November is National COPD Awareness Month

man having trouble breathing

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a progressive lung disease that makes it hard to breathe.

About 24 million Americans suffer from COPD, but half of them don’t know they have it.

COPD is currently the third leading cause of death in the United States. The good news is that it is often preventable and treatable. The more you know about COPD, the more control you have over your life and the fight against it. Learn more.

Quincy Medical Center
to Close

Granite Medical Group was informed on Thursday, November 6 that Steward Health Care, owners of Quincy Medical Center, intend to close most services at Quincy Medical Center (QMC) by the end of 2014, but that there will be no immediate changes to either in-patient or out-patient services.

Those Granite Medical Group patients who have been referred to QMC for services occurring later this year or next year are likely to be affected by Steward’s decision. Read more.

Patient Education

Diabetes and COPD Classes

These classes at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates’ offices are open to Granite Medical patients. Learn more.

Granite Medical Group
Welcomes New Providers

Dr. Chloeanne Georgia and Dr. Harry Ward recently joined Granite Medical Group. They are both primary care providers. Dr. Ward also works with our skilled nursing facility/intensive home bound program. They are accepting new patients. Call 617-471-0033 to become a Granite Medical Group patient and make an appointment.

Flu Season is Coming

flu shot calendar

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) and CDC urge providers to vaccinate susceptible patients aged six months and older throughout the influenza season. This includes healthy young and middle-aged adults.

There are two easy ways for Granite Medical Group patients to receive a flu shot this year.

1) Make it part of your office visit

Get your flu vaccination during your regularly scheduled clinical visit.

2) Drop in during office hours

Drop in at your convenience. Our lab is open for patients to drop in for a flu vaccination. Monday-Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

More about flu vaccinations…

The Mass HIway

Mass HIwayThe Mass HIway is a secure, statewide, computer network that allows your healthcare providers to send your health information safely and quickly to other providers and hospitals involved in your care.

Learn more about the Mass HIway and how it works.

Text Message and E-mail Appointment Reminders

You will now receive helpful appointment reminders via text message or email (if we have your mobile phone number or email address). These reminders will be sent 48 hours in advance of your appointment. Of course, you can opt out if you choose.

New Hydrocodone Prescription Regulations Effective October 6, 2014. Please read.

It’s easy to become a
Granite Medical Group patient.

Several of our providers are accepting new patients. And we accept Tufts Health Plan Medicare Preferred HMO.

Tufts Medicare Preferred

Manage your health online with MyHealth Online

Connect securely with your doctor and medical team and access information that assists you in managing your health. Get started here.

For your convenience

Pay Your Bill Online

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and easy.

ACO Quality Reporting Results

You can see the results for several local ACOs here.

Tufts Health Plan

If you are 65 or older, and eligible for Medicare and MassHealth Standard or MassHealth Standard only, Tufts Health Plan Senior Care Options (SCO) may be right for you. More...

SHINE Counseling

Granite Medical Group is pleased to offer this service from South Shore Elder Services to our patients. This is a free program for disabled adults and elders who have questions about Medicare, public benefits, and prescription assistance programs. More...

Atrius Health Cardiovascular Center

Our cardiologists provide care at the new Atrius Health Cardiovascular Center located at 90 Libbey Parkway in Weymouth.

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