About Our Practice
Since 1995, the Mount Sinai Visiting Doctors Program has been providing quality, compassionate health care to frail, elderly, or ailing adults who are unable to leave their homes. The award-winning program—inspired by three Mount Sinai residents who recognized this need—grew out of the collaborative efforts of the Samuel Bronfman Department of Medicine and the Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine. With a team of geriatricians, internists, social workers, nurses, nurse practitioners and administrative support, we work to improve the quality of life of homebound persons, as well as their caregivers, offering the best possible services and practical support.
Today, serving as both a health care service and a teaching platform, Mount Sinai Visiting Doctors Program stands as a flagship clinical initiative—one of the largest academic home-visit program in the nation, with its clinicians making more than 6,000 home visits annually to more than 1,100 patients
The Patients We Serve
Throughout Manhattan, the Visiting Doctors Program delivers comprehensive primary care to an underserved segment of the population—homebound adults, consisting of geriatrics patients, as well as those with psychiatric, neurological, complex, and terminal illnesses. Our team also reaches out to families and caregivers to offer emotional support and counseling.
The Visiting Doctors Program provides personalized, home-based primary and palliative care to men and women 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.
The home-based services we provide include:
- Primary and preventive health 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
- Assistance with practical needs, including wheelchairs
- Pain management
- Palliative care
How to Help
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 Perrin Bernard, Senior Associate Director of Development at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Visiting Doctors Program staff crosses a number of disciplines and is a collaborative effort between the Samuel Bronfman Department of Medicine and the Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine.
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:
- Practice Manager
- Lisa McFarlane
- Board certified internists, geriatricians and palliative care physicians
- Certified social workers
- Rotimi Salu, Care Coordinator
- Donna Freund, LCSW
- Jonathan Hernandez, LCSW
- Edith Henriquez, LCSW
- Sarah Koppel, LCSW
- Nancy Bacher, LCSW
- Karla Steinberg, LMSW
- Helena Ross, LCSW-R
- Ada Catano, RN
- Jennifer Huang, RN
- William Lo, RN
- Barbara Squeri, RN
- Nurse Practitioners
- Silvia Chavez, ANP-BC
- Suzanne Gilleran, ANP-BC
- Matthew Gayton ANP-BC
- Ruimin Xu, ANP-BC
- Administrative Assistants
- Yaa-Zadi Conde
- Faith Copeland
- Grissel Cruz
- Miriam Leon
- Elicia Modeste
- Evelyn Rodriguez
- Courtney Williams
- Stephanie Pomares