William Osler once said, “The good physician treats the disease, the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.” Medicine has been known to be both a science and an art. While the science of medicine has always fascinated me, it is ever changing, and I strive to keep up with the changes. It is the art of medicine that has changed me and shaped me into the person and physician that I am today.
I have always enjoyed the totality of internal medicine, which encompasses all the organ systems, each with its own complexity and uniqueness. Each system must work in unity to keep a person healthy. It is this approach of having to think of the whole system, which has taught me to view my patients as a whole. During my 17 years of practice as a board‐certified internal medicine physician, I have realized that knowing who a person is by listening closely, forming a relationship and developing trust are just as important as preventing, diagnosing and treating medical problems. It is this aspect of my job that gives me the most joy and fulfillment.
My MDVIP-affiliated practice will offer longer appointment times, which will enable me the opportunity to form deeper relationships, develop personalized wellness plans, screen for illness, and treat existing medical conditions. This model provides advanced healthcare screenings and diagnostic tests that go far beyond traditional practices. My patients will also experience conveniences like same or next day appointments that start on time, which may be found in other concierge medicine practices.
While my practice is currently located in Fayetteville, New York, I have been practicing primary care in the greater Syracuse area for many years and have affiliations with Crouse, St. Josephs and University Hospital. My focus is on preventive medicine, women’s health and cardiovascular disease. I also enjoy teaching and hold a faculty position at University Hospital as an Associate Professor of Medicine.
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