North Shore Physicians Group Press Items

8/26/2020 -

After more than a year of construction, the Mass General Brigham Healthcare Center opens today next to Union Hospital in Lynn. This 41,000-square-foot ‘medical village’ will provide a modern and convenient location for residents of Lynn and the surrounding area to access vital healthcare services in their own community. 

3/15/2020 -

As doctors and caregivers entrusted with the health of so many in our community, we encourage our patients and their families to follow Social Distancing guidelines. This is the best way to protect one another and preserve valuable health resources for our most vulnerable patients.

2/28/2020 -

North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) and North Shore Physicians Group (NSPG) doctors were recently recognized by Castle Connolly for earning several Top Doctor 2019 honors in Northshore Magazine. NSMC and NSPG physicians are recognized every year for their clinical excellence and medical and professional experience.

2/18/2020 -

North Shore Physicians Group (NSPG) is pleased to announce that Beacon Family Medicine, a practice of outstanding primary care physicians in Ipswich, has joined North Shore Physicians Group (NSPG). Family medicine physicians Curtis Ersing, M.D., Erin Heiskell, M.D., and Aimee Hromadka, M.D., have practiced on the North Shore for many years and have earned a sterling reputation for excellence.

11/12/2019 -

North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) honored Christine A. Blaski, M.D., MHCDS, and Marianne K. Moore, M.D., with the 2019 NSMC Department of Medicine Physician of Excellence in Medicine Award.


The NSMC Department of Medicine Excellence Award was created in 2006 to recognize physicians who have made a significant contribution to patient care within the Department of Medicine. Drs. Blaski and Moore received their awards at the department’s annual dinner meeting and lecture this past November.

5/31/2019 -

Please join us in congratulating the 25 NSMC and NSPG nurses who were recently recognized in the Boston Globe’s Salute to Nurses, a special section honoring nurses from across Massachusetts.

3/20/2019 -

North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) and North Shore Physicians Group (NSPG) doctors were recently recognized by Castle Connolly for earning several Top Doctor 2019 honors in Northshore Magazine. NSMC and NSPG physicians are recognized every year for their clinical excellence and medical and professional experience. 

1/31/2019 -

North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) honored Joseph P. Karpicz, M.D., M.P.H., and Howard M. Waldman, M.D., Ph.D., with the 2018 NSMC Department of Medicine Excellence in Medicine Award. NSMC Hospitalist Joseph Miaskiewicz, M.D., and NSMC President David J. Roberts, M.D, presented the awards at the 12th annual NSMC Department of Medicine Excellence in Medicine Awards annual dinner meeting and lecture in November. 

9/17/2018 - Sameer C. Shah, M.D., has been named Medical Director of Pulmonary Medicine for North Shore Medical Center and Associate Medical Director of North Shore Physicians Group’s Pulmonary Practice.
Massachusetts cardiologist elected to AMA board of trustees
6/26/2018 - Cardiovascular Business
Cardiologist Mario Motta, MD, was elected to the American Medical Association (AMA) board of trustees on June 12, a position which will allow him to help shape the organization’s advocacy efforts. Motta has practiced at North Shore Medical Center in Salem, Massachusetts, since 1983 and served as president of the Massachusetts Medical Society in 2009-10. He has also been on the AMA Council of Science and Public Health for eight years.
North Shore Medical Partnership Seeks Earlier End-Of-Life Conversations
5/30/2018 - WBUR CommonHealth blog

Stacey Regal-O’Hare has a serious illness. Dr. Rebecca Lee, of North Shore Physicians Group, wants to document her patient’s preferences before there’s a crisis moment in an emergency room or ICU.

"I like to do that when folks are actually feeling well. Do you feel comfortable with that?" asks Lee. "Yeah," replies Regal-O'Hare, softly.

On the road to health, leaving the hospital is just the start
5/15/2018 - Boston Globe

Increasingly, medical care goes beyond the examination room or the surgical ward. Through initiatives ranging from mentoring programs to smartphone apps to mindfulness groups, hospitals are finding innovative ways to put the “health” in health care, not only making patients well but helping them to stay that way and providing support for patients far beyond their primary mode of treatment.

For Dr. Neelima Singh, an endocrinologist at North Shore Medical Center, helping patients stay on track between office visits meant designing a special e-mail system to stay in touch with them. 

1/2/2018 - The largest cardiology practice on the North Shore, North Shore Cardiovascular Associates,has joined North Shore Physicians Group (NSPG), the largest multi-specialty practice north of Boston affiliated with North Shore Medical Center (NSMC).
12/12/2017 - North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) honored prominent physicians Albert Namias, M.D., with the Physician of Excellence Award; Allyson L. Preston, M.D., and Marc S. Rubin, M.D., with the Dr. E. Augustus Holyoke Memorial Award; and Melanie Nathan, M.D., with the Outstanding New Physician Award, during a ceremony held at the Salem Country Club in Peabody. 
6/1/2017 - North Shore Physicians Group (NSPG) is pleased to announce that it will open its newest location at 414 Haverhill Street in Rowley on June 5. This is NSPG’s 22nd location on the North Shore.
Never Slowing Down: Trigger Point Injections Help Endurance Athlete Relieve Severe Muscle Pain
In the fall of 2015, after completing her first Ironman triathlon and a 50K road race, Dawn Cobak, 45, of Topsfield, began to experience debilitating pain in her right calf muscle. Fearing that these endurance events had done permanent damage to her leg muscles, Cobak turned to North Shore Medical Center’s sports medicine and non-surgical orthopedic specialist Navid Mahooti, M.D., for help.
Strength in Numbers
Lynn resident Scott Barlow, 48, was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes 10 years ago and, by his own admission, didn’t take the news too seriously. “I tried to cut back on soda and stay away from sweets, but I wasn’t very well informed on nutrition and really did the bare minimum,” he says. 
The Waiting Game: Concussion Needs Time to Heal
Kristin Wheeler, 17, president of her junior class and a varsity cheerleader for Swampscott High School, would seem to be an unlikely candidate for a concussion, but she’s already suffered two—the last of which required six weeks for recovery.