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Sumir Sahgal

Founder and Chief Medical OfficerEssen Health

New York City Area

Member Since January 2022


Dr. Sumir Sahgal is the visionary founder and Chief Medical Officer of Essen Health Care, one of New York City’s largest private healthcare providers. Dr. Sahgal is a regular contributor for Newsweek and Fast Company. His inspirational story starts with opening Essen with a small single office in the South Bronx to now having 30 locations throughout the Bronx, Queens, and Long Island. His leadership has positioned Essen to become the first practice in New York to have achieved the ‘Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home’ designation and has inspired his profession. He has been featured in leading healthcare industry publications and publications across the five boroughs discussing Essen’s growth into one of the premier healthcare practices in New York City, leveraging its Ambulatory Care, Urgent Care, House Calls and Nursing Home divisions. As an innovative leader, he has been integral in the launch of Essen Ventures, a separate company that identifies new healthcare technologies and invests in them. As part of his commitment to providing the community access to high quality health care, Sahgal has built a network of more than 350 providers who focus on providing some of New York City’s most underserved areas. In addition, Essen’s 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 extends primary care services beyond office walls and into patients’ homes. EssenMed House Calls is the largest medical house call program in New York State, bringing services into the homes of more than 15,000 patients. In 2015, Dr. Sahgal founded Metro Urgicare, a rapidly growing urgent care practice that offers rapid response treatment for patients. Metro Urgicare has 15 locations spread throughout the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Long Island. His most recent innovation is the launch of Essen Ventures, a group dedicated to identifying and growing innovative technologies that will help Essen patients and revolutionize healthcare. This includes expanded partnerships with MyndYou, a healthcare technology solution provider and creator of MyEleanor, an AI-based virtual care assistant and Verustat, a Nashville-based remote patient monitoring solution provider that facilitates the tracking of critical patient biometric data on a HIPAA-secure platform.

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Essen Health

Company bio

Essen Health Care is patient-focused and active in serving the community. For that reason, we use the latest research to provide the highest quality of care to the underserved. Our over 20-year commitment to New York City has fueled an unwavering dedication toward innovating a better healthcare delivery system; one that truly makes a difference. We offer a fully integrated healthcare delivery network, and our goal to our valued patients is to provide only the highest level of quality care by leveraging our network of divisions, including: Urgent Care Primary Care Specialty Care House Calls Care Management Nursing Home Our vision and values guide every piece of the medical process. Concerns about cost? Quality? We Care for That. Essen is a part of the community it serves, and we understand the diversity of challenges and individual needs of New York City patients better than any other practice. With an ever-expanding variety of services, we can better meet the needs of New York City. Our network includes a range of specializations to meet the needs of all ages, all needs, and all divisions of the communities.


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