Our ambulatory office is located in Latham, which is just a few miles north of Albany. It is staffed by our Med/Peds faculty and a home away from home for our residents. Our practice serves a diverse population and is the Patient Centered Medical Home of over 12,000 patients. The residents develop and maintain their own panel of patients; among these are patients that the residents care for during their hospital, newborn nursery and emergency department rotations. Med/Peds interns attend continuity clinic one session per week while Med/Peds residents attend two sessions per week. The PCMH residency practice has a dedicated LPN and an administrative support staff member to help with day-to-day patient care and concerns. The practice also has support from two registered nurses who provide case management for complex patients, lactation counseling, and smoking cessation education. Also available within our practice is our Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship, a cardiologist, a diabetes nurse educator, and an ECHO cardiology technician.
The Department of Pediatrics
The Duker Children's Hospital of Albany Medical Center is a Children's Hospital within a hospital; it consists of about 150 physicians who serve as teaching staff for the Children's Hospital. They represent the full range of clinical specialists and are involved in clinical and basic science research. Throughout the Children's Hospital, including the newly constructed tower, the Children's Hospital at Albany Medical Center occupies 60 NICU beds, 19 PICU beds and 59 general pediatric beds.
With over 5,000 admissions each year, the Children's Hospital faculty and residents provide care for 100,000 outpatient visits annually. It has a Level IV regional perinatal outreach center, a sophisticated pediatric intensive care unit, and the region's only programs in childhood cancer, pediatric AIDS, cystic fibrosis, trauma, rheumatology and diabetes.
The Department of Medicine
The Department of Medicine has over 70 full-time faculty members. The general internists schedule more than 11,500 annual outpatient visits and maintain busy inpatient and consult services. The subspecialists receive over 37,500 outpatient referrals annually, in addition to providing an extensive range of hospital consult services. During subspecialty electives, Med/Peds residents are involved in both the outpatient and inpatient aspects of subspecialty medicine. The Department of Medicine maintains the region's only comprehensive hemophilia program and bone marrow transplantation program.
The Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) for the Albany region is located across the street from Albany Medical Center. The Medicine faculties in both institutions often collaborate on clinical and research activities. The Med/Peds and Medicine resident experience is greatly enriched by rotations through the wards, intensive care units, and clinics of the VAMC.
Graduate Medical Education Department
The Graduate Medical Education Department at Albany Medical Center serves to coordinate resources for the house staff. Under the guidance of the Associate Dean of Graduate Medical Education, Dr. Joel Bartfield, and the Director of Graduate Medical Education, Catherine Riddle, providing oversight of the ACGME-sponsored programs, GME offers the AMA Welcome to the Practice of Medicine learning modules, Chief Resident Retreats, workshops and a variety of other events.