NYC Council Member Ruben Diaz, Sr.
invites you to receive
Assistance Saturday, January 11, 2020, 11 am-2 pm
For an appointment, call 646-664-9400
Let our experienced lawyers and immigration
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1695 Seward Ave.
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2. You have lived in the United States as a green card holder
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For a detailed list of what to bring, call 646-664-9400.
More information at cuny.edu/citizenshipnow
BRONX TIMES R 6 EPORTER, JANUARY 3-9, 2020 BTR
The new BronxDocs clinic located at 2044 Westchester Avenue.
‘One Stop Shop’ Bronx Docs
clinic opens on Westchester Ave.
For those feeling under the weather
or looking to make their annual doctor’s
appointment, Westchester Square
now has a new option.
BronxDocs with partnership of
non-profi t affi liate Emblem Health,
announced the opening of a new primary
and multi-specialty facility at
2044 Westchester Avenue on Monday,
BronxDocs executive director Neal
Polan said he and his wife, Amy, have
owned and operated health clinics
since 2002, but only opened the fi rst
BronxDocs offi ce last February after
taking over what was once a St. Barnabas
Just a month later, the 932 Southern
Boulevard location was opened in
Hunts Point and now the third facility
is near Westchester Square.
“The healthcare industry has been
transitioning from an institutional
delivery system to retail delivery system,”
Polan explained a patient does not
have to go to a major medical center
just to be seen by a primary care physician,
but can walk down the street to
a smaller, local clinic to be seen and
receive the same care they would at a
He considers the BronxDocs clinics
‘one stop shops’ with their specialty
cares available, instead of dealing
with the hassle of referrals from primary
Polan said BronxDocs takes pride
in how quick appointments can be
made and followed through.
Primary care or pediatric patients
can be seen within 24hours of making
an appointment and specialty or
diagnostic appointments within a
“The most signifi cant value given
to the communities is access,” Polan
BronxDocs sites are selected strategically,
according to Polan, and are as
followed: the site is in an underserved
medical community, the site can add
value to the community in a culturally
sensitive way and gives the community
the advantage of having a well
funded and technologically advanced
The Westchester Square location is
8,000 square feet, has 20 exam rooms
and offers all the sub-specialties.
He also applauded the women’s
health doctor, Dr. Dorcas Morgan, who
works at 2044 Westchester.
Director of clinical services for
BronxDocs and nurse, Daisy Velloz
now fl oats between the three locations,
but has worked for Polan for 17 years.
The new location has a specialized
cardiac rehab program set in place already.
Velloz said what sets BronxDocs
apart from other walk-in clinics is
their multiple specialty services because
it increases the patients compliance
and supplies patients with what
What Velloz means by compliance
is making sure patients make it to
their scheduled appointments and receive
the corresponding care for whatever
diagnosis they have.
With that in mind, Velloz said the
new Westchester Avenue location will
offer evening and weekend hours in
the near future.
Both Polan and Velloz shared the
same essential sentiment, “trying to
meet the communities needs.”
“At BronxDocs, we consistently
strive to deliver high-quality, community
based medical care that is patientcentered,
compassionate, and qualitydriven,”
For more information about Bronx-
Docs, visit bronxdocs.com