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The Mount Sinai Medical Center and Long Island Heart Associates Launch New Program for Diabetes and Heart Disease Patients


February 9, 2011

(New York, NY) – The Mount Sinai Hospital and Long Island Heart Associates have developed a new service for its patients on Long Island. The Diabetes and Cardiovascular Care Partnership is a new innovative service launched by The Mount Sinai Hospital with Long Island Heart Associates, one of its affiliate locations, in order to assist in managing patient care for those with diabetes and heart disease. With close to two million New Yorkers diagnosed with diabetes and the inherent relationship to heart disease, this new program provides Long Island residents a location for quality care without having to travel far to receive it.

This program, located in Mineola, ensures that patients are meeting the American Diabetes Association standards of care in order to minimize risks from diabetes. Doctors, educators, and coordinators work together to ensure proper diabetes care and education is accomplished. Patients in the program are screened for an eye examination, podiatric attention, wound development and healing, chronic kidney disease classification and cardiovascular care. The patient will be referred for specific care contingent upon the priority which is established during the assessment. Each person will have a specific plan and any barriers such as misinformation/cultural difference, inability to obtain medication or testing supplies, or dealing with depression will be addressed. Throughout the entire process it is important to note that the patient remains a patient of the primary care physician.

Additional information as well as interviews are available with qualified physicians from Mount Sinai and Long Island Heart Associates and Certified Diabetes Educators along with patients in the program.

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