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BLFM Opens Its Newest Clinic, Tiffany Center

posted Jan 22, 2014, 6:43 AM by Blh Webber   [ updated Jan 22, 2014, 6:43 AM ]

The Department of Family Medicine is proud to announce that patient care has been expanded to The Tiffany Health Center.  Attending Michel Bornacelly, MD, formally of Fulton Family Health Center, is now providing primary care to patients at BronxCare Tiffany Medical & Pediatric Practice.

BronxCare Tiffany Medical & Pediatric Practice
853 Tiffany Street
Bronx, New York 10459
(718) 860-6169

Congratulations to Dr. Mathew on his Appointment

posted Jan 22, 2014, 6:39 AM by Blh Webber   [ updated Jan 22, 2014, 6:40 AM ]

Our very own, Dr. Soni Mathew, Medical Director of Employees Health Services and Faculty Attending, has been awarded the title of Fellow of the Academy of Family Physicians (FAAFP).

The Degree of Fellow was established in 1971 by the Congress of Delegates as an avenue for special recognition of those members of the AAFP who have distinguished themselves among their colleagues, as well as in their communities, by their service to Family Medicine, the advancement of health care to the American people and by their professional development through medical education and research.

Now distinguished, Dr. Mathew is entitled to all the privileges, ceremony and honor bestowed by this degree.  He will be presented this award at the upcoming Scientific Assembly in Oct 2012.

Way to go, Dr. Mathew!!!

Teens Help Give Nutrition Lessons in the Waiting Room

posted Jan 22, 2014, 6:32 AM by Blh Webber   [ updated Jan 22, 2014, 6:32 AM ]

Please see the fascinating report by Patrick Wall, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer as
Kori Petrovic, Estefania Diaz, and Vanessa Lee Tejada, from the environmental nonprofitGrowNYC presented a free nutrition workshop to patients in the Fulton Family Health Center as part of their education program.

BLFM Welcomes Summer Performance Program

posted Jan 22, 2014, 6:29 AM by Blh Webber   [ updated Jan 22, 2014, 6:29 AM ]


During the month of July, the Fulton and Ogden Family Health Centers along with the Family Wellness Center were serenaded with live Salsa and Latin Jazz performed by students of a High School Performing Arts Program in the Bronx.  The Department of Family Medicine was a proud sponsor of the Summer Performance Program that gave students an opportunity to do community work, provide quality entertainment to the patients waiting for services and start connecting with the concept of “giving back.”

STFM Annual Spring Conference

posted Jan 22, 2014, 6:26 AM by Blh Webber   [ updated Jan 22, 2014, 6:27 AM ]

Key Staff Members attended the 45th Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Annual Spring Conference in Seattle.

This years conference set a new STFM attendance record with over 1,500 attendees, and included international guests from 13 countries. 


http://stfm.org/conferences/annual/an/index.cfm


Amir Levine, PhD, presented a poster and made a presentation at the 4-day event.
Dr. Levine's Poster, titled "Emerging Leaders" explained his experience during a year-long practicum to build leadership skills.  His Presentation was on the "Approach and Design of a FPIN Program."  Here, Dr. Levine describes the lessons learned in fulfilling FPIN program requirements.  

MaryAnn Jonaitis, EdD, Rn, CDN, CNS, CDE, presented a workshop entitled:                              "Integrating Resident-Led Shared Medical/Group Visits into a Family Medicine Residency Training Program."  The workshop focused on the steps necessary to assist the residents in feeling comfortable with this type of patient care visit.

Sports Medicine Teaching Day

posted Jan 22, 2014, 6:22 AM by Blh Webber   [ updated Jan 22, 2014, 6:24 AM ]

Second-Year Residents attended the 12th Annual Sports Medicine Teaching Day

presented by the Bronx-Westchester chapter of the NYSAFP at the Burke Rehabilitation Hospital in White Plains, New York on 10/7/12.

Through the course they learned how to betteridentify the role of family physician in promoting exercise and how to  manage problems resulting from sports and exercise.  Teachings also included how to incorporate taping and splinting in practice.

During the session Family Medicine Residents learned about collaborating with dietitians, therapist, athletic trainers and coaches to manage active people in a team-based approach.

Diabetes Shared Medical Visit

posted Jan 22, 2014, 6:19 AM by Blh Webber   [ updated Jan 22, 2014, 6:21 AM ]

Emem Okonkwo, MD ran a very successful DM shared medical visit at the Ogden Family Clinic on 9/19/12 with a total of 12 patients.  Adrian Husbands, RD, provided a nutrition class and the medical students had a presentation on a DM topic in the waiting area.  Patient Care Support was provided by Roselle Simpson, PCT.  Thank you for great team work!                                                                                     --Amir Levine, PhD.

Residents Published in FPIN

posted Jan 22, 2014, 6:13 AM by Blh Webber   [ updated Jan 22, 2014, 6:14 AM ]

Congratulations goes out to:

Dr. Kurt Bravata, PGY 2   &   Dr. Lavanya Marella , PGY 2

The Editor-in-Chief of The Family Physicians Inquiries Network has approved their FPIN for Publication!

Dr. Bravata's Guillain-Barre Syndrome-Update and Dr. Marella's Adult Pelvic Inflammatory Disease article      will appear in the FPIN member news, shortly.

Procedure Clinic Introduced to Wellness Center

posted Jan 22, 2014, 6:04 AM by Blh Webber   [ updated Jan 22, 2014, 6:05 AM ]

Dr. Tafreshi has announced the opening of "Procedure Clinic" in the Wellness Center.
Patients needing procedures will be scheduled for Friday sessions.

Taking Preventative Medicine to Jamaica

posted Jan 22, 2014, 6:00 AM by Blh Webber   [ updated Jan 22, 2014, 6:00 AM ]

Kerone Thomas, M.D. PGY3, Anna Prishutova, M.D. PGY3Alketah Frazier PGY2 and Roger Green PGY2 in addition nurse Cecilia Carby,have been in Jamaica offering Preventative Medicine to those in need.  Their team is making a difference in lives of people who desperately need primary care.  The team was happy to report they saw over 850 patients in 4 days.  Services are provided in a clinic, inside a school on a mountain top.

With a formal hand off ceremony with Jamaican leaders and an interview that will broadcast island wide on the  8pm news Wednesday, 7/18/12, the team is scheduled to meet with the Ministry of Health to discuss what improvements can be made to improve preventative medicine.  They already have many recommendations at hand.

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