By Adina Genn
The North Shore-LIJ Health System has acquired four medical practices within the region.
The move enables the healthcare system to expand its patients’ access to internal medicine care across the New York metropolitan area, according to a news release.
The acquired practices inlude Nassau Queens Pulmonary in New Hyde Park, South Shore Internal Medicine in Lynbrook, Western Suffolk Gastroenterology in Bay Shore and Northern Pulmonary in Bayside, Queens.
The Nassau Queens Pulmonary practice at 3003 New Hyde Park Road, Suite 303 in New Hyde Park, offers medical services related to pulmonary diseases, critical care medicine, sleep disorders, sports-related respiratory disorders and internal medicine. The practice, started in 1989, has four board-certified physicians, a nurse practitioner and a licensed respiratory therapist. Physicians are available Mondays and Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nassau Queens Pulmonary’s physicians are available outside of office hours through the practice’s answering service.
Established more than 40 years ago, South Shore Internal Medicine is a multi-specialty practice specializing in cardiology, pulmonary, general internal medicine and gastrointestinal services for its patients. All of the practice’s radiological services, such as CT scans, are done by Franklin Hospital and patients typically receive quick results. In addition, the practice, located at 158 Hempstead Avenue in Lynbrook, is open seven days a week.
Bay Shore-based Western Suffolk Gastroenterology, located at 375 East Main Street, specializes in inflammatory bowel disease, gastroesophageal reflux disease and colon cancer screenings. The practice features seven board-certified gastroenterologists. Started in 1974, the practice offers gastroenterology and hepatology consultation as well as nutritional counseling with an on-site certified dietitian. These physicians are available outside of the office’s Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. office hours through an answering service.
The Northern Pulmonary medical practice in Queens includes three pulmonologists/internists who specialize in treating patients with pulmonary problems including asthma, COPD and lung cancer as well as those requiring critical care services. The practice, at 58-06 Francis Lewis Blvd. in Bayside, is open Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
“By adding these internal medicine practices to the North Shore-LIJ Health System, our patients gain access to these high-quality services in varied locations across Long Island,” said Thomas McGinn, MD, chairman of North Shore University Hospital and LIJ Medical Center, in a statement.
“The health system is constantly striving to offer the best services it can to all of the people it serves across the New York metropolitan area,” he added.