Department of Family Medicine
Family physicians in Northwell Health offer a full range of primary health care services for families at offices, hospitals and homes throughout the region. Within the Department of Family Medicine there are 3 hospitals, 66 residents, and 4 community health centers with over 215 physicians in multiple locations responsible for over 9,000 inpatient and 70,000 outpatient visits per year spanning the pediatric to geriatric population.
The structure of the Department of Family Medicine differs from that of many traditional departments. Physicians and other health professionals at multiple practice sites comprise the Department of Family Medicine. Each component hospital or community of physicians maintains local autonomy while maintaining a cooperative relationship with the department and School of Medicine leadership. The Department Chairperson and an Executive Committee formed by local leadership assures cooperation and mutual support.