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Physician, Service and Important Announcements

Updates and Announcements

Cardiologists seeing patients in Medford

Cardiologists Dr. Laurence Conway and Dr. David Criss are opening offices in Medford at 101 Main Street, Suite 216, in collaboration with Tufts Medical Center Community Care.

With this joint offering, patients referred to Dr. Conway and Dr. Criss at this practice will be consistently cared for at MelroseWakefield Hospital and clinics for the ease and convenience of patients and providers. This office opens Oct. 6, 2020, and initially Drs. Conway and Criss will be seeing patients two days a week. This office is in addition to their Melrose office at 50 Rowe Street.

As the MelroseWakefield Cardiovascular Center grows as a regional center of excellence, collaborations such as this help to bring more expert services to our communities. Appointments are being scheduled now for the Medford office for October. To schedule an appointment, call the office at 781-620-4717.

MelroseWakefield Hospital designated as Antimicrobial Stewardship Center of Excellence

MelroseWakefield Hospital has earned designation as an Antimicrobial Stewardship Center of Excellence by the Infectious Diseases Society of America. This designation is awarded to hospitals that have created stewardship programs led by infectious-disease-trained physicians and pharmacists that advance science in antimicrobial resistance and have achieved standards aligned with evidence-based national guidelines and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Core Elements of Antibiotic Stewardship. MelroseWakefield Hospital is one of 101 programs nationwide to receive the designation since the program’s launch in 2017.

Sleep Medicine Center improvements benefit patients and providers

Our Sleep Medicine Center at Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford has undergone a number of changes for the better over the last few months including taking over the centers operations! Guided by feedback from providers, we’ve improved the Sleep Medicine Center experience for patients and providers. With a strong team of clinical and administrative leaders at the helm, we now manage the calls, oversee the scheduling and referral processes for all sleep studies and office visits, and provide assistance with sleep equipment. The center itself features new, state-of-the-art equipment, an exceptional staff, and a four-room sleep clinic with modern amenities to ensure patient comfort.

See the list of frequently asked questions to learn more about scheduling, ordering a study and insurance referrals. Contact the Sleep Medicine Center’s Clinical Education Specialist Richard Pesaturo at RPesaturo@melrosewakefield.org or 781-367-9961 with additional questions.


New Providers on Medical Staff

Isaac Kasper, MD, Rheumatology

Issac Kasper, MD

Isaac Kasper, MD, is a fellowship-trained rheumatologist and an instructor in medicine at Harvard Medical School. His clinical interests include rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, lupus, gout and vasculitis.

Dr. Kasper joins Dr. Amy Devlin at Tufts Medical Center Community Care’s rheumatology practice located at 30 Newcrossing Road in Reading. Call 781-620-4892 for referrals or more information.

Namgyal Tsewang, MD, Primary Care

Namgyal Tsewang, MD

Namgyal Tsewang, MD, has joined Dr. Lena Feldman at Tufts Medical Center Community Care in Reading. Dr. Tsewang earned her medical degree from the Medical School for International Health, Ben Gurion University in Israel, a program affiliated with Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York. Following her education and residency, she practiced family medicine in New Mexico for several years.

Dr. Tsewang will be seeing adult patients in Reading at 30 Newcrossing Road, Suite 200. Call 781-213-5150 for appointments.

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