Helena A. Santos-Martins, MD

Internal Medicine
100 Cummings Center Suite 106-Q
Beverly, MA 01915 Get Directions
Helena A. Santos-Martins, MD

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Annual Membership Fee

562.50 every 3 months **
1,125.00 every 6 months **
2,250.00 each year **

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

I believe that the practice of medicine includes a true partnership between doctor and patient - a partnership based on mutual trust and respect that is earned, not given. 

As your private primary care physician, I will partner with you so we can work together as a team to create a personalized healthcare plan not only to effectively manage and better treat your current health problems, but also to actively focus on disease prevention and wellness in order to help you achieve your health goals. 

Having over 20 years of experience, with the last 8 practicing in the local North Shore of Boston community, I have relationships with many specialists. I also have special interests in diversity in healthcare, women’s health, cardiovascular health, diabetes, hypertension, mental health, and preventive care in addition to all aspects of internal medicine. 

In my MDVIP-affiliated practice, by offering a personalized healthcare approach, you will be treated as if you are a member of my family in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Similar to concierge medicine practices, I also offer conveniences like same- or next-day appointments that start on time. You will benefit from the full extent of my expertise, compassion and dedication, as well as from the individualized attention of my professional and caring staff. My primary care MDVIP-affiliated practice is located at the Cummings Center in Beverly, Massachusetts. 

I am affiliated with North Shore Medical Center-Salem Hospital, which is part of the North Shore Health Systems, and Mass General Brigham (formerly known as Partners Healthcare). I also speak Portuguese and Spanish.

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Dr. Santos-Martins' Credentials

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Cambridge Health Alliance
Cambridge, MA
Internal Medicine/Primary Care 1998-2000

Cambridge Health Alliance
Cambridge, MA
Internal Medicine/Primary Care 1997-1998

Medical School:
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-New Jersey Medical School
UMDNJ-NJMS (now Rutgers New Jersey Medical School)
Newark, NJ
Doctorate of Medicine 1997

Rutgers University
Newark, NJ
Bachelor of Arts, Biology/Pre-Medicine 1993

Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine
Basic Life Support
North Shore Medical Center - Salem Hospital
Mass General Brigham  
English, Portuguese and Spanish
Cambridge Health Alliance
 - Physician Excellence Award by Blue Cross/Blue Shield 2004-2009
 - Provider of the Year Award, Multilingual Department 2007
Harvard Macy Scholar '09, Program for Educators in Health Professions, Harvard Medical School 2009
Nesson Excellence Award (co-recipient), Awarded to Cambridge Health Alliance for Improvement of care of patients wih depression, Partners Community Health, Inc. (PCHI) 2009
MAPS Jorge Fidalgo Community Service Award, 40th Anniversary Gala, Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers, Cambridge, MA 2010
UMDNJ Board of Concerned Citizens, Student Excellence Award 1996 
Mu Alpha Theta, National Math Honor Society
Beta Beta Beta, National Biology Honor Society
Phi Beta Kappa, National Academic Honor Society
Rutgers Scholar 
Co-Founder and Chair, Dr. Edward Leitão Memorial Scholarship Fund 2015-present
Advisory Board, Saab Center for Portuguese Studies, UMASS-Lowell 2015-present
Harvard Medical School
 - Instructor of Medicine 2000-2010
 - Preceptor, First and Second Year Medical Students 2000-2010
Preceptor of Internal Medicine Residents, Cambridge Health Alliance 2000-2003
Co-author “Caring for the Older Portuguese-American Patient” chapter, Doorway Thoughts book, Volume II, American Geriatrics Society, May 2006
American College of Physicians
American Medical Association
American Medical Women's Association
Portuguese-American Women's Association
Massachusetts Medical Society
Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS)
Speaker, Workshops on Diabetes, Chronic Diseases, Cervical and Breast Cancers, Menopause and Nutrition at Health Fairs sponsored by Massachusetts Aliance of Portuguese Speakers 1999-present
Speaker, Luso-American Annual Congresses of Portuguese Language and Culture, Massachusetts  2002- 2015
COVID-19 Talk Series (12 weekly programs April-June), WJFD 97.3 FM (Portuguese Radio Station -New Bedford/New England) 2020
COVID-19 Series of Articles, Portuguese Times (weekly Portuguese Newspaper, New Bedford, MA) 2020
Portuguese Around the World (Portuguese pelo Mundo), 10th season premier, RTP (Portuguese National TV) and RTPi (Portuguese National TV - International Channel) July 2020

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Testimonials from patients of Dr. Santos-Martins

from Virginia in MA March 30, 2023 for Helena A. Santos-Martins, MD

Doctor Santos-Martins has been my primary care physician since 2021 and from the first has been attentive, gracious and warm. When I needed a PCP closer to home after many years of traveling to Boston, she was the perfect choice when recommended by a close friend. She always has enough time for my visits and makes referrals to some great specialists if necessary. I am fortunate to be in… See more

from Jamie in MA April 27, 2021 for Helena A. Santos-Martins, MD

I found my to Dr. Santos Martin’s office after searching for answers to a complex medical issue which had significantly compromised my ability to function in most areas of my life. I was at the end of my rope, exhausted by the underlying issues but also the struggle to find answers with minimal direction from previous treaters. Not only was it tiring but costly in terms of time spent off work… See more