Peter J. Zeale, MD

Internal Medicine
36 East 36th Street Suite 1B
New York, NY 10016 Get Directions
Peter J. Zeale, MD
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Annual Membership Fee

657.50 every 3 months *
1,315.00 every 6 months *
2,630.00 each year *
*The lab portion of the annual MDVIP Wellness Program will be billed to patients directly by the lab company at the discounted rate of $70.

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

I have been practicing general internal medicine and taking care of patients throughout the New York City metro area since 1983. I believe the essence of providing quality care is building close and personal relationships with patients and their families. This happens when there is trust, open communication and a mutual commitment to a healthy lifestyle. 

In my personalized healthcare practice, I have more time to work closely with all of my patients and tailor their care to their unique needs and goals. For the past 25 years, I have been recognized as one of Castle Connolly’s “Top Doctors” in New York. My MDVIP-affiliated practice also offers services, including comprehensive, advanced health screenings and diagnostic tests, that go far beyond those found in concierge medicine practices.

My office is conveniently located on the lower west side of Manhattan, and I am affiliated with New York University Medical Center. I care for patients in the immediate area, as well as surrounding neighborhoods, including Chelsea, Gramercy, Midtown, Tribeca, Flatiron, Murray Hill, Union Square, East Village, West Village and the tristate region. 

I take pride in having an exceptional and attentive office staff who know my patients on a personal level. As a private doctor, my patients have peace of mind knowing I am available for same-day or next-day appointments, as well as by cell phone for urgent needs. In addition to primary care, I also focus on prevention and treatment of hypertension, diabetes and high cholesterol. I aim to partner with my patients to better understand and solve their medical problems through early interventions and wellness counseling.

Dr. Zeale's Credentials

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St. Vincent’s Hospital
New York, NY
Internal Medicine 1979-1982
Chief Resident 1982-1983

Medical School:
Georgetown University
Washington, DC
Doctorate of Medicine 1979

Manhattan College
Riverdale, NY
Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry, Summa Cum Laude 1975
Phi Beta Kappa
Epsilon Sigma Pi Honor Society

Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine
New York University Medical Center
Top Doctor, Castle Connolly 1999-2024
Best Doctors, New York Magazine 1991, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
American Medical Association

Testimonials from patients of Dr. Zeale

from Maria in NJ March 22, 2023 for Peter J. Zeale, MD

There is no true way to describe what a lovely, kind, patient and knowledgeable Dr. Peter Zeale is. He sets the standards by which all other doctors should strive to meet. He is extremely kind and caring, tremendously thorough and knowledgeable even beyond many specialists I have been to. He has saves my life countless times over the past 30
years and has never once not been available… See more

from Hallie in MA March 12, 2020 for Peter J. Zeale, MD

Dr. Zeale couldn't be more of an intelligent, reliable, and compassionate physician. I can always count on him to tend to my needs whenever something may arise, which is extremely comforting. As a young girl living in NYC, I transferred to becoming a patient of Dr. Zeale's after I grew out of pediatric care. I was so impressed with how comprehensive his exams are, the amount of… See more

from Seymour in NY March 11, 2020 for Peter J. Zeale, MD

Dr. Zeale always responds to my calls or e-mails. He is super conscientious about getting lab result and other relevant information to me in a timely fashions and explains significance of results. If he can't reach me at home, he often calls at my country home to reach me. When I once had to call him on a weekend, he responded quickly, I am 86 years old and I feel Dr. Zeale has… See more

from Gaspar in NJ March 11, 2020 for Peter J. Zeale, MD

Dr Zeale has known my family for 30 years. He has guided and helped us through many illnesses and medical issues throughout this time. His every attention to detail and willingness to respond and assist at a moments notice is truly remarkable. His caring attitude and wealth of knowledge on medical issues has assisted us tremendously throughout the years. His detailed yearly physicals is beyond… See more

from Deborah in NY March 11, 2020 for Peter J. Zeale, MD

Dr Zeale is an amazing doctor - always available, attentive & current.
My exams are thorough and never rushed. He listens to my concerns and his calming demeanor always helps put things in perspective.
Once when I was anxiously waiting for (what we thought would be) a thryoid biopsy, Dr Zeale contacted several doctors until he found one that could do the procedure sooner than… See more

from Ramesh in NY March 10, 2020 for Peter J. Zeale, MD

My wife and I have been very fortunate to have found Dr Zeale to be our family physician in NYC after we relocated from Texas. We are grateful to him for his very thorough treatment and wellness management through the last three years. He is a great listener, and has become like a good friend. His availability 24/7 is a great peace of mind

from Mary in NY March 8, 2020 for Peter J. Zeale, MD

I became Dr. Zeale's patient in 2012. He has always been available to me when I called. Answered all my questions during my visits to his office. He
identified that I was pre-diabetic and counselled me on my diet and the life changes I would have to make to avoid becoming a full diabetic.

I am lucky to have Dr. Zeale as my doctor. I respect his judgement and appreciate… See more

from Stephen in NY March 5, 2020 for Peter J. Zeale, MD
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Your patience and comprehensive explanations, not to mention your sense of humor, are so so appreciated. When you discovered I didn’t have Prostate cancer you called me immediately - on a Sunday. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I feel blessed to be your patient.

from Josephine in NY February 28, 2020 for Peter J. Zeale, MD

He has found then healed, caught then counseled, guided and guarded and always been there keeping me healthy and happy even if I am not playing golf 🏌️‍♀️ Thank you Doctor Z!

from Iris in NY March 10, 2018 for Peter J. Zeale, MD

Hi, Dr. Zeale. As you know, I joined MDVIP only because I did not want to lose you as my doctor. Now that I can't get to New York to see you, I sometimes question my membership. But I really like the way you communicate and make sensible choices and, with this structure, can take more time with me than the other doctors I occasionally see in Woodstock and Anna Maria, Florida. The… See more

The Trump administration is considering making fee-based primary care options like MDVIP more affordable for seniors. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services this year put a call out to healthcare providers, asking how the U.S. government could help Medicare patients cover some of the… See more