The Wellness and Prevention Center at NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital emphasizes disease prevention and maintenance of optimal health. The Center provides patients with the most advanced diagnostic and screening tools for developing individual assessments and treatment plans to prevent or reduce the severity of disease.
Each patient receives a preliminary work-up performed by a primary care physician who is trained in a broad range of disease types. The physician completes a formal medical history and then performs a comprehensive physical examination. Testing follows evidence-based clinical protocols that are age and gender specific. Clinical findings are developed into individual patient medical profiles with customized risk assessments and recommended treatment plans.
The Center has 15 examination and consultation rooms, one procedure room, two echocardiography suites, and areas for ultrasound, transesophageal echocardiography, stress testing, and bone densitometry.
The Wellness and Prevention Center is located on the first floor of Lower Manhattan Hospital, providing patients with easy and direct access. Patients requiring additional radiological procedures and other imaging testing are referred to the Radiology Department, which is adjacent to the Wellness Center.
Patients may be referred to the Wellness and Prevention Center by their primary care physician, through Lower Manhattan Hospital's Emergency Department, or can self-refer.
All NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital physicians are on the faculty of Weill Cornell Medical College. Within the familiar setting of their community hospital, patients experience a level of care found in a leading academic medical center.