5. Additional clinical resources
As part of a broader health system, physicians in an integrated group can draw on a wider array of clinical services. These may include things like home care, diabetes education, smoking cessation, cardiac rehabilitation, and others. It's no longer just visiting your doctor when you are sick. Instead, clinicians can come to your home or provide the necessary education to keep you well.
Ira S.Nash, MD, is senior vice president and executive director of Northwell Health Physician Partners, one of the top 10 largest medical groups in the nation with more than 100 specialties. He joined Northwell in 2012 as vice president and medical director of Physician and Ambulatory Network Services in which he oversaw patient care delivery and quality. He came to Northwell after serving in various leadership roles in the Mount Sinai Health System, including associate director of the Zena and Michael Wiener Cardiovascular Institute, chief of internal medicine at the affiliated James J. Peters' Veterans Affairs Medical Center and chief medical officer and senior vice president for medical affairs.