Brigham and Women's Physician Group provides comprehensive adult medical care. Located at Brigham and Women's Health Care Center in Chestnut Hill, the internal medicine physician group provides health screening, comprehensive diagnostic work-ups, treatment and long-term care. Outpatient laboratory, radiology and specialty services are available on site.
When inpatient care is required, patients are admitted to Brigham and Women's Hospital and Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital. All physicians on staff at the Brigham and Women's Physician Group are fully board certified and full-time clinical faculty of Harvard Medical School. A full-time nursing and medical assistant staff works closely with the doctors at the site providing health educational information to patients and assisting directly in patient care and coordination of services.
The Brigham and Women's Physician Group is anticipating having ample supply of seasonal flu vaccine (beginning the last week of October). This year's seasonal vaccine includes protection from H1N1; a separate vaccine for H1N1 is not needed this year.
While all adults are eligible to receive the vaccine, The CDC and Massachusetts Department of Public Health especially recommend vaccinating the following HIGH RISK PATIENT GROUPS:
Pregnant and post-partum women
Household contacts of women in their 3rd trimester
Persons who live with or provide care for infants aged <6 months (e.g., parents, siblings, and daycare providers)
Patients age 6 months to 24 years
Patients age 25-64 with any of the following comorbidities:
Patients with asthma and other chronic pulmonary diseases
Cardiovascular disease (except hypertension)
Aspiration risk due to cognitive, neurologic, or neuromuscular disease