Comprehensive "One-Stop Care" Available at Mount Sinai Doctors Brooklyn Heights

The integrated, multispecialty medical practice also offers urgent care and on-site diagnostic imaging.

New York
 – September 19, 2013 /Press Release/  –– 

Pediatrician Hugh Gilgoff, MD and his patients, 2-year-old Jacob Daniel and 10-year-old Gabrielle Daniel, share a light moment at the formal opening reception for Mount Sinai Doctors Brooklyn Heights on Sept, 18, 2013.

Brooklyn residents now have access to top-quality health care with the formal opening of Mount Sinai Doctors Brooklyn Heights.  The 75,000-square-foot comprehensive outpatient medical office brings together 50 physicians and other medical staff covering primary care and a host of specialties.  An urgent-care facility is also available seven days a week, an on-site state-of-the-art imaging suites allow patients to receive same-day X-rays and other diagnostic services.   A virtual tour is available at http://bit.ly/16C92Hr.

As part of the Mount Sinai Health Network, all physicians and medical personnel at Mount Sinai Doctors Brooklyn Heights are affiliated with The Mount Sinai Medical Center in Manhattan.  WESTMED Practice Partners is managing day-to-day operations at the facility, which is located at 300 Cadman Plaza West on the 17th and 18th floors.  Mount Sinai Doctors Brooklyn Heights first opened its doors earlier this year, and has since expanded its number of specialties and medical staff.

"Our goal is to offer Brooklyn residents access to physicians who are among the best in their fields, state-of-the-art diagnostic tools, and urgent medical care that works best with their already busy schedules," said Peter J. Tesler, MD, Medical Director of Mount Sinai Doctors Brooklyn Heights.  "We look forward to helping the residents of Brooklyn and beyond maintain their health and wellness for years to come."

"Mount Sinai Doctors Brooklyn Heights represents a new standard of healthcare – expanded access to primary care at a location where medical specialists work collaboratively to provide personalized care for each patient’s unique needs," said Simeon Schwartz, MD, Chairman and CEO of WESTMED Practice Partners.

"The expansion of our Network will extend and create exceptional health care options in our diverse communities and support local institutions and practitioners." said Arthur Klein, MD, President of the Mount Sinai Health Network.  "Multidisciplinary clinics such as Mount Sinai Doctors Brooklyn Heights offer one-stop shopping for medical care and have the added benefit of allowing us to meet the goals of delivering top-quality, outpatient healthcare. This model also supports the evolution of healthcare into more of an ambulatory care model." 

In addition to internal medicine and pediatric primary care services, Mount Sinai Doctors Brooklyn Heights offers specialty services including allergy, cardiology, immunology, endocrinology, family medicine for adult and adolescent patients, gastroenterology, infectious disease, nephrology, neurology, OB/GYN, ophthalmology, orthopedics, and pain management/anesthesia.  General and specialty surgery consultations and follow-up appointments are also held at the practice.

The Urgent Care Center at Mount Sinai Doctors Brooklyn Heights is available without appointment for prompt care for patients with non-emergency injuries or illnesses, including skin rashes, sprains, stomachaches, flu symptoms, and eye and ear pain.  Urgent care services are available from 9am to 9pm on weekdays and from 9am to 5pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

Mount Sinai Doctors Brooklyn Heights also features the latest imaging technologies, including digital x-rays, a 16-slice CT scanner, full-field mammography, and sophisticated OB-GYN and fetal assessment tools, which deliver extraordinary imaging quality for obstetric and gynecological exams, allowing for earlier, more detailed evaluations of fetal development and health.

"The future of healthcare lies in reining in costs without sacrificing the highest levels of care, and Mount Sinai Doctors Brooklyn Heights is the prime example of how this can be achieved," said Kenneth L. Davis, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Mount Sinai Medical Center.  "Here, we have gathered top doctors, nurses, diagnosticians and medical staff in a multispecialty outpatient setting, allowing the patient to benefit from more efficient, convenient and comprehensive medical care under one roof."

Mount Sinai Doctors Brooklyn Heights is the latest part of the Mount Sinai Health Network, which brings the quality care offered at The Mount Sinai Medical Center in Manhattan and at Mount Sinai Queens to individuals and families living throughout the New York metropolitan area.

Visit http://www.mountsinai.org/brooklynheights for more information or to make an appointment.

About The Mount Sinai Medical Center
The Mount Sinai Medical Center encompasses both The Mount Sinai Hospital and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Established in 1968, the Icahn School of Medicine is one of the leading medical schools in the United States, with more than 3,400 faculty in 32 departments and 14 research institutes. It ranks among the top 20 medical schools both in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding and by U.S. News & World Report. The Mount Sinai Hospital, founded in 1852, is a 1,171-bed tertiary- and quaternary-care teaching facility and one of the nation's oldest, largest and most-respected voluntary hospitals. The Mount Sinai Hospital is nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top 25 hospitals in 7 specialties based on reputation, safety, and other patient-care factors.

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