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Lenox Hill Hospital Doctor Named "2007 House Call Doctor of the Year" By American Academy of Home Care Physicians

May 3, 2007

/i/press-releases/may3_2007.jpgLenox Hill Hospital's Andrew Lyons, MD, a board certified Internal Medicine specialist, was recognized as the "2007 House Call Doctor of the Year" by the American Academy of Home Care Physicians.

Dr. Lyons was nominated by his physician peers and his candidacy was supported by numerous appreciative patients and several medical professionals and organizations who wrote letters in praise of his work with the homebound elderly population in Manhattan.

The award is presented each year to an outstanding practitioner at the Annual Meeting of the AAHCP (May 3, 2007, Seattle, WA), and is meant to honor those pioneering clinicians who are bringing house calls back into the medical care mainstream.

Dr. Lyons has maintained a solo practice centered on home visits for homebound elderly patients since 2000. In service of the sickest, most frail elderly patients in NYC, Dr Lyons has developed strong collaboration and support from leading organizations such as Visiting Nurse Service of New York.

He is on staff at Lenox Hill Hospital where he completed his training in Primary Care Internal Medicine. He also serves as Medical Director for The 80th Street Residence, a unique assisted living facility that cares for elderly patients with cognitive impairment.

"I am honored and humbled by this award and especially by the kind words offered by my patients, their families and my peers during the nominating process." says Dr Lyons.

"House Call Medicine is a growing field and represents the Primary Care Medicine of the future as it retains what was good about the past. Patients and families cherish the Physician House Call and recognize the importance of this once forgotten practice. I will continue to embrace the challenges and rewards of House Call Medicine for my entire career."

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