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Manet Holiday Hours
We hope you have a safe and healthy Thanksgiving but if you have any health concerns or need an appointment, we're here to serve you before and after the Thanksgiving holiday.
Thanksgiving Holiday Hours
Wednesday, November 25—All sites are open until 5 p.m.
Thursday, November 26—All sites are closed on Thanksgiving
Friday, November 27—North Quincy and Hull sites open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday, November 28—North Quincy and Hull sites open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Get Ready for #GivingTuesday!
Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving that connects diverse groups of individuals, communities and organizations around the world for one common purpose: to celebrate and encourage giving.
At Manet Community Health Center, we believe that everyone has the right to accessible, high quality and compassionate health care close to home. By supporting our mission, you are not just making a difference in the lives of thousands of patients in Quincy, Hull and Taunton and surrounding communities who call Manet their medical home; you are making a difference in our community. Please consider giving your support today!
Support the Manet Mission, make a tax-deductible donation.
Meals on Wheels—A Lifeline for Seniors
Do you know someone who could benefit this holiday season?
Meal preparation is something most of us do every day without much thought or effort, but for some seniors it can be a difficult or impossible chore, particularly for those who are recovering from surgery or illness or who can't get to the market on a regular basis.
Manet Community Health Center, in partnership with South Shore Elder Services, offers a vital Meals on Wheels and catered lunch program to help support seniors in need.
Meet our Newest Manet Taunton Provider!
Manet Community Health Center is pleased to welcome Christine Basile, MSN, APRN, FNP-C to our Family Medicine team in Taunton! Christine is a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner with pediatric, adolescent and adult nursing experience. She is a graduate of the Regis College Accelerated Nursing Program.
A member of the greater Taunton community, she comes to Manet with established relationships and knowledge of the Taunton/Attelboro community. Christine will see patients of all ages at Manet's Taunton practice site at One Washington Street, Mill River Place. For an appointment, call 508-822-5500.
Lily Yung, MD, to Serve as Interim Chief Medical Officer
Lily Yung, MD, has been named Interim Chief Medical Officer at Manet Community Health Center.
"Dr. Yung is highly respected by her fellow providers and the entire Manet staff, and she is truly beloved by her patients," says Cynthia Sierra, Manet's Acting Chief Executive Officer. "The Manet Board of Directors and Senior Management team are thrilled that she has accepted this new role. She has our utmost confidence and support."
Dr. Yung assumes the post formerly held by Jennifer Sabir, MD, who will be relocating to the West Coast at the end of the year.
"While we most certainly will miss Dr. Sabir, who has been an exceptional physician leader and a superlative care giver to her patients, we are extremely fortunate to have the bench depth that enables us fill the Chief Medical Officer position with a physician of Dr. Yung's caliber," says Sierra.
Dr. Yung joined the Manet medical staff in July of 2000. She is the Physician Lead for Adult Medicine at Manet's North Quincy practice site and serves as clinical champion for the development and implementation of the health center's electronic health record system. As Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Yung helps to ensure consistency and continuity of care across Manet's five practice sites, along with overseeing the professional development of the medical staff. She will continue to see patients in addition to her new role.
Dr. Yung is board-certified in Internal Medicine. She earned her Medical Degree at Boston University School of Medicine, where she received the Henry J. Bakst Award in Community Medicine. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Medical Sciences from Boston University. Dr. Yung also serves as a clinical instructor at Boston Medical Center. She speaks fluent Cantonese.
Manet has been actively recruiting for providers for Manet's Hull practice site, where Dr. Sabir serves as Physician Lead. One physician Nikita Fitzcharles, MD, joined the practice last month and another is expected by the end of the year.
Qiu Ci Li, PA-C joins Manet
Qiu Ci Li, PA-C joins Manet's Family Medicine team and will see patients of all ages at our North Quincy and Houghs Neck practice sites.
Qiu Ci is a certified physician assistant, who earned her Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences in Boston. She is fluent in English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Toisanese. To schedule an appointment, call 617-376-3000.
November is American Diabetes Month
Are you at risk? Simple lifestyle changes can make a big difference.
Chances are, you know someone who has diabetes or will have it. Twenty-nine million Americans have diabetes and another 86 million adults in the United States are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes, the most common form of the disease.
If that's not scary enough, a study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that, if current trends continue, by 2050 one in three US adults will have type 2 diabetes. In Massachusetts alone, between 1990 and 2008, the overall frequency of type 2 diabetes nearly doubled, with the number of diabetics in the state jumping from 183,000 to 388,000.
The good news is -- despite these alarming statistics -- diabetes can be preventable. Read more...
Click here for a snapshot of diabetes in America
Manet Diabetes and Nutrition Resources
Manet's Nutrition Services program offers nutrition support for many chronic health conditions, including diabetes. For more information about Manet's Nutrition Services, call 857-403-0799.
In addition to Medical Nutrition Therapy, Manet also offers a diabetes self-management education program that is recognized by the American Diabetes Association (ADA). This program provides patients with the most up-to-date information about diabetes management. For more information about this program, or other patient education offerings please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Health Insurance Help
Need help finding affordable health coverage that fits you and your family's needs? Ask us. We can help! It's free, confidential and we speak your language. For more information, call the Manet Navigation Hotline at 857-403-1557 or email email@example.com.
Our Navigators are also offering assistance out in community settings during enrollment season.
Manet Welcomes Nikita Fitzcharles, MD
Adult Medicine Physician Joins Manet at Hull and North Quincy Practice Sites
Manet Community Health Center is pleased to welcome our newest primary care provider, Nikita Fitzcharles, MD. Dr. Fitzcharles specializes in internal medicine and will see patients primarily at Manet's Hull practice site, but also in North Quincy.
Dr. Fitzcharles earned her medical degree at State University of New York, Downstate College of Medicine in Brooklyn, New York, and completed her internal medicine residency at Mount Sinai Saint Luke's Roosevelt Hospital also in New York. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Science from the City University of New York, The City College, Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, where she received the Leonard Davis Community Service Fellowship.
A resident of Hull, Dr. Fitzcharles is accepting new patients, age 18 and older, at Manet's Hull office at 180 George Washington Boulevard. Call 781-925-4550 to make an appointment.
The open enrollment period for 2016 coverage through the Massachusetts Health Connector is November 1, 2015 through January 31, 2016. Open enrollment for Medicare is now through December 15, 2015.
If you have questions or need assistance signing up for health insurance or switchin palns, Manet's Certified Navigation Team can help. Our multilingual Navigators speak English, Chinese, Vietnamese, Spanish, Portuguese and Haitian Creole, and we have SHINE counselors to assist elders. To make an appointment, call 617-376-3000.
In addition, Manet's Navigation Team will be on-site at the following community locations this season to assist people with health insurance enrollment:
Nov. 16 - Randolph Board of Health
Nov. 17 - Quincy College
Nov. 25 - Quincy Housing Authority
Dec. 8 - Thomas Crane Public Library
Dec. 15 - Germantown Neighborhood Ctr.
For more information, call the Manet Navigation Hotline at 857-403-1557 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Workshops Offered by the Quincy Weymouth Wellness Initiative
QWWI Launches Website
The Quincy Weymouth Wellness Initiative offers a variety of free wellness programs for residents of Quincy and Weymouth—focusing on hypertension, falls in the elderly, tobacco use and substance abuse. These programs are conducted by trained experts and are held in a multitude of clinical and community settings in Quincy and Weymouth.
Funded by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund, these programs are conducted by trained experts in clinical and community settings in Quincy and Weymouth. And now you have more ways to stay connected and find out about these great programs! Visit our new website, www.QuincyWeymouthWellness.org, and our Facebook page www.facebook.com/QuincyWeymouthWellness.
New Pharmacy Open at Manet North Quincy
Our pharmacy at 110 West Squantum Street in North Quincy is open to the community! The friendly and helpful staff are eager to help you. Stop in and see for yourself.
Manet Community Health Center, 1st Floor
110 W Squantum Street, North Quincy
**Retail entrance facing West Squantum Street**
Eaton Apothecary Pharmacists can be reached at 617-472-1200 and the Eaton Apothecary fax number is: 617-773-1300.
Eaton Apothecary Website (click here).
Introducing the Manet Vision Center!
Your eyesight is precious. Safeguard it with a visit to Manet's Vision Center, now open at our North Quincy site. Our optometrist, Dr. Jeanne Hopkins, recommends annual eye exams for adults and for children over 4 years old. Dr. Hopkins has more than two decades of experience in optometric practice in and sees patients of all ages. The Vision Center hours are Monday 10:30 am-7 pm, Tuesday 8:30 am-5 pm, and Thursday 8:30 am-5 pm. Services provided include:
· Annual eye exams for adults and children over 4 years old
· Diabetic eye exams with retinal photography
· Glaucoma testing
· Evaluation and treatment of minor eye injuries and infections
· Contact lens fittings for new and established wearers
For an appointment, please call 617-376-3000 or 857-403-0820.
In Their Own Words
Hear what Manet providers, staff and patients have to say about Manet’s unparalleled compassionate care.
Manet Highlights from Michael Laramee on Vimeo.
Lily Yung, MD, and the Manet Adult medicine practice team were presented with The Barbara A. Morris Award for Distinguished Service for their commitment to Manet and the communities it serves. Patient Gwendolyn Franks explains why Dr. Yung and her team earned the honor.
Gwendolyn Franks from Michael Laramee on Vimeo.
Ready to Quit Smoking?
Manet Offers New Tobacco Cessation Services
Counseling and nicotine replacement therapy can double your odds of success at quitting smoking. Meet with our Wellness/Tobacco Counselor, Jennifer Turpel, to get started. Appointments are available for registered Manet patients at these locations and times:
We're launching a new Tobacco Cessation Support Group at Manet North Quincy in January 2015. Watch for details here and on Manet's Facebook page.
Creating Healthier South Shore
Communities for 36 Years
Manet has earned
Gold Seal of Approval™
Manet Community Health Center serves the broad preventive and primary care needs of the residents of the South Shore region through pediatrics,
family medicine, and internal medicine.
Founded in 1979, Manet has five practice sites
and a diverse staff who are committed to ensuring that our patients enjoy access
to all levels of the health care system. One of our priorities is providing
services for the medically underserved.
This health center is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b, and deemed under the Federal Tort Claims Act.
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