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I’m Really Struggling to Lose Weight Dec 1st, 2022

Weight loss can be difficult when you attempt to do it independently. You can find pages upon pages of information online about fad diets and the latest exercise trends, but there’s no way of telling which information is based on evidence and research.  Losing weight can be especially difficult if...

Is Diabetes Reversible? Nov 6th, 2022

Diabetes, a metabolic illness with several different varieties, can affect you for years, decades, or even your entire life. The answer to the question of whether diabetes is reversible isn’t so clear-cut, because it depends on the type of diabetes you have.  With weight management solutions and other treatments from top-ranked physician Jeffrey...

How Excess Weight Is Linked to High Blood Pressure Oct 1st, 2022

Too much body fat is associated with dozens of increased health risks, including Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and some forms of cancer. High blood pressure is on the list, too, and it’s particularly insidious because you can have it for years or even decades with no awareness of it....

Concierge Medicine Could Change Your Life for the Better Sep 1st, 2022

Primary care involves yearly visits to your physician for wellness on top of any appointments you make for various mild illnesses and injuries. While getting the care you need sounds simple enough on the surface, many people struggle to find a primary care provider in their network who gives them...

5 Foods That Can Improve Your Cholesterol Health Aug 1st, 2022

For many people, developing a healthy diet is a long-term or even lifelong process of learning about your body’s needs and the benefits of specific nutrients within various foods. If you’re making an effort to improve your health via your diet, one way to get measurable results is by honing...

How Dehydration Affects Your Heart Jul 1st, 2022

Being about 60% water itself, your body largely relies on water to function properly. Not consuming enough of it can have many effects on your health and well-being, starting with small changes and problems that worsen the longer you remain dehydrated.  Concierge medicine provider Jeffrey H. Graf, MD, is highly familiar with the impact...

5 Topics to Bring Up at Your Next Physical Jun 1st, 2022

A routine physical exam is important for your long-term health as it gives you the opportunity to examine your overall wellness and evaluate behaviors that impact it. Once a year, you should prepare to give your provider any health updates and undergo a series of simple tests at your appointment.  As a concierge...

Are Palpitations Cause for Concern? May 4th, 2022

Some people describe heart palpitations as a skipped beat, while others consider them more of a fluttering sensation. In any case, palpitations can catch you off guard and leave you wondering if something’s wrong with your heart. Cardiac specialist Jeffrey H. Graf, MD, evaluates patients for palpitations quite frequently at our office on...

What a Physical Exam Can Tell Us About Your Health Apr 7th, 2022

A physical exam is an opportunity for your primary care provider to evaluate your health status after performing a series of tests and measurements. Collectively, the test results and measurements paint a picture of your current overall wellness and are helpful in building a health plan for the months until you see...

Benefits of Concierge Medicine Mar 8th, 2022

Concierge medicine is a model for health care that offers customization options and highly personalized care. Your membership covers primary and preventive care with strong communication between yourself and your provider.  Here at the office of Jeffrey H. Graf, MD, on the Upper East Side of New York City, Dr....

What Services Does Concierge Model Provide? Jan 16th, 2022

Concierge medicine is a personalized structure for health care that covers many of your basic and preventive health needs. Not only do you receive more support and increased access to your provider; you also get benefits like same-day appointments and longer, more detailed appointments.  If you’re considering getting on board...

Why Annual Exams are Important at Every Stage of Life Dec 28th, 2021

Your health care needs change slightly as you age, with preventive care becoming increasingly important as the years go by. A physical exam from your primary care physician gives you a comprehensive overview of your health and highlights the areas where you need to improve your habits as time goes...

Myths and Facts Surrounding Concierge Medicine Nov 18th, 2021

Concierge medicine is a model of medical care that gives you direct access to your physician for a reasonable membership fee. As opposed to a more traditional health care model, you get longer office visits, easy telephone and email access with your physician, and personalized lifestyle and nutrition counselling among...

Why You Should Choose Concierge Medical Care Oct 12th, 2021

Concierge medicine offers highly individualized care to meet the specific and unique needs of each patient. With more personalized options than standard medical plans, more people are choosing concierge medical care for its many benefits and advantages.  Cardiology specialist Jeffrey H. Graf, MD, offers a full spectrum of care through...

Concierge Medicine Feb 12th, 2018

Dr. Jeffrey Graf offers concierge medicine services to help men and women throughout New York City.  Our Concierge Program launched on June 1st, 2012, for patients who are interested in a greater focus on healthy living, wellness, and prevention.  What Does Concierge Medicine Include? Concierge medicine includes the same services...