Primary Care extends beyond a once a year physical with your primary care provider. Our team of physicians, specialists, counselors and nurses work together to address the medical, social, emotional and child development needs of families. By emphasizing health education, prevention and early treatment of illnesses, our trained staff is able to intervene before minor issues become life-threatening conditions.
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Diabetes Prevention Program
The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) is a CDC recognized national course that follows a 16-week curriculum focusing on weight loss through lifestyle modification with the goal of preventing type 2 diabetes. The class is taught by a Certified Diabetes Health Educator, and teaches participants with pre-diabetes about basic nutrition, healthy eating habits, aerobic exercise, principals of weight loss and problem solving around the implementation of these lifestyle changes. Contact Georjean Barcebal, RN, at email@example.com or 212-360-7879.
Hypertension, Asthma, Diabetes program
The Hypertension, Asthma, Diabetes (HAD) program targets patients who have trouble improving their health as a result of their chronic illness. Patients are assigned to a Registered Nurse who creates individual treatment plans that focus on health education and intensive care coordination between patients, nurses, counselors and primary care providers. Patients who enroll in this program have been found to successfully control their blood sugar levels, comply with blood pressure medications, and reduce their weight by five percent. Contact Georjean Barcebal, RN, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-360-7879.
Women’s Health Clinic
The Women’s Health Clinic is open every other Wednesday from 1:00PM - 4:00PM. Patients can make an appointment with a Family Practitioner for their annual women’s health exam, cervical cancer screenings, breast exams, mammogram referrals and family planning consultations. Contact Patricia McDarby, RN, Nursing Director, at email@example.com or 212-360-7767.
HIV treatment includes a combination of primary care, supportive counseling and comprehensive case management services to help patients achieve a reduced or undetectable viral load. Patients have frequent medical visits with our HIV specialist (every one to three months) to review medication adherence, monitor viral loads, and screen for STDs and other high risk behaviors. Our HIV Care Coordinator meets with patients to assess for additional barriers to adherence, such as illiteracy, vision impairment and lapses in insurance coverage. Contact Jozefa Cheman, RN, HIV Care Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-360-7879.
Hepatitis C Treatment
Through the Hepatitis C treatment program eligible patients are enrolled in a 12-week treatment plan that includes education groups, treatment and care coordination. Patients work with a Registered Nurse for medication pre-approval from insurance providers and combat any barriers they may have to treatment. We also offer free rapid Hepatitis C testing on site or in the community (per request) to anyone who may be at risk. Contact Patricia McDarby, RN, Nursing Director, at email@example.com or 212-360-7767.
Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) is a once-daily pill regimen that can help prevent HIV. It s recommended for anyone at increased risk for contracting HIV. This includes anyone who is in an ongoing relationship with a person living with HIV, anyone who does not consistently use a condom, and anyone who shares injection drug or hormone equipment. Interested patients can discuss with anyone of our doctor’s to determine if PrEP is right for them. Contact Patricia McDarby, RN, Nursing Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-360-7767.
Pediatric/ Adolescent Care
Pediatric/ Adolescent Care is catered to meet the age-appropriate needs of patients. Services include routine health exams, vaccinations, development/hearing/vision screenings, and the prevention and treatment of asthma and diabetes. Confidentiality is maintained for adolescent teens seeking access for services regarding reproductive health, substance use and mental health. Contact Patricia McDarby, RN, Nursing Director, at email@example.com or 212-360-7767.
Reach Out and Read
The Reach Out and Read program promotes early childhood literacy through our pediatrics department. Every patient ages six months through five years receives a developmentally-appropriate book at each well visit. Contact Mariely Fernandez, MD, Chief Medical Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-360-7869.
Health Education is a key component to staying healthy. Our experienced staff lead regular health education groups for patients on diabetes, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, nutrition, asthma management, hypertension and women’s health. Contact Georjean Barcebal, RN, at email@example.com or 212-360-7879.