AJ Eckert, D.O. to Join the Whittier Street Health Center Physicians Team to Oversee its LGBTQ patient population
December 2015, Boston, MA – The Whittier Street Heath Center has announced that Dr. AJ Eckert, D.O. will join its team of physicians. Dr. Eckert is a board certified osteopathic and family medicine physician, whose specialty lies in providing transgender hormone therapy services. Whittier has chosen Dr. Eckert to lead the charge in managing its LGBTQ population given her wide-ranging and extensive experience in providing high-quality and compassionate care.
“With our growing LGBTQ patients, we are thrilled to welcome Dr. Eckert to our diverse patient and community centered team,” said Frederica Williams, President and CEO of Whittier Street Health Center “She will be joining our team in continuing to provide a comprehensive and compassionate community care. Despite increasing social acceptance of the LGBTQ community, there has been a long history of anti-LGBTQ bias in healthcare and we are glad to be at the forefront of health equity” Williams continues.
Dr. Eckert received her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from the Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Vallejo, CA and she completed her residency in Maine Dartmouth Family Medicine in Maine. As an osteopathic medicine practitioner, she is trained in understanding how the mind, body, and spirit connect and impacts the body. “I am absolutely delighted to be joining the visionary team at Whittier Street Health Center. I hope to facilitate access of the LGBTQ community to healthcare services and provide safe space for my patients. I have always been dedicated to LGBTQ health. New England is home to me, and I am honored to serve the local community,” says Eckert.
About Whittier Street Health Center (www.wshc.org) Whittier Street Health Center is a Joint Commission accredited, private, non-profit, independently licensed community health center dedicated to providing high quality, reliable and accessible primary healthcare and support services for diverse populations to promote wellness and eliminate health and social disparities. Serving close to 30,000 clients with approximately 120,000 clinic visits and 20,000 community outreach visits annually, Whittier has a patient base which is ethnically and racially diverse and includes significant numbers of individuals from Roxbury, Dorchester, Jamaica Plain, the South End and Greater Boston. Whittier provides a comprehensive array of 40 healthcare programs and services designed to meet the primary health care, behavioral health, and social needs of the community. Whittier is recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a level 3 (highest level) patient-centered medical home. Learn more at www.wshc.org.