Dr. Navarra Rodriguez is president and chief medical officer of Advantage Care Physicians New York (ACPNY). She oversees 40 offices that care for a half-million patients in the New York metro area.
A new ACPNY recently opened in Jackson Heights at 40-31 82nd Street, the group’s ninth in Queens.
“As we see communities grow and evolve, we do our best to ensure that our staff is meeting those needs and matching our communities as closely as possible,” said Rodriguez. “We’re lucky that we have a lot of providers and care team members that come from the community. They are eager to serve.”
AdvantageCare Physicians is part of EmblemHealth, which opened a new Neighborhood Care center at the Jackson Heights location. The center is open and free for anybody.
Community members can access primary care providers and specialty care services at ACPNY, and find connections to community resources, such as food and housing, wellness classes, and health benefits.
“At ACPNY, we know that accessible and quality care is both life-affirming and life-saving,” said Rodriguez, who has practiced medicine for over 20 years. “I have advocated for prevention, comprehensive care, and helping communities of color to get the healthcare access they need.”