Primary Care – Schenectady
Ellis Medicine's Primary Care-Schenectady, located in the Cushing building at the Ellis Health Center on McClellan Street, serves as the training facility for the Family Medicine Residency and Osteopathic Internship programs. This practice has 26 examination rooms, special procedure rooms, conference and precepting areas, faculty offices, laboratory, resident offices, and waiting, reception and business areas. The center's staff includes physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, nursing technicians, medical secretaries and clerical personnel.
Ellis' Primary Care-Schenectady (McClellan Street) registers more than 35,000 patient visits annually. Home visits by the residents are arranged and supervised by faculty. We also have privileges to manage nursing home patients during their hospital stay.
Patient records are maintained in compliance with HIPAA regulations and are moving towards an EMR system in compliance with the recommendations of ACGME.
Behavioral Science group meetings are held regularly with a faculty psychologist focusing on professional and personal situations encountered by the residents, their families and significant others.
A Practice Management consultant is available through the center to acquaint residents with financial, staffing and business related information and to assist in the transition to private practice after graduation.
The practice functions as a private group practice with the advantage of having readily available consultants as scheduled preceptors. Subspecialty consultants provide resident education and on-site consultation.
Consultants are scheduled on a regular basis from the following disciplines:
- Diet & Nutrition
- Infectious Diseases
- Obstetrics & Gynecology
- Podiatry Psychiatry
Consultants also conduct didactic lectures on a weekly basis.
The nursing staff has amassed extensive experience in such areas as acute care, emergency room, OB/Gyn, surgery, geriatrics, substance abuse, oncology, and more. Most are seasoned veterans of the nursing profession and help create an environment conducive to resident training.
Nursing staff take an active role in specialty clinics including OB/Gyn, infectious diseases, minor surgery and diabetes education. Additional diabetes support is available through the hospitals Center for Diabetes.
Cumulative diagnosis profiles of patients seen at the practice in descending frequency:
- Well Child Visits
- URI/Otitis / Pharyngitis
- General Medical Exam
- Pneumonia / Bronchitis