The Adult Internal Medicine program, previously known as Weill Cornell Internal Medicine Associates (WCIMA), includes over 40 exceptional academic full time members that provide high quality and comprehensive primary care for a diverse group of adult patients representing a cross section of the ethnic, cultural, and economic diversity that is New York City. This program, established as the Division of Ambulatory Medicine in 1968, has a long and distinguished history. During recent years, our ambulatory practices have expanded to various locations in the New York City area, including the Upper East Side, Lower Manhattan, and Long Island City, Queens.
Ambulatory services provided to our patients include preventive health care, treatment of acute and chronic illness, and the coordination of care for those with medical complexity. Patients at our ambulatory practices are cared for by a team of providers comprised of faculty attendings, nurse practitioners, and resident physicians in order to maximize expertise in various aspects of health care.
Patients are seen by a cadre of outstanding health care providers regardless of their insurance plan type. We serve as the primary site for general medicine ambulatory education for the Internal Medicine Residency training program.
The inpatient program has grown rapidly since its inception as the Division of Hospital Medicine in 2009. Today, this program includes over 80 exceptional faculty members from around the country. All faculty are board certified in internal medicine and many have additional training and subspecialty expertise, including infectious disease, emergency medicine, nephrology, critical care, medical informatics, pain management, quality improvement, and clinical research.
On any given day, our faculty provides care for over 200 inpatients at both the East and Lower Manhattan NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell campuses. Our physicians are responsible for the General Medicine Housestaff Service, the Medicine Consult Service, the Medicine-Orthopedics Trauma Service, and they oversee the Medicine-Physician Assistants Service.
The Integrative Health and Wellbeing Program was launched in the Spring of 2016. The program provides patient care centered on prevention, lifestyle medicine, and wellness. An integrative approach can also help to treat chronic disease and to manage symptoms related to illness.
We currently offer one-on-one nutritional counseling, mindfulness and meditation teaching, yoga therapy, pilates instruction, acupuncture, and massage therapy. We also offer group classes throughout the week, including yoga, mindfulness meditation, cardio, and pilates classes, among others.