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Christine Harrington, M.D.

Specialty: Internal Medicine

About

As a leading provider of concierge internal medicine services, we place personalized care and convenience at the forefront. Our team of expert physicians are committed to building strong doctor-patient relationships and ensuring that all individual healthcare needs are met with the utmost attention in the Greater Boston area. With extended availability, minimized wait times, and seamless coordination of care, we welcome you to experience the pinnacle of healthcare excellence and embark on a personalized journey towards optimal health and well-being.

List the treatments and procedures you offer:

Annual Preventive Visits: Comprehensive check-ups focusing on preventive care and early detection of health issues.
Acute Consultations: Immediate medical attention for sudden and urgent health concerns.
Complex Disease Management: Expert care and personalized treatment plans for managing chronic and complex medical conditions.
Specialist Referrals: Access to a network of top-notch specialists in various medical fields.
Auxiliary Testing: Coordination and scheduling of necessary tests for accurate diagnoses.
Convenient on-site services, including phlebotomy, electrocardiograms, ear lavage, wound care treatment, and women's preventative services such as pap smears.

Awards or Certifications

Brown University, Cognitive Science, Magna Cum Laude
University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine
Residency program at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Affiliated Physicians Group (APG) Provider Advisory Board
Clinical IT Leadership Committee

What's your background, education and training?

Dr. Harrington graduated Magna Cum Laude from Brown University with a B.A. in Cognitive Science. She earned her medical degree from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and completed her internal medicine residency program at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Harrington worked at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for 16 years where she was a Harvard University Instructor educating and mentoring medical students in primary care medicine. She passionately worked to help improve the delivery of high-quality healthcare by sitting on the Affiliated Physicians Group (APG) Provider Advisory Board and on the Clinical IT Leadership Committee, where she played a pivotal role in implementing a new electronic medical record for APG.

After spending three years working to establish a new primary care practice at Atrius Health, Dr. Harrington joined the Newton Wellesley Hospital team in 2019 where she remains a committed member of the Department of Internal Medicine.
Dr. Harrington’s clinical interests include preventive medicine, women’s health and the long-term care of cancer survivors. Additionally, she is certified in Lifestyle Medicine which encompasses the use of evidence-based approaches such as diet, exercise, sleep, and stress reduction to prevent, treat, and reverse chronic diseases.
Beyond medicine, Dr. Harrington practices most of what she preaches and enjoys running, biking, swimming, skiing, and hiking with her dogs. She is an avid cook and an even better baker. She states unapologetically that while her passion for balanced nutrition leads her to enjoy tofu and chickpeas, she will never give up her home baked M&M cookies.
Dr Harrington is passionate about helping her patients not only live long lives but also to live longer lives healthier. She looks forward to collaborating with each of her patients in a Concierge setting, on an individual level, to develop a personalized long-term plan to address their current and future health care needs.

What do patients have to say about you?

I joined Dr. Harrington at Exceptional Health and it's been the best decision that I've made in my healthcare. Dr. Harrington has spent a lot of time getting to know me and really investigate my current health obstacles. Not only, did she look further than any other doctor but actually listened to my concerns and felt genuinely interested in getting me better.
Dr. Harrington has been my PCP for about two years and I couldn’t asked for a more caring and empathetic MD. She listens to my concerns and answers them. I feel very comfortable about my health in Dr. Harrington’s hands.
Dr. Harrington has been a wonderful doctor to me over the years. I respect her so much my parents now go to her also. She can be matter of fact, but I like that so I know what she is thinking or has ruled out. She has a great sense of humor, is very knowledgeable, and really cares about her patients. My parents speak highly of her also. Fantastic doctor.
Dr. Harrington is a very special and caring doctor with her patient's best interests at heart. She has great compassion and a unique rapport with her patients.
Dr Harrington has been the best primary care doctor I have ever had. Smart, caring, direct but kind
I would say my visit with Dr. Harrington, as always, has been one of collaboration, Dr. Harrington asks a lot of questions, wanting to understand the, the whole situation. I feel extremely comfortable, and she wants feedback, answering my questions, I feel extremely comfortable asking her questions, asking her to think outside the box, for staying on top of different tests, and doctors has been exceptional. Her, her care calling me, updating me, staying on top of things has been absolutely exceptional. Couldn't ask for a better, better doctor, better healer, and everybody in the office has always been fantastic

Insurances Accepted

Most commercial insurances are accepted.

Special expertise

Concierge Medicine, Nutrition, Heart Disease, Cardiac Risk Reduction (From Parks, DO)