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Launching A New Physician House Calls Service to Fulfill Needs in NYC Communities

This article originally appeared in the May 2017 edition of the Columbia Nursing E-Newsletter. What’s the reason to go inside patient’s homes? Marie Carmel Garcon, DNP, has worked at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) for the past 28 years.   From the ICU, dealing with infectious diseases, even working with dialysis patients, the newest nurse […]

How to Swallow Big Pills: Dr. Stephen Ferrara Gives Advice to Refinery29

This story was originally published by Refinery29 on May 29, 2017:    Remembering to take your medications every day is hard enough, but especially so when they’re massive horse pills.   You have to get a glass of water, brace yourself to gag, and it can become a whole thing.   Even though you eat […]

LGBT Health Open House On May 25: Join Us

In a kick-off to Pride month, come meet with our board-certified practitioners and discuss our new LGBT services! The LGBT Health Open House is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.   Come visit the only primary care practice in Upper Manhattan that specializes in LGBT care! At ColumbiaDoctors Primary CareNurse […]

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Columbia Opens Nurse Practitioner-Led Primary Care in Washington Heights

Why You Should See a Nurse Practitioner as Your Primary Care Provider?

The health care system is complicated, and finding a health care provider can be a challenge.   But with the growing popularity of nurse practitioners (NPs) as primary care providers, access to quality health care is becoming easier.   In fact, Americans make 916 million visits to nurse practitioners as their primary care provider every […]

Nurse Practitioner Group featured on NY1

Increase in Demand, Increase in Opportunity With a severe increase in demand for patient care due to a lack of doctor availability, nurse practitioners are now able to have a wider range of responsibilities and opportunities to attend to patients.   Watch the video or read the transcript below. Nurse-Run Primary Care on the Rise to […]

Faculty Profile: Stephen Ferrara

Stephen Ferrara joined the faculty of Columbia Nursing this year and oversees the school’s attending faculty as well as Columbia Nursing’s Primary and Immediate Care faculty practice in midtown Manhattan.

Suitcase with first-aid kit for Travel Health

How Long Before Traveling Do I Need Travel Vaccines?

Check with your primary care provider or travel clinic when you book your flight. You may need to see a provider at least four-six weeks before leaving the country to allow enough time to complete vaccinations.

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