New York City Travel Medicine Specialist Awarded "2002 House Call Doctor of the Year" by the American Academy of Home Care Physicians
A New York City internist and travel medicine specialist was chosen as AAHCP's Housecall Doctor of the Year. This shows that even in big citieslike New York, patients can still get that "small town" personalized caring and dedication.
(PRWEB) May 28, 2002
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Ronald A. Primas, M. D., F. A.C. P., F. A.C. P.M.
N. Y. Hotel Urgent Medical Services
952 Fifth Avenue
New York, New York 10021
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New York City Travel Medicine Specialist Awarded 2002 House Call Doctor of the Year by the American Academy of Home Care Physicians
Washington, DC -- May 9, 2002
Whether itÂs business travel or vacation travel, being sick on the road can prove to be a travelersÂ worst nightmare. In New York City, one doctor who has dedicated his career to making sure that those away from home, as well as those who are homebound, are taken care of has just received top honors for his work.
Dr. Ronald A. Primas, a Manhattan based internist and travel medicine specialist was named the American Academy of Home Care Physicians (AAHCP) 2002 House Call Doctor of the Year at the annual Scientific Meeting, May 9th, 2002. The Award is given by the AAHCP to physicians whose commitment to providing top quality healthcare in the home is exemplary and who embody of the mission of the Academy.
The American Academy of Home Care Physicians is a professional society devoted to promoting the art, science and practice of medicine in the home, as well as improving the access and quality of care delivered to home bound patients including elderly, terminal ill and persons too ill to leave their domicile due to any chronic, acute or sub-acute illness. Further information about the Academy can be gained by viewing the website at http://www. aahcp. org (http://www. aahcp. org). Said Gresham Bayne, MD, Academy Board Member and chairman of the selection committee, ÂDr. Primas is to be commended for his long-standing service to patients, for his professionalism, and for his work in teaching the next generation of physicians the importance of home care medicine.Â His compassion and professionalism are exceptional as evidenced by the scores of Âthank youÂ letters he receives from very appreciative patients and family members, prompting one grateful patient to comment Â without Dr. Primas attending to me on that frightening Christmas Eve, I would not be here today.Â
Dr. Primas, who completed his internal medicine residency in 1990, has been doing house calls since 1993 and founded N. Y. Hotel Urgent Medical Services in April of 1997. Dr. Primas and his team of internists, family practitioners, pediatricians and surgeons are available 24 hours a day, including holidays, for home, hotel or office visits. His team also provides 24-hour urgent care in the Center, by appointment. Whether an ill tourist, native New Yorker or home-bound elderly patient, N. Y. Hotel Urgent Medical Services is the premier full-service house call, travel medical and urgent care center in NYC, designed to meet all routine or urgent medical care needs. Their broad scope of services includes pre-travel consultation and immunizations, coordination of care while ill abroad, follow-up if one returns ill from a trip and attention while ill during a business or vacation visit to N. Y.C. Whether the patient is ill in a hotel, office or apartment, on a production shoot or at a music venue or just requires an office visit at any hour with compassionate, professional doctors using fine tuned diagnostic skills and the most advanced technological equipment and medications, Dr. Ronald Primas and his staff are there to help and provide peace of mind. Often working in conjunction with the New York City Department of Health, Dr. Primas and his team are also on the front lines of public health, often attending to and quarantining newly diagnosed cases of chickenpox, rubella, measles, and even malaria when patients are often bedridden and too ill to seek traditional routes of healthcare delivery.
Dr. Primas, a 41-year-old native New Yorker, lives in New York City with his wife and two children and is an avid marine aquarist and reefkeeper. He is board certified in internal medicine and certified in travelersÂ health. Dr. Primas is an attending physician in the Departments of Medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center and Mount Sinai Hospital. He is a clinical instructor of medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine.