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Good News for New York Seniors: Medicare
will pay for services at 'DR Doctor
On-Premises Walk-In Medical Care' Facilities
NEW YORK, Nov.
It can be hard for senior citizens to
receive routine medical care in a timely
fashion when many doctors' offices and
emergency rooms are crowded and area
hospitals have been closed.
But now New
senior citizens have a great new choice for
receiving routine medical care, as the
federal government has certified the New
York Walk In Medical Group, PC, to receive
payments for services under the Medicare
The medical practice group runs the "DR
Doctor On-Premises Walk-in Medical Care"
facilities springing up in Duane
The facilities are staffed by licensed,
board-certified physicians who can take care
of most common ailments, minor injuries,
routine screenings, vaccinations, and
referrals to specialists.
After patients are treated, the doctors can
refer them back to their local primary or
specialty care physicians, maintaining
continuity of care.
The medical practice is affiliated with Beth
Israel Medical Center and St.
Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, giving
patients access to several of New
top health care facilities. People with
most forms of insurance are accepted, as are
non-insured patients, and now Medicare
For busy New Yorkers, the chief advantages
are convenience, affordability, and quality
of care. If a person's primary physician is
not available, it is far less hassle to
visit a nearby drugstore than to schedule an
office appointment or visit an emergency
room for non-life-threatening problems.
The number of patients treated in DR Doctor
On-Premises Walk-In Medical Care facilities
recently passed 100,000, according to Dr. Maggie
MD, Medical Director for New York Walk-In
Medical Group. Having the ability to accept
Medicare payments means her group can now
offer the same level of convenience,
affordability, and quality of care to more
and more seniors.
pleased to help bring New Yorkers convenient
routine medical care through its association
with the DR Doctor On-Premises Walk-In
Medical Care facilities," said Frank
Senior Vice-President of Pharmacy Operations
"And now with the acceptance of Medicare at
these facilities, we are truly 'making New
York Living Easy' for Duane
patients and customers."
The DR Doctor On-Premises Walk-In Medical
Care facilities are managed by Consumer
Health Services, Inc. (CHS), the premier
provider of on-site, physician-directed
consumer health centers. For more
information about the walk-in centers,
including hours and locations, please visit www.drwalkin.com.