Rekha Bhandari, M.D.

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Bhandari is board certified in internal medicine, geriatrics and palliative medicine. Since 2001, Dr. Bhandari has served as the vice president at Glenridge Medical Associates, a medical group of physicians in Ridgewood, Queens, providing internal medicine, family medicine and geriatric services. From 2005 to April 2012, she tenured as Director of Division for Geriatrics/Palliative Medicine at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, where she served as chair of the Nursing Home Committee for Elder Care Services. As chair, she focused on reducing hospital readmissions, establishing open relationships with nursing homes, monitoring admission/readmission and new placement stats, and tracking utilization of outpatient services (including radiology). 

Dr. Bhandari has been affiliated with multiple nursing homes, working in the capacity of attending and medical director and as chair for the ethics committee at these institutions. As Allure’s medical director, she ensures the clinical strength and quality of our nursing homes and strengthens the partnership between healthcare providers at the nursing home and hospitals to reduce readmissions. 

Dr. Bhandari is a member of several medical societies such as American College of Physicians, American Geriatrics Society, Center of Advanced Palliative Care and American Association of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.