Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center

Dr. Abayomi Salako, Chief, Division of Primary Care/Preventive Medicine, examining patient.

 

Primary Care / Preventive Medicine

The Division of Primary Care and Preventive Medicine, under the leadership of Dr. Abayomi Salako, is taking a pivotal role in delivering comprehensive patient-centered primary care. "We are a conduit for a health care delivery system that provides care at the right time, and in the right place, to meet the patient's needs," stated Dr. Salako.

Dr. Yvonne Cruz, Medical Director, BronxCare Medical and Dental Practice at Poe, examining patient.
Dr. Yvonne Cruz, Medical Director, BronxCare Medical and Dental Practice at Poe, examining patient.

As part of its commitment to strengthen primary care, the department has focused its efforts on chronic disease management. In addition, the division is addressing health literacy issues, through a Community Health Worker initiative. Ambulatory Care education is also being provided to medical residents on a continuing basis, thereby helping to train the primary care workforce of the future.

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