Beth Israel Deaconess Moves Internal Medicine Practice to Needham
BIDMC Contact: M Pantridge
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has moved one of its premier community-based internal medicine practices to the Newton-Needham line, just off Needham Street in the New England Business Park.
The busy practice, headed by Medical Director James L. Levine, M.D., reopened its doors in newly equipped offices at 100 Second Ave., Needham, just a stone's throw from Newton. The practice welcomes new patients. Appointments may be made by calling 617-754-1600.
"My colleagues and I are excited about our new location because many of our patients live in the area, as do we," said Levine. "We are also delighted to be close to Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham, where our patients will be able to receive many services from Beth Israel Deaconess specialists in an easily accessible location with free parking."
Levine and his colleagues are board-certified Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians who will retain their affiliation with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. Referrals will be made to the affiliated hospitals on the basis of patient need and preference. The physicians use PatientSite, an online tool that facilitates email communications with patients.
Jeffrey H. Liebman, president and chief executive officer of BID-Needham, said, "The relocation of this practice will provide more patients in Newton, Wellesley and surrounding communities with the opportunity to receive their health care services within the Beth Israel Deaconess system. These are highly qualified physicians who exemplify the adage that Beth Israel Deaconess is 'Harvard with a heart.' "
The practice, formerly known as "Beth Israel Deaconess HealthCare-One Brookline Place," has changed its name to "Beth Israel Deaconess HealthCare-Upper Falls" in recognition of the nearby site where the Charles River tumbles several feet on its way to Boston Harbor.
Levine and his colleagues -- Erin Jospe, M.D.; Cathy Tong, M.D.; Martha Wu, M.D.; and new member Wendell Wyatt, M.D. - are all board-certified in internal medicine. Completing their practice is Nurse Practitioner Jodi Vanasse, N.P.
Dr. Levine joined Beth Israel Deaconess HealthCare as an internist in 1998. He completed his residency at Beth Israel Hospital after graduating from Cornell University Medical College. His clinical interests are men's health, preventive healthcare, sports medicine and nutrition.
Dr. Jospe joined Beth Israel Deaconess HealthCare in 2001. She completed her residency in internal medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center after graduating from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Her clinical interests are women's health, obesity and diabetes.
Dr. Tong joined Beth Israel Deaconess HealthCare in 2006. Previously, she practiced internal medicine at Harbor Medical Associates in Weymouth and practiced hospital medicine at Bridgewater Goddard Park Medical Associates and Brockton Hospital. She completed her residency at Boston Medical Center after graduating from Tufts University School of Medicine. Her clinical interests are women's health, obesity and post-menopausal health.
Dr. Wu joined Beth Israel Deaconess HealthCare in 2000. She completed her residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center after graduating from Dartmouth Medical School. Her clinical interests are women's issues, preventive healthcare and cardiovascular health.
Dr. Wyatt joined the practice in early January 2007. He graduated from Cornell University Medical College in New York City and completed his residency at St. Vincent's Hospital & Medical Center in New York City. He previously practiced internal medicine in Fort Lauderdale and Lake Worth, Fla. His clinical interests include men's health, preventive medicine and primary care, including gay primary care.
Ms. Vanasse received her bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and completed her graduated work at the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions. She has directed a wound care center and worked in both cardiology and internal medicine. Her clinical interests are cardiology and women's health.