Welcome to the Department of Medicine

Serving Greater Boston, and communities throughout Eastern Massachusetts, the Department of Medicine provides a full spectrum of care by outstanding physicians in primary and subspecialty care. Full-time physicians and their colleagues ensure 24-hour, 7-day-a-week availability for specialty consultation and care.

Our sub specialties include:

  • Adult Inpatient Medicine (Hospitalist Service) - Internal medicine physicians specializing in the care of acutely ill medical patients admitted to the hospital.
  • Allergy and Immunology - Inpatient and outpatient care to children and adults with a traditional array of allergic and immunologic problems.
  • Cardiology - Diagnostic and therapeutic services for patients with or at high risk for cardiovascular disease.
  • Department Leadership - Get to know the Department of Medicine leadership team.
  • Dermatology - Care for all diseases of the skin, hair and nails, including all forms of skin cancer.
  • Endocrinology and Diabetes - Treatment for people with diabetes mellitus seeking multidisciplinary, state-of-the-art diabetes care.
  • Gastroenterology - Wide-ranging clinical expertise in all areas of gastroenterology and hepatology
  • General Internal Medicine - Primary care services for adults through community-based internists and family practitioners
  • Geriatrics - A major focus of the division continues to be the management of delirium. Other areas of focus include medication and narcotic choices and usage in the elderly and fall prevention.
  • Hematology and Medical Oncology - Outstanding inpatient and outpatient care as well as exciting clinical research.
  • Infectious Diseases - Inpatient consultations for a variety of infections and illnesses, including community-acquired pneumonia.
  • Intensive Care Medicine - Care for critically ill patients with medical, cardiologic, or surgical maladies
  • Nephrology - Care for patients with renal, electrolyte and acid-base disorders and hypertension and management of patients with renal failure requiring acute or chronic dialysis.
  • Neurology - Expertise in nearly all diagnostic and treatment categories of neurological disorders.
  • Palliative Care Consult Service - Support for patients and their families at any stage of a life-limiting illness.
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Inpatient and outpatient pain management and physical rehabilitation therapy.
  • Pulmonary Medicine - Diagnostic and therapeutic pulmonary services on a 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week basis
  • Rheumatology - Outpatient, emergency room, and inpatient evaluations for patients with rheumatic disorders.

To Find a Physician please email CareFinder@partners.org or call us toll free: 866-NWH-DOCS (866-694-3627) or 617-243-6566, Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm EST.

Department Leadership

Chair, Department of Medicine
Lawrence S. Friedman, MD
2014 Washington Street
Newton, MA 02462
Phone: 617-243-5480
Fax: 617-243-6701

Assistant Chair, Department of Medicine
Janet C.H. Larson, MD
2014 Washington Street
Newton, MA 02462
Phone: 617-243-6467
Fax: 617-243-6701

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