After finishing my training in Internal Medicine and Sports Medicine, I moved to the Washington, DC area. While I was in DC , I had a traditional outpatient Internal Medicine practice, with a subspecialty in Sports Medicine. After 7 years in The Northern Virginia / DC area, I decided to move to Naples, Florida in 2006, to be closer to my parents.
At this time, I had the opportunity to work as a Hospitalist at both hospital systems in Naples. This was a major reality check, because I was able to acquire a different perspective of practicing medicine from an in-hospital standpoint, which helped grant me great insight.
As a Hospitalist, we see patients, while they are in the hospital, for other physicians who work in the community in an office-based practice. Thus, we do not develop that same connection with the patients that they do with their primary care physician. Hospitalist medicine, (in-hospital medicine), is a valuable contribution to hospital care and was very rewarding to me. However, I reached a point where I missed the ongoing patient/doctor relationship. I missed the important piece that included that connection between the patient and the doctor.
Having experienced both worlds – in-hospital and primary care medicine – I observed enough to understand the pros and cons of both, and what I felt was in my control that I could improve upon.
In the fall of 2014, I decided to open my own concierge practice using the lessons I learned over time in both hospital medicine and primary care medicine. Access and communication seemed to be most important for a successful patient /doctor relationship. By limiting the number of patients that I take to between 150 and 250, I am able to offer much more personalized care than I was able to offer in traditional practice, where I was seeing thousands of patients.
The most valuable asset I can offer you, the patient and your families, is peace of mind, which I have come to appreciate, is priceless.
I am looking forward to getting to know you on a much deeper, more intimate level, helping to coordinate your care and making sure you live a healthy, active life.