First Larchmont Practitioner Joins WPH Physician Associates
White Plains, NY (January 2, 2013) – Samir Sidani, M.D. has joined White Plains Hospital Physician Associates, a recently formed division of the Hospital aligning local physicians and ambulatory care with inpatient hospital services. His practice, White Plains Hospital Physician Associates Family Medicine, will remain at its current location, on Palmer Avenue in the village of Larchmont.
Dr. Sidani, a longtime Family Medicine practitioner in Larchmont, received his medical degree and residency training in Family Medicine from American University of Beirut Medical Center in Beirut, Lebanon. He completed an additional residency in Family and Community Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, and he is board-certified in Family Medicine.
He has served the primary care needs of patients throughout the world for thirty years and those of the Sound Shore community for more than a decade. Early in his career, Dr. Sidani played an integral role in establishing the Arab Board of Family Medicine and in launching Family Medicine training programs throughout the Middle East. He later served as an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Cincinnati, and he has been affiliated with White Plains Hospital for the past two years. He is fluent in Arabic and French.
Family medicine physicians, also called primary care physicians, are specifically trained for and skilled in comprehensive initial disease management, as well as ongoing routine and follow-up care for individuals of both genders and all ages. They provide care for uncomplicated conditions and frequently collaborate with other health professionals utilizing consultation with specialists and referral as the situation warrants.
"We are very pleased to welcome Dr. Sidani into the White Plains Hospital family," said Susan Fox, Executive Vice President at White Plains Hospital. "His expertise in family medicine has been an asset to the Sound Shore community for decades, and we feel especially fortunate to be able to partner with such a skilled and knowledgeable practitioner."
Dr. Sidani's office is located at 1890 Palmer Avenue, Suite 304 in Larchmont, New York. For appointments and more information on his practice, call (914) 834-4123.
White Plains Hospital (WPH) is a 292-bed voluntary, not-for-profit health care organization with the primary mission of offering high quality, acute health care and preventive medical care to all people who live in, work in or visit Westchester County and its surrounding areas. Centers of Excellence include the Dickstein Cancer Treatment Center, The William & Sylvia Silberstein Neonatal & Maternity Center, The Ruth and Jerome A. Siegel Stroke Center and The Westchester Orthopedic Institute. The Hospital has the busiest Emergency Department in Westchester County, with more than 55,000 visits a year. White Plains Hospital is the only community hospital in Westchester County licensed to perform emergency & elective angioplasty. The Hospital is a nine-time winner of the Consumer Choice Award, an honor given to the nation’s top hospitals by the National Research Corporation, and received Magnet designation in 2012 from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. WPH is a member of the New York-Presbyterian Healthcare System and the Stellaris Health Network, Inc. For additional information, visit http://www.wphospital.org.