Author: Concorde Medical Group

Update on receiving the Covid vaccine

New York State now views individuals under age 65 with specific medical conditions to be eligible for the COVID vaccine:

  • Cancer (current or in remission, including 9/11-related cancers)
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Pulmonary Disease, including but not limited to, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), asthma (moderate-to-severe), pulmonary fibrosis, cystic fibrosis, and 9/11 related pulmonary diseases
  • Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities including Down Syndrome
  • Heart conditions, including but not limited to heart failure, coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathies, or hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) including but not limited to solid organ transplant or from blood or bone marrow transplant, immune deficiencies, HIV, use of corticosteroids, use of other immune weakening medicines, or other causes
  • Severe Obesity (BMI 40 kg/m2), Obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 30 kg/m2 or higher but < 40 kg/m2)
  • Pregnancy
  • Sickle cell disease or Thalassemia
  • Type 1 or 2 diabetes mellitus
  • Cerebrovascular disease (affects blood vessels and blood supply to the brain)
  • Neurologic conditions including but not limited to Alzheimer’s Disease or dementia
  • Liver disease

To provide the documentation required at the time of your vaccine appointment please do the following:

  1. Sign into our Patient Portal
  2. Click ‘View My Chart’ on the portal homepage.
  3. From there, please print a copy of ‘Problems’ and ‘Medications’ document.

Update On Covid Vaccine Supply

On Monday evening January 18, 2021, Concorde Medical Group was advised by the NYC Commissioner of Health of the shortage of Covid vaccine and that New York City had not received enough vaccine from the federal government for widespread distribution. At the present time, our order will not be filled. The major health systems and NYC Vaccination Clinics which have pending vaccine orders will receive their supply before we do. We will call our eligible patients on the wait list as soon as we receive a supply of vaccine.

The City and State are actively advocating to the federal government to receive more vaccine, but they do not expect vaccine to be widely available until mid-2021. Please check the New York City Health Department website at NYC.Gov for updates

Concorde Medical Group A Member of Northwell Health Physicians Partners

As of 01/01/2020:

“We have decided to join Northwell Health to ensure our continued growth and ability to provide outstanding care to our patients. It was important to our doctors at Concorde that we continue to function as a physician-run group, maintaining the autonomy and cohesiveness which has allowed us to offer very personalized, high-quality care to our patients. Northwell shares these same values and provides us the unique opportunity to remain as Concorde while being a part of a much larger organization.”

-Paula Marchetta MD, MBA, rheumatologist and president Concorde Medical Group,
immediate past president of American College of Rheumatology