SLR Holds Community Health Day in East Harlem

6/27/2012

The Department of Medicine at St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospitals (SLR) is helping East Harlem residents become healthier.

On June 16, UMPA at Madison Avenue, a new multispecialty practice at 1827 Madison Avenue and 119th Street, performed free health screenings, including blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose, lung function and breast exams. About 40 members of the community were tested at this University Medical Practice Associates (UMPA) site. UMPA is the Department of Medicine’s outpatient faculty practice.

“The event was a great opportunity for local residents to visit our new, revamped multispecialty practice, meet many of our providers and support staff and get complimentary screenings,” said Dr. Raji Ayinla, a primary care physician and pulmonologist. “Some of the attendees didn’t have primary care doctors, and they were happy to learn about our site. In addition, about 10 people made appointments for follow-up care after the event.”

Adds Dr. Danielle Jardine, a primary care physician who serves as the site’s Medical Director: “We had a great turnout for our Community Health Day. It was a good way to introduce our practice to people in the neighborhood and to give back to the community.” The medical office plans to hold future screenings two evenings a month this summer, including blood pressure and glucose tests on July 17 and 31, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.

UMPA at Madison Avenue is comprised of primary care internal medicine physicians as well as specialists in cardiology, diabetes management, gastroenterology, nephrology, pulmonary medicine and women’s health. The office also offers evening and Saturday hours, and many of the professionals and support personnel speak Spanish.

For more information on this UMPA practice site, please call 212-722-1441.

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