CHA Family Medicine Residency

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Ancillary Services

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What: Family Planning and Health Education
Who should come: Patients who want to discuss anything related to sexual or reproductive health.
Some of the services the Health Educator can provide are:
-Starting a birth control method
-Access to emergency contraception (like Plan B)
-Pregnancy testing and pregnancy options counseling
-Sexually transmitted infections testing and prevention information
-Talking about sexuality, sexual identity and gender identity
-Talking about relationships in a safe space
Where: Malden Family Medicine Clinic at 195 Canal St., Malden MA
When: Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays 9:00-5:00; Wednesday and Thursday 9:00-1:30
Who to contact: If you would like meet with the family planning health educator, please schedule an appointment at the front desk or call 781-338-0500.


What: Nutrition counseling provided by a registered dietitian
Who should come (and Why):  Nutrition is an important of a healthy lifestyle.  A registered dietitian works with clients to assess their dietary intake and identify area where change is needed.  Nutrition counseling assists all ages to make and maintain the needed dietary changes, helping to improve overall health. People of all ages with different medical conditions and nutritional questions may benefit from nutrition counseling provided by a registered dietitian.
Where: Malden Family Health Center
When: Wednesday 12pm-6pm, and Thursday 9:30am-4pm
Who to contact (and How): Please call 781-338-0500 to schedule an appointment with the registered dietitian.  All clients, except pregnant women, need a referral from primary care provider.


Monday 8:30-12 pm and 1:30-4:30 pm
Tuesday 9am-12 noon and 1:30 to 5 pm
Wednesday 9 am-12pm and 1- 7 pm
Thursday 9 am-12 pm
Friday 8:30 am-12pm and 1pm-4:30 pm
What: anticoagulation, Diabetes, hypertension, cholesterol, asthma and medication management. Extensive patient education on disease state, goals of therapy and medications is provided during appointments.
Who should come (and Why): Any patient who needs help getting blood sugars, cholesterol, blood pressure or asthma under control. Patients who will benefit the most are patients who need help managing their medications, have medication related problems, problems with taking their medications, patients who are taking too many medications or recently discharged from the hospital, reduction of pill burden or problems affording medications.
Where: of Malden Family Medicine Clinic at 195 Canal St., Malden MA
Who to contact (and How): please ask your PCP to refer you or call or call the clinic to speak to Alexandra Santamaria.



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