Queens-Long Island Medical Group Reopens Far Rockaway Office Damaged by Hurricane Sandy

01 May, 2013, 11:34 ET from Queens-Long Island Medical Group

FAR ROCKAWAY, N.Y., May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Queens-Long Island Medical Group (QLIMG), now part of AdvantageCare Physicians, today has reopened its medical office in Far Rockaway, six months after flooding from Hurricane Sandy damaged the building.

The Far Rockaway Medical Center is a vital resource to the community; more than 9,000 patients used the office at 29-15 Far Rockaway Boulevard in the year before Hurricane Sandy. Each of these patients has been notified of the office reopening, and new patients are now being accepted. The Far Rockaway office offers full-service primary care for adults and children. As the community continues to recover, QLIMG has made it a foremost priority to reopen the medical office, thereby ensuring that families have access to high quality medical care right in their community.

"It is our privilege to be back and ready to see patients. Our medical group has been part of Far Rockaway for many years. We are happy to serve them again," said William Gillespie, M.D., EmblemHealth Chief Medical Officer who also serves as President and CEO of AdvantageCare Physicians.

Since Hurricane Sandy, Rockaway-area patients have been seen in other nearby QLIMG offices or by an area physician.  QLIMG is steadfast in its commitment to provide comprehensive health care to the residents of Far Rockaway.

Patients looking to make an appointment may call (718) 337-7000. Information on QLIMG is available at www.qlimg.com.

Queens-Long Island Medical Group is part of AdvantageCare Physicians, one of the New York area's largest physician-led practices. The practice is based on a model developed by EmblemHealth to improve coordination of care to produce better patient outcomes and higher levels of patient satisfaction.

About AdvantageCare Physicians
AdvantageCare Physicians, P.C., is one of the largest physician-led practices in the New York metropolitan area, with more than 400 primary care physicians and specialists in 36 locations. These conveniently located community-based medical destinations provide coordinated quality care and support culturally competent care delivery. They provide access to health and wellness education and health screenings, to help patients assess health risks and to make informed choices.

SOURCE Queens-Long Island Medical Group