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Melrose Office Closing

10/01/2018

Dear Friends and Patients,

I am writing to let you know, I will be moving to the Wakefield Office. As of October 15, 2018, I will be closing my Melrose Office and only providing patient care at the Wakefield Office 33 Avon Street. I will continue to care for my patients, but will now be able to work more closely with my son, Dr. Benjamin Calef and my colleague Meagan Rich, PA-C. I will continue to participate in the same insurance plans, so that should not be a concern. I value you as a patient, and I hope you will come to our Wakefield Office for your healthcare needs. I realize that change can be difficult but my staff and I hope to make the transition as smooth as possible for you. We have included all the details regarding our new location, including address, phone number and office hours in the box below. It has been a pleasure working with you and I look forward to seeing you in Wakefield. If you should have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us.

Take care,

Dr. David Calef

Benjamin Calef, M.D.

A native of Melrose, Dr. Benjamin Calef graduated from the University of Massachusetts and completed his medical degree at American University of the Caribbean. He completed his Family Practice residency at the University of Massachusetts. Dr. Calef currently resides in Boston.

Our Office

Located at 33 Avon Street, Wakefield, MA

  • Entry way newly renovated this year.

Meagan Boucher, PA-C

Originally from Uxbridge, MA, Meagan graduated from Umass Amherst with her Bachelor’s degree in Biology. She then completed her Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies at MCPHS University in Worcester.

Insurance

If you have insurance, please bring your insurance card(s) to the office every time you visit. Please let us know if you do not have insurance.

Insurance Plans Accepted


All Commercial Insurances accepted by Hallmark Health.

Insurance Plans NOT Accepted


MassHealth and Network health.

Know Your Co-Pay
Many HMOs require a co-payment, which is due at the time of the office visit. We will then bill your health plan for the remainder of the payment due. It is your responsibility to know the amount of your co-pay for each visit. Please consult your insurance card or insurance company to get this information if you cannot find it.

Know Your Deductible
You are responsible for a deductible at the beginning of each calendar year. After the deductible is met, you will be responsible for only a small portion of your bill.

Workmen’s Compensation Accident Insurance
The patient must provide all information including claim numbers and the insurance carrier’s name and address.

Auto Insurance
The patient must provide all information including claim numbers and the insurance carrier’s name and address.

History

The Dutton family name has been associated with quality medical care in Wakefield since 1893 when Charles Dutton, M.D. established his home and practice at 33 Avon Street. His son Richard and grandson Robert continued the practice from that time.

Since then we have experienced tremendous growth. In 1977 Dr. John Kidd joined Dr. Robert Dutton and within the year Dr. David Calef had joined the practice, making this the first group of board-certified family practitioners on the North Shore.

Dr. Dutton has passed away, but Drs. Kidd and Calef continue the tradition of family medicine established by the Dutton family well over 120 years ago.

To better accommodate our patients, a second office was established in Melrose at 50 Rowe Street, beside the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital (now part of Hallmark Health).

John Kidd, M.D.

Originally from New York and Texas, Dr. Kidd graduated from the University of Virginia and received his M.D. from Duke University Medical School. He completed his Family Practice residency at the University of Minnesota Hospitals, and subsequently relocated to Massachusetts to practice medicine. He currently lives in Topsfield with his family.

David A. Calef, M.D.

A native of New Bedford, Dr. Calef graduated Cum Laude from the University of Massachusetts and completed his medical degree at the University of Virginia. He completed his Family Practice residency at the University of Florida affiliated programs. Dr. Calef currently resides in Milton, MA.