Mount Sinai Health System recently announced it will offer same-day appointments with primary and specialty care physicians.

The Same-Day Program was created to provide fast and efficient access for patients with immediate health concerns or those requiring a second opinion. Patients who use the service can speak with a registered nurse who will ask questions about symptoms to identify the appropriate expert. For complex or chronic medical conditions, additional information may be required before an appointment is scheduled. The goal is to match the patient with the right expert.

“People have very busy lives, and we see this service complementing a model we have created, one that offers access to world-class care when and where you need it,” said Kenneth L. Davis, M.D., president and chief executive officer, Mount Sinai Health System. “By creating more convenient ways to access care and removing barriers to access, we are changing the face of medicine and ensuring the health of our communities.”

“Patients with urgent needs will be seen by a physician as soon as possible,” said Abraham Warshaw, M.D., senior vice president, Mount Sinai Health System, and associate professor of population health science and policy, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. “The goal is to ensure patients are matched efficiently with the right expert.”

Patients may call 844-4MD-APPT (884-463-2778) or email before for a same-day consultation with a physician.

The Mount Sinai Health System is an integrated health system committed to providing distinguished care, conducting transformative research and advancing biomedical education. Structured around seven hospital campuses and a single medical school, the Health System has an extensive ambulatory network and a range of inpatient and outpatient services—from community-based facilities to tertiary and quaternary care.

The Health System includes approximately 7,100 primary and specialty care physicians; 12 joint-venture ambulatory surgery centers; more than 140 ambulatory practices throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Long Island and Florida; and 31 affiliated community health centers. Physicians are affiliated with the renowned Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, which is ranked among the highest in the nation in National Institutes of Health funding per investigator. The Mount Sinai Hospital is in the “Honor Roll” of best hospitals in America, ranked No. 15 nationally in the 2016-2017 “Best Hospitals” issue of U.S. News & World Report. The Mount Sinai Hospital is also ranked as one of the nation’s top 20 hospitals in geriatrics, gastroenterology/GI surgery, cardiology/heart surgery, diabetes/endocrinology, nephrology, neurology/neurosurgery and ear, nose and throat, and is in the top 50 in four other specialties. New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is ranked No. 10 nationally for ophthalmology, and Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai West are ranked regionally. Mount Sinai’s Kravis Children’s Hospital is ranked in seven out of 10 pediatric specialties by U.S. News & World Report in “Best Children’s Hospitals.”

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