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Karen Abrashkin

Dr. Abrashkin is the Medical Director for the Northwell Health House Calls program and the Clinical Call Center.
Northwell’s House Calls program provides both longitudinal and primary care and urgent care in the home. The program serves nearly 2000 homebound individuals annually and has excelled in Medicare’s Independence at Home demonstration project. The program has also partnered with the West Health Institute to scale the program locally and to develop best practices that can be shared, and consistently seeks to develop and test enhancements to its model of care, including community paramedicine and deployment of telehealth services.

The Clinical Call Center provides around-the-clock telephonic nursing services using a unique protocol-driven triage system. Integrated with Northwell’s Center for Emergency Medical Services, the Call Center achieved accreditation through the International Academies of Emergency Dispatch in 2017, making it the second to achieve the milestone worldwide.

Prior to joining Northwell Health, Dr. Abrashkin worked as a hospitalist at the Mount Sinai Medical Center. She received her medical degree from the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine and completed her residency in internal medicine at the Mount Sinai Medical Center.

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