How to interpret your medical results” is a topic to be explored at a free forum on December 13.

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Contact: Lyn Dobrin, 516-997-8545

October 24, 2016

Free Forum on December 13: How to interpret your medical results

“How to interpret your medical results” is a topic to be explored at a free forum on the evening of Tuesday, December 13, at Adelphi University in Garden City, sponsored by the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Program in collaboration with Northwell Health Care Institute.

The speaker is Dr. Mitchell A. Adler, MD, JD, MPH, FACP. Dr. Adler is Chief Medical Informatics Officer for Northwell Health Physician Partners, which is the health system’s ambulatory network. In that position, he oversees the ambulatory electronic health record (AEHR), also known as Allscripts TouchWorks. Before coming to Northwell, Dr. Adler was a founding partner of the Murray Hill Medical Group (MHMG). He helped implement an electronic medical record (EMR) system at MHMG in 1998, which led to his practice becoming paperless several years later.

Dr. Adler attended medical school at NYU and received his post-graduate training at the NYU Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital, where he completed a three-year residency in Internal Medicine followed by one year as Chief Resident. He also attended law school at Fordham, was admitted to the New York Bar, and earned a Master’s Degree in Public Health from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. He served a four-year tenure as a member of the American College of Physician’s Medical Informatics Committee. At Northwell Health, he is also a member of the Division of Medical Ethics and an active member of the Ethics Committee.

Says Erin Nau, the Educational Coordinator at the Adelphi Breast Cancer Program, “We feel that when people know how to read their records they are better advocates for their health.”

The forum will be held on Tuesday, December 13, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Alumni House at Adelphi University, 154 Cambridge Avenue in Garden City. Seating is limited and pre-registration is required. To register, call 516-877-4325; email; or register online at

Those who are unable to attend the forum can watch livestream on YouTube:


The 2016 educational forums are sponsored by The Junior Coalition of the Manhasset Women’s Coalition Against Breast Cancer.

Anyone who is worried about breast cancer should call the hotline for help at 800-877-8077.  You are not alone.


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