YAVAPAI COUNTY – Community Health Center of Yavapai (CHCY) is pleased to announce that Daniel Lefkowitz, DO will be seeing patients at their Cottonwood clinic located at 51 Brian Mickelsen Parkway.
Dr. Lefkowitz has been serving the Verde Valley since 2018 and said he’s excited to join CHCY to serve patients in Cottonwood.
“I’m really grateful to be here and help the Cottonwood community members improve their health,” He said. “I’ve grown to love this place. It’s an amazing community and I’m happy to raise my family here.”
Dr. Lefkowitz graduated cum laude with honors from the University of Arizona for his undergraduate degree and received his medical degree from Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in New York.
“Working in underserved and rural areas during medical school is what sparked my passion for rural medicine. I find it very rewarding to help the people who need it the most.”
Dr. Lefkowitz specializes in treating acute and chronic medical conditions in adults. He has special interests in rural medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT).
“Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment is a person-centered approach to medicine,” said Dr. Lefkowitz. “We specialize in treating the entire person rather than just the symptoms. It’s more of a hands-on approach that involves manually moving, stretching, and adjusting the body to reduce pain and increase mobility.”
Having Dr. Lefkowitz offer this level of personalized care compliments the Community Health Center of Yavapai’s newest recognition as a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) for its continuous quality improvement and patient-centered approach.
The Patient-Centered Medical Home model of care supports a team-oriented approach while positioning the patients as the primary focus of their care. This means improved patient experience and access, ultimately helping health care providers better manage their patients with chronic conditions.
“The entire COVID-19 pandemic revealed just how important it is for patients to have a place they call their medical home,” said Willa Miller, the business manager at CHCY. “No matter how chaotic someone’s personal life may be, they are put at the center of care at CHCY. The PCMH then builds a network of support around them by working with other health professionals and community resources to make sure all their needs are met. Having Dr. Lefkowitz here with his passion for personalized medicine and education is going to be a great benefit to our Cottonwood location.”
In his spare time, Dr. Lefkowitz enjoys traveling with his wife, spending time with his children, and hiking and mountain biking in the beautiful red rocks of Sedona.