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I'm Helen Ireland. I practice at the North Shore Physicians Group in at the Beverly practice
in family medicine. I went to medical school at the University of Pennsylvania and I did
my residency training at the University of Rochester in New York.
I went into family medicine because I liked really taking care of the whole family. I
like preventative care and getting to know the whole patient. So much of our health is
related to our social surroundings and our family environment
Being a family medicine doctor and getting to know the whole family really allows you
to encompass the whole patient's health. All of the physicians in our office use Patient
Gateway which is basically and online confidential account that allows the patient to access
all of their medical records, see their results, request refills, schedule appointments.
My favorite part of patient gateway is that it allows the patient to email the physician
and generally get a direct answer back from the physician.
In my free time I have two young children. I love the outdoors; I love the North Shore
for all of the outdoor opportunities that it offers.
Being a parent myself has made me a much better doctor.
It has allowed me to understand what it's like to be worrying about somebody and worrying
about their health without necessarily having all of the answers at your fingertips. It's
also taught me an incredible amount of patience.