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The Institute for Family Care

The Institute for Family Care

A wide range of family health services at New York Methodist Hospital provide ongoing preventive and primary care, as well as acute care for children and adults of all ages. Chronic diseases, such as asthma, diabetes, and sickle-cell disease, are also treated. Primary care doctors and specialists are available through the Hospital's outpatient clinics, family health centers, faculty practice, and private practices.

Referrals to our specialists and services available at the Hospital can be made through a patient's primary care physician or can be requested through the Institute's physician referral service.

Find a physician affiliated with this Institute here or call 866.432.CARE (866.432.2273).

Download the Institute's brochure or request that a brochure be mailed to you.

To request educational speakers or other community participation fromNYM relating to this Institute, or for more information, please visit the relevant Community Education and Programs pages and then contact the Department of Public Affairs with your request or inquiry.

Family Care Programs

Dental Medicine

NYM provides a modern facility equipped with the latest technology in dental care.


Our staff of dieticians travel throughout Brooklyn neighborhoods providing advice on healthy eating.

Sickle Cell Disease

The Sickle Cell/Thalassemia Program at NYM provides health care and treatment for patients.

Bloodless Medicine

The Bloodless Surgery Program's use of the latest technology gives patients alternatives to blood transfusions.


Tinnitus is a condition commonly referred to as a ringing in the ears.

Other Family Care Services

Travel Medicine Service

NYM offers an outpatient Travel Medicine Service with expert physicians who can provide advice and preventative treatment for those planning a trip to a foreign country.  MORE

Pediatric Asthma Services

NYM lung doctors recognize the unique characteristics of childhood asthma. MORE

Pediatric Gastroenterology

The pediatric gastroenterology program at NYM offers diagnosis and treatment of a variety of
bowel and liver disorders in children. MORE

Pediatric Neurology

Each child will receive a detailed and comprehensive neurological evaluation, and all
findings will be thoroughly discussed with parents or guardians. MORE

Ashkenazi Jewish Genetic Disease

NYM offers carrier screening for the seven inherited diseases that are most prevalent
among Ashkenazi Jews. MORE

Cancer Risk Assessment

New York City hospital provides comprehensive cancer risk assessment, genetic
counseling, testing, and other services for adults and children with cancer. MORE

Genetic Testing and Counseling

At NYM, genetic counselors provide information and support during pre- and post-test
counseling. MORE

Pain Management

The Chronic Pain Management Center at NYM evaluates and treats patients with acute and
chronic pain. MORE

Sleep Disorders

NYM is the only Hospital-based sleep center in Brooklyn to receive accreditation from the
American Academy of Sleep Medicine. MORE

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