Notice to our patients about COVID-19

With the guiding principle of ensuring a safe environment for patients and staff, we put a number of safety measures in place and actively monitor them to ensure that we are meeting the high standards we have set.

Screening: all patients are being screened before entering our facilities. Patients are asked about symptoms and have their temperature checked. Anyone reporting symptoms will be further evaluated by a member of our COVID nurse response team.

Masks: all patients and staff coming into the building must wear a mask/face covering.

Social distancing: Plexiglass barriers have been added to all registration and secretarial desks. Signs are posted as a reminder to maintain social distancing. We have also reconfigured our waiting rooms to reduce the number of patients waiting together at one time.

Patients may bring one visitor with them to appointments. We ask patients to adhere to this restriction in order to reduce the number of people in our facilities at one time.

Cleaning/Disinfection: Maintaining a high level of cleaning and disinfecting has always been a priority at Hawthorn, but we have increased the frequency of cleaning in common areas and on frequently touched surfaces.

We encourage patients who have a health concern to call their physician’s office for advice on scheduling an appointment. We will continue to offer a telehealth option via telephone or with a smartphone/webcam when appropriate.

Our dedication to quality patient care and our commitment to safely providing that care continues to be our top priority. We want to ensure that patients are coming to an environment where they feel safe.

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Dr. Alexander Altschuller

June 6, 1938–September 20, 2020

Dr. Altschuller was the first cardiologist to join Hawthorn in 1972. He practiced for 41 years before his retirement in 2013. The physicians and staff at Hawthorn Medical are deeply saddened by his passing and express their heartfelt sympathies to his family.

Urgent Care hours

  • Monday–Friday, 7 am to 7 pm
  • Saturday-Sunday, 8 am to 4 pm
  • Columbus Day, October 12 from 8 am to 2 pm
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) has set up a COVID-19 information line. By calling 2-1-1, you can get real time information on COVID-19, resources available, and referrals in multiple languages.

Steward CONNECT Patient Portal

Hawthorn's patient portal—Steward CONNECT—allows patients to connect securely with their doctor and medical team online, and view and verify health information. Log In or Activate an Account. For Technical Support, call 833-727-2498.

Flu vaccine more important this year

Influenza is a potentially serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. Every flu season is different, and influenza infection can affect people differently. According to the CDC, millions of people get flu every year, hundreds of thousands of people are hospitalized and thousands to tens of thousands of people die from flu-related causes every year.

An annual seasonal flu vaccine is the best way to help protect against flu and is even more important this year. The CDC is encouraging everyone age 6 months and older be vaccinated. With more people being vaccinated, it will reduce the number of people at risk for flu, reduce the severity of illness if you do get the flu, and help to reduce the strain on a health care system that is still responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

For information about getting your flu shot, call your doctor’s office for upcoming flu clinics/appointments.

Hawthorn Medical welcomes new physicians

Robert J. Caldas, DO
Family Medicine
Accepting new patients

Michelle McKenney, DO
Family Medicine
Accepting new patients

Luke Barré, MD, MPH, RhMSUS
Rheumatology
Accepting new patients

Annalise Boisvert, MD
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Accepting new patients

Hugo Jauregui, MD
Adult Medicine
Accepting new patients for primary care

Sirjana Parajuli, MD
Adult Medicine
Accepting new patients for primary care