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Family Medicine at CHA

We Value Family Medicine

Cambridge Health Alliance is a nationally recognized, award-winning public health system which serves Cambridge, Somerville, and the communities north of Boston, MA. We care for all those in need and are an integral part of the communities in which we provide care.

Over the past five years, both primary care volumes and maternity have grown dramatically and family medicine is a key part of this growth. The family medicine group now consists of 20 employed physicians, 8 affiliated physicians in the community, and 5 family nurse practitioners. Staff members are active in the Massachusetts Academy of Family Physicians, and two core staff physicians have served as past presidents of this important statewide group.

System of Care

Cambridge Health Alliance is a regional health system with three community hospital campuses - The Cambridge Hospital, Somerville Hospital, and Whidden Memorial Hospital - and more than 20 primary care and specialty practices. The Alliance offers a wide variety of patient care services and is currently expanding to new communities while making important investments and infrastructure improvements in its existing sites.

As primary care is a strength of the system, residents will find that an environment that truly values their contributions and an active practice support network.

All family medicine sites have family medicine physicians with a strong interest in women's health and maternity care, with a high volume of deliveries at the new maternity suite at The Cambridge Hospital campus.

Family Medicine Practice Specifics

With the addition of the CHA Family Medicine Center, Cambridge Health Alliance has family medicine doctors in many community sites:

All sites have providers with a strong interest in women's health and maternity care. It is anticipated that family physicians will be the attending during 175 deliveries at our Maternity Suite at our Cambridge Hospital campus.

All of our primary care practices have the new EPIC electronic health record system, offering family physicians direct linkage to test results and appointment information for all other Cambridge Health Alliance sites. Primary care sites also benefit from access to planned care initiatives for asthma, diabetes, and depression, and other innovative programs currently being piloted.