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Belmont Medical Associates
725 Concord Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138
A little about ourselves.......
Established in 1977, we are now an eleven physician primary care group practice in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The primary care physicians are all board certified and include:
- Stephen P. Ranere, MD
- A. Donald Shushan, MD
- Edward M. Kowaloff, MD
- Catherine M. Mintzer, MD
- Virginia H. Palazzo, MD
- Trevor H. Kaye, MD
- Kenneth A. Bernstein, MD (retired as of 06/30/2014)
- Callie M. Taffe, MD
- Deneen E. Pelletier, MD
- Olga V. Minkoff, MD
- Joycelyn A. Datu, MD
- Gabriel Szentpaly, MD
In addition we have three nurse practitioners:
- Christine Engle, NP
- Anna Ost, NP
- Krystal Babalas, NP
We also function as a multi-specialty group practice with many of the specialist services offered either in our office or in our building. For a complete list of these services check the links on the left or click on here directly.
- Our goal is to provide you with key, ongoing preventive medicine services as well as with treatment when you do get sick. As internists, we're the first line of care, assessing overall health, providing initial treatment and working with specialists to diagnose and treat complex problems. If you do need to consult with us for a "sick" visit, appointments are typically available on a same-day basis. "Non-emergency sick visits" can be made within 48 hours. "Well-care" visits can be scheduled within several weeks. We emphasize routine visits to monitor your medical concerns, whether through regular physical examinations or scheduled follow-up visits for issues such as hypertension and diabetes.
- Our offices are arranged in 2-3 doctor "pods" to reinforce a warmer, more intimate environment.
- BMA currently uses the eClinical Works electronic medical record and has an electronic health portal which allows patients to view their lab results and most of their medical record.
- BMA is affiliated with Mount Auburn Hospital, a Harvard Medical teaching hospital, for inpatient admissions and other hospital-based services, and with the Mount Auburn network of physicians - MACIPA - for specialty consultations and referrals. We use dedicated full time "hospitalists" to oversee the care of our inpatients and they keep us updated during the course of a hospitalization. We in turn communicate with them about your medical history and unique issues that we are aware of.
- The office is staffed 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday - Friday.
- A physician is on-call for EMERGENCY ADVICE after regular office hours daily. Please don't expect the on call physician to fill routine prescriptions or to obtain lab results. They do not have access to your record after normal office hours.