About Us

Meet Our Experienced Team - Staff

Our Boston Direct Health team strives to provide outstanding care at every step of your wellness journey. We are here to serve you and ensure a smooth experience, no matter how small or great your need. Each of our team members brings a wealth of industry experience to our Boston, MA office and loves helping patients thrive through reliable primary care.

Dr. Steven Zivich

As a family medicine doctor, Steven is often inspired by his patients and their motivations and gets the privilege to help them meet their goals and support them through their hardships. He was ecstatic when he discovered Direct Primary Care (DPC) because allows for quality time with his patients without having to rush through visits or adjust necessary medical therapies based simply on what insurance dictates. This allows him to focus on where health care belongs: on his patients.

Steven’s primary areas of expertise are in performance-based medicine, preventative health management, and lifestyle care. He specializes in the management of chronic illnesses (including HIV), metabolic diseases such as diabetes and obesity, and sports-related injuries. Steven also offers a variety of services to the LGBTQ community, of which he is a proud Member.

After trying every fad diet out there and still struggling with his weight well into his 20s, Steven became a nutritional advocate. As a medical practitioner, he believes that it is his obligation when working with his patients’ health to provide proper education and guidance with nutrition. He has a strong interest in building nutritional plans that lead to long-lasting results. Steven completed his undergraduate degree in Biology with a minor in Music at James Madison University in Virginia. Then, he attended the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, completed a Surgical Internship at Boston Medical Center, and a Residency in Family Medicine in 2015 at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA.

Steven currently resides in the South End and spends much of his free time experimenting with new recipes, playing on his rugby team, and weight training. He’s excited to be a part of the lives of the patients of Boston Direct Health and to finally be able to be the family doctor that he has always wanted to be and that you deserve.

Dr. Steven Zivich of Boston Direct Health.

Dr. Steven Zivich

Dr. Steven Zivich is a seasoned medical physician in Boston, MA who specializes in primary and holistic medicine. He is board certified in family medicine by the American Board of Family Medicine and certified in functional medicine by The Institute for Functional Medicine.
As a DPC provider, Dr. Zivich is able to spend more time with his patients to understand, diagnose, and treat their medical concerns. His goal is to provide patient-centered care that doesn’t just address presenting symptoms but the underlying problem. He incorporates multidisciplinary modalities to treat patients as a whole.
As a DPC provider, Dr. Zivich is able to spend more time with his patients to understand, diagnose, and treat their medical concerns. His goal is to provide patient-centered care that doesn’t just address presenting symptoms but the underlying problem. He incorporates multidisciplinary modalities to treat patients as a whole.
As a DPC provider, Dr. Zivich is able to spend more time with his patients to understand, diagnose, and treat their medical concerns. His goal is to provide patient-centered care that doesn’t just address presenting symptoms but the underlying problem. He incorporates multidisciplinary modalities to treat patients as a whole.
Amanda Digitale, RN injector at Boston Direct Health.

Amanda Digitale, RN

Amanda Digitale is our primary aesthetic nurse injector here at Boston Direct Health. Amanda’s mission and passion as a registered nurse has always been to simply help people. Graduating from Boston College with her BSN in 2014, Amanda joined the Hematology/Oncology division at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center where she has been for the past 6 years. She decided to advance her nursing career by pursuing the field of aesthetics in hopes of treating “the whole person,” connecting body, mind, and soul. Her goal for everyone who leaves her office is that they leave with a newfound love and confidence in themselves. Certified under plastic surgeon Dr. Joseph A. Russo and through the Aesthetic Institute of Massachusetts, Amanda has become certified in neurotoxins, dermal filler, kybella, and more. Although Italian, Amanda is fluent in Spanish, a big part of her cultural roots are in Venezuela. When Amanda is not working, she loves spending time with her pup Pasquale, being outside, binging Netflix, traveling, and eating pasta.

Josh Putignano, Health Coach - Admin at Boston Direct Health.

Josh Putignano, Health Coach - Admin

Josh Putignano graduated with a masters in Kinesiology from the University of Southern California, trained him to think about human movement as an apex of complex systems. He creates solutions to make the human machine operate at its maximum efficiency through proper movement and nutrition, which is why he has been a Personal Trainer since 2007. In addition to Administrative Duties, Josh assists Boston Direct Health clients with their health, fitness, and weight management/nutritional needs. Additionally, Josh is a medically retired US Army Officer, having achieved the rank of Captain (O-3) and having led the 947th Military Police Detachment K-9 based out of Fort McNair, Washington, DC. He had three deployments to Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom, having earned a Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, and Meritorious Service Medal. Originally from Seattle, WA, He is married to Joe, the BSN/RN here at BDH and we have our Beagle, Pasta, that is behind the desk with Dr. Zivich’s dog Penni.

Michelle Michienzi, Admin at Boston Direct Health.

Michelle Michienzi, Admin

Michelle Michienzi is Dr. Steven Zivich's administrative assistant here at Boston Direct Health. She is the point person for coordinating patient care and ensuring that each of our clients receives an easy, breezy experience at our aesthetic and primary care practice.

Casandra Petrola

Casandra Petrola is one of our administrative assistants as well as our marketing manager. She helps patients with their scheduling, billing, and medical record needs. Her years of excellent customer service brings comfort to all our patients when communicating with them. Casandra comes to us with a degree in graphic design and knowledge about social media marketing. She is the go to person when creating graphics to reach our aesthetic and primary care patients.

Rose Knott

Rosemita Knott is our master medical esthetician. Rose is passionate about helping patients feel confident and good in their own skin. Rose truly cares about each individual's story and looks for ways to help. As a Massachusetts board certified esthetician, Rose holds a license for cosmetology, laser hair removal, and phlebotomy. Rose will be furthering her career in the medical field in the coming years. She plans to pursue a nursing degree so that she can support those who need it. Rose uses her free time to paint, spend time with her family, and work on her own well being including working out, reading, maintaining an organic, plant based lifestyle.

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Comfortable seating area at Boston Direct Health.

Boston Direct Health | Boston, MA

OUR OFFICE | BOSTON, MA

Boston Direct Health in Boston, MA is thrilled to serve men, women, and LGBTQ+ patients with premier primary care and aesthetics. Our modern facility is conveniently situated just minutes away from downtown Boston and the Massachusetts Turnpike. Each aspect of our office was designed with the patient in mind. Within our venue, we feature a relaxing waiting area, individual treatment rooms, and private bathrooms. Whether you are a local or out-of-town patient, do not hesitate to call our office for directions or assistance.(610) 304-1965 We are here to serve you.

Boston Direct Health is centrally located in bustling Boston, Massachusetts off of Arlington Street and Boylston Street near Boston Public Garden.

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