From the tiniest newborns to children and adolescents, from women before, during and after their childbearing years to men with special needs and senior citizens, there is a physician in Winthrop's Institute for Family Care for every member of the family.
"...This letter is to express my thanks and appreciation to your terrific pediatric staff...Our experience at Winthrop-University Hospital was entirely positive. I know Emily could not have been better taken care of in any other hospital..."
Woman's Health ServicesPhysicians may use any of a number of imaging techniques to make an initial diagnosis or confirm a suspected diagnosis. Taking care of children, spouses and aging parents often leaves little time for women to worry about their own health. Winthrop's Women's Health Services was created to simplify the process of gathering accurate information, accessing support services and obtaining referrals to appropriate healthcare practitioners.
The Women's Resource CenterThe Women's Resource Center is a comprehensive information resource. Women may access the Center through a toll-free telephone number - 1-866-WINTHROP. One call puts women in touch with a certified social worker or clinical nurse specialist who will respond to any health related concern; make referrals to physicians, allied health professionals, and support groups; and help research any health-related topic. A library of informational materials is available, and women may use the Resource Center's computer to log onto the Internet.
Reproductive EndocrinologyFor some couples, parenthood is an elusive dream. Reproductive endocrinologists at Winthrop are dedicated to helping couples achieve viable pregnancy and experience the unparalleled joy of parenthood.
Gynecologic OncologyThe Institute for Family Care's Gynecologic Oncology Program is headed by a Board certified physician. She and her highly skilled staff offer women specialized care for cervical and ovarian cancers.
UrogynecologyBladder incontinence is a common concern as women age. Urogynecologists at Winthrop offer comprehensive evaluation to pinpoint the cause of incontinence, and offer a range of treatment options. Relief may be afforded through non-surgical techniques and devices or the latest surgical procedures.
Breast Health ProgramThe Institute for Family Care's Breast Health Program provides comprehensive care to women who are concerned about breast cancer or other breast diseases. Screening examinations, including mammography and instruction in breast self-examination, are offered. Should an abnormality be detected, further diagnostic testing is available, including ultrasound, needle biopsy, Mammotome stereotactic biopsy and surgical biopsy. Specially focused breast surgeons and surgical oncologists provide surgical services. If a malignancy is found, treatment options offered at Winthrop include medical oncology and radiation therapy.
Physician ReferralsFrom adolescence to young adulthood, pregnancy to middle age, to menopause and beyond, women's bodies change and so do their healthcare needs. Women's Health Services in Winthrop's Institute for Family Care is uniquely staffed to make referrals to highly qualified healthcare specialists who can address the physical changes that take place at each stage of life. Endocrinologists who are attuned to hormonal changes and the potential impact of osteoporosis as women age, dermatologists and cardiologists who are keenly aware of women's special risks for heart attack later in life are among the team of specialists available to address women's health concerns.
General Obstetrical & Gynecological CareAnnual gynecological health screenings, including PAP tests, family planning care, management of normal and high-risk pregnancies, and other routine obstetrical and gynecological care are provided.
Diagnostic & Treatment OptionsThe full range of sophisticated diagnostic equipment is in place in Winthrop's many specialty centers. Diagnostic imaging capabilities include the latest generation of CT scanning, MRI, ultrasound and nuclear medicine. Physicians in the Institute for Family Care work closely with their colleagues in Winthrop's other Institutes to provide their patients with seamless care. Should surgical treatment be required, general surgeons as well as surgical subspecialists on Winthrop's staff have access to up-to-date surgical facilities both for inpatient procedures and through the Ambulatory Surgery Center.
Children's Health ServicesChildren of all ages receive special treatment from pediatricians based at Winthrop as well as from affiliated pediatricians in many surrounding communities.
Comprehensive Range of Pediatric SubspecialistsChildren with special medical needs may be seen by one of Winthrop's pediatric subspecialists, who have advanced training and vast experience in disciplines ranging from behavioral pediatrics and pediatric cardiology, to critical care, endocrinology, gastroenterology, genetics, infectious disease, neonatology, neurology, nephrology and pulmonology.
Diagnosing and treating the range of cancers and blood disorders in children is the focus of specialists in Winthrop's Cancer Center for Kids. Staffed by pediatric hematologists/oncologists with decades of experience, the Center is a unique regional resource that caters to children's medical needs and also addresses the psychosocial issues they and their families face.
Behavioral PediatricsIn an effort to integrate the youngsters' emotional, developmental and behavioral health into their medical care, Winthrop's Behavioral Pediatrics Program is an integral component of Children's Health Services.
Children's Health Resource CenterThis unique service may be accessed via a toll-free telephone number - 1-866-WINTHROP. Information on any topic related to children's health is available, including referrals to physicians and allied health professionals, information on conditions and access to the worldwide web.
GeriatricsThe multiple and often overlapping health needs of older adults are the focus of Winthrop's Geriatric medicine specialists. Geriatricians are physicians who have expertise in providing specialized primary care and geriatric consultative services to individuals with complex health problems and chronic medical conditions and to those who enjoy good health. Thorough evaluation and careful monitoring are provided, as well as supportive services, educational programs, and evaluation for community-based resources. Support groups for adult children and well spouses are also offered. For additional information, please call 1-516-663-2588.
Primary Care for Men (& Women!)Primary and preventive medical care is provided to men and women by a roster of highly qualified internal medicine and family practice physicians. Men and women have a wide range of physicians from which to select, including both Hospital- and community-based practices. For a referral, call 1-516-663-0333.
Home CareOnce the need for hospitalization has been resolved, there may be lingering needs for a less intense level of care and assistance. These can be met through Winthrop's Home Care Agency, which provides home health aides, skilled nursing services, social work, speech, physical and occupational therapy, and other services for patients as they continue to convalesce in their own homes. A Long Term Home Care Agency provides services to meet the multiple healthcare needs of the chronically ill person who elects to remain at home. For additional information, please call 1-516-663-0333.
Focus on EducationThrough the Institute for Family Care, Winthrop carries out its commitment to community service and education. Free community health education lectures are offered on a monthly basis to provide relevant, accurate health information to women, men, parents and senior citizens.
Speakers BureauMedical professionals from throughout Winthrop's Institutes volunteer to speak to community groups, PTAs, special interest clubs, support groups, civic associations...virtually any type of meeting. Topics can be tailored to the unique interests of the group. The goal is to share accurate and timely health-related information with the public in order to promote good health and wellness.
Perspectives in HealthThese lectures are held one evening each month and feature Winthrop experts who address health-related topics of interest to the general public.
Women's Wellness SeriesThese lectures are also held monthly in the evening. Winthrop experts are complemented by outside speakers who discuss issues that are of special concern to women. In addition, special events, some held off-site, provide women with other interesting educational opportunities such as cooking demonstrations and panel discussions, where Mothers can learn about preparing for college alongside their high-school-age daughters at the annual "Getting Your Daughter Ready for College" evening.
Parenting TodayThis is a monthly lecture series, conveniently scheduled in the evening that offers practical advice to parents with children of all ages. Topics cover every phase of childhood-from infants and toddlers through adolescents-and are designed to provide parents with a framework of successful parenting strategies that can help them raise children, who are both physically and emotionally healthy.
Health Update for Seniors & Their FamiliesThis is a monthly series of afternoon lectures that address topics of interest to older adults. Held off-site at the Mineola Community Center, this well-attended series also provides seniors with an opportunity to participate in a free blood pressure screening.
What's Happening at WinthropThis lecture series provides Winthrop speakers with an opportunity to address emerging healthcare trends and new developments. Scheduled as the need arises, What's Happening at Winthrop lectures address specific healthcare concerns that appear in the community.
Lunch & LearnWinthrop experts bring the learning experience into the workplace with conveniently scheduled Lunch & Learn lectures. These can be individually tailored to meet the needs of the specific audience. Lunch & Learn lectures represent Winthrop's partnership with local corporations and its commitment to ensuring good health in the region.
For additional information on community education programs, please call (516) 663-2234.
Keep Your Family in Focus...To learn more about Winthrop's Institute for Family Care, call the Resource Center at 1-516-663-0333.
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