Denise J. Giuffrida, MD

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

My passion is to provide you with highly personalized healthcare in an unhurried setting where the focus is on you. As an MDVIP-affiliated physician, I follow a model similar to concierge medicine, built on the belief that spending ample time with my patients is essential. As a result, I have the time to get to know my patients well beyond their immediate needs and develop a close working relationship with each of them – a relationship which is key to excellent medical care.

I also believe that total healthcare must emphasize prevention and wellness, not just treat illness, and offer a comprehensive annual wellness exam as an important foundation for that goal. I take the time to carefully review the results of the wellness exam with each patient, the aim being for us both to reach a full understanding of your health situation so that we can work as a team to find your unique path to wellness.

My areas of special interest include diabetes, heart disease, asthma, COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) and women’s health. I am affiliated with Houston Northwest Medical Center and St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital.

Physician Profile

Education

Undergraduate
State University of New York
Stony Brook, NY
Bachelor of Science, Biology 1972
Medical School
Autonomous University of Guadalajara, School of Medicine
Guadalajara, Mexico
Doctorate of Medicine 1976
Fifth Pathway
Nassau County Medical Center
East Meadow, NY
1976-1977
Internship
Long Island College Hospital
Brooklyn, NY
1977-1978
Residency
Long Island College Hospital
Brooklyn, NY
Internal Medicine 1978-1979
Fellowship
Michigan State University, School of Medicine
East Lancing, MI
Pulmonary Medicine 1980-1982

University of Texas, School of Medicine
Houston, TX
Critical Care Medicine 1982-1983

Licensure

Texas

Professional Society Memberships

Texas Medical Association
Harris County Medical Society

Hospital Affiliations

Houston Northwest Medical Center
St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital

Languages

English and Spanish