About the Mount Sinai Visiting Doctors Program
Since 1995, the Mount Sinai Visiting Doctors Program has been fulfilling the need to provide quality, compassionate health care to frail, elderly, or ailing adults who are unable to leave their homes. The award-winning program—inspired by three Mount Sinai residents who recognized this need—grew out of the collaborative efforts of the Samuel Brofman Department of Medicine and the Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Aging. Today, serving as both a health care service and a teaching platform, Mount Sinai Visiting Doctors Program stands as a flagship clinical initiative—the largest academic home-visit program in the nation, with its clinicians making more than 5,000 home visits annually to more than 1,000 patients.
The Patients We Serve
Throughout Manhattan, the Visiting Doctors Program delivers comprehensive primary care to an underserved segment of the population—homebound adults, consisting of geriatrics patients, as well as those with psychiatric, neurological, complex, and terminal illnesses. Our team also reaches out to families and caregivers to offer emotional support and counseling.
Visiting Doctors Program
Chelsea Village House Call Program
Read this compelling piece from the New York Times. A few house calls can make a world of difference. Sometimes even the doctors feel better.
In an amazing account, David Muller, MD, co-founder and past director of the Mount Sinai Visiting Doctors Program, describes his mile-long journey, mostly through heavily wooded terrain, to get to a patient's home, to not only help her, but her sister, son and daughter. Read More