Danvers, Mass. – Care Dimensions HomeMD program, which provides personalized, in-home primary care service for patients 65 years and older who have trouble leaving their homes, is pleased to announce that Alyssa Harris, AGPCNP-BC, and Megan Mistretta, APRN, FNP-C, have joined its clinical team.
New patients are being accepted to the practice and seen at home by a physician or nurse practitioner for all primary care needs. HomeMD is part of Care Dimensions’ continuum of home care services, but patients do not have to be on its palliative care or hospice services. Care Dimensions HomeMD is particularly appropriate for patients who may be physically fragile, have trouble leaving their homes due to physical issues or memory loss, or are managing complex chronic conditions such as diabetes, COPD, stroke or heart failure. Led by long-time North Shore physician Mark Messenger, MD, the team has extensive experience responding to the healthcare needs of a rapidly growing elder population.
Alyssa Harris worked at Care Dimensions previously as a nurse at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers for six years. She is board certified as an Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner and holds a master’s degree in nursing from the University of Massachusetts – Lowell and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Salem State University.
Megan Mistretta is board certified as a family nurse practitioner and has a master’s degree in nursing from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Rhode Island College and a bachelor’s degree from the University of New Hampshire. She is a member of the Massachusetts Coalition of Nurse Practitioners and the American Nurses Association.
The HomeMD service area covers 49 communities north of Boston including Andover, Arlington, Beverly, Boxford, Charlestown, Chelsea, Danvers, East Boston, Essex, Everett, Georgetown, Gloucester, Groveland, Hamilton, Haverhill, Ipswich, Lawrence, Lynn, Lynnfield, Malden, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Marblehead, Medford, Melrose, Methuen, Middleton, Nahant, Newburyport, North Andover, North Reading, Peabody, Reading, Revere, Rockport, Rowley, Salem, Saugus, Stoneham, Swampscott, Topsfield, Wakefield, Wenham, West Newbury, Winthrop, and Woburn.
Visit CareDimensions.org/HomeMD or call 888-281-0011 to learn more about HomeMD.
About Care Dimensions
Care Dimensions is the largest hospice and palliative care provider to adults and children in Massachusetts. As a nonprofit, community-based leader in advanced illness care, Care Dimensions provides comprehensive hospice, palliative care, grief support in more than 100 communities in Massachusetts. Founded in 1978 as Hospice of the North Shore, Care Dimensions cares for patients wherever they live: in their homes, in skilled nursing facilities and assisted living communities, in hospitals, or at our two inpatient hospice facilities, the Care Dimensions Hospice House in Lincoln and the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. The Care Dimensions Learning Institute educates more than 7,000 health care professionals and community members each year on advanced illness and end-of-life topics. Please visit www.CareDimensions.org to learn more.
Since 1978, Care Dimensions has provided comprehensive and compassionate care for individuals and families dealing with life-threatening illnesses. As the non-profit leader in advanced illness care, we offer services in over 100 communities in Massachusetts.