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Dr. Ron Iverson , Certified Nurse Midwife Catherine Walker & Dr. Rick Long were featured in the Beacon Hill Times article “Bringing the city to life, one baby at time”.

Congratulations to Dr. Gergen-Barnett for being named the DFM Vice Chair for Primary Care Innovation and Transformation!

Read the article “Concussion Clinic at the Ryan Center” on the BMC website. The article features Doug Comeau!

 R. Long & Iverson KGB
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Last July, Catherine Walker was driving home from her job as a Certified Nurse Midwife at Boston Medical Center (BMC) when a women stopped dead in her tracks right in front of Walker’s car – staring intently through the windshield at her.
The intense stare soon turned
into a big smile, and the woman in the crosswalk called out, “Hey, you were my midwife. You delivered
my child. Thank you.”The two women shared a quick laugh through that brief moment,
yet it’s a moment that frequently happens for Walker, as well as Dr.Ron Iverson and Dr. Richard Long.
The three birthing giants at
BMC are personally responsible for successfully ushering in thousands
of babies into the city over
their lengthy careers and deliver the most babies at BMC each year.
Click here to read the full article.

A letter from Dr. Brian Jack congratulating Dr. Gergen Barnett on her new position.

“It is with great pleasure that I announce that Katherine Gergen Barnett, MD has been named the Department of Family Medicine’s new Vice Chair for Primary Care Innovation Transformation. In her new role, Dr. Gergen  Barnett  will oversee Family Medicine Practice transformation initiatives in the department. She will lead the department’s quality improvement efforts, bring vigor and innovation skills to the Patient-Centered Medical Home movement, spearhead patient experience initiative, and provide support and guidance to our ACC practice.”

To read the full letter click here.

When you hear the word “concussion”, you might think of football players and other athletes who take hard hits to the head during games. While it’s true that those who play contact sports are at great risks, any of us can suffer a concussion while doing everyday things. A bump on the head during housework and yard work, and even walking through a door could leave you “seeing stars”.

“A concussion occurs when someone sustains a traumatic blow to the head,” said Doug Comeau, DO, CAQSM, FAAFP, Director of The Ryan Center for Sports Medicine. They can also occur if someone’s upper body, neck, and head is shaken hard.

A concussion causes damage to the brain and its ability to function. Symptoms are usually mild and may include headaches and problems with concentration , memory, balance, and coordination. Most of the time, people who get a concussion do not loose consciousness. Because of this, they could have a concussion and not know it.

Click here to read the full article