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Lucia K. Somberg MD, MPH

Specialties: Urgent Care

Board Certified: Emergency Medicine

Languages: English, Spanish

General Info

Medical School/Degree: MD, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY

Residency: Emergency Medicine, Jacobi/Montefiore, Bronx, New York

Undergraduate: Bachelor of Science in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Graduate: Master of Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California School of Public Health, Berkeley, CA

Clinical Interests:

Urgent Care, Emergency Care

Year Joined: 2023

About Me

What made you want to become a health care provider or what is your earliest memory of wanting to be one?

When I was nine years old I couldn't stop reading the book "Where There Is No Doctor". I think I memorized the whole thing. It wasn't until 20 years later and after exploring many other interests that I took the plunge and started medical school.

What do you love most about your specialty? / Why did you choose your specialty?

I really love being a generalist and getting to take care of everything and being able to handle anything. I enjoy getting to meet new people all the time and hearing their stories.

How do you connect with your patients?

I try to listen not just to the physical complaints but to the larger concerns and where they are coming from.

What are your interests outside of the office (hobbies, activities)?

Yoga, Pilates, travel, reading, my family

What is your advice for your patients?

Trust your instincts! If something doesn't feel right, get it checked out.