Effective July 1, 2012 – BMC will no longer offer inpatient rehabilitation medicine services.
Outpatient rehab medicine services for Stroke, Amputee, Pain Management and other general rehab needs will still be available at BMC.
Dr. Simona Manasian will continue her outpatient rehab medicine practice through the Department of Neurology. Dr. Manasian offers general rehab medicine services for diagnoses such as CVA, amputee, multi-trauma and pain management. She will also continue to offer her amputee clinic.
Dr. Anton Shcherbina, who provides interventional pain treatments and EMG services, will also continue to provide services on an outpatient basis through the department of Neurology.
To make an appointment with Dr. Manasian or Dr. Shcherbina please call 617.638.8456. After June 30, 2012 their office will be located on the 7th floor of the Shapiro building at BMC.
If you receive your care from Dr. Steve Williams, Dr. Feng Wang, or Dr. Radha Vijaykumar you will have to find a new doctor to address your rehab needs.
If you have any questions, we are here to help. Please contact Ileana Velasquez at 617.638.7399 or the Department of Neurology at 617.638.8456
BMC continues to provide all other medical services to patients with all rehab diagnoses. You may still receive your care through departments such as urology, neurology, orthopedics, and cardiology. You may contact each department directly or through the BMC main telephone number, 617.638.8000.
Seating Clinic: Seating clinic will continue to be offered through the BMC outpatient physical therapy department. To schedule an appointment please call 617.638.7869.
NRN Locomotor Training Program: Effective April 30, 2012 the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation NeuroRecovery Network will no longer be located at BMC. However, BMC will continue to offer Locomotor training as part of the outpatient physical therapy program to patients with spinal cord injury and other diagnoses that would benefit from this intervention. For more information about this treatment please contact the physical therapy department at 617.638.7869.
Boston Community Medical Group: Boston Community Medical Group (BCMG) provides comprehensive primary care to individuals with disabilities. The BCMG care team provides acute and routine healthcare needs to patients in their homes or in BCMG offices located on the BMC campus. BCMG also offers behavioral health services, DME services, PT and OT services including wheelchair fitting, and a housing specialist to assist patients in obtaining long term housing. BCMG also helps transition patients from inpatient to outpatient when necessary and provides coordination of care on discharge. If you do not currently have a primary care physician, BCMG may be a good option for you. Contact Tanya Valente at 617.638.7062 to begin the new patient screening process.
Stepping Forward Staying Informed Education Program: At this time BMC is working closely with other SCI organizations in the area to continue the education program. We are confident that the program will continue in the Boston area. We will notify participants when we have all the information available.
BMC Emergency Department: There has been no change in the services available to individuals with spinal cord injury in our emergency department. BMC remains committed to continuing to provide educational opportunities to our emergency physicians to ensure their expertise in managing both acute spinal cord injury as well as medical emergencies that arise with those who are living with a spinal cord injury.
If you currently see Dr. Simona Manasian or Dr. Anton Shcherbina you do not need to do anything now. After June 30, 2012 their office will be located on the 7th floor of the Shapiro Center at BMC.
Outpatient physician services for individuals with spinal cord injury will no longer be available at BMC. Additionally, Dr. Feng Wang and Dr. Radha Vijaykumar will be leaving BMC. If you received your care from Dr. Steve Williams, Dr. Feng Wang, or Dr. Radha Vijaykumar you will have to find a new doctor to address your rehab needs. BMC is working with the facilities below to help make the transition of care easier.
Neurology at Boston Medical Center (Boston University Neurology Associates)
To make an appointment call: 617.638.8456
To make an appointment call: Gary Sturgis, 781.348.2500, ext 312597
To make appointment call: Melissa Balzarini at 617.573.2116
Boston Community Medical Group
To make appointment call: Tanya Valente at 617.638.7062
If you have any questions about changing your physician, we are here to help. Please contact Ileana Velasquez at 617-638-7399.
Boston Community Medical Group (BCMG) provides comprehensive primary care to individuals with disabilities. The BCMG care team provides acute and routine healthcare to patients in their homes or in BCMG offices located on the BMC campus. BCMG also offers behavioral health services, durable medical equipment, physical therapy, occupational therapy, including wheelchair fitting, and a housing specialist to assist patients in obtaining long term housing. BCMG also helps transition patients from inpatient to outpatient when necessary and provides coordination of care on discharge. If you do not currently have a primary care physician, BCMG may be a good option for you. Contact Tanya Valente at 617.638.7062 to begin the new patient screening process.
If you are changing physicians, you will need to obtain your medical records.
It is your responsibility to request that your medical record be sent to your new provider. When you call to make your first appointment with your new provider, ask them where you should have your medical record sent to. Before you go to your first appointment, you should call their office to be sure they have received your medical record. If you are continuing to see Dr. Manasian or Dr. Shcherbina you do not need to have your medical record sent.
How to Obtain Your Medical Records
To have your medical records sent to another facility or doctor, you must fill out a Medical Records Request Authorization Form. This form can also be found on the BMC website under Medical Records. http://bmc.org/patients/privacy/requestmedicalrecords.htm
PLEASE NOTE: If you are a rehabilitation medicine patient there is no charge for your records. Please identify yourself as a rehabilitation medicine patient on the release form or when calling the Medical Records Office.
Please allow 30 days to process your request.
Medical Records Contact Information
Monday thru Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
You may mail, fax or hand-deliver your authorization to:
Boston Medical Center