5. Promoting wellness and prevention
Wellness encompasses many domains of health - physical, emotional, and spiritual. All are interconnected in the holistic care of patients who have had cancer and those who have not. Throughout Northwell Health, programs exist to facilitate wellness among individual patients and their families. These programs include nutrition assessment and planning, integrative medicine, fitness and emotional support. Recognizing the import and need for these aspects of care is how our team enhances the lives of all of our patients.
Andrew Menzin, MD, is chief of gynecologic oncology for Northwell Health's Central Region, vice chair for academic affairs for Obstetrics and Gynecology at North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He's also a professor of ob/gyn at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell.