Get to know Family Physician Dr. Wayne Sebastiano, who serves patients in Baldwin, New York.
An excellent family physician, Dr. Sebastiano is the Owner of Firstcare Urgent & Primary Care in Baldwin, New York, acquiring the practice in 2016.
Firstcare Urgent and Primary Care has a long and trusted history of providing quality care to Baldwin and the surrounding communities for 30 years. They pride themselves on knowing their patients by name, and treating them with compassion, dignity and respect.
Raised on Long Island, Dr. Sebastiano graduated from Adelphi University. He attended the University of Aquila College of Medicine and Surgery near Rome, Italy and graduated with honors. After returning to the United States, he completed his internship in general surgery at the Catholic Medical Center of Brooklyn and Queens and a three year residency in family medicine at Downstate Health & Science Medical Center in Brooklyn. He was also an Assistant Clinical Instructor at the School of Medicine.
A Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians (FAAFP), the doctor is board-certified in family medicine by the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM). The ABFM is a non-profit, independent medical association of American physicians who practice in family medicine and its sub-specialties.
Upon completing his residency, Dr. Sebastiano entered the public sector and for the next two years was a full-time Emergency Room Physician in three local area hospitals: Mercy Hospital in Rockville Center, South Nassau Communities Hospital in Oceanside and Franklin Hospital Medical Center in Valley Stream. He also joined both the office of the Chief Medical Examiner as a Crime Scene Investigator for the City of New York (CSI-NY) & the New York State Troopers Alumni as a Police Surgeon.
In 1989, he entered private practice and opened his first office in the Five Towns, NY. In 1990, the Federal Aviation Administration certified him as an Aviation Medical Examiner, and in 1991 he was a physician-on-scene at the site of an Avianca Airlines 727 jet that ran out of fuel and crashed in Cove Neck, Long Island providing emergency care to over 40 of the passengers who ultimately survived.
Upon moving to Nassau County, Dr. Sebastiano offered his services to the local Volunteer Fire Department as both a firefighter and as their Fire Surgeon. In 1991, he was honored with their “Fireman of the Year” Award for saving the life of a young carpenter who almost completely severed his right arm in a glass door accident. In May of 2003, he was sworn in by the Fire Department – City of New York (FDNY) as an Honorary Medical Officer and still serves.
A member of both the New York State & the Nassau County Medical Societies, he serves as an attending physician on staff at Franklin Hospital-LIJ Medical Center in Valley Stream and has flown emergency calls with the Air Ambulance Network, transporting critically ill patients throughout the world. He is also a certified Rescue Scuba Diver and a member of the Divers Alert Network. He is also a member of SAG – the Screen Actors Guild and does voice over commercials for TV and the Movies.
Family medicine is a medical specialty devoted to comprehensive health care for people of all ages. The specialist is called a family physician or family doctor. A family physician is often the first person a patient sees when seeking healthcare services. They examine and treat patients with a wide range of conditions and refer those with serious ailments to a specialist or appropriate facility.
Among his various accolades, Dr. Sebastiano has been the recipient of three Physician Recognition Awards by the American Medical Association.
Happily married, he is the father of twin five-year-old girls and a three-year-old girl.
Learn More about Dr. Wayne Sebastiano:
Through his findatopdoc profile, https://www.findatopdoc.com/doctor/2605727-Wayne-Sebastiano-Family-Practitioner or through Firstcare Urgent & Primary Care, https://firstcarebaldwin.com/wayne-sebastiano-md/
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