October 12, By Tara Law
Mount Sinai opened a new medical center in Rego Park on Tuesday.
The 12,000 square foot medical facility, located at 99-01 Queens Boulevard, offers primary care, specialty care and diagnostic testing.
The center, officially called Mount Sinai Doctors Forest Hills, offers patients access to primary care physicians, specialists, and testing facilities all within the same building, according to Alicia Gresham, Mount Sinai Health System’s Vice President of Network Operations.
Gresham said that that the one-stop-shop concept to medicine is becoming a nationwide trend since experts believe it helps improve patient outcomes. Doctors, she said, are able to collaborate better, the facilities are neighborhood focused and patients can utilize more services per visit.
Patients who use the Forest Hills center will have access to specialists in cardiology, endocrinology, general and vascular surgery, neurology, obstetrics and gynecology, orthopedics and urology. The site also features radiology and lab services.
Those who use the center will also be able to tap into the Mount Sinai Health System, which encompasses seven hospital campuses and includes approximately 7,100 physicians. The closest hospital is Mount Sinai Queens in Astoria.
“We’re excited to support the Mount Sinai expansion in Forest Hills, increasing access to high quality primary and multi-specialty care for the community,” said Caryn A. Schwab, Executive Director of Mount Sinai Queens.
The facility is open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The center is hosting an open house from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Saturday. The open house will offer health and diabetes risk screenings, workshops on proper nutrition and staying healthy during flu season, and an opportunity to get a flu shot. Call 718-520-6100 for more information