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Accepting New Patients and Same-Day Appointments

Call us at: (339) 215-5100

55 North Road · Suite 120,
Bedford, MA 01730

Fax us at: (339) 215-5180

Emerson Health Primary Care Bedford

Emerson Primary Care Associates of Bedford is now Emerson Health Primary Care Bedford! Expect the same exceptional care from the same exceptional staff. Our board-certified physicians and excellent staff are equipped to provide you with high-quality healthcare — conveniently, right in your community.

Our skilled primary care physicians provide state-of-the-art care onsite or will partner with outstanding specialists with whom we work closely. Our physicians emphasize prevention, with a focus on diet, exercise and stress reduction. We listen to our patients with the goal of treating the whole person. We also have additional expertise in geriatrics, vascular medicine and nephrology (care of kidney disease).

In addition to the physicians, our staff includes highly-experienced nurse practitioners and a physician’s assistant, behavioral health specialists and a phlebotomist who takes blood samples.

As our patients know, we spend time with them and are committed to addressing their concerns.

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Now accepting new patients. We can accommodate same-day appointments. The office is open 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

If you are having a medical emergency, dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency department.

By phone: 339-215-5100

Meet Katherine Lynch, MD

Dr. Katherine Lynch of Emerson Primary Care Associates of Bedford.

Dr. Lynch is board-certified in both internal medicine and nephrology and has clinical interests in general internal medicine and kidney disease. She earned her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and her Masters Degree in epidemiology from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Dr. Lynch completed her residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in nephrology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

Dr. Lynch joined the Emerson Hospital medical staff in 2017. In caring for her patients, she has an appreciation for the mind-body connection and its impact on health.

Meet Russell Zide, MD, FSVM

Russell Zide, MD, FSVM of of Emerson Primary Care Associates of Bedford.

Dr. Zide is board-certified in internal medicine and vascular medicine and has clinical interests in cardiovascular disease prevention, deep venous thrombosis, peripheral vascular disease, anticoagulation, hypertension, dyslipidemia and other diseases of the arteries and veins. He earned his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine and his master’s degree in art from Boston University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Zide completed his residency in internal medicine at Lahey Clinic.

Dr. Zide joined the Emerson Hospital medical staff in 2018. He feels fortunate to work with patients and families during wellness and illness, and strives to connect with each of his patients. He enjoys taking extra time to educate his patients about health and disease. As he says, “In doing so, I learn something every day and am humbled by my experiences.”

Meet Heidi Doreau, DNP

Heidi Doreau, DNP, of Emerson Primary Care Associates of Bedford.

Ms. Doreau is certified as an adult nurse practitioner and gerontological nurse practitioner. She also is certified as a clinical densitometrist, which allows her to interpret bone-density scans and counsel patients. She received her Master of Science in nursing from MGH Institute of Health Professions and completed her Doctor of Nursing degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in May 2020.

Ms. Doreau has been with the practice for five years and currently also works at Rivercrest Wellness & Rehab and Newbury Court in Concord, a continuing care retirement community.

We Accept Many Different Health Plans

At Emerson Health Primary Care Bedford, we accept most major health insurance plans, including the following.

  • Allways Health
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Boston Medical Center Connector Plan B
  • AETNA US HealthCare
  • CIGNA
  • Commonwealth Care Alliance Senior Care Options
  • Fallon Community Health Plan
  • Fallon Select Care (Companion Care and Senior Plan accepted only as a supplement)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • HP Focus Network
  • MassHealth/Medicaid – Standard (We accept only Mass General Brigham ACO)

  • Medicare
  • Neighborhood Health Plan – Commercial
  • Network Health – Commercial only
  • Tufts Health Plans
  • Tufts Health Plan Senior Care Options
  • Tufts Direct
  • Tufts Medicare Preferred
  • Tufts Network Health
  • US Family Health Plans
  • Unicare – GIC
  • UnitedHealthcare

What our patients have to say about us

Dr. Russell Zide is outstanding as a primary care physician. He listens, he is caring, he doesn’t rush the patient, and follows through with advice and suggestions. He is a gem!
— Betty, via Google
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I always have a pleasant experience when I see Dr. Lynch. She is very caring and always takes the time to listen and answer my questions. She is very knowledgeable and I would highly recommend her to anyone.
— Rosalind, via Google
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