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Dr. Evan Altman Joins Baystate Wing Hospital as Medical Director of Convenient Care

PALMER — Dr. Evan Altman has joined Baystate Wing Hospital as medical director of Convenient Care, an extension of Baystate Primary Care – Palmer. She will be responsible for providing strategic and clinical leadership for Convenient Care providers and staff. Convenient Care is a new model of care dedicated to meeting the same-day care needs of patients and the local community through a collaboration with primary care, specialty care, and ancillary providers.

Altman earned her medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Atlanta and completed her residency at Broward Health Medical Center Department of Family Medicine, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. She earned her master’s degree in global health from Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health in Atlanta. Prior to joining the Baystate Wing Hospital medical staff, she was a hospitalist at Mercy Medical Center in Springfield. She is board-certified in family medicine and a member of the American Board of Family Medicine. She is also a member of the American Medical Assoc., the American Academy of Family Physicians, and the Society of Hospital Medicine.

“We are proud to welcome Dr. Altman to our medical staff,” said Dr. Scott Siege, chief medical officer for Baystate Wing Hospital. “Providing access to same-day care as well as primary and specialty care is one of our top priorities. Dr. Altman and our care team are committed to providing the communities we serve access to expert, convenient, and affordable healthcare.”

Convenient Care is located on the first floor of Baystate Wing Hospital within the Baystate Health & Wellness Center – Palmer, next to Baystate Primary Care. Patients can schedule an appointment by calling (413) 370-7000.

“I value connecting and communicating with every single one of my patients to collaborate and give them the highest quality, most evidence-based, personalized solutions to their medical issues,” Altman said.