Dr. Sumir Sahgal is the founder and Chief Medical Officer of Essen Health Care. Dr. Sahgal started Essen out of a single South Bronx office in 1999. The practice currently has 22 locations throughout the Bronx, Long Island, Brooklyn, and Queens, and is the largest private comprehensive multi-specialty medical group in the Bronx. Essen is among the first practices in New York to have achieved the ‘Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home’ designation and has grown into one of the premier healthcare practices in New York City by leveraging its Ambulatory Care, Urgent Care, House Calls and Nursing Home divisions.
Essen has more than 200 providers who focus on providing the highest quality of care in some of New York City’s most undeserved areas. In addition, Essen Care Management provides community care as a Certified Management Agency (CMA) to Health Home and Medicaid Long Term Care Plans. Dr. Sahgal’s focus on increasing patient access to care led to the 2005 launch of EssenMED House Calls, which extended primary care services beyond office walls and into patients’ homes. EssenMed House Calls is now the largest medical house call program in New York State, bringing primary care, podiatry, and wound care services into the homes of more than 7500 patients residing throughout the five New York City boroughs, Nassau and Westchester Counties. Similarly, in 2015 after identifying the need for urgent care access points to prevent ER visits and hospitalizations, Dr. Sahgal founded Metro Urgicare, a rapidly growing urgent care practice that offers rapid response treatment for patients. Metro Urgicare currently has 15 locations spread throughout the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Long Island.