Primary Medical Care at NewBrige on the Charles


Primary Medical Care at NewBrige on the Charles

A national leader in the field of senior care for more than a century, Hebrew SeniorLife Medical provides a wide array of programs and specialties affiliated with the Institute for Aging Research and Harvard Medical School. These health care services are available to NewBridge members.

The HSL Medical Group - one of the largest geriatric departments in the United States - is dedicated to providing exceptional care for seniors and supports a holistic approach to wellness, ensuring that a patient's physical, social, and spiritual needs are continually  met.
For residents at NewBridge on the Charles, comprehensive medical care is only a short walk or drive away. And because care providers are part of the community, they also interact with residents through a variety of educational programs.

Located right on campus are some of the finest clinicians in their fields, including physicians, nurse practitioners and other care providers including geriatricians, psychiatrists, psychologists, dentists, physiatrists, and social workers. Most of our clinicians hold faculty appointments at Harvard Medical School and are involved in advancing geriatric medicine through teaching and research.

Our Medical Group offers innovative, evidence-based programs to help patients manage their chronic conditions. We offer:

  • Wellness assessments and customized programs
  • Same-day urgent care appointments
  • A geriatrician on call 24 hours/seven days a week
  • Onsite lab services
  • Integrated therapies such as massage

Our Hebrew SeniorLife geriatricians are able to provide continuous, coordinated and seamless care. Medical specialties include:

  • Podiatry
  • Ophthalmology
  • Physical therapy
  • Geriatric psychiatric services

 Our Primary Care Team includes:

Foy White-Chu, MD — Dr. White-Chu, is a primary care physician and wound care specialist. She earned her MD at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill School of Medicine, the Oregon Health and Sciences Internal Medicine Residency Program and the Harvard Medical School Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine. She joined Hebrew SeniorLife in 2009.

Bob Dickman, MD — Dr. Dickman practices family medicine and geriatrics. He is available for primary care and urgent care visits. He earned his MD at the State University of New York at  Buffalo School of Medicine and completed an internal medicine residency at Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital. Dr. Dickman is the former chairman of Family Medicine at Tufts  University School of Medicine.

Ruth Kandel, MD — Dr. Kandel is a primary care physician. She received her BA from State University of New York at Buffalo and her MD from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Kandel is board certified in both internal medicine and geriatrics and has a particular passion for memory support. Dr. Kandel also serves as chair of the Hebrew Rehabilitation Center Infection Control Committee. She joined Hebrew SeniorLife in 1993.

Tim McGrath, NP — Timothy McGrath, NP, is an adult and geriatric nurse practitioner. Tim sees patients in both the outpatient office and in the NBOC Assisted Living Community. He received his bachelor of science in nursing from the University of Massachusetts, Boston and his master of science in nursing from City University, Hunter College in New York. Tim has served as a clinical instructor for Simmons College and is currently working with student from University of Massachusetts and MGH Institute for Health Professions.

David Crandell, MD — Dr. Crandell received his bachelors degree from Cornell University and MD from State University of New York at Buffalo. He completed his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Crandell completed a fellowship through the NIH NRSA Institutional Training Grant
Fellowship in Medical Rehabilitation Research, Sports Medicine, and Spine Rehabilitation. Dr. Crandell is an attending physician at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. He is board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Lynn Wittman, OD — Dr. Lynn Wittman is an optometrist on the medical staff at Hebrew SeniorLife. She is available for vision related appointments in the outpatient practice at NBOC. Dr. Wittman is a graduate of the New England College of Optometry.

Eran D. Metzger, MD — Dr. Metzger is director of psychiatry at HRC. Board certified in psychiatry, neurology and forensic psychiatry, Dr. Metzger’s clinical interests focus on the interfaces between medical illness and emotional disorders, as well as medical ethics. He is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine and completed his internship at Brockton Hospital and his residency, fellowship at Beth Israel Hospital and is an assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

Mark Frankel, MD — Dr. Mark Frankel, geriatric psychiatrist, recently joined HSL Medical Group at NBOC in September. Dr. Frankel received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Chemistry from Brooklyn College, City University of New York. He received a PhD in Biochemistry and his Doctor of Medicine from Mount Sinai School of Biological Sciences. Dr. Frankel completed his residency in Psychiatry at McLean Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital and his Fellowship in Geriatric Psychiatry at McLean Hospital in 2009. Prior to joining Hebrew SeniorLife, Dr. Frankel worked in Ct in a private practice and on the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Frankel is board certified in Geriatric Psychiatry.

Hours of operation:
Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Contact the HSL Medical Group at 781-234-9600

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