Physicians serve as primary care providers (PCPs) for adults at MIT Medical. They may be:
- Family practitioners: Doctors who have completed medical school and a three-year residency in family medicine and are board-certified for this specialty. Family practitioners are trained to care for individuals of all ages, from infants to senior citizens.
- Internists: Doctors who have completed medical school and a three-year residency in internal medicine and are board-certified for this specialty. Internists can care for adults of all ages but do not usually see children.
Many PCPs at MIT Medical have additional areas of specialization or professional interest as well, which are listed in their online profiles.
Nurse practitioners serve as primary care providers (PCPs) for adults at MIT Medical. Nurse practitioners are registered nurses who have completed a master’s degree and are licensed to practice medicine at an advanced level. As a patient’s regular healthcare provider, nurse practitioners may diagnose, order tests, develop treatment plans, and write prescriptions. Each nurse practitioner at MIT works in collaboration with a physician, which is required by state regulations.
Many of our nurse practitioners are certified in specialty areas or have other areas of professional interest—everything from nutrition to women’s health—which are listed in their online profiles.
Nurse Care Managers
If you need to be hospitalized, our nurse care managers will coordinate medical services and resources at MIT Medical, elsewhere on campus, and in the larger community to make sure you receive the care you need after discharge. We can help arrange:
- Home-care services
- Outpatient rehabilitation services
- Home medical equipment and supplies.
Working with your Primary Care Provider, MIT Medical’s nurse care managers also can provide:
- On-site care, including infusions, injections, and wound care
- House calls to sick students in their dorm rooms.
Contact the nurse care management team by phone at 617-253-7824 or through your PCP’s office.
Registered nurses (RNs) may have an associate’s degree, or they may have finished a four-year bachelor’s degree. All registered nurses must pass a national exam before being licensed. Nurses play many important roles in Primary Care at MIT Medical—administering certain treatments, giving vaccines, helping patients manage their treatment plans, and explaining medical information. And when you are sick and wondering what you should do next, a call to MIT Medical will put you on the line with a triage nurse, who will assess the symptoms you report and advise you on the next steps you should take.