New physician adds to the growing number of Spanish-speaking physicians and staff now available to provide primary care, eye care and dental care
ROXBURY, MA – The Dimock Center’s Pediatric Clinic is pleased to welcome Estella Escobar, M.D. to the team. Dr. Escobar is fluent in both Spanish and English and welcomes the opportunity to work with The Dimock Center’s Spanish-speaking patients and their families.
A native of Colombia, Dr. Escobar received her M.D. from the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana in Medellin, Colombia. She completed her residency in pediatrics with the Miami Children’s Hospital and most recently was a fellow with the Boston University Medical Center, specializing in pediatric infectious diseases.
“Interacting with children and caring for their health makes every day such a rewarding experience for me,” explains Escobar. “I first came to know The Dimock Center and its great staff as a clinical observer, while preparing for my pediatric residency, and now, I am excited to join this wonderful team.”
“Having a bilingual physician join our clinic represents a terrific resource to both our patients and our staff,” notes Dimock’s Director of Pediatrics, Dr. Nandini Sengupta. “Dr. Escobar’s ability to communicate in Spanish helps patients feel comfortable and welcomed, while contributing to improved quality of care.”
Dr. Escobar is accepting new patients and practices at The Clinic on Wednesdays from 1:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., as well as every other Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. For appointments call Hilda Terrero at 617-442-8800, ext 1260.
About the Dimock Center
The Dimock Center was founded in 1862 as the New England Hospital for Women and Children and is now nationally recognized as a model for the integrated delivery of comprehensive health care and human services in an urban community. The health center alone handles over 51,000 patient visits annually, providing city residents and families access to high-quality health care and human services they would not be able to receive elsewhere. The center’s programs cover a range of services that include adult & pediatric medicine, eye & dental care, HIV/AIDS services, child & family development support program, behavioral health and addiction recovery services and adult basic education.