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CCPHP Physician Spotlights | Didn’t Miss a Beat: How Two Concierge Physicians Volunteered in COVID Hospitals While Maintaining Their Primary Care Practices

By Castle Connolly Private Health Partners | CCPHP

Summer 2021

Dr. Annette Osher and Dr. Kimberly Parks are both leading cardiologists and primary care physicians who have partnered with Castle Connolly Private Health Partners LLC (CCPHP) to offer concierge membership style programs in major metropolitan locations—but those aren’t the only things they have in common. Both of these women also felt a duty to serve on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Personally, for me, I felt like it was an obligation. It was good citizenship,” explained Dr. Parks, who practices in the Boston area at Synergy Private Health. She continued, “And frankly, it’s what I was trained to do. These are the types of situations that, in medical school, you expect to be involved in—managing and treating sick patients that need your care and expertise.”

Practicing at Osher CCPHP in New York City, Dr. Osher received the call for volunteers from Governor Andrew Cuomo and decided she wanted to respond. Similarly, she felt compelled to do so: “I just thought it was the right thing to do. That’s just the way I am.” She continued, “You could hear ambulances all day and night. How could you not want to do something about it? Lots of people left the city. But for me, I go forward when things get rough or scary. … But believe me, I was scared. I didn’t know what I was going to face.”



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