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St. John’s Medical Group Enhances Its Outpatient Medical Service Offerings by Opening State-of-the-Art Health Center in Rockaway Park this December

Far Rockaway, New York, November 30, 2020 — St. John’s Medical Group is enhancing its outpatient medical service offerings by opening its new medical practice at 105-38 Rockaway Beach Boulevard in Rockaway Park. Patients and community members will have access to high-quality medical care in a modern setting equipped with state-of-the-art technology.

The new medical practice will open in three phases:

Phase 1: Services Available as of December 3, 2020

  • Adult and pediatric dermatology
  • Adult endocrinology
  • Behavioral health
  • Primary care

Breast surgery will be available in January 2021.

Phase 2: Services Added in Spring 2021

  • Cardiology
  • General surgery
  • Neurology
  • Additional primary care
  • Vascular surgery

Phase 3: Services Added in Fall 2021

The Margaret O. Carpenter Women’s Health Center will open and feature:

  • 3D mammography
  • Behavioral health
  • Breast surgery
  • Gynecology/oncology
  • Imaging
  • Maternal fetal medicine
  • Nutrition
  • OB-GYN
  • Urogynecology

Joining the medical practice this December are primary care clinicians Dr. Vladislav Chernyshenko, Dr. Yating Lee, and Nurse Practitioner Victoria Backus; pediatric and adult dermatologist Dr. Louis Siegel; adult endocrinologist Dr. Sophia Galustian; and Social Worker Jamie Svenson. Breast surgeon Dr. Sharon Koehler joins the practice in January. Additional clinicians will join the practice in Spring and Fall of 2021.

“We recognize that access to medical services is a prime concern for the communities we serve and that is why we are opening new offices and providing various services outside of the hospital,” said Rosemary Bonilla, MBA, CMPE, Vice President of Physician Practices and Ambulatory Care. “Our patients deserve excellent medical care close to home.”

The new Rockaway Park office will open on December 3, 2020.

To schedule an appointment for primary care, dermatology, endocrinology, and behavioral health services, call (718) 318-3434.

About Episcopal Health Services

Episcopal Health Services Inc., (EHS) is a health system located on the Rockaway Peninsula in Queens, New York. The system provides emergency and ambulatory care to the densely populated, culturally and economically diverse, and medically underserved Rockaways and Five Towns populations. The system provides people of all faiths with comprehensive preventive, diagnostic treatment, and rehabilitative services, regardless of their ability to pay.