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On July 20, 1969, Neil A. Armstrong, Edwin E. “Buzz” Aldrin Jr., and Michael Collins became the first people to land on the moon. The Saturn V rocket launched with the Apollo 11 capsule on July 16, 1969. As Armstrong made his historic first step on the moon, his words were broadcast 240,000 miles back to earth: “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”
.................................................................................................The late Daniel Hunter was a patient at BMA.
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has just retired.
We will miss our BMA "mother"!
DID YOU KNOW
THAT WE ARE JUDGED AND GRADED BY YOUR RESPONSE TO THE INDEPENDENT PATIENT SATISFACTION SURVEY AND THAT WE ARE PENALIZED BY NEGATIVE RESULTS?
PLEASE DO NOT IGNORE THE SURVEY.
LET THEM KNOW IF YOU ARE HAPPY WITH YOUR CARE.
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WE DO CARE!
Belmont Medical Associates
725 Concord Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138
A little about ourselves.......
Established in 1977, we are now a twelve 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 [on family medical leave of absence]
- Trevor H. Kaye, MD
- Callie M. Taffe, MD
- Deneen E. Pelletier, MD
- Olga V. Minkoff, MD
- Gabriel Szentpaly, MD
- David Shein, MD
- Nancy Tran, MD
- Michael Nelson, MD [starting in September 2019]
In addition we have two nurse practitioners:
- 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.
- On August 1, 2017 we switched our EHR to the EPIC system which 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.