Red Sox Honor Community Health Center All-Star

BIDMC Contributor

AUGUST 08, 2019

MASBidwell450x282As we recognize National Community Health Center Week, the Red Sox and BIDMC honor Harvey Bidwell, MD, who has dedicated his career to improving access to quality healthcare for all.

Dr. Bidwell is a primary care physician at Bowdoin Street Health Center, an affiliate of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, the official hospital of the Boston Red Sox.

“At Bowdoin Street Health Center, we not only care for the health of our patients, but we also work to improve the overall health of our neighborhood,” Bidwell says.

Dr. Bidwell has been part of the Community Health Centers movement since the civil rights in the 1960s. During medical school, he and his classmates opened three health clinics in vulnerable neighborhoods. Today, he is a beloved member of the Bowdoin-Geneva neighborhood, where he has been seeing patients for the past two decades.

“We provide world-class care regardless of insurance status, and can help most Massachusetts residents obtain insurance,” he says. “We do what we can to provide the best possible care in every situation.”

Get to know this all-star physician outside of the health center.

Q: Are you a baseball fan?

HB:  Absolutely. I grew up in Athol, MA, playing sandlot baseball and rooting for the Red Sox. I can remember arguing with my friends about whether Ted Williams or Jimmy Piersall was more important for the team.

Q: Who did you bring with you to Fenway for the Aug. 16 game?

HB: Baseball is best shared with friends, so I brought my friend, Gezai Ukubay, and his two children to the game as my guests.  


About Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is a patient care, teaching and research affiliate of Harvard Medical School and consistently ranks as a national leader among independent hospitals in National Institutes of Health funding.

BIDMC is in the community with Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth, Anna Jaques Hospital, Cambridge Health Alliance, Lawrence General Hospital, Signature Healthcare, Beth Israel Deaconess HealthCare, Community Care Alliance and Atrius Health. BIDMC is also clinically affiliated with the Joslin Diabetes Center and Hebrew Rehabilitation Center and is a research partner of Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center and the Jackson Laboratory. BIDMC is the official hospital of the Boston Red Sox. For more information, visit

BIDMC is part of Beth Israel Lahey Health, a new health care system that brings together academic medical centers and teaching hospitals, community and specialty hospitals, more than 4,000 physicians and 35,000 employees in a shared mission to expand access to great care and advance the science and practice of medicine through groundbreaking research and education.