Dr. Mott Keis is a native of Massachusetts who completed her residency at BMC over 20 years ago and has remained ever since, practicing primarily at East Boston Neighborhood Health Center. Though her formal education was attained in Massachusetts; Boston College, University of Massachusetts Medical School and our own Boston University Family Medicine Residency program, she spent a highly educational year volunteering at a transitional housing program for elderly homeless men in Seattle, WA through the Jesuit Volunteer Corp. This year helped shape and cement her interests in working with underserved populations, with a particular interest in homelessness. While at BMC, she served as Co-President of the house officer's union (CIR) and Co-Chief Resident. She is proficient in Spanish, lives with her husband and two children, loves to read, is active with friends, watches and plays numerous sports and enjoys the outdoors from the beach to the mountains.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility
I came to Boston Medical Center over 20 years ago due to the mission of the hospital to provide "Exceptional care without Exception". I have stayed because of like-minded individuals who take that statement one step further. It is not just without exception, but it is intentionally focusing and caring for those in our society who are subjected to inferior care due to the color of their skin, their religion, their ethnicity, how they see themselves or who they love. I am committed to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion through the work I do clinically caring for our wonderfully diverse patients, but also through mentoring and teaching medical students and residents not only in medical knowledge but in caring for the whole person and in particular incorporating DEI values into that care.
I have been a part of our Department of Family Medicine Committee on Equity and Inclusion, with a particular focus on our residency program, since 2020. In addition I am part of our inaugural Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Committee at East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, working on the subcommittee to explore how to increase diversity within our work force. These formalized committees are crucial to evaluating the current state of our departments, and formalizing an approach to improving health outcomes and well-being to the groups we serve.
Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other
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Rachel Mott Keis, Linda Gifford DeGeus, Suzanne Cashman, Judith Savageau. Free Clinics: Local Responses to Health Care Needs. Chapter 10: Characteristics of Patients at Three Free Clinics. JHU Press. 2013.
Keis RM, DeGeus LG, Cashman S, Savageau J. Characteristics of patients at three free clinics. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2004 Nov; 15(4):603-17. PMID: 15531818
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2011-2012 Boston Medical Center Family Medicine Residency:
East Boston Neighborhood Health Center Family Medicine Resident Preceptor of the Year
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While the practice of medicine is immensely rewarding, it can also be challenging. I take pride in helping others along this journey to provide the best care we can to our patients, in a humanistic manner that values our patients as people while valuing and caring for our own individual needs in order to be the best providers we can be.
I have and continue to serve as mentor and advisor to numerous medical students, residents, nurse practitioners and peers.
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