About  9th Street Internal Medicine in Philadelphia

Ninth Street Internal Medicine (NSIM) is an NCQA recognized Level Three Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH).

At 9th Street Internal Medicine, we:

  • Manage the health and wellness of patients ranging from age 18 through the senior years. We often see two or three generations of a family in our practice.
  • Emphasize preventive medicine, including age and gender-specific cancer screening, immunizations, and evaluation of risk factors for future medical problems.
  • Use an electronic health record to assure that you receive the best possible care. You can view your medical records and email us securely about prescription refills, referrals, appointment issues, and NON-URGENT medical questions.
  • Practice medicine as a partnership between us and our patients. We encourage your active participation in your care. We always inform you about your test results and make recommendations to help you achieve the best possible health.
  • Coordinate the care you receive from specialists, inpatient hospitals and emergency rooms. Your care will no longer be fragmented between providers who do not communicate with each other. Our on-site care managers help update your medical records and arrange needed services after hospitalization so that you have the help you need to recover.
  • Believe quality matters. We strive to continually improve what we do and assure that all patients get the care they need according to the best scientific evidence available.
  • Believe in access to care when you need it the most. We can see you for the same day and next day urgent care appointment. These are available with shorter wait time and lower costs than the emergency room.

Hospital Affiliations

9th Street Internal Medicine is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, University of Pennsylvania Hospital System and Jefferson University Hospital.

On-Site Lab Affiliation

Blood is drawn onsite by a commercial lab for your convenience.

MDVIP Affiliation

Dr Lillian Cohn, Dr Kenneth Barmach and Dr David Verbofsky are our MDVIP affiliated physicians. They are affiliated with a national program of concierge physicians who focus on personalized wellness and prevention as well as management of chronic and acute disease – this program allows patients to pay an annual membership fee to be part of a smaller patient panel. Those patients also receive all the benefits of being part of the NSIM practice with the same credentials, partnerships and electronic records described above in the NSIM information section of this site.

For more information on this program please visit www.MDVIP.com.

COVID-19 Vaccine

We are sorry to inform you that, although we had originally planned to partner with Centennial Pharmacy Services to administer the COVID 19 vaccine shots in our office, we will be unable to
do so.

We realize that this is disappointing to many of you, as we were hoping to make it easy for our patients to obtain the vaccine. However, the Philadelphia Health Department has decided to not distribute COVID Vaccine through physician offices but to focus instead on retail pharmacies, large mega-sites, collaborative arrangements with community groups, places of worship and large hospital systems.

We recommend that you go to the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Philadelphia Health department websites as well as those neighborhood pharmacies to find a vaccination location near you to schedule your shot. See the links below. If you are physically unable to leave your home, call our office and we can help you arrange to have a nurse come to your home to administer the vaccine.



Please be sure to let us know when you’ve been fully vaccinated and we will update your health record.

WE URGE ALL OF OUR PATIENTS TO GET THE VACCINE. If you have any concerns about the safety, effectiveness, rapidity of development or other issues regarding the COVID vaccines, please contact your primary care provider at NSIM.

Please be sure to let us know when you’ve been fully vaccinated and we will update your health record. Once you have been vaccinated, please follow the CDC guidelines to fully protect yourself and others. https://ww.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines.fully-vaccinated.html

Please be patient. No one will be truly safe until everyone in our country who desires the vaccine has received it.  Please continue to wear your mask when outside of your home, maintain social distance, wash your hands, and follow other guidelines from the health department and CDC. Once you receive the vaccine, you will need to strictly maintain these precautions at all times until our public health officials tell us otherwise.

Wishing you good health,

The NSIM and MDVIP physicians, Nurse practitioners, and Staff

Call us (215) 440-8681  | View COVID-19 Vaccine Registration Info