Clinical Programs: The department’s clinical programs provide a full range of clinical services to an extraordinarily diverse patient population from within Boston as well as the greater New England region. The clinical services have a distinguished history of providing care to vulnerable patient populations as well as tertiary care. Several of the department’s clinical programs (e.g., amyloid program, nutrition and weight management, scleroderma unit, vasculitis unit, pulmonary hypertension program, cardiomyopathy, and others) draw patients from throughout the world. The integration of the department’s compelling social mission with a rigorous academic tradition creates an especially rich environment for patient care, training, and discovery.
The department’s clinical programs have grown remarkably over the past three years. During the 2008-9 academic year, as an example, total ambulatory visits (251,000) increased by 8% while the number of new patient ambulatory visits increased by 23%. The department’s faculty increased wRVU’s by 16% over the preceding year and by 31% compared to 2006-7. The inpatient volume on the medical service increased by 2% relative to 2007-8 to over 14,000 discharges. The department’s clinical programs are a critical part of the success of Boston Medical Center in meeting the patient care needs of our community. Remarkably, the ambulatory clinics at Boston Medical Center have the largest visit volume of any of the academic medical centers in Boston and Boston Medical Center is one of the most rapidly growing hospitals in the city as measured by percent increase in discharges over the past five years.
Allergy & Asthma Program
BU Medical Group on Comm. Ave
Cardiology & Vascular Medicine
Center for Digestive Disorders
Center for HIV/AIDS Care & Research
General Internal Medicine/Primary Care
Hematology & Medical Oncology
Hypertension & Atherosclerosis
Nutrition & Weight Management
Pulmonary, Allergy & Asthma