News on the Local Medical Front

Emerson Hospital, AFC Urgent Care and Lahey Hospital and Medical Center Logos – Courtesy images (c) all rights reserved

By Dot Bergin

Bedford-Lexington Internal Medicine has been renamed and relocated to Bedford, AFC Urgent Care opened this week in the Bedford Marketplace, and Lahey will open its new Emergency Department to patients on January 25.

Emerson Primary Care Associates of Bedford

As of January 16, there’s a new name and a new location for the former Bedford-Lexington Internal Medicine. The practice is now known as Emerson Primary Care Associates of Bedford, and is located at 55 North Road, Suite 120, Bedford. Dr. Sunita Hanjura, Dr. Daniel Perl, and Heidi Doreau, Nurse Practitioner, invite residents to stop by and visit their new first-floor office, which is more convenient for patients and provides easier access from the main road than their former Lexington location.  Note their phone number has also changed. The new number is: 978-287-8942 and new fax: 978-287-8943.

AFC Urgent Care

Ribbon-cutting ceremonies for AFC Urgent Care, next door to Red Heat in Bedford Marketplace, took place on January 19. Townspeople toured the center, which has eight examining rooms, X-ray and laboratory on-site, and a physician on staff during all hours of operation-8 am to 8 pm, seven days a week, including holidays.  The facility opened officially on January 20.  Co-owner of the Bedford location is Dave Adams, who says the center provides treatment and diagnosis for a range of injuries and illnesses on a walk-in basis, with no referral or appointment necessary. To learn more, click:

Lahey Hospital and Medical Center

Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlington will open its new Joseph C. Corkery Emergency Center and Level II Trauma Center on January 25.  Lahey says the new, expanded facility features comfortable waiting areas, private rooms, an imaging suite for CT scans and X-rays, and much more, so that staff can quickly diagnose and treat patients with life-threatening illnesses or injuries.  The Emergency Department is the only Level II Trauma Center in the area. It is named for Joseph C. “Joe” Corkery, MD, who came to Lahey in 1983 to practice internal medicine. He serves as Lahey’s Chief Medical Officer of Philanthropy and is also an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine.  To learn more, click:

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