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Dr. Karin Hjalmarson, MD

Internist, Primary Care Doctor

Professional statement

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.

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • American Republic Insurance Company
  • Anthem Blue Cross

Specialties

  • Internist
  • Primary Care Doctor

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • St. Elizabeth's Medical Center

Board certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Infectious Disease (Internal Medicine)

Education and training

  • Medical School - Karolinska Institutet Medicinska Fakulteten
  • MetroWest Medical Center, Framingham, Internship in Internal Medicine
  • MetroWest Medical Center, Framingham, Residency in Internal Medicine
  • Tufts-New England Medical Center, Fellowship in Infectious Disease
  • Tufts University, Master’s in Clinical Research

Professional memberships

  • Infectious Diseases Society of America
  • American Society of Microbiology

Awards and publications

  • Chief Resident - Internal Medicine Program, MetroWest Medical Center, Framingham, MA
  • Craven DE, Chroneou A, Zias N, Hjalmarson KI. Ventilator- associated tracheobronchitis: the impact of targeted antibiotic therapy on patient outcomes. Chest 2009 Feb; 135 (2):521-528.
  • Craven DE, Hjalmarson K. Prophylaxis of ventilator- associated pneumonia: changing culture and strategies to trump disease. Chest 2008 Nov; 134 (5): 898-900.
  • Craven DE, Hjalmarson KI. Ventilator-associated tracheobronchitis and pneumonia: thinking outside the box. Clin Infect Dis. 2010 Aug 1;51 Suppl 1:S59-66.
  • Robert E. Wise Award

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1811987225

Office locations

SMG Chestnut Hill

822 Boylston Street, Suite 102

Brookline, MA 02467

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Very sweet doctor and really helped me! Super nice office staff as well. Very thankful to have found a knowledgeable and nice doctor in the Boston area!
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I’ve moved around a lot which means I’ve dealt with numerous doctors and this by far was the best primary doctor I’ve seen so far in a long time! She was very knowledgeable and helped me with all the referrals I needed.
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she was verry kind and understanding she took my issue serrilly and she ,istined to me and did a TROUGH exam
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Amazing! She was extremely easy to talk to and made me feel heard.
Less than 3 months ago
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Dr. Hjalmarson was friendly and professional, with an excellent manner.
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She was very kind and worried about me. You hardly find pcp that are like her.
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I had an excellent experience with Dr. Hjalmarson. She really took her time with me, even though I was a little late, and had an excellent bedside manner. She's great! So glad to find a kind and knowledgable doctor in the Boston area.
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Great visit! Would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a primary care doctor.
Less than 6 months ago
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Dr. Hjalmarson was easy to talk to, very comforting, and informative.
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Doctor was very patient and ask all these medical history questions to understand my overall heath. Would recommend to anyone!
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She was great
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She's always fabulous. I enjoy my appointments.
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Spent time speaking with me. Treated very well by Doctor, Nurse and office staff.
Less than 6 months ago
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Dr.Hjalmarson was very personable and patient. It was a stress free visit.
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Took time to listen. Wonderful primary care physician.
Less than 6 months ago
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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.
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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 talkto 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.
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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
Less than 1 year ago
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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.
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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!
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She was great, super easy going, answered all my questions.
Less than 1 year ago
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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!
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She was both friendly and professional. She listened to me and didn’t make me feel rushed.
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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.
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Dr. Hjalmarson was incredibly patient, thorough, and kind in her assessment. Looking forward to continuing to work with her in the future!
Less than 1 year ago
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Very friendly and was able to answer any questions/concerns I had. Glad I chose her as my PCP!
Less than 1 year ago
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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.
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Dr. Hjalmarson is a very patient and thorough PCP with a kind bedside manner. Very glad I found her.
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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
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Dr. Hjalmarson was great! She was very warm and welcoming and made me feel very comfortable throughout the whole process.
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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.
Less than 1 year ago
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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.
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Kind, professional, and thorough. Highly recommend!
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She’s very nice. Really easy appointment and quick.
More than 1 year ago
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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.
More than 1 year ago
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Doctor Hjalmarson was very friendly and attentive. All of the other staff I encountered were also professional, quick, and warm!
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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!
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Hjalmarson was amazing! I'd recommend her to anyone who's looking for a PCP.
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Great doctor, was very knowledgeable and efficient, I felt comfortable talking to her.
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I've seen Dr Hjalmarson a few times during my stay in Boston. She is very friendly and professional . Highly recommend.
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My first visit with Dr Hjalmarson and it won't be my last. Thanks Zocdoc and Thank You JESUS.
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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.
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Great care and Doctors. Great Office. Great Nurses (especially Susan) are wonderful, and very helpful.
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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!
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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.
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One of the best doctors that I have had lately. Excellent bedside manner and took her time with me.
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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 didnot push me into any procedures I did not feel comfortable with. I am pleased she was suggested by my PCP before he retired.
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She is excellent.
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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 (Iwas 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.
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