safe and affordable housing.

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Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Archives Atrius Health

(3 days ago) Atrius Health is pleased to announce that the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission (HPC) has certified it as an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) in its new, first-in-the-nation program. The HPC’s first round of ACO Certification includes 17 HPC-certified ACOs and is a significant milestone for Massachusetts, making it the first state to

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Atrius Health Practices Named to 2021 Harvard Pilgrim

(3 days ago) 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. 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

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Recognizing Pharmacists as Healthcare Providers Atrius

(6 days ago) Amy Vachon, PharmD, Director of Clinical Pharmacy Services at Atrius Health, was among a distinguished group of panelists who recently testified before the Joint Committee on Public Health in support of legislation HB1849/S1297 – “An Act Recognizing Pharmacists as Healthcare Providers.” This legislation was introduced by Senator Joan Lovely (D-Peabody) and Representative …

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Understanding Your Health Insurance Options: Terms and

(4 days ago) For example, some health insurance plans have lower copay amounts for primary care office visits vs. specialty care office visits, or for different clinicians in the same specialty, based on health insurance plan calculations of cost and quality of care. Other health plans have different copay amounts for generic vs. branded medications.

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Atrius Health News, Stories & Perspectives from Around

(7 days ago) Atrius Health is making some changes to the information available in your MyHealth account. Beginning April 10, 2021, we will release imaging, pathology, and other lab results as soon as they become available. Until this time, providers had access to test results before they were made available to patients. This change builds on our commitment

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Want an Earlier Appointment

(2 days ago) 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

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Patriots’ Day Holiday Hours Atrius HealthAtrius Health

(7 days ago) Practice News Holiday Hours. On Monday, April 19 th, the Atrius Health medical practices will be closed for Patriots’ 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

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Participation Guidelines Atrius HealthAtrius Health

(5 days ago) The Atrius Health blog is intended to provide the reader with Atrius Health general news and information. Content provided on our blog should not be considered medical advice and cannot replace medical consultation, diagnosis or treatment with a qualified health professional. Your doctor or other licensed health care provider is in the best

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Health Food Impostors Atrius HealthAtrius Health

(Just Now) Unfortunately, these are desserts, not health foods. Most of these products are enhanced with inulin, a processed starch that’s usually made in a lab. It does up the fiber content a bit, but unfortunately, inulin doesn’t provide the same health benefits as naturally-occurring fiber from fruits, vegetables and whole grains.

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Subscribe to the Atrius Health Blog Atrius HealthAtrius

(Just Now) Subscribe to the Atrius Health Blog. Please select from the categories below to receive notifications of our latest blog posts and stay up to date on the topics that interest you most. Select list (s): Health Information. Practice News. Transforming Care. Government & Policy. Accountable Care …

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Back to Breakfast Basics Atrius HealthAtrius Health

(3 days ago) To assist you with your food choices and offer some ideas for healthier eating, make an appointment with an Atrius Health nutritionist by calling us at 617-629-6444. About Marlene O'Donnell, RD Marlene O’Donnell is a registered nutritionist and certified diabetes educator with over 25 years’ experience helping people develop healthy eating

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Dr. Marcelo Campos, Author at Atrius HealthAtrius Health

(5 days ago) Health Information Primary Care | Posted On Jan 02, 2019 | By: Dr. Marcelo Campos Six Lifestyle Changes to Reduce Blood Pressure. The American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology released new guidelines for diagnosing and treating high blood pressure, also called hypertension, in late 2017. These most recent guidelines

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Behavioral Health Archives Atrius HealthAtrius Health

(6 days ago) The physical part of the illness can include behaviors such as when someone actively restricts the number of calories they eat, or they overeat and then purge to attempt to avoid gaining weight. There is also the cognitive part of the disorder, Read More. Health Information Behavioral Health.

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In the Community Archives Atrius HealthAtrius Health

(4 days ago) Tufts Health Plan recently announced that five Atrius Health medical groups are now participating providers in Tufts Health Plan Senior Care Options (SCO). Tufts Health Plan SCO is a health plan that coordinates and integrates all the health services covered by both MassHealth Standard (Medicaid) and Medicare, Read More

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Cost of Care Archives Atrius HealthAtrius Health

(Just Now) Atrius Health recently joined a growing list of health care providers, consumer groups, representatives from the business community, and others to form the Massachusetts Coalition for Coverage & Care in response to potential threats to the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA).. The Coalition was created by Health Care For All and is being co-hosted by the Blue Cross Blue Shield of …

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Marci Sindell, Author at Atrius HealthAtrius Health

(6 days ago) When the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) first announced the Pioneer ACO Model in May 2011, Atrius Health carefully considered if we should participate. There were both internal and external reasons to apply to become a Pioneer ACO and have the opportunity to transform care for Medicare beneficiaries.

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A Scientific Approach to Improving Patient

(6 days ago) Atrius Health takes a more care-based approach. “Our goal is to improve the way we provide care and improve on the quality of care that we provide,” says Dr. Zambrano. “And, if we can provide that service on a regular basis to the practice, then patients benefit because they will be receiving a high level of care that has strong evidence

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42 Atrius Health Physicians Named as Castle Connolly Top

(3 days ago) We are pleased to congratulate the Atrius Health physicians who have been named as Castle Connolly Top Doctors®. The database, compiled by healthcare research and publishing company, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., is comprised of physicians in more than 70 medical specialties and subspecialties. Many of the Atrius Health physicians named as Castle Connolly Top Doctors® have …

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Primary Care Archives Atrius HealthAtrius Health

(1 days ago) As summer approaches and the weather warms up, many people will be spending more time outdoors. Although getting outside and staying active is good for your health, it’s important to be careful of long-term sun exposure, which can lead to a common yet dangerous type of skin cancer called melanoma. Luckily, one of the best ways to protect yourself from melanoma is to simply wear …

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Healthcare Delivery Archives Atrius HealthAtrius Health

(7 days ago) Atrius Health is pleased to announce that the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission (HPC) has certified it as an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) in its new, first-in-the-nation program. The HPC’s first round of ACO Certification includes 17 HPC-certified ACOs and is a significant milestone for Massachusetts, making it the first state to

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Public Health Issues Archives Atrius HealthAtrius Health

(8 days ago) Atrius Health recently hosted a forum with Congressman Seth Moulton (D-Mass) at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates in Peabody to discuss the state’s opioid crisis, along with more than 40 other health care providers serving patients in the North Shore. There was a robust discussion among the providers in the meeting, who offered their

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Physical Therapy at Atrius Health Atrius HealthAtrius Health

(2 days ago) At Atrius Health, we have highly-skilled physical therapists and physical therapy assistants who provide a range of services for children and adults at eight convenient locations in and around Boston. We use a functionally-based approach to help individuals of all ages and all activity levels meet their goals, such as: Recover from an injury, accident or surgery Learn techniques to prevent

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What Are Kidney Stones

(1 days ago) Health Information | Posted On Aug 03, 2017 | By: Kara Erdody, NP. With one in ten people estimated to develop them at some point in their lifetime, kidney stones have become one of the most prevalent illnesses in the United States. Similar to a real stone, kidney stones are hard, round deposits formed in your kidneys. However, unlike a real

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Home Health Care Archives Atrius HealthAtrius Health

(4 days ago) Atrius Health was well represented at the recent Capitol Hill Day annual event hosted by the American Medical Group Association (AMGA). Physician groups from throughout the country descended on Washington, DC to meet with members of their respective Congressional leaders and their staff on issues of importance to physician groups.

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Patient Care Archives Atrius HealthAtrius Health

(Just Now) 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.

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Practice News Archives Atrius HealthAtrius Health

(3 days ago) On Christmas Eve (Thursday, December 24th) and New Year’s Eve (Thursday, December 31st), all Atrius Health practice locations (and including urgent care, pharmacy, laboratory, and radiology) will be closed for care as of 5:00pm.On Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, most of our Atrius Health practices will be closed for routine care except for those practices listed below, which …

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ACO News Archives Atrius HealthAtrius Health

(2 days ago) The cost of quality health care is a significant issue for people across the Commonwealth. Atrius Health has long been committed to providing the highest quality patient-centered care while actively bringing down the cost of care for our patients, their families, and our communities.

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Eye Care and Vision Archives Atrius HealthAtrius Health

(8 days ago) Choosing the best eyeglasses can often be a daunting task. However, a visit to one of the optical shops at Atrius Health can make what could be an overwhelming process into a pleasant experience.. Our licensed opticians will ensure that you find the perfect pair of eyeglasses that will enhance your appearance and provide years of durability and style at an affordable price.

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Understanding Your Health Insurance Options: Different

(3 days ago) Below is a brief overview and explanation of these different types of insurance plans. Health Maintenance Organization (HMO): This type of health insurance plan emphasizes preventive care and coordination of care by a primary care physician (PCP). HMO patients choose a PCP within the insurance plan’s network who refers patients to specialists

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Should You Use Heat or Ice on an Injury

(8 days ago) Heat therapy is, therefore, useful to treat many health issues, including arthritis and muscle spasms, sprains, and strains. Heat should not be used on a new soft tissue injury, as it can increase bleeding around the injured area and may make the problem worse. An exception to this is new-onset low back strain.

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Harvard Vanguard, Author at Atrius HealthAtrius Health

(3 days ago) Eat right, maintain a healthy weight, be active, don’t smoke, and drink responsibly, and you can improve the state of your health. And yet, fewer than one in five adults, a mere 16%, report being successful at making health-related improvements such as losing weight, starting a regular exercise program, and eating a healthier diet.

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March is National Nutrition Month Atrius HealthAtrius Health

(2 days ago) Please recognize the dedication our registered dietitians bring to the patient care experience at Atrius Health. Janine Clifford-Murphy, Harvard Vanguard Quincy and Chestnut Hill/West Roxbury. She is a certified diabetes educator and specializes in digestive health, diabetes, eating disorders, weight management and family nutrition.

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Intensive Home Based Program Archives Atrius Health

(3 days ago) Atrius Health was honored to be among several panelists to participate in the 2014 Annual Cost Trends Hearing yesterday on “Challenges and Opportunities for Coordinated Care: Post-Acute Care.” Richard Lopez, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Atrius Health joined other panelists including representatives from Baystate Medical Center, Brockton Visiting Nurses Association and Beaumont

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Obstetrics & Gynecology Archives Atrius HealthAtrius Health

(Just Now) She practices at our Harvard Vanguard locations in Boston (Kenmore Square), Burlington, and Quincy and works with a broad population of patients, many of whom are trying to get pregnant. The following interview with Dr. Skiadas was conducted by Pamela DeGregorio and originally published on the Ovia Health blog.

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Urology Archives Atrius HealthAtrius Health

(7 days ago) Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer diagnosed in men in the United States. According to the American Cancer Society, approximately one in six men will be diagnosed with the disease in their lifetime, over 220,000 new cases are diagnosed annually, and it kills more men each year than any malignancy other than lung cancer.

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Dr. Steven Strongwater Archives Atrius HealthAtrius Health

(6 days ago) The Atrius Health Board of Trustees is extremely pleased to announce that it has chosen Steven Strongwater, M.D., to be the President and Chief Executive Officer of Atrius Health. Dr. Strongwater, currently Chief Transformation Officer and Chief Medical Executive for Acquisition Integration at Geisinger Health, will bring Atrius Health into its

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Dr. James P. Hahn, Author at Atrius HealthAtrius Health

(3 days ago) The sun’s intense UV radiation has negative effects on our eye health. Read More. Health Information Eye Care and Vision | Posted On Sep 17, 2020 | By: Dr. James P. Hahn 2020 Vision. Most optometrists and ophthalmologists were really looking forward to 2020, the perfect year for vision puns. Instead, 2020 has been far from a lighthearted year

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Southboro Medical Group Archives Atrius HealthAtrius Health

(8 days ago) Home Health Care; Hospice Care; In the Community; Patient Care; Technology in Healthcare; Government & Policy; Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; Cost of Care; Industry News; Public Health Issues; Role of Nurses; Accountable Care Organization (ACO) ACO News; Pioneer ACO

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