The award is presented through, an online physician evaluation service that provides health information on more that 700,000 doctors throughout the country. Physicians receive the award as a result of their patients providing online feedback on their care, rating areas such as bedside manner, doctor-patient face time, follow-up and office staff courtesy.

Every month more than 40,000 patients in the United States provide online feedback about their physician. Of the nation’s 700,000-plus active physicians, less than 6 percent were given a Patients’ Choice Award in 2009, which is a true testament to those that received it.

Dr. Tomkins is board-certified in family medicine and has been with Hallmark Health since 2001. She is one of three physicians at Hallmark Health Medical Associates at Ball Square in Somerville.

Dr. Tomkins received her Bachelor’s Degree in microbiology and immunology as well as her medical doctor (MD) degree from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). She completed both her internship and residency at Northridge Hospital Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Dr. Tomkins and her colleagues at Hallmark Health Medical Associates at Ball Square are dedicated to providing the best healthcare. As family physicians, they can address the healthcare needs of you and your entire family including physical exams, sick visits, immunizations and minor surgical procedures for babies, children, adolescents, adults and the elderly. Family Medicine at Ball Square also helps coordinate preventive care such as cancer screening home nursing and mental health counseling.

Hallmark Health Medical Associates at Ball Square is now accepting new patients. For more information, call 617-625-0006 or visit and click on “Hospitals and Health Centers.”


Hallmark Health System is the premier, charitable provider of vital health services to Boston's northern communities. The system includes Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford; Melrose Wakefield Hospital, Melrose; Hallmark Health Cancer Center, Stoneham; The CHEM Center for MRI, Stoneham; Hallmark Health Medical Center, Reading; Hallmark Health VNA and Hospice, Malden; Lawrence Memorial/Regis College Nursing and Radiography Programs, Medford and Hallmark Health Medical Associates, Inc. Hallmark Health is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital for cardiology and Tufts Medical Center for neonatology.

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