Our physicians have over 50 years of combined experience in assisting New York City travelers. Our physicians are known by many New Yorkers and visitors for consistent quality and reliability. We frequently receive referrals from international travel insurance and medical assistance companies, tour operators, and major corporations.
Our physicians are board-certified in their respective specialties, are emergency room trained and have an exemplary bedside manner. Our philosophy is based on a team approach to health. We encourage our patients’ input regarding their own well-being. We are a boutique style medical center located on the quiet residential Upper East Side of Manhattan. Our contemporary, warm office overlooks beautiful Central Park. Our practice is both morally and ethically opposed to the concept of a true boutique (concierge) medical practice as our philosophy is that a physician should be available to his patients at all times without the burden of having to pay a “retainer fee”. We choose to offer house calls and make ourselves available for our patients after hours for our patients comfort and convenience. We practice medicine the old fashioned way and put our patients before profit. Our fees are reasonable and commensurate with a Manhattan internal medicine private practice.
Our doctors are members of the American Medical Association, the International Society of Travel Medicine, the International Association for Medical Assistance to Travelers, the American Committee on Clinical Tropical Medicine and Travelers’ Health, and the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.
Dr. Ronald A. Primas
Our Medical Director, Dr. Ronald A. Primas (Doctor to the Stars™), is a travel medicine expert and is doubly credentialed in Travel Medicine by the leading national and international organizations in Travel Health. He is certified in Clinical Tropical Medicine and Travelers’ Health from the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and certified in Travel Medicine from the International Society of Travel Medicine. Dr. Primas is a board-certified and re-certified internist, a preventive medicine specialist, and a Fellow in the American College of Physicians and the American College of Preventive Medicine.
Often likened to a modern day Marcus Welby MD, Dr. Primas is the recipient of the prestigious American Academy of Home Care Physicians 2002 House Call Doctor of the Year Award and a recipient of the AMA Physician Recognition Award. He is also listed in the 2006 -2010 editions of the Guide to America’s Top Physicians and as a 2010 New York Super Doctor in internal medicine.
Dr. Primas is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, an honor achieved by their peers for personal integrity, superior competence in internal medicine, professional accomplishment and demonstrated scholarship. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine and is dedicated to promoting health and reducing the risks of preventable disease, injury and disability. He is a Clinical Instructor of Medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and an Attending Physician in the Department of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital and Beth Israel Medical Center.
Blending the best of Western and Eastern medical concepts, Dr. Primas utilizes both modalities in preventing and treating illness. His use of both traditional and complementary/integrative/holistic medical sciences such as acupuncture, qigong, therapeutic massage, exercise and nutrition focus on the whole patient and his/her relation to their environment and their specific individual needs.
Dr. Primas is a contributing consultant to Natural Geographic Traveler, Self, Health, Manhattan Living and Forbes magazines as a travel medicine expert. He has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The International Herald Tribune, New York Resident, CNN, The Discovery Channel, ABC News, CBS, CBS World News, Extra TV, NY1, USA Today, Newsday and Fox News on traveler’s health related issues and medically related news.
Dr. Primas has also had guest appearances on Making the Band I, II, and IV, Making the Cut, Band in a Bubble, Kimora:Life in the Fab Lane, the Food Network Channel, Discovery Health: Travel Emergencies, Discovery Health: Nightmare in New York.
If patients require further assistance after leaving New York City, we work closely with an extensive network of top national and international physicians. These physicians are multilingual and available for house calls.