WEATHER ALERT: Delayed Opening for Wednesday, January 28

All Harvard Vanguard locations, including Weymouth MRI and Atrius Health Imaging in Weymouth, will open for all patient care and walk-in services (such as pharmacy, laboratory and radiology) at 12:00pm on Wednesday, January 28th.  The Atrius Health Pulmonary & Sleep Medicine Program and the Atrius Health Cardiovascular Center, located at 90 Libbey Industrial Parkway in Weymouth, will open for patient care and scheduled appointments beginning at 1:00pm.  After the delayed opening, these sites will remain open until the regular closing hours for each practice site.   Patients will be contacted to reschedule appointments that had been scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday morning.

We continue to provide 24/7 phone based support.  Please contact your Harvard Vanguard doctor’s office by phone should you require urgent medical advice.

 

 

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WEATHER ALERT: for Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 26th and 27th

All Harvard Vanguard locations, including our operations in Weymouth (Weymouth MRI, Atrius Health Imaging and all Atrius Health specialty programs at 90 Libbey Industrial Parkway), are canceling appointments as of 6:00pm for all services today, January 26, 2015, due to the snowstorm. Additionally, on Tuesday, January 27th, all Harvard Vanguard locations, including the Weymouth locations mentioned above, will be closed for all services (including no urgent care appointments). Patients will be contacted to reschedule appointments.

If you need urgent medical advice, please contact your Harvard Vanguard doctor’s office by phone as we will continue to provide 24/7 phone-based support.

Please check harvardvanguard.org on Tuesday evening, January 27th, to determine our opening hours for Wednesday, January 28th.

ENDOSCOPY CENTER APPOINTMENTS:

For our patients with appointments on either Tuesday, January 27th or Wednesday, January 28th at the Harvard Vanguard Kenmore Endoscopy Center  in Boston and at the Atrius Health Endoscopy Center in Weymouth, we are canceling all procedures at both sites for Tuesday and Wednesday due to the storm.  Patients will be contacted to reschedule endoscopy center appointments.

 

 

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A Nutritionist’s Grocery List

Grocery List ShoppingWhen I meet with my patients in a nutrition counseling session, they often ask me, “So, what do YOU eat?” I tell them about my favorite grocery items, the staples that I purchase week in and week out to use as the base of many of my meals, and they are amazed that eating healthy foods can be so simple.

I thought it’d be helpful to expand my list with the help of my nutrition colleagues at Harvard Vanguard, all of whom are registered dietitians, to compile a comprehensive, weekly grocery list to share.

So thanks to all of their contributions and suggestions, here is our combined shopping list, including several helpful tips and simple meal ideas, too! Continue reading

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Holiday Hours

MLK JrOn Monday, January 19th, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates will be closed for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday except for those practices listed below, which are open for pre-scheduled urgent care appointments. If you feel you need medical advice or think that you may need to be seen, call your doctor’s office at any time, day or night. Your call will be directed to our 24/7 medical staff and triaged as needed. If it is determined that you need an urgent care appointment, the medical staff can schedule you for an appointment.

As always, if you are experiencing a life threatening emergency, please call 911 or your local emergency access number.

Please note: Pharmacy, laboratory, and radiology will be open at the times listed below as well. Continue reading

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Kicking Off the SMArt Kids 2014-15 Year

Happy 2015 from the SMArt Kids Shared Medical Appointment at Burlington! We have had a successful fall with four informative and fun sessions with our SMArt Kids. We have been fortunate to have our nutritionist Linda Germaine-Miller and Chip Wilder from behavioral health present each month to work with our families.

SMArt Kids MyPlateIn September, we kicked off the school year with an introductory lesson about our SMArt Kids’ goals, myplate.gov and portion distortion. The myplate.gov has become a fixture at our SMAs and hopefully in your household too. It reminds us to keep portions in check and eat more fruits and vegetables. Continue reading

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