Your Health is Our Priority
When quality of life is compromised, a lifeline of support can be found with Medstar. Medstar is our medical services division, with a mission to support the continued health and wellness of each and every community member. We help patients navigate the complexities of the health care system by providing referrals to top physicians worldwide along with cutting edge and comprehensive guidance. We are proud to be a leading, globally recognized medical care organization, with liaisons to every major hospital and doctor in the tristate area. Our knowledgeable and professional staff and volunteers go above and beyond to see that questions are answered, treatments obtained, needs met, and families cared for.
Toby & Ronnie Hersh
Medstar Medical Referral Line
Regardless of the severity of your medical needs, finding the right doctor to care for you is our top priority. When you call the Toby & Ronnie Hersh Medstar Referral Line, our caring and competent staff will provide you with more than just a doctor’s name. We are here to help you choose the best doctor for your needs, and continue to see you through the medical process.
Michael and David Haddad
Road to Recovery
When medical ailments are complicated or serious, Medstar’s Road to Recovery program gives patients extra guidance and support through their difficulties. Our volunteers and professional staff live up to SBH’s founding mission of caring for friends and family in their hours of need. They listen, advise, follow up and keep in touch so that no patient must face and cope with stressful situations alone. Medstar assists with hospital transfers, food provisions, navigating the complex waters of health insurance and can even accompany patients to the doctor. Private meetings are arranged for further support, and our comprehensive guidebook is given to learn more about how to be a well-informed patient, what types of questions to ask the doctor, and how to prepare for possible surgeries and hospital stays that may lie ahead. In all, an important relationship is formed between patients and Medstar to ensure that their road to recovery is a smooth one.
Promoting good health and educating the community about important and relevant health issues have been a main mission at Medstar. Every year, we provide free wellness seminars by well-noted physicians, CPR workshops and our life-saving annual health screenings, testing in glaucoma, skin cancer, mammography, hearing, cardiac and prostate cancer.
Hospital Relations Program
Medstar is proud of our close relationships with the best hospitals across the tristate. We have taken a leadership role in representing the entire community to all major hospitals who share our mission of recovery through sincerity and compassion. The Medstar name is well-known by the best hospitals in the world because of our professionalism in all our endeavors towards community health care. In cooperation with the Sephardic Hospital Fund, we meet with hospital presidents and administrators to forge a personal relationship built on camaraderie and shared values. Our mutual respect allows us the humble opportunity to count so many great hospitals amongst our closest friends.
At MedstarMedical.org, you can find a wealth of information for the Jewish patient who may be traveling or staying overnight away from home. The website extensively covers the New York, New Jersey and Florida areas, but also contains information on dozens of cities around the world, such as Milan, Hong Kong, Rio de Janeiro, Panama City, Montreal and much more. At our website, you can find a list – organized by location – of all major hospitals and contacts, as well as hotels, kosher restaurants and synagogues nearby. Locally, there is also contact information for rabbinical and patient representatives at each hospital. Global travelers have access to local Hatzalah phone numbers, Chabad centers, US embassies, and 24-hour pharmacies.
Lynda Levy Cohen a”h
Medical Lending Program
Our Medical Lending Program offers anyone the opportunity to borrow or donate medical equipment. Like many lending programs or gemahs, an inventory of supplies is stored and lent out for temporary use. Dedicated in memory of Lynda Levy Cohen, we have wheelchairs, walkers, commodes, canes, and shower chairs. To donate or borrow, call 718-787-1100 x 351 and leave a message.
Education Program & Lecture Series
Helping Hand Pro-Bono Medical Program
Hospital Visitation Program
“ The degree of professionalism and conscientious thought that Medstar puts into each individual is remarkable, requiring a significant level of sophistication and care. Medstar’s efforts have changed the community’s ability to find the correct physician for the specific problem, always looking for the best of the best. ”
– Stuart H. Ditchek, MD, FAAP
“ Medstar found me top physicians and hospitals for every situation. I was always able to get in touch with a kind and caring voice- there was always compassion on the other end. May I never need them again, but it is certainly reassuring to know that they are there. ”
“ Whatever the illness, whatever the background, they respond to what would be helpful to the particular patient. We admire the excellence in everything Medstar does including the personal care and supportive care. ”
– Dr. Herbert Pardes, Executive Vice Chairman of the board, New York Presbyterian Hospital
“ I’ve received countless calls from community members with medical issues, and my first resource is always Medstar. They solve every part of the medical problem with professionalism and care. I have complete faith in their ability to pinpoint the top physician for each patient’s medical issue. ”
– Rabbi David Ozeri