“Codman is full-service, one-stop shopping, and I take advantage of all of it.”
Alicia Porcher has been coming to Codman since the Health Center was new. She even remembers getting care when the clinic was in the Great Hall. She relocated for a decade, but returned to Codman when she moved back to Boston. “When I moved back, they made sure it was a seamless transition to be a Codman patient again,” she says.
One Saturday morning, Alicia woke up to pain throughout her body and couldn’t get out of bed. Her Codman provider suspected rheumatoid arthritis and sent her for testing where they confirmed the diagnosis.
Alicia needed pain relief, but allergies limited to the kinds of treatments she could receive. She saw Dr. Ian Huntington for the pain and stated her concern about medication being addictive. He prescribed carefully, and shared information about meditation for pain management, and talked to her about acupuncture.
Alicia got some relief from acupuncture treatment with Dr. Pam Adelstein, a physician at Codman who is also certified in medical acupuncture. “Codman works closely with me to balance everything in my system.”
In addition to primary care, pain management, and acupuncture, Alicia gets dental and eye care at Codman. “It’s really important to have the clinic close by because traveling can be very difficult for me. Codman is full-service, one-stop shopping, and I take advantage of all of it.”