Residents of the Lankenau Medical Center family medicine program to fill the majority of their ambulatory care training at Main Line HealthCare (MLHC) City Line Family Medicine under the direction of Program Director, Richard M. Watson, DO; Associate Program Director, Tamara Fedec, DO; Core Faculty Member, Megan Daley, DO; and Faculty Member, Ali Kadkhoda, DO. Our primary focus is on three key performance indicators: patient access, quality of care and patient satisfaction. The practice has received numerous accolades for quality of care, being identified as a one of the region’s top performing practices for over a decade and patient satisfaction scores exceeding both regional and national averages. Residents selected to train at MLHC City Line Family Medicine will experience a unique and rewarding opportunity not found in most family medicine residency programs.

En route to the resident providing indirect-supervised patient care, the program utilizes an enhanced one-to-one direct resident observation model providing ample opportunity for faculty to evaluate residents during a variety of acute, urgent and chronic medical conditions, providing prompt resident feedback. Great effort is made to provide continuity of care within the ambulatory setting. This effort also extends to the inpatient care of MLHC City Line Family Medicine patients when admitted to the Lankenau Medical Center.

MLHC City Line Family Medicine specializes in the delivery of comprehensive care to patients of age 14 and older, focusing on prevention and early recognition of disease. Our diverse patient demographics and balanced insurance payor mix offers residents a real world experience. MLHC City Line Family Medicine has partnered with on-site specialists allowing patients in need of specific specialty consultation convenient on-site treatment. The practice has a large patient volume that has permitted residents to fulfill their continuity patient requirement utilizing the minimum ambulatory clinic days preserving and maximizing rotational experiences.

The development of a multi-specialty center provides accessible, comprehensive, coordinated and continuing patient care. With on-site services including cardiology, gynecology and rheumatology, many patients’ medical needs can be treated and managed at our facility. Residents will have the opportunity to have direct discussions with any one-site specialists seeing patients at that time. At MLHC City Line Family Medicine, residents will have direct and remote electronic access to the records of all patients on their panel through are fully implemented EMR.

Second- and third-year residents will expand their ambulatory training by spending a portion of their week at a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in Philadelphia. The clinic is managed by Spectrum Health Services, Inc. (SHS), a nonprofit community health agency whose admission is to provide comprehensive primary care health services, health education and social services to low income Philadelphians. The Spectrum Health Services clinic provides care to both pediatric and adult patient populations.

For more information, contact Kim-Lieu Pham, program coordinator, at 610.771.0260 or phamk@mlhs.org.