Medicine

The Department of Medicine at Long Island Community Hospital encompasses a full array of medical subspecialties, including cardiology, critical care, endocrinology, gastroenterology, hematology and medical oncology, infectious disease, nephrology, rheumatology and pulmonary medicine.

Our physicians are highly collaborative working closely across specialties for the benefit of our patients. As a patient, you will feel this commitment to cooperation, quality, and safety as you experience inpatient or ambulatory care throughout the hospital’s facilities. Our physicians treat patients with compassion, expertise and attention to the needs of each individual patient and their family.

Highlights include:

Cardiology

Interventional cardiologists perform cardiac catheterization procedures in our well-equipped Knapp Cardiac Care Center. We have a STEMI-response team assuring that patients experiencing a ST-elevation myocardial infarction (heart attack) receive rapid intervention quickly opening blocked arteries and prevent further heart muscle damage. Cardiac electrophysiologists perform EP studies and elective and emergency procedures for patients with arrhythmias, including ablations, cardioversions, defibrillators, loop recorders, and pacemakers.

 Critical Care

Critical care physicians, known as intensivists, are in the hospital everyday overseeing the care in the medical intensive care unit, coronary care unit, and surgical intensive care unit. These physicians are experts in the complex care required for patients in life-threatening conditions.

Hospitalists

Internal medicine physicians who specialize in the care of hospitalized patients, called hospitalists, are onsite 24 hours a day and provide oversight for the general medical care of patients. Our hospitalists work in teams and ensure a continuity of care and appropriate transition of care focused on the individual needs of each patient.

Neurology

Neurologists are critical members of our Designated Stroke Center. The stroke center team is ready 24 hours a day for rapid response for patients experiencing stroke symptoms.

Primary Care

Any patient in need of a primary care practitioner can access our primary care practices throughout the community, including:

  • Family Medicine Practice
  • Bellport Primary Care

We provide access and offer specialized programs to meets a spectrum of needs in our community, including treating acute illness, screenings, immunizations, prevention and wellness, care for chronic conditions, and addiction.

Physicians throughout Our Community

Physicians in private practices throughout the community are members of the medical staff and collaborate with fellow colleagues throughout our Department of Medicine, as well as partnering with surgical subspecialty colleagues.

 Long Island Community Hospital is privileged to have a highly active and committed voluntary physician staff. Many of our physicians, have been on staff at our hospital for decades providing a level of continuity and commitment that benefits patients through a collegial and collaborative environment. Our highly engaged medical staff ensures that our focus always remains on you the patient.

Training the Next Generation of Physicians

In addition to outstanding clinical care, we are an academic center training the next generation of physicians through our internal medicine residency program. Here, new doctors gain experience in Long Island Community Hospital’s inpatient and ambulatory settings and are trained with our commitment to clinical excellence.

As a patient or visitor, you’ll find ours to be a dynamic, teaching environment where we offer an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accredited residency program that includes 30 residents each year. Our goal is that by training outstanding residents, we are creating a pipeline for future practicing physicians right here in our community.

Research

As active researchers, members of the Department of Medicine participate in regional and national professional society meetings, presenting their research (frequently on quality improvement processes) and case studies at annual national meetings, such as the American College of Physicians and the Academic Alliance in Internal Medicine, for the continuing education of other specialists.

 

The Department of Medicine is continuously evolving and growing. All of our specialties are dedicated to improving healthcare in our community. Together, our team is focused on meeting the needs of the community as they arise so that together we can take outstanding care of this section of Suffolk County.