Alex D Federman, MD
- ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Medicine, General Internal Medicine
Specialties:Primary Care, Internal Medicine
Dr. Federman earned his medical degree from the State University of New York, Health Sciences Center in Brooklyn, completed his residency in Primary Care Internal Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center, and received clinical research training through the Harvard Medical School Faculty Development and Fellowship Program in General Internal Medicine. He also earned a Masters in public health degree from the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Federman is a board-certified internist who practices general internal medicine. His clinical interests include preventive medicine and hypertension management. His research focuses on financial and insurance-related barriers to healthcare for older adults. In addition to research and clinical activities, Dr. Federman teaches medical residents and students at Mount Sinai.
American Board of Internal Medicine
Multi-Disciplinary Training AreasClinical Research Education Program [CLR], Public Health [PH]
MD, S.U.N.Y., Downstate Medical Center
MPH, Harvard Medical School
Residency, Internal Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center
Fellowship, Health Policy, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Paul B. Beeson Scholar in Aging Related Research
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Generalist Physician Faculty Scholar Award
Outstanding Senior Resident
Dr. Federman's research interests include use of healthcare by low-income and elderly populations, cost and access to care, patient-provider communication about healthcare costs, supplemental health insurance, delays in care, and pharmacoepidemiology. His recent research has examined the influence of supplemental insurance and assistance programs on the use of medications and healthcare services among low-income elderly patients with chronic disease
- Seniors' Health Literacy, Beliefs, and Asthma Self-Management
The purpose of this study is to find out how older adults' memory, concentration and understanding of written information affects the way they take care of their asthma.
- Home-based Primary Care for Homebound Seniors: A Randomized Controlled Trial (HOME Study)
The objective of this study is to evaluate the impact of home-based primary care (HBPC) on outcomes for homebound older adults, including hospitalization and emergency department (ED) visits, quality of life and symptom control, costs of care, and burden of care for their info...
- Health Insurance Navigators for Low Income Elderly
- The purpose of this study is to determine where older patients get information on health insurance and how they make decisions about signing up for health insurance.
- Clinic-based vs. home-based support to improve outcomes for older asthmatics
Many Latino and African-American adult asthmatics are at high risk of asthma related morbidity and mortality and use of urgent care. Factors contributing to their increased risk include low literacy, English proficiency, medication costs, and illness beliefs, among others. Hom...
Federman AD, Cook EF, Phillips RS, Puopolo AL, Haas JS, Brennan TA, Burstin HR. Influence of physician behavior and process of care on unwillingness to return in the primary care setting. J Gen Intern Med 2001; 16: 668-674.
Federman AD, Adams AS, Ross-Degnan D, Soumerai SB, Ayanian JZ. Supplemental insurance and use of effective cardiovascular drugs among elderly Medicare beneficiaries with coronary heart disease. JAMA 2001; 286: 1732-1739.
Federman AD, Siu AL. The challenge of studying the effects of managed care as managed care evolves. Health Serv Res 2004; 39(1): 7-12.
Federman AD. Don't ask, don't tell: the status of doctor-patient communication about healthcare costs. Arch Intern Med 2004; 164: 1723-1724.
Federman AD, Vladeck BC, Siu AL. Avoidance of healthcare services due to cost by low-income seniors: the impact of enrollment in the Qualified Medicare Beneficiary Program. Health Aff 2005; 24: 263-270.
Federman AD, Alexander GC, Shrank WH. A practical physician guide to the Medicare drug benefit. Mayo Clin Proc 2006; 81: 1217-1221.
Federman AD, Halm EA, Siu AL. Use of generic cardiovascular medications by elderly Medicare beneficiaries receiving generalist or cardiologist care. Medical Care;.
Federman AD, Halm EA, Zhu C , Hochman T , Siu AL. Association of income and prescription drug coverage with generic medication use among older adults with hypertension. Am J Manag Care;.