Residents of the Lankenau Medical Center family medicine program fulfill 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, and faculty member Ali Kadkhoda, DO. Typically two attending physicians dedicate time to teach residents by precept and example during their ambulatory care sessions. The enhanced one-to-one direct resident observation provides ample opportunity for faculty to evaluate residents during a variety of acute, urgent and chronic medical conditions and provide immediate 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. Patients requiring specialist consultation can conveniently seek treatment from the numerous onsite specialists MLHC City Line Family Medicine has partnered with. The development of a multi-specialty center provides accessible, comprehensive, coordinated and continuing patient care. With on-site services including cardiology, dermatology, gastroenterology 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 on-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 our fully implemented EMR.

Patients requiring OMM are also scheduled during resident ambulatory sessions. Supervision of the residents on the delivery of OMM is provided by the CLFM attending physicians and Andrew Kirschner, DO, a practicing OMM specialist. Our mission is to provide the residents an environment that amplifies the learning experience by being attentive to your educational needs while satisfying your AOA ambulatory care training requirements.

Second and third year residents will expand their ambulatory training by spending a portion of their week at a federally qualified health center in Philadelphia. The clinic is managed by Spectrum Health Services, Inc. (SHS), a nonprofit community health agency whose mission is to provide comprehensive primary care health services, health education and social services to low income Philadelphians.

For more information, contact Kim-Lieu Pham, Program Coordinator, at 610.771.0260 or PhamK@mlhs.org.