Division of General Internal Medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital
New York, New York 10075
The Division of General Internal Medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital has a longstanding tradition of excellence in patient care and education. Clinical activities are largely focused on delivering excellent, evidence-based care both in and out of the hospital setting. The division also serves as clinical role models and educators for students and housestaff. In addition, the clinical staff is dedicated to the continuous evaluation and quality improvement of our practice.
At Lenox Hill Hospital, physicians work closely with patients to develop and provide the highest quality of care. The clinical staff will listen to patient concerns and work to optimize their health. In addition to primary care, patients will have easy access to specialists in endocrinology, rheumatology, nutrition, blood services, integrative medicine and adolescent health.
Primary and ambulatory care
A significant part of medical care in the field of internal medicine is delivered in the outpatient setting. Preventive medicine, patient education and health maintenance is routinely incorporated into daily practice.
The division's office practice is a critical education venue to help future physicians learn how to evaluate and manage a variety of acute and chronic medical problems. The faculty also plays a crucial role in teaching and evaluating the outpatient practice of Lenox Hill Hospital’s housestaff. The division’s ambulists provide didactic sessions during the ambulatory medicine months and lectures on ambulatory patient care throughout the year.
Lenox Hill Hospital hospitalists, hospital-based physicians trained in internal medicine, work to improve quality of care by carefully adhering to evidence-based guidelines. Hospitalists practice closely with nurses, case managers, social workers and other important ancillary staff. They are present on many hospital committees and work directly with all medical departments. Hospitalists also serve as core-teaching faculty in resident education, which requires physicians to be experts on the latest of innovative medical treatments.
Mark Elton Astiz, MD
- Chairman of Medicine - Critical Care Medicine, Lenox Hill Hospital
- Chief of Division - critical care of Medicine - Critical Care Medicine, Lenox Hill Hospital
- Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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