BMS Institute for Specialty & Integrative Services @ Bristol is a model for primary care.
259 Bristol Street, 3rd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11212
phone: (718) 342-1134
fax: (718) 342-1882
BMS is committed to a model of primary care that is patterned on a progressive private practice rather than on a clinic setting. Our Philosophy of Care that stresses, "a commitment that information about a proposed treatment, its risk and alternative approaches is shared with each patient," guides all of our medical, dental, behavioral health practices and supportive services.
BMS honors this commitment by expanding treatments within our scope of services. Recently, our efforts in this area have been greatly advanced by a linkage agreement with NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) to provide tuberculosis (TB) screening and treatment for those with latent TB infection (LTBI) at the NYC Health Department's Brownsville facility, located at 259 Bristol Street in Brooklyn. On January 15 this year, BMS opened the BMS Institute for Specialty & Integrative Services @ Bristol (BMS-ISIS@Bristol). (*Note: LTBI is not contagious; patients with active tuberculosis will continue to be referred to the Department of Health.)
BMS-ISIS offers the following services to the adult population of Central Brooklyn:
- Primary care
- Infectious disease services
- TB skin testing
- Chest X-rays
- Surgical consultation and treatment for patients diagnosed with latent (non-contagious) TB infection.
Clients will be served regardless of their ability to pay, and referrals to all other BMS services will be provided as appropriate. Follow-up services and transportation will be offered as needed.
NYC DOHMH will remain an active partner in this new practice, providing BMS-ISIS with:
- A chest x-ray technician one day per week TB testing and supplies
- Bureau of TB Control's (BTBC) clinical practices manual as the standard of care for patients receiving TB-related services
- TB care training for BMS-ISIS clinicians
- Medical consultation regarding management of TB patients as requested
This unique partnership provides us with an extraordinary opportunity to enhance the scope of our TB respiratory care services and logically co-locate our complementary subspecialties with our expanding primary care services.
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