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New York Hospital Queens Expands Access to Primary Care and Specialty Services

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New York Hospital Queens Expands Access to Primary Care and Specialty Services
          Physician Practices Join NYHQ, Specialists Added to Growing Practices

Flushing, N.Y., January 27, 2014 – As part of a growth plan to expand access to primary and specialty care services throughout the Queens community, New York Hospital Queens (NYHQ) has acquired two physician practices, Bayside Primary Care (formerly known as Barra, Coman, Rawlings) and Queens Diabetes and Endocrinology. Additionally, another 10 specialist physicians are now seeing patients in the hospital’s growing Whitestone Primary Care and Maspeth Multispecialty Care practices.

Bayside Primary Care has primary care physicians and a cardiologist who focus on promoting lifestyle changes to improve an individual’s physical health and overall well-being. Queens Diabetes and Endocrinology provides care for people with diabetes (an ongoing epidemic in Queens), as well as other complex endocrine conditions. This practice is involved in national clinical research studies, and its founder, Daniel Lorber, M.D., is associate director, Theresa and Eugene M. Lang Center for Research and Education, and director, Division of Endocrinology, NYHQ.

“NYHQ is committed to expanding access to primary care and providing easier access to specialty services. We are proud to bring these physicians on board to help protect and promote the health of our community,” said Stephen S. Mills, president and chief executive officer, NYHQ. “The hospital, through our physician group, New York Queens Medicine & Surgery, P.C., continues to acquire and build additional practices throughout the borough.”

At Whitestone Primary Care and Maspeth Multispecialty Care, members of the community can continue to find more physicians and services near where they live and work. Whitestone Primary Care doubled its medical staff in 2013 and now offers primary care, cardiology, sports medicine/orthopaedic, and urology services. Maspeth Multispecialty Care now offers in-community access to cardiology, vascular surgery, sports medicine/orthopaedic, urology, and pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition services.

These practices are members of the New York Hospital Queens physician group, New York Queens Medicine & Surgery, P.C. Members of the community who are interested in more information can visit http://www.nyhq.org/Primary-Care-and-Multispecialty-Practices.

BACKGROUND

BAYSIDE PRIMARY CARE
Bayside Primary Care, located at 44-02 Francis Lewis Boulevard, Suite A in Bayside, has seven primary care physicians, some of whom have practiced in the community for more than 30 years. These physicians are Peter R. Barra, M.D., John C. Coman, M.D., Svetlana Fuzaylova, M.D., Ion Oltean, M.D., Calina Lia Pavlovici, M.D., Sherban Pavlovici, Jr., M.D., and Grigoriy Shatenfeld, M.D. Cardiologist, Gregory Pontone, M.D., has recently joined NYHQ and sees patients at this location. For an appointment, call 718-631-0500.

QUEENS DIABETES AND ENDOCRINOLOGY
Queens Diabetes and Endocrinology, located at 59-45 161st Street in Flushing, continues to be a resource for individuals with endocrine disorders. Endocrinologists Daniel L. Lorber, M.D., Joseph M. Tibaldi, M.D., Loli Huang, M.D., Nicola Kreglinger, M.D. and Siu-Ling Ma, M.D., offer treatment for a variety of endocrine conditions, including diabetes, thyroid disease, and adrenal disorders. For an appointment, call 718–762–3111.

WHITESTONE PRIMARY CARE
At 14-02 150th Street in Whitestone Village, Whitestone Primary Care has been open for one year and has grown to include six physicians. At this location, members of the community will find Justin A. Classie, M.D., a specialist in sports medicine and general orthopaedics, Urologist Farshad Shafizadeh, M.D., and Cardiologist Gregory Pontone, M.D. They join Family Practice Specialist Ambrose Pipia, M.D., Internist Domenick Acquista, M.D., and Cardiologist Katherine Heretis, M.D. For an appointment, call 347-625-6221.

MASPETH MULTISPECIALTY CARE
Maspeth Multispecialty Care has expanded its team of specialists to include Cardiologists Gregory Gustafson, M.D., Mark Balek, M.D., and Katherine Heretis, M.D., Vascular Surgeon Ankur Chawla, M.D., Orthopaedic Surgeons Justin A. Classie, M.D., and Annibale Pluchinotta, M.D., Urologist Farshad Shafizadeh, M.D., Pediatric Gastroenterologists Suma Kamath, M.D., Aaron Turkish, M.D., and Nutritionist Joanne Carroll, N.P. The practice is located at 72-41 Grand Avenue in Maspeth. For an appointment, call 718–458-0261.

New York Hospital Queens is a member of the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System and an affiliate of the Weill Medical College of Cornell University. For more information, visit www.nyhq.org.    


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