Community Health Centers/Underserved

Boston Medical Center, Family Medicine Center

The Family Medicine Center (FMC) is a busy urban family practice, which opened it doors in October 1997. We practice the full scope of Family Medicine, obstetrics to geriatrics, and perform many office procedures, including gynecologic procedures, minor office surgery, and casting. Colposcopy is also done depending on practitioner availability. While at the FMC you will work with a group of Family Physicians. In general you will work a morning (8-12) and an afternoon (1-5p) session each day, with occasional evening sessions (5:30-8:30p). Evening sessions are compensated with daytime off. You will also spend one week rounding on the Family Medicine inpatient service at Boston Medical Center. Call for OB is an option if you desire. Other options include working with the Family Physicians when they do nursing home rounds, home visits, and work in various shelters. No car needed.

Director: Huong Tran, MD
Address: Yawkey, Boston Medical Center

Codman Square Health Center

This site is at a community health center in Boston which serves a diverse community (African-American, African-Caribbean, Haitian and Hispanic ) in the Dorchester section of Boston. This very busy center has many programs geared to improving the health of the community in perinatal health, women’s health, nutrition, HIV, and youth services. Students will see patients with several family physicians at the center and will develop an appreciation for the various community programs and the health care delivery system that make the Community Health Centers an integral part of Boston’s neighborhoods. Students will work with both attendings and residents. Students will also spend one week rounding on the Family Medicine inpatient service at Boston Medical Center. This site is one of two continuity clinic sites for residents in Boston University Medical Center’s Family Medicine Residency. Access by T. No car needed.

Director: Stephen Tringale, MD
Address: 637 Washington Street, Dorchester, MA 02124

South Boston Community Health Center

The South Boston Community Health Center Family Medicine Department, one of two continuity sites for the BUMC Family Medicine Residency Program, was established in 1998 within the South Boston Community Health Center, which has served the health needs of the South Boston community for over twenty-five years. The Family Medicine Department, with faculty, sports medicine fellows, Family Medicine residents, and two family nurses, provides a broad range of services, including preventive health services and treatment of acute and chronic illnesses. Maternal-child health, sports medicine, geriatric health, skin procedures, and incorporation of the psychosocial dimensions of illness into overall management are all areas of particular emphasis in the department. Students will have the opportunity to work with the Sports Medicine faculty and fellow. Students will work closely with faculty and senior residents, while having an opportunity for exposure to the myriad of other services available at the health center, including family planning counseling, teen pregnancy outreach, and nutrition services. Students will also spend one week rounding on the Family Medicine inpatient service at Boston Medical Center.

Director: Leda Wlasiuk, MD
Address: 409 West Broadway, S. Boston, MA 02127

Uphams Corner Health Center

The Uphams Corner Health Center is one of the Boston neighborhood health centers affiliated with Boston Medical Center. The Uphams Corner Health Center is organized to provide comprehensive, personalized and continuous health services. The goal of the health center is to provide each patient with primary care in comfort and convenience. Each registered patient is assigned a personal primary care physician. The personal physician provides the ongoing care, coordinates specialty services and inpatient care as required by the patient. In addition, Boston Medical Center provides the major hospital support for specialty consultation and inpatient care.

Director: Mansa Semenya, MD
Address: 415 Columbia Road, Dorchester, MA 02125

East Boston Neighborhood Health Center

The East Boston Neighborhood Health Center offers a complete range of services from pediatrics to geriatrics, including a 24-hour urgent care unit, specialty services, HIV services and a large Elder Service Plan program. EBNHC is one of the largest Health Centers of its kind in New England and has a nationally recognized model of community health care. It serves an economically and ethnically diverse population, including a large number of Spanish speaking patients. In the Family Medicine Department, clerks will work directly under the supervision of attendings. Women’s health (including prenatal care and gynecologic procedures), dermatologic procedures, geriatrics, and general medical care are foci of the department. Students will also spend one week rounding on the Family Medicine inpatient service at Boston Medical Center. Accessible by T and BMC shuttle; no car needed

Director: Elizabeth Ferrenz, MD
Address:10 Gove St, East Boston, MA 02128

Manet Community Health Center

Manet Community Health Center serves the broad health needs of South Shore residents through a Family Medicine model of care. A strong proponent of preventive education and public health activities, Manet collaborates with other community agencies and organizations to identify health related needs and to develop resources to meet those needs. Manet works to ensure that its patients have access to all levels of the health care system, and is especially committed to providing services for the medically underserved. Manet has several centers. The principal site is in north Quincy but there are also clinics in the Houghs Neck and Germantown sections of Quincy, at Quincy Hospital, and a center in the nearby town of Hull. A car is necessary.

Director: Robert Shiner, MD
Address: 110 West Squatum St. No. Quincy, MA 02171

Dorchester House Multi-Service Center – Caroline Pahk, MD

Address: 1353 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, MA 02122

Joseph M. Smith Community Health Center – Greeshma Naini, MD

Joseph M. Smith CHC serves a very diverse patient population in the Allston/Brighton, Waltham/Watertown areas of Boston. There is a large local immigrant population with predominant languages spoken including Spanish, Portuguese, Vietnamese and Thai. We provide the full scope of Family Medicine including minor surgical procedures and in addition to Midwifery, Vision, Dental, Mental Health, Nutrition, and some specialty services. Students will work with Family Medicine physicians at our Allston site seeing chronic and urgent care patients. There are no call or inpatient requirements. Clinical sessions run from 8:30am Monday morning to 1pm Saturday afternoon with evening hours on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.

Greater Roslindale Medical and Dental- Jennifer Lo, MD

Address: 4199 Washington Street Roslindale, MA 02131

North Shore Community Health Center- Salem- Chitra Vjayaraghavan, MD

Address: 47 Congress St, Salem, MA 01970

North Shore Community Health Center- Peabody- Damian Archer, MD

Address: 89 Foster Street, Peabody, MA 01960

Fitchburg and Lawrence Community Health- Marcia Tanur, MD

Address: 326 Nichols Road, Fitchburg, MA 01420

Lowell Community Health Center- Alice Lin, MD

Address: 161 Jackson St, Lowell, MA 01852

Carney Hospital-Deb Elrich, MD

Address: 2100 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester, MA 02124

Family Medicine Inpatient- Chris Manasseh, MD

Address: 88 East Newton St. Boston, MA 02118