Dedicated to the Community
Over ten years ago, Zwanger-Pesiri launched a program to give free radiology services to uninsured and indigent Long Islanders. The idea for the program came to Dr. Steven Mendelsohn in 2008 after the stock market crashed and many people lost their jobs. Dr. Mendelsohn noticed that many charities working to help the recently unemployed were not contributing to health insurance. The practice originally donated their time and services only one Sunday a month, in only one office per month, but came to realize that the stakes were too high to limit Give Back Sundays to such a small time frame.
Since then, Give Back Sunday patients are seen in any office, at any time. The program is estimated to cost the practice $2.5 million per year. This price tag is well worth it to Dr. Mendelsohn. “What am I supposed to do? Keep the money and buy a huge boat or help thousands of people a year?” His only request is that patients reciprocate with their own good deeds.
To be eligible for our Give Back Sundays program, you must:
- Live in Nassau or Suffolk counties
- Have a referral from your doctor
- Make less than $40k per year