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BIDHC-Needham Heights Family Medicine

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BIDHC Family Medicine of Needham Heights is a family practice that offers a comfortable, small general practice setting. Our highly regarded primary care physicians (PCPs) are experienced in diagnosing and treating newborns, teenagers, and adults. The practice offers sufficient free parking at its facility.

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* Indicates accepting new patients.

Irina Kogan, MD* - Medical Director

Gracia Perez-Lirio, MD*

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BIDHC Family Medicine of Needham Heights is open Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Extended hours are available. Calls that are received outside of our business hours will be answered by an answering service, and if necessary the on-call medical doctor will be paged for assistance 24 hours a day. The lab is open daily for any blood drawing. Please note that appointments must be scheduled and that the lab is not a walk-in facility. This family medicine practice cares for patients of all ages, specializing in teenage health and preventative care for women. Dr. Kogan speaks Russian for individuals whose first language is not English.

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Individuals looking to find a new PCP or doctor of internal medicine in the Needham Heights area are encouraged to contact our medical center. In order to expedite the registration process, please have health insurance information available when you call. If possible please send your medical records prior to your appointment; otherwise bring them with you on your first visit. Partnerships with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham and Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton mean that you will have access to world renowned specialty care when you need a referral.

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If you feel you need to see a specialist and have not discussed the referral with your primary care provider (PCP), please first call your PCP, as they may need to see you prior to referring you to the specialist. Please note the following responsibilities are managed in the practice:

  • Assistance scheduling appointments
  • Radiology prior authorizations
  • Behavioral health referrals
  • Prescription requests and refills

Please call 617-754-0560 to have your insurance referrals processed for specialty care. 

Referral requests for specialty care must be submitted a minimum of seven (7) days prior to your appointment to allow for processing, unless the visit is scheduled within seven days of the appointment.

For continuity of care, and the best coordination of care amongst your providers, your primary care provider will refer you to a Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center specialist. There are important benefits when you see specialists within the Beth Israel Deaconess system:

  • Your physicians will have secure access to a shared medical records system.
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Hospitals offer award-winning quality of care and patient safety.
  • It enhances opportunities for us to collaborate and coordinate your care among specialists.
  • Many patients tell us they receive better care when they see a Beth Israel Deaconess specialist because the communication between the PCP and the specialist is faster and smoother.
  • Medical research suggests that patients having care coordinated within an integrated system of care may have better outcomes.
  • Many Beth Israel Deaconess specialists are instructors at Harvard Medical School.

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BIDHC Family Medicine of Needham Heights is located at 817 Highland Ave., Needham, MA 02494

Contact Information

BIDHC-Needham Heights Family Medicine 
817 Highland Avenue
Needham, MA 02494
P: 781-449-5170
F: 781-449-5171

Office Hours

Mon 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tue 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wed 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Fri 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Calls are accepted during the lunch hour.

Lab Hours

Mon 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tue 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wed 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Fri 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

By appointment only.

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