NEW YORK, Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lower Manhattan will soon be home to a unique concept in immediate medical care with the opening of Medhattan, set for September. The 3000-square-foot Medhattan Immediate Medical Care facility will open its doors at 106 Liberty Street and provide those who live and work or are travelling in Lower Manhattan with a combination of the convenience of a walk-in urgent care center, the medical expertise of a top hospital and the pleasant and comforting decor, exemplary customer service and concierge amenities more typical of a boutique hotel. Medhattan will provide comprehensive adult and pediatric urgent care services and will treat all immediate and emergency medical needs, short of those requiring hospital-based intervention and admission.
Medhattan is the vision of Leslie Miller, M.D., an emergency physician, emergency room (ER) administrator and longtime New Yorker. Medhattan will offer patients healthcare tailored to their specific needs, and without compromise. Dr. Miller has handpicked some of the City's finest ER doctors to join Medhattan – not just as staff physicians, but as partners in a shared vision.
"Our doctors all have a history of academic excellence, a gift for patient communication, and a desire to practice medicine as it should be – comforting and personalized," said Dr. Miller. "Our doctors will personally deliver every aspect of our patients' care, from taking a medical history to drawing blood to giving patients the education that we believe is a vital, yet often forgotten, aspect of the care."
Medhattan has modeled their customer service after the highest standards set by the hotel industry, creating a space that is tranquil and comforting. They will provide healthy snacks, plush cloth robes and a host of unanticipated amenities, including wellness services such as acupuncture and massage. Patients will leave their visit with a flash drive containing their entire medical record, including X-ray, sonogram, EKG and lab results. And Medhattan's complimentary concierge service can facilitate referrals to the city's top specialists.
Medhattan promises luxury that patients can afford, with visits costing as little as $200. Several of the most popular insurance plans as well as Medicare will be accepted. For patients with no insurance or who have a high deductible plan or are traveling, Medhattan is a very affordable, yet far more attractive, alternative to the ER.
Medhattan is located on the corner of Liberty and Trinity streets, steps from Ground Zero and at the heart of lower Manhattan. Their facility is in the same location that once housed the ground zero recovery and cleanup clinic manned by several of Medhattan's physician partners as well as Medhattan's co-founder Dr. Alicia Salzer.