Brigham and Women's Primary Physicians

at Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital

Brigham and Women's Primary Physicians Services

We provide service for all adult health needs. This includes physical exams, adult internal medicine care, travel advice and many other services. If necessary, we can also refer you to some of the best doctors in the world, all located in this facility.

Physical Examinations

A physical examination is usually performed for new patients, and many adult patients have physical examinations after that every year or so. This may include examinations which are appropriate for your gender and age, such as pelvic exams, pap smears, breast exams, rectal and prostate exams, etc. Also, if blood tests or other items such as skin tests, urine analysis, x-rays, etc. are necessary, they can be done right here at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital, most on a same-day basis. Other tests which are recommended for some people after physical examinations, such as mammograms, EKGs, echocardiograms, treadmill tests, etc. can also be done within this facility.

School, Camp, Sports or Health Club Physical Examinations

Please see the physical examinations section above. As always, it is a good idea to call to schedule these examinations at least a month before they are required.

Women’s Health

All of our physicians are up to date on issues which effect the health of women, and they can help you with many of the most current concerns. This includes such services as pelvic exams, breast cancer screening and advice, cervical cancer screening and advice, osteoporosis prevention, contraception, exercise for women and many other subjects. Four of our staff physicians are women. If necessary, we can also refer you to some of the world’s best obstetricians and gynecologists at Brigham and Women’s Hospital or Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital.

Men’s Health

Our physicians can help men with their health concerns throughout their lives. This includes many issues of interest to men such as prostate health, sexual dysfunction and many other concerns. If necessary, we can refer you to urologists and other specialists right here at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital.

Prescription Refills

After you have seen your primary physician at BPP, your prescriptions may be renewed by telephone. Call 617-983-7300, and follow the voice instructions; you will have to press 1 to get to the prescription refill line. Please leave the following information on this voice mail line: 

  1. Your name
  2. Date of birth
  3. Your telephone number
  4. Your PCP's name
  5. Your pharmacy name and location (and telephone number if you know it)
  6. The name and dose of the medication you want to renew, how often you take it and how many pills or tablets you want. (For instance, "I take Zestril 20 milligram tablets once a day, please give me 30").

Renewal by telephone can be very convenient for medications you take on a regular basis. It may take 24 hours for the prescription to be called in, so don't wait too long to call. This service is not appropriate for some medications, such as antibiotics or controlled substances (like narcotics) or medications you have not taken before. These requests should be discussed with your doctor.

Urgent Care

Emergency room wait times can be long and inconvenient—especially when you can go to your own doctor’s office and be seen at a time that works for you! Here at Brigham and Women’s Primary Physicians, we offer a familiar place with familiar faces, so you can gain a better understanding of what’s ailing you and start feeling better as soon as possible.

We understand that urgent issues do occur from time to time. But just because what you’re experiencing is unexpected and seems as if it requires immediate attention, it does not necessarily mean that you need to go directly to the emergency department. So next time you’re not feeling well or think you need medical attention for whatever reason, take a look at the clock to see if we’re open first! Our physicians and physician assistants are here to take care of you Monday through Friday, from 8 am to 5 pm every week. And just in case you think you’ll need a reminder, please make sure to grab one of the magnets, pill boxes or key chains with our office hours and phone number on them next time you’re in the office.

Weekend Care Clinic

A weekend care clinic is available in Suite 5J for all current Brigham and Women's Primary Physicians patients. It is open on Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm.

Please note: Our weekend care clinic is NOT a walk-in clinic. Please read the frequently asked questions below, and if you need to be seen, call us at 617-732-6660.

Frequently asked questions about weekend care at BWPP

What conditions are appropriate for weekend care?
  • Acute low back pain
  • Asthma (mild to moderate)
  • Blood Draw
  • Bronchitis
  • Cough
  • Incision and drainage
  • Otitis
  • Rashes
  • Red Eye
  • Sinusitis
  • Sore Throat
  • Strains and sprains
  • URI
  • UTI
  • Vaginitis
These conditions may be appropriate for weekend care (consult PCP or covering MD):
  • Abdominal Pain (mild)
  • Cellulitis
  • Diarrhea
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Headache
  • Joint Pain/bursitis
  • Mild shortness of breath
  • Nausea
  • Pediatric patients
  • Rectal bleeding (hemorrhoids)
  • Status changes to chronic or sub-acute medical problems
  • Vertigo/Dizziness
What conditions are NOT appropriate for weekend care?
  • Abdominal Pain (mod/severe)
  • Cases where IV Fluids are needed
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic or sub-acute medical problems, without status change
  • Dehydration
  • Injuries requiring sutures
  • Intractable nausea/vomiting
  • Major Trauma
  • Melena
  • Moderate/Severe Shortness of Breath
  • Ocular Trauma or foreign body
  • Seizure
  • Severe Asthma flare
  • Syncope
  • TB test reading
  • Vaginal Bleeding
  • Vague somatic complaints


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