New Family Medicine Suite Celebrates Ribbon CuttingMarch 22, 2022
Kenneth Veit, DO, Provost, PCOM; Peter Hotz, CEO, vybe urgent care; Jay Feldstein,
DO, President and CEO, PCOM; and Bourton Piper, PharmD, CEO, Roxborough Hospital
On Friday, March 18, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) hosted a ribbon-cutting celebration for the new Family Medicine at PCOM healthcare center. Conveniently located on City Avenue, this newly-renovated space
includes fifteen exam rooms and a dedicated space for mental health services.
“For so many of us here at the College, Family Medicine at PCOM stands as a model
of hope and healing,” shared Jay Feldstein, DO '81, President and CEO, PCOM. “Our expanded and reimagined space was realized through
a $3.5 million dollar College investment and a Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program
(RACP) grant. It emboldens our work to provide patients in the Philadelphia community
with access to quality care while addressing social determinants of health and healthcare
disparities,” continued Dr. Feldstein.
The event also included PCOM speakers Kenneth Veit, DO '78, Provost, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean, and Kristine Kim (DO '23), who spoke on the importance of Family Medicine at PCOM as a training facility for
the next generation of physicians.
Derek Barkley, a longtime patient of Family Medicine at PCOM also spoke at the event.
“I have been a patient here for over 20 years,” shared Mr. Barkley. “I can say that
a DO saved my life.”
With a focus on quality and accessibility of health care for patients, Family Medicine
at PCOM offers a variety of healthcare services, including family medicine, geriatrics,
gynecology, osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM), pediatrics, mental health services and psychology.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, attendance for this event was limited. In alignment
with the current guidelines for healthcare centers from the City of Philadelphia,
all participants, guests were required to wear masks, as well as follow social distancing
About PCOM Healthcare Centers
PCOM's Healthcare Centers were established to serve the medical needs of our community by providing a variety
of quality and easily accessible healthcare services in one convenient location. From
our board-certified family physicians to our specialists in gynecology, geriatrics,
internal medicine, osteopathic manipulative medicine and psychology, we care for your
entire family. Our doctors are osteopathic physicians, who emphasize health awareness, education, and prevention of illness and disease.
We believe that the physician and patient are partners, working together to optimize
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About Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Founded in 1899, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) has trained thousands
of highly competent, caring physicians, health practitioners and behavioral scientists
who practice a “whole person” approach to care—treating people, not just symptoms.
PCOM operates three campuses (PCOM, PCOM Georgia and PCOM South Georgia) and offers doctoral degrees in clinical psychology, educational psychology, osteopathic
medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy and school psychology, and graduate degrees in
applied behavior analysis, applied positive psychology, biomedical sciences, forensic
medicine, medical laboratory science, mental health counseling, non profit leadership
and population health management, organizational development and leadership, physician
assistant studies, school psychology, and public health management and administration.
PCOM students learn the importance of health promotion, research, education and service
to the community. Through its community-based Healthcare Centers, PCOM provides care
to medically underserved populations. For more information, visit pcom.edu or call 215-871-6100.
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