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Steven Zivich, M.D.

Meet Dr. Zivich

Dr. Steven Zivich is a family medicine physician in Boston, MA who specializes in primary care for men, women, and LGBTQ+ individuals. He is the founder of Boston Direct Health and a provider of Direct Primary Care (DPC). He is also certified in functional medicine by The Institute for Functional Medicine. Dr. Zivich graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine in Richmond, VA, and is board certified in family medicine by the American Board of Family Medicine.

care philosophy

Dr. Zivich is an enthusiastic supporter of DCP, which enables him to provide high-quality primary care to Boston, MA patients at a lower cost. His care philosophy is unique as it's based on several foundational aspects that are nearly non-existent in a traditional hospital setting: a close doctor-patient relationship, care that removes the limitations of medical insurance, and increased one-on-one time with patients. 

Skills and Specialties

Dr. Zivich provides full-scope care with evidence-based medicine, scientifically proven methods, and holistic approaches to promote optimal wellness. He specializes in primary care, functional medicine, sexual health, and aesthetics. He places special emphasis on practical lifestyle adjustments, nutrition, and mental health to treat chronic conditions and illnesses. He is especially passionate about providing medical care for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, and nonbinary community. Some of his most popular procedures include hormone therapy, erectile dysfunction treatment, testosterone testing, nutritional counseling, PRP therapy, and injectable therapies.

professional memberships

Dr. Zivich is a member of the following organizations:

  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • American Academy of HIV Medicine
  • Massachusetts Medical Society


"Giving it is how hard it is to find a good caring PCP I’m surprised there’s not more reviews. Dr. Zivach is always available for any important medical questions or concerns. He has helped me greatly with my physical and mental health in the last year. He put Together a healthy eating regiment and work out routine for me. I lost 40# last year. It gave me great awareness and he educated me on my health and lifestyle. I’ve never experienced the care and customer service like this ever in 35 years. He’s always available and truley a geniune man and Doctor. His office is right by Copley parking is easy to find. Just amazing! I’m surprised there are not more great reviews on here. I was Dr Zivachs patient at Fenway health for almost 2 years. I was so excited he was opening his new practice for many reasons. For one he has completely helped me with my mental and physical health. He went out of his way multiple times to answer questions regarding my physical health. My restaurant closed at the end of June last year. I was Hospitilzed for a few days. Dr Zivach came out of his way to come see me at Saint Elizabeth’s. The staff and Doctors there were blown away. He is so caring and understanding and just wants the best for his patients. He always responds immediately via text or call. Ive never waited a long period of time for my medications. I would recommend him to anyone. Blessed to have him as my Dr.! Thanks Dr.Z!"



"I’m grateful for BDH & Dr. Zivich. This is unicorn care. This is how people hope they will be treated when we get sick or have questions but in my extensive experience as a patient, is exceedingly difficult to find."



"I have had nothing but great experiences as a patient of Doctor Zivich and a member of Boston Direct Health. He is knowledgeable, attentive, and a great listener. It is so rare to find a doctor like him and highly recommend him!"



"I have worked with Steve over the past year and I have nothing but great things to say about him and his practice."



"I’m so thankful for everything Dr. Steve Zivich has done for me. He’s very personable and caring. It’s hard to find that in today’s medical field. He listens to your problems and how you truly feel inside and goes above and beyond to cater to your every need. I’ve had a rough year and without Dr. Zivich I’d be lost! Boston Direct Health has changed my life. Thank you so much!"



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