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CMT INSIGHT | Infectious Disease + Concierge Medicine: How + Why | Meet Dr. Ralph Cipriani

“I’m thrilled to be part of a practice that has provided an unequaled level of care to the Greenwich community for more than 40 years, the last four in a concierge model. Their patients have thoroughly embraced the many benefits of concierge medicine, chief among them the time to delve into complex medical issues and focus on proactive wellness.” Credit: Glenville Concierge Care, CT

“My ability to promptly and completely address your medical problems will lend itself to better healthcare and a more rewarding experience for us all.” – Dr. Ralph Cipriani

By Michael Tetreault, Editor-in-Chief, Concierge Medicine Today (CMT), Host of The DocPreneur Podcast | iTunes + Soundcloud

Today we catch up with Dr. Ralph Cipriani and Dr. Jeff Puglisi of Glenville, CT and Glenville Medical Concierge Care. This unique practice is a “group” concierge practice. In this interview we will unpack the challenges, opportunities and business side of Group Concierge Medicine and what it means to the local community of Doctors, specialists and Patients.

What is an Infectious Disease Specialist?

ID specialists review your medical data, including X-rays and laboratory reports such as blood work and culture data. They also may perform a physical exam to help determine the cause of the problem.[1]

Meet Dr. Ralph Cipriani, Infectious Disease Specialist and Internal Medicine Concierge Physician, Glenville, CT

Dr. Ralph Cipriani (far right), Dr. Steven Mickley (middle right), Dr. Judith Shea (middle left), and Dr. Jeffrey Puglisi (far left) of Glenville Concierge Care, Glenville, CT – http://www.glenvillemedicalconciergecare.com/

Dr. Ralph Cipriani is a board certified Internal Medicine physician and Infectious Disease specialist. He has been on staff at Greenwich Hospital for over a decade and practicing for more than 17 years. Dr. Cipriani holds an undergraduate degree in Biochemistry and Masters of Science, both from Stony Brook University in New York. A 1996 graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY, he went on to complete his Residency in Internal Medicine and Fellowship in Infectious Disease, both at Mount Sinai Hospital, NY. Throughout his career, Dr. Cipriani has consistently earned highest honors and Castle Connolly’s Top Doctor awards.

Meet Dr. Jeff Puglisi

“We’ll have the time to focus on every aspect of our patients’ health, whether it means advanced lipid testing for those at high risk for cardiovascular disease or developing a plan for optimal nutrition and fitness at any age.” – Dr. Jeffrey Puglisi

Dr. Puglisi, Board certified in Internal Medicine, is a founding partner of Glenville Medical Concierge Care. Dr. Puglisi’s specialized clinical interests are in men’s health and cardiovascular disease prevention. He has served as President of the Greenwich Medical Society since 2006 and was recognized as a finalist for the Melville G. Magida Humanitarian Award in 2010. He earned his undergraduate degree from Franklin & Marshall College, medical degree from Hahnemann University School of Medicine, and completed his residency in internal medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, where he served as chief resident.

About Our Practice

At Glenville Medical Concierge Care, all patients receive the highest level of commitment and care from our dedicated, experienced physicians. We practice medicine the way it’s meant to be, with extended, unhurried visits, a customized plan for your wellness and a strong focus on prevention. Our collective expertise and collaborative approach allows us to blend the latest in medical advances with truly personalized care. Learn more,

Dr. Cipriani discusses how the concierge model benefits both patients and physicians:

Citations

  1. Infectious Diseases Society of America; https://www.idsociety.org/public-health/what-is-an-id-specialist#1

Ralph Cipriani, MD Joins Greenwich, CT Concierge Practice

Glenville Medical Concierge Care welcomes well-respected internist to the team of outstanding physicians, announces Specialdocs Consultants

“I’m thrilled to be part of a practice that has provided an unequaled level of care to the Greenwich community for more than 40 years, the last four in a concierge model. Their patients have thoroughly embraced the many benefits of concierge medicine, chief among them the time to delve into complex medical issues and focus on proactive wellness.” Credit: Glenville Concierge Care, CT

GREENWICH, Conn., July 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — In the four years since Glenville Medical Concierge Care  launched its membership practice, the model’s appeal has grown rapidly, fueled by its highly personalized approach, according to Specialdocs Consultants. Now Glenville welcomes Ralph Cipriani, MD, an internal medicine physician with a well-earned reputation for providing exceptional care.

His extensive credentials include:

  • Board Certification, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Board Certification, Infectious Diseases, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Recognized with highest honors and Top Doctor awards throughout his career
  • Additional training in Genomic and Precision Medicine
  • Fellowship, Infectious Diseases, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY
  • Graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, NY
  • BS in Biochemistry and Masters of Science in Basic Health Sciences, State University of New York at Stony Brook
  • Previous experience: Stamford Health Medical Group, 2012-2018; Infectious Diseases Consultants of Greenwich, CT, 2002-2012

Why Dr. Cipriani joined Glenville Medical:

“I’m thrilled to be part of a practice that has provided an unequaled level of care to the Greenwich community for more than 40 years, the last four in a concierge model.  Their patients have thoroughly embraced the many benefits of concierge medicine, chief among them the time to delve into complex medical issues and focus on proactive wellness.”

The hallmarks of concierge medicine at Glenville Medical include:

  • Same or next-day appointments
  • In-depth visits
  • Direct availability to physician after hours via personal cell phone and email
  • Focus on long-term health and wellness

“Peace of mind knowing that questions can be answered any time is paramount to patients,” says Dr. Cipriani. “At Glenville Medical, there’s no longer a need to wait until Monday morning or go to the ER. Patients can just call my cell phone and receive an immediate response from the doctor who knows them best. Without a doubt, this is the most rewarding way to practice medicine.”

Research has shown that members of a concierge practice, characterized by a smaller patient panel, experience a significantly lower rate of emergency room visits and inpatient admissions. For all patients, but especially those dealing with chronic conditions, the enhanced attention at a concierge practice is key.

“Understanding the complex web of physical, emotional and cultural issues that affect each patient’s health takes time that is simply not possible in a traditional practice. We know outcomes are significantly improved when we can identify and treat disease at its onset, and work with patients on an ongoing basis to prevent recurrence as well as promote their overall wellness,” says Dr. Cipriani.

“Time and availability restores the physician-patient relationship, at the core of the best possible medicine. It’s the reason concierge practices continue to gain momentum in Connecticut and across the country,” says Terrence Bauer, CEO, Specialdocs, a national concierge consulting company assisting Dr. Cipriani.

Learn more: Glenville Medical Concierge Care, 7 Riversville Road in Greenwich CT, 203.531.1808, www.glenvillemedicalconciergecare.com

Media Contact: Mindy Kolof, mkolof@specialdocs.com

SOURCE Specialdocs Consultants

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