New Location Announcement
MASSACHUSETTS’ FIRST NON-PROFIT PEDIATRIC PRIVATE PRACTICE SET TO OPEN THIS YEAR
Boston Community Pediatrics Signs Lease For South End Office
BOSTON, September 8, 2020 – Boston Community Pediatrics, the Commonwealth’s first non-profit pediatric private practice is set to open this winter on Albany Street in Boston’s South End neighborhood. Led by Dr. Robyn Riseberg, the group will welcome a diverse population of patients from all communities, including those with MassHealth and other insurance carriers. Now, patients and their families will have access to a variety of top-notch health and wellness services in one location with a primary point of contact to help them navigate today’s complicated health system infrastructure.
The 2,400-square-foot office will be at 527 Albany Street, and offer multidisciplinary expertise in pediatric wellness, integrated behavioral health and care navigation, along with experienced pediatricians to manage a child’s total wellbeing. Emphasis will be on patient-centered, relationship-driven care with a focus on preventative health, vaccinations, comprehensive, wraparound and personalized services to ensure patients can thrive.
Currently, patients on MassHealth and other public programs have less access to these integrative services and have often been required to act as their own case managers, sourcing services at a variety of locations and facing long waits to access care.
“In the almost 15 years that I have been practicing in this neighborhood, I have been focused on equity of care and making sure that patients and their whole families have access to the expertise they need, without restrictions due to their insurance,” said Dr. Riseberg. “Through BCP, I can fulfill my dream to deliver this kind of personalized care which I believe will be transformative for many families.”
Dr. Riseberg was most recently the head of pediatrics at the South End Community Health Center (SECHC) and the Medical Director of the school-based health center at the Blackstone Elementary School at the Hass Center in the South End, where she has been working for almost 15 years. Her primary interests have always been focused on underserved and high-risk pediatric patients and communities and bringing innovative programs to medicine. She transformed the Department of Pediatrics at SECHC to address the social determinants of health through the integration of a multidisciplinary team including case management, integrated behavioral health, and a pediatric wellness team.
ABOUT: Boston Community Pediatrics (BCP) is a nonprofit, pediatric private practice, the first of its kind in Massachusetts, with a mission to bring equity to pediatric healthcare by giving all patients - including those on MassHealth - direct access to their primary care provider and access to comprehensive, prevention-oriented medical care, care navigation services, and integrated behavioral health services. BCP leverages an asset-based, relationship-driven approach to improve health outcomes and lower health care costs for all pediatric patients, regardless of socioeconomic status or background. For more information, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-934-6009.