By Susan Elise Campbell
Dr. Steven Shamosh a specialist in internal medicine with a focus on preventative care, has become a part of St. Peter’s Primary care in Malta and is hiring a staff to provide services for the community.
The facility is at 2537 Route 9 in the heart of Malta’s business district. According to Dr. Shamosh, this location will allow him to tap into the growth of the Malta community as well as provide resources of award-winning St. Peter’s Health Partners.
“The opportunity here in Malta is to be in a place where business, including nanotechnology, is flourishing,” he said.
“We are always looking for opportunities to meet the needs of growing communities,” said Meg Doherty, a practice manager focused on primary care and development for five of the past 10 years that St. Peter’s Health Partners has been serving the Capital Region.
Doherty said that with St. Peter’s practices in Clifton Park and Saratoga Springs, “it made sense to get involved in Malta, both for families and business folks in general.”
In mid-October Shamosh opened his practice above the SEFCU branch on Route 9.
Another role he plays is “serving as the gatekeeper to evaluate patients fully and establish a personal connection,” he said. “Then we can bring together and coordinate any needed sub-specialists, thus reducing fragmentation of care.”
“St. Peter’s Hospital has a vast and growing network of specialty and ancillary services that Dr. Shamosh can his connect patients with,” said Doherty.
To date St. Peter’s has established 185 locations with 11,000 employees. When the opportunity presented itself in Malta, Shamosh said he was quick to take advantage of it.
“St. Peter’s had the need and I had the desire to be in this area,” said Shamosh. “My job is to have St. Peter’s Health practices up and running and successful with everything they need to have them in front of their patients.”
Shamosh will add two or three additional practitioners and a support staff of five or six to greet and register patients, he said. A nurse practitioner has been hired and is now seeing patients, and Dr. Shamosh expects to be fully staffed within six months.
“We are open for new patients,” he said.
Dr. Shamosh, a fellow and laureate of the American College of Physicians, has provided primary care to adults across the northern Adirondack region for 25 years. Learn more at www.sphp.com.