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Stephanie Eisenstat, MD

  • Internist, Women's Health Associates, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Co-Director, MGH Diabetes Care Collaborative (formerly Diabetes Care Redesign)
  • Director, Shared Medical Care (group visits)


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Dr Stephanie Eisenstat is a nationally recognized leader in Women's Health medicine, recognized for transformation and innovation in organization service redesign, system integration, clinical practice, and medical education. Her work focuses on the integration of multidisciplinary team care models for chronic medical and women's health conditions, developing new approaches to better address patient needs and achieve high patient satisfaction with care and optimal health outcomes. 


Primary Care


Clinical Interests
  • Health care delivery innovation
  • Diabetes in women
  • Group visits
  • Medical problems of pregnancy
  • Injury prevention in women
  • General internal medicine
  • Women's health care
  • Adult primary care medicine
Medical Education
  • MD, University of Connecticut School of Medicine
  • Residency, Tufts Medical Center
Board Certifications
  • Internal Medicine
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Existing Patients
Patient Gateway
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • BMC HealthNet Mass Health MCO/ACO
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Commonwealth Care Alliance
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - New York
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Railroad Medicare - ACD
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
  • Well Sense Pediatrics

Note: This provider may accept more insurance plans than shown; please call the practice to find out if your plan is accepted.

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Dr. Stephanie Eisenstat is a practicing internist and medical educator in the Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School (HMS).

Based in Women's Health Associates (WHA) at MGH, she is a national expert in Women's Health medicine, with a specialty in women's health, diabetes in women, medical problems of pregnancy, and injury prevention. She has been integral to establishing women's health as an academic discipline and has contributed to the field through development of service programs, publication, training programs for medical clinicians both locally and nationally, patient education and program outcomes evaluation.

She is Co-Director of the MGH Diabetes Care Collaborative, a collaborative initiative between primary care and the MGH Diabetes Center, to implement an evidence based multidisciplinary team care model for diabetes care. She directs the Shared Medical Care initiative at MGH, integrating a group approach into the delivery of medical care (group medical visits). She leads a study looking at the relationship between collaborative care and unit performance.

She has developed multiple courses for all levels of physician training and practicing clinicians including primary care training for OBGYN residency program, hospital wide training for safety and injury prevention, the first HMS medical student course on trauma and injury prevention and a multi-institution HMS diabetes ambulatory sub-internship for 4th year medical students.

She is author of numerous books in Women's Health, for both patients and medical clinicians including The Primary Care of Women, The Harvard Guide to Women's Health, and Every Woman's Guide to Diabetes. She has also published a number of guidebooks, including Putting Group Visits into Practice.

Research & Publications


Carlson K, Eisenstat S, eds. Primary Care of Women. St Louis: Mosby, June 1995 (Ed 2 2002)

Eisenstat S, Bancroft L. Review article. Primary Care. Domestic Violence. NEJM 1999;341:886-892.

Carlson K, Eisenstat S., Ziporyn T. The Harvard Guide to Women's Health. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1996.

Carlson K, Eisenstat S, Ziporyn T. The New Harvard Guide to Women's Health. Cambridge: Harvard Univ Press, Jan 2004.

Eisenstat S, Hutson RH. Trauma and Injury Control, course syllabus, Harvard Medical School, annual editions 2000-2005.

Eisenstat S, Nathan D and Barlow E. Every Woman's Guide to Diabetes. What You Need to Know to Lower Your Risk and Beat the Odds. Cambridge: Harvard Univ Press, Jan 2007.

Eisenstat S, Ulman K et al. Diabetes group visits: integrated medical care and behavioral support to improve diabetes care and outcomes. A primary care perspective. Curr Diabetes Reports, 2012.

Eisenstat S, Lipps A et al. Putting Group Visits into Practice. A practical overview to preparation, implementation and maintenance of group visits at Massachusetts General Hospital (Guidebook). John D Stoeckle Center, Boston, MA, 2012

Eisenstat S, Wexler D et al. Insulin Initiation and Titration Handbook. A guide to optimal insulin use and management in the patient centered medical home, MGH, Ed 1, 2011 (Ed 2, 2013)

Eisenstat S, Wexler D et al. Diabetes home pilot project: A team care model for insulin initiation in the patient centered medical home. American Diabetes Association, 73rd Scientific Session, June 2013.


News & Events

  • Three teams honored with annual Bowditch Prize

    Three innovative teams were honored with this year’s Nathaniel Bowditch Prize, which recognized their significant contributions to enhance the delivery of quality patient care while also reducing the cost of that care.


Women's Health Associates
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696
Phone: 617-724-6700
Fax: 617-724-6725

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