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Drexel Medicine Resumes Management of Internal Medicine Practice and Student Health Center

July 13, 2021

Internal medicine and student health re-join clinical practices of the College of Medicine

The Drexel Internal Medicine practice at 219 North Broad Street and Drexel University’s Student Health Center have rejoined the clinical practices of the College of Medicine. 

The Drexel Internal Medicine practice at 219 North Broad Street and Drexel University’s Student Health Center have rejoined the clinical practices of the College of Medicine. Previously managed by Tower Health Medical Group, the practices returned to Drexel effective July 1, which ensures continuation of these needed services and reflects Drexel’s mission-driven approach to student and population health in Philadelphia.

Drexel Internal Medicine will continue to see patients 18 years and older at 219 North Broad Street, 6th Floor. The Student Health Center will continue to serve Drexel students at 3401 Market Street, suite 105B in University City. 

“Adapting to change in the landscape of health care delivery locally and nationally, we are realigning the management of these practices as an example of our commitment to care for the health of our students and community,” said Charles Cairns, MD, the Walter H. and Leonore Annenberg Dean and senior vice president for medical affairs at Drexel’s College of Medicine. “We look forward to continuing the top-level medical care patients expect both on campus and downtown in our Center City internal medicine practice.”

Drexel Medicine and Tower Health Medical Group are working together to ensure seamless management of the health care needs of all patients during this transition—both in Center City and on the Drexel campus in University City.

“The Student Health Center is a hub for so many valuable services for students, including allergy shots, women’s health, sports medicine, lab work and much more,” said Janet Cruz, MD, an assistant professor and director of Drexel’s Student Health Center. “Caring for students during their time here is central to all we do and this decision helps us to work together and better serve our students every day.”

The two practices will be managed alongside Drexel Medicine’s other clinical operations, including the Partnership Comprehensive Care Practice and the Caring Together Program.

“Individual and collective health and wellness are critical throughout our campus community and our neighborhoods,” said Marla Gold, MD, senior vice provost for Community Health and Chief Wellness Officer at Drexel. “Especially as we’re experiencing the most challenging health issue in our lifetimes, these practices serve as a vital resource to so many in Philadelphia.”

As patients continue receiving the personalized care they seek in these practices, the alignment also helps the College of Medicine’s mission of training the next generation of physicians and health care leaders. 

“A large part of the vibrancy of Drexel is built on ensuring students are given the environment in which to thrive and reach their fullest potential,” said Subir Sahu, PhD, senior vice president for student success at Drexel. “No place couples a broad range of health services with opportunities for clinical experience and experiential learning quite like Drexel. Today is the next step in building on that commitment.”

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