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Experts On Call: How White Plains Hospital Takes Urgent Care to the Next Level

White Plains Hospital Medical and Wellness In Armonk
—Hospital Owned And Operated—
Offers ‘Walk-In’ Urgent Care That’s Convenient and Comprehensive 

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (October 17, 2016) – Your child is sick, injured, or needs medical attention, fast. It’s not serious enough to merit a trip to the emergency room, but you can’t wait until tomorrow for a doctor’s appointment. You decide to head to a “walk-in” urgent care.
Urgent care has long been valued for its no-appointment needed convenience. But, by expanding its services out into the community last year, White Plains Hospital has created a new model of excellence for urgent care that goes well beyond convenience.
The result? Advanced care that’s accessible and comprehensive—giving patients and parents peace of mind with immediate access to board-certified physicians in a modern facility with state-of-the-art imaging, comprehensive laboratory testing, and a seamless connection to the Emergency Department that treats more patients than any other hospital in Westchester.
Thousands of area residents have sought treatment from the pros at White Plains Hospital since White Plains Hospital Medical and Wellness opened last fall at 99 Business Park Drive in Armonk, NY.
“What people will find in Armonk is urgent care that goes well beyond basic services,” says Frances Bordoni, Senior Vice President of Ambulatory and Physician Services and Business Development at White Plains Hospital. “Our physicians are able to diagnose and treat a wide variety of conditions. They have access to the Hospital’s extensive clinical resources, and they can support patients after an urgent care visit, right here in the community, through referrals to and communication with our extensive physician network.”
“As one of only two hospital-operated urgent care centers in New York State, we are able to provide a higher level of care than most urgent care centers that offer only basic labs, basic x-rays,” says Farrukh Jafri, M.D., Co-medical Director of Urgent Care. “Here you’ll always be seen by an Emergency Medicine physician. We also have on-site imaging, and we can analyze blood work and labs in real time.”
Dr. Jafri notes that the facility is seamlessly connected to the Hospital’s Emergency Department and serious cases can be transferred immediately. For example, recently, a patient arrived at the Armonk Urgent Care Center complaining of abdominal pain. Dr. Jafri was able to diagnose appendicitis on the spot and immediately transferred the patient by ambulance to White Plains Hospital.
That level of diagnostic ability is not commonly found at freestanding urgent care centers, Dr. Jafri points out. “Here, patients will find the most experienced Emergency Medicine doctors in the region. The level of knowledge and skill is well beyond what’s been previously available in urgent care here in Westchester,” he says.
Here’s who’s on call at the White Plains Hospital Urgent Care Center in Armonk—board-certified, seasoned physicians who specialize in Emergency Medicine (Pictured in the attached photo, from left to right):
Farrukh Jafri, M.D., Co-medical Director of Urgent Care, board-certified in Emergency Medicine
Allen Srulowitz, M.D., Emergency Department Physician, board-certified in Emergency Medicine
Eric Larsen, M.D., Associate Director of EMS and Emergency Services, board-certified in Emergency Medicine
Jeffery Mayer, M.D., Emergency Department Physician
Jean Lesko, M.D., Emergency Department Physician, board-certified in Emergency Medicine
Rafael Torres, M.D., Director of the Department of Emergency Medicine, board-certified in Emergency Medicine
Neil Kathuria, M.D., Emergency Department Physician, board-certified in Emergency Medicine
(not pictured)
James Bregman, M.D., Emergency Department Physician, board-certified in Emergency Medicine
White Plains Hospital Medical and Wellness’ urgent care center is open 7 days a week for after-hour ailments and injuries, such as flu, sore throats, and common sprains, which are not necessarily severe enough to require emergency room visits. Hours are 3-11 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. on weekends. In addition, a full-service Diagnostic Imaging Center is open weekdays from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. and weekends from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. The center offers a full range of diagnostic imaging and laboratory services, including a silent MRI, 64-slice CT scan, pediatric radiology, sonohysterography, 3D mammography, 3D breast ultrasound and bone densitometry. For more information, the public is invited to call 914-849-7900 and visit http://www.wphospital.org/about-us/wph-to-armonk.
 
About White Plains Hospital
White Plains Hospital (WPH) is a proud member of the Montefiore Health System, serving as its tertiary hub of advanced care in the Hudson Valley.  WPH is a 292-bed not-for-profit health care organization with the primary mission of providing exceptional acute 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 Center for Cancer Care, The William & Sylvia Silberstein Neonatal & Maternity Center and The Ruth and Jerome A. Siegel Stroke Center. The Hospital’s Flanzer Emergency Department is the busiest in Westchester County, seeing nearly 57,000 visits a year. White Plains Hospital performs lifesaving emergency and elective angioplasty in its Joan and Alan Herfort, M.D. Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and Marie Promuto Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory.  White Plains Hospital also has outpatient medical facilities in Armonk and New Rochelle.  The Hospital is fully accredited by the Joint Commission and earned its recognition as a Top Performer for Key Quality Measures® in 2015 and 2013. The Hospital is also an eleven-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 (ANCC).  In 2014 and 2016, White Plains Hospital received the Outstanding Patient Experience Award from Healthgrades®, given to only 10% of hospitals nationwide. For additional information, visit http://www.wphospital.org.    
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