Family Medicine at South Boston Community Health Center

Welcome to the Family Medicine Department at South Boston Community Health Center, a team model of care with a focus on wellness and prevention for all ages.

Unlike traditional adult and pediatric practices, the Family Medicine department  at South Boston Community Health Center (SBCHC) and South Boston Health - Seaport provides care for patients of all ages. This includes routine physical exams, preventive care, cancer & cholesterol screening, immunizations, chronic disease care, walk-in care for urgent problems, pregnancy & newborn care, family planning and gynecological services. We have Women’s Health specialists on our staff as well as OB/GYN physicians and nurse practitioners.

In addition to serving on the faculty of Boston University's School of Medicine, our nine attending physicians serve as primary care providers as well as having faculty appointments at the Boston University School of Medicine, overseeing the care provided by our 12 resident physicians, who are doctors receiving specialized training in primary care. All of our residents and many of our faculty care for our patients when they deliver their babies at Boston Medical Center, or if they need to be hospitalized there for an illness. We also have a nurse practitioner who serves as a primary care provider in addition to assisting our OB team. Additionally, Family Medicine has an embedded social worker, addiction counselor and family planner who work closely with our PCPs to ensure that we are meeting the full range of needs of our patients.


We treat patients of all ages, from birth through old age. We are happy to assign your whole family to a single doctor who can get to know your family well and provide pediatric services, prenatal care, adult preventative, chronic disease and acute care, as well as geriatric services in a single place.

The goal of South Boston Community Health Center’s Family Medicine Department is to treat you as a whole person and to tailor our care to the specific needs of you and your family.

As such, we provide the following services to patients in the South Boston and Seaport locations:

  • Pediatric well child checks, sports physicals and sick visits
  • Confidential contraceptive counseling including the ability to place and remove nexplanons and intrauterine devices (IUDs)
  • Routine gynecologic care including pap smears and colposcopy, evaluation and treatment of abnormal periods, PCOS, STIs, and menopausal symptoms. There are two OBGYNs within our department who can also treat complex gynecologic conditions or those that require surgery.
  • Routine adult physical exams including vaccinations and screening for common chronic conditions and cancers.
  • Chronic disease management for a wide range of conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, obesity, migraines, asthma, depression, anxiety, COPD, heart failure, or cirrhosis
  • Sick visits for acute injuries or illnesses such as rashes, ear infections, flu, pneumonia, knee or back injuries, sprains, lacerations, or infections. We can provide many acute procedures on site including abscess drainage and minor laceration repair.
  • Prenatal care from preconception through the post partum period and beyond. For many patients this includes having your primary prenatal provider present to deliver your baby.
  • ICC clinic – an interdisciplinary clinic to address the social, behavioral and medical needs of patients with complex medical conditions​

Are you wondering if we can treat your condition? Call us today and speak with a clinical staff member: (617) 269-7500


Phone: 617-269-7500
Address: 409 West Broadway South Boston, MA 02127

Meet the Family Medicine Team below!

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What You're Saying

“I feel that it is a well-oiled machine, with Dr. Brout at South Boston. I just can't say enough good things! They know why I am there without a computer, since everybody knows what is going on with me, all staff. Everybody is on the same page, for a level of healthcare I had never experienced.”
Family Medicine/Dr Brout
Family Medicine Patient 2022
“I like the doctors my son has. They listen, are very understanding, and seem like they care. I just like how they are with my son.”
BH Parent
Parent of Behavioral Health Patient 2022
“I like the attentiveness and feeling heard. I appreciate the fact that providers always make me feel involved in decisions.”
Behavioral Health
Behavioral Health Patient 2022
“I like that the service is more personalized because you know the people, and that is very important.”
Dental Patient 2022
“I liked that they were attentive and fast. They gave me the support I needed and were empathetic and organized. I went to a lot of departments, and all of the staff was this way.”
Family Medicine
Family Medicine Patient 2022
“The staff in the lab, Verinta or "V," is amazing. My son was literally giddy with delight at her joking and playfulness. He was actually so happy with her, he didn't react to the blood draw, but then cried outside a tiny bit with a delayed reaction like "hey, wait, that hurt." She is an absolutely phenomenal addition to the phlebotomy team! Overall, a great experience.”
May 2019
Parent of a Pediatric Patient
“Dr. Kane always asks me if I understand everything and whether or not I need further clarification... I really appreciate him explaining everything so in depth.”
Eye Care Patient 2018
“There’s an emphasis on education here. Dr. Chiakpo and Marianna (a nurse in training) provided a lot of background concerning my issue and even brought in diagrams, which I greatly appreciated, since I’m a visual learner. They both gave me space to ask questions on everything. I really appreciated the time they spent with me.”
Family Medicine Patient 2018
“I truly enjoyed the sweetness of Dr. Biffi. She was very detailed in her explanations, and thoroughly checked and re-checked everything. She really impressed me.The assistant was also very good, dedicated, and professional.”
Eye Care Patient 2018
“My ride was late, but Dr. Green waited an hour for me. When I got there, she took me right in, so that was very nice. She gave me a prescription; she actually brought the prescription all the way outside to give it to me, since I had forgotten it. She is excellent! Everyone is very nice and very understanding. I really liked the center; everyone was very cordial to me.””
Adult Medicine Patient 2018