Mount Sinai Visiting Doctors Program
Since 1995, the Mount Sinai Visiting Doctors Program (MSVD) has been providing high-quality, patient-centered and compassionate care to adults who are unable to leave their homes. With a team of physicians, social workers, nurses, nurse practitioners, administrative support, and community health workers, MSVD works to improve the quality of life of homebound people, as well as their caregivers, offering the best possible services and support.
Today, serving as both a health care service and a teaching platform for medical students, residents, and fellows, the Mount Sinai Visiting Doctors Program stands as a flagship clinical initiative. It is one of the largest academic home-visit programs in the nation, with its clinicians making more than 6,000 home visits annually to more than 1,000 patients.
The Care We Provide
Throughout Manhattan, the Visiting Doctors Program delivers comprehensive primary as well as palliative care to an underserved and growing segment of the population—homebound adults. Our team also works closely with families and caregivers to offer comprehensive management, support, and advocacy.
Our Program provides personalized, home-based primary and palliative care to people with complex and serious illnesses. We coordinate care with a range of health professionals in the hospital and home setting, working closely with home care, visiting nurse, community, and hospice agencies. We are available by phone 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and our health care providers will respond to requests for emergency visits and have language translation services available 24 hours a day. We also are able to connect to patients via telehealth options.
The home-based services we provide include:
- Primary and preventive health care
- Complex symptom management and palliative care
- Diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions
- Prescription of medications, with an emphasis on safety and affordability
- Support to family members and other caregivers
- Referrals for rehabilitation, nursing, hospice, and other home-based services
- Assistance with practical needs, including wheelchairs and other durable medical equipment
The Visiting Doctors Program staff crosses a number of disciplines. The program has a dedicated team of social workers who assist homebound patients and their families with access to services and provide counseling and support in English and Spanish. We also have a team of nurses and advanced practice nurses who work closely with patients and families to ensure the highest quality care.
The multidisciplinary staff includes:
- Lisa McFarlane
- Sonica Bhatia, MD
- Jessica Cook-Mack, MD
- Christian Escobar, MD
- Peter M. Gliatto, MD
- Yasmin S. Meah, MD
- David Muller, MD
- Jennifer Reckrey, MD
- Jonathan A. Ripp, MD, MPH
- Emily Samuels, MD
- Joanna B. Sheinfeld, MD
- Ania Wajnberg, MD
- Meng Zhang, MD
Certified Social Workers
- Naomi Diaz, LMSW
- Luz Mirana, LMSW
- Marie Jeanne Ntibalikure, LMSW
- Bienvenida Pereira, LCSW
- Ada Catano, RN
- Jennifer Huang, RN
- Barbara Squeri, RN
- Bernadita Uy, RN
- Silvia Chavez, ANP-BC
- Suzanne Gilleran, ANP-BC
- Matthew Gayton ANP-BC
- Ruimin Xu, ANP-BC
- Yaa-Zadi Conde
- Grissel Cruz
- Tamisha Hugee
- Miriam Leon
- Elicia Modeste
- Evelyn Rodriguez
- Stephanie Pomares
- Lylyan Salas-Belkin
Community Health Workers
- Randy Morales
- Kenia Nunez
Mount Sinai is expanding our At Home service area as medical personnel become available. Please contact us to see if Mount Sinai Visiting Doctors Program is provided where you live, and whether your insurer includes these services as a covered benefit.
How to Help
The Mount Sinai Visiting Doctors Program relies on the generosity of individuals to care for all those in need of our services regardless of their ability to pay. It is through this constant support that the Visiting Doctors Program is able to sustain its strength and continue to provide comprehensive medical care to homebound patients.
Your tax-deductible gift will help us continue to provide patients and their caregivers with personalized medical assistance and support services in their homes.
To learn more about making a philanthropic impact on our program, please contact Brian Hoeflschweiger, Development Associate at Brian.Hoeflschweiger@mountsinai.org.