• About Our Services - Primary Care

    Primary care physician Jennifer Rehm, MD, listens to a patient's lungsOur primary care staff members provide adults with continuing care in times of sickness and health. Members of our team, including board-certified primary care physicians, resident physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners, provide

    • Overall health care tailored to individual needs
    • Periodic health examinations, including blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes and cancer screenings
    • Care for patients with medical problems ranging from high blood pressure to lower back pain to infectious diseases like colds and the flu
    • Ongoing monitoring of chronic conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes and emphysema, in collaboration with Lahey specialists
    • Coordinated team care during hospitalizations
    • Coordination of all services, including laboratory testing, imaging and specialty referrals
    • Preventive care such as immunizations and health care counseling

    The department-wide use of computerized information systems enhances the quality of care and increases patient safety by eliminating hand-written charts and prescriptions. The technology allows physicians and other care providers to record medical notes, access laboratory and radiology results, and order prescriptions electronically.

    Why Choose Lahey?

    Guy Napolitana, MD, vice chair, Division of Internal Medicine, and chair, Department of General Internal Medicine, speaks with a patient during her physicalHigh quality. That's the top reason people choose Lahey for their primary care. And, even though primary care is the busiest service at Lahey Hospital and Medical Centers, each of our patients is still given the personalized attention and treatment needed in the delivery of exceptional quality care.

    Our primary care physicians have expertise in dealing with diverse medical problems. Working in health care teams with nurse practitioners and physician assistants, they establish ongoing relationships with patients, allowing them to gain insight into their individual needs. They promote healthy living through screenings to prevent disease as well as careful management of chronic conditions. Backed by a full range of medical specialists, our primary care physicians provide comprehensive, coordinated care.

    Lahey has consistently exceeded the national 90th percentile in HEDIS (Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set) measures-the most widely used performance measurement tool in health care. Lahey's adult primary care providers achieved high marks for screening for breast, cervical and colon cancer, care of patients with diabetes and care of patients with depression.