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New to Zocdoc - Experienced MD returning to Boston area after practicing out of state for the past three years. Karin Hjalmarson is a qualified and skilled internist and infectious disease specialist serving the community of Brookline, MA. Dr. Hjalmarson attended Karolinska Institutet Medicinska Fakulteten in Sweden, where she received her medical degree, and completed her internship and residency in internal medicine at MetroWest Medical Center, Framingham. Dr. Hjalmarson completed a fellowship in infectious disease at Tufts-New England Medical Center. She also holds a master’s degree in clinical research from Tufts University. Dr. Hjalmarson is a part of SMG Chestnut Hill practice and is board certified in internal medicine and infectious disease by the American Board of Internal Medicine. She is affiliated with St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Boston, MA and is a member of the American Society of Microbiology and the Infectious Diseases Society of America. She treats a range of conditions, and she is eager to help the wider community receive the care they deserve.
Verified Patient Reviews
Took time to listen. Wonderful primary care physician.
Dr. Hjalmarson was wonderful - she doesn’t rush you and takes a very hands-on active approach in your care. I was blown away by the efficiency and kindness at her office.
Came 30 minutes earlier to the appointment and did the online check-in and they were able to accommodate me. I really like the staff on the front-desk and how short was it to check-in. Dr. Karin was really nice to talk to and good listener, were able to answer my questions and address my thoughts when I raise them. I would definitely recommend her to friends and family.
Everyone was friendly she was warm n kind and made me feel like what my concerns were she could fix with no problems which made me comfortable
Dr. Hjalmarson was awesome. It took no time to get in and see her and she took the time to talk to me and get to know me.
She was super straightforward, understanding, and answered all of my questions. She made me feel comfortable, and took her time with the appointment. Highly recommend!
She was great, super easy going, answered all my questions.
She was so nice and I felt like she really listened to me and was interested in what I was saying. She seemed pretty knowledgeable and helped me find a specialist for one of my specific concerns. I am glad I went to her!
She was both friendly and professional. She listened to me and didn’t make me feel rushed.
Terrible bedside manner, very hands-off and all fluff. Did not spend the time to really listen to me when I was very ill (ended up being pneumonia). I like this practice, but I would not go back to this specific doctor.
Dr. Hjalmarson was incredibly patient, thorough, and kind in her assessment. Looking forward to continuing to work with her in the future!
Very friendly and was able to answer any questions/concerns I had. Glad I chose her as my PCP!
My appointment with Dr. Hjalmarsen was really great--I usually get nervous at Dr. appointments but she was professional, friendly and reassuring. I will definitely continue to see her for future visits and would recommend her to anyone.
Dr. Hjalmarson is a very patient and thorough PCP with a kind bedside manner. Very glad I found her.
Dr. Hjalmarson is awesome. She was so nice to me and helped me to get all of my pre-surgery testing done so quickly. She has great sense of humor and is very knowledgeable. I highly recommend her to anyone in need of a pcp
Dr. Hjalmarson was great! She was very warm and welcoming and made me feel very comfortable throughout the whole process.
One of the best experiences that I have had in years. Dr. Hjalmarson was attentive and very friendly. The staff was friendly and did a great job of taking the time to answer my questions.
I want to say I was seen within six minutes of my scheduled appointment time. Everyone was efficient, friendly, and warm. I felt well taken care of and distinctly listened to. Dr. Hjalmarson lives up to her reputation as an approachable and knowledgable figure.
Kind, professional, and thorough. Highly recommend!
She’s very nice. Really easy appointment and quick.
I got my annual checkup/physical from Dr. Hjalmarson and it went very smoothly. She is attentive and made sure that I felt comfortable. I would recommend her for sure.
Doctor Hjalmarson was very friendly and attentive. All of the other staff I encountered were also professional, quick, and warm!
Great bedside manner, listened to certain symptoms and gave recommendations (as well as suggesting I come in again if the recommendations didn't work). Overall pleasant experience!
Great doctor, was very knowledgeable and efficient, I felt comfortable talking to her.
Dr. Hjalmarson was amazing! I'd recommend her to anyone who's looking for a PCP.
I've seen Dr Hjalmarson a few times during my stay in Boston. She is very friendly and professional . Highly recommend.
My first visit with Dr Hjalmarson and it won't be my last. Thanks Zocdoc and Thank You JESUS.
Dr. Hjalmarson was great. She had a calm and kind demeanor. I was seen almost immediately and able to get my labs done in office which was amazing.
Great care and Doctors. Great Office. Great Nurses (especially Susan) are wonderful, and very helpful.
Not rushed at all- she took the time to really listen to me and my concerns, and help me make a game plan moving forward. Highly recommend!
Excellent Experience!! She takes her time to listen everything and give appropriate options for recovery. I would recommend her anytime. I think I am going to make her my PCP.
One of the best doctors that I have had lately. Excellent bedside manner and took her time with me.
My appointment was on 3/10 It was my first time meeting her since my doctor had retired. Dr. Hjalmarson, she understood my anxiety and took the time to listen to me and get to know me as a person. She did not push me into any procedures I did not feel comfortable with. I am pleased she was suggested by my PCP before he retired.
She is excellent.
I had a great experience with Dr. Hjalmarson and her office! I had to find a doctor at the last minute -- I booked the day before on ZocDoc and was confirmed right away to see her the next morning (I was so relieved!). The office waiting area was pleasant - and after filling out some forms I was seen almost immediately. All of the staff in this office was very nice and helpful. Dr. H has a great 'bed side manner' and answered all of my questions. Definitely would recommend.
She is very helpful, informative and patient!. I felt like she really cared about me and my medical issues. Highly recommend!
The office is very nice, the staff is very friendly and professional. The wait is rarely over 15 minutes. Dr. Hjalmarson is smart and thorough, she does her research and gives options. I would recommend her to anyone.
Dr. Hjalmarson and everyone I interacted with were great! They were professional, very organized, and made me feel comfortable.
Great bedside manner, actually spent time with me figuring out why I was sick. The whole staff was very helpful and friendly.
I have acute Achilles tendinitis and needed a referral to an orthopedic. It was quick and painless. She is very understanding and is easy to talk to.
The doctor was great. Very kind and laid back and actually listened.
The doctor was very down to earth and friendly person but also efficient. Felt like she actually cared about her patients and she helped me lay down after getting faint from a blood draw.
Dr. Hjalmarson is an excellent professional, with great bedside manner. She's very responsive, clearly extremely smart, and overall a great physician.
Very friendly and efficient
Very nice. Will continue using her for my PCP.
Dr. Hjalmarson was very friendly and efficient. She took the time to listen to my concerns and then addressed all of them. She appeared to be knowledgeable and discussed my options with me so that I could understand her choices. The whole process took 30 minutes! I've never had a doctor's appointment where I've never had to wait!
Dr. Hjalmarson is incredible! She is so knowledgable and kind, and she made me feel at ease immediately. She truly cares about the overall wellbeing of her patients, and I have no doubt that I chose the right doctor. Go see her--you will NOT regret it!!
She was very sweet and knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend!
Doctor was knowledgeable and took her time!
Very professional Doctor, highly recommended!