IMPORTANT MESSAGE TO OUR PATIENTS: Notwithstanding the devastating impact of the COVID-19 crisis, we would like to reassure you that Sports Medicine at Chelsea will remain open, and continue to offer our full spectrum of services. Please note that we are taking careful measures to maintain the highest possible safety for our patients, providers, and staff. Therefore, PLEASE CONFIRM YOU HAVE NO FEVER, RESPIRATORY SYMPTOMS, OR ANY COVID-19 RELATED CONCERNS BEFORE COMING TO THE OFFICE FOR ANY VISIT.

Please note we are now offering virtual visits (also commonly known as Telemedicine or Telehealth) for all patients who have any COVID-19 related concerns, and for any patients who wish to remain home to address their primary care or sports medicine issues. Please schedule online by logging into the patient portal, or you may schedule directly here. Virtual visits are also available for physical therapy (PT), and must be scheduled by calling 212-366-5100.

Preventive Medicine

Preventive Medicine

Preventative medicine is the discipline of assessing your general health before you get sick, and offer advice/counseling, screening exams and vaccines to best help you be healthy and not get ill. It is an often overlooked but highly important part of self-care.

Preventative medicine visits, or better known as general physicals, are age-specific assessment of risk from physical, behavioral, environmental and genetic factors. The family medicine physicians is best equipped to bring together these risk factors by assessing your personal medical history, your family’s medical history, work and environmental conditions, nutrition, sleep patterns, emotional health and physical activity, to mention a few. This assessment provides you with the knowledge of things that you are doing right for your health as well as those factors that may be of potential detriment.

Preventative Medicine visits (general physicals) include:

  • Personal medical history
  • Family medical history
  • Vaccine history (MMR, Chickenpox, Polio, Tetanus, Hepatitis A/B, HPV)
  • Physical activity, work/school environment, nutrition, sleep, sexual history assessment
  • Previous psychiatric/mental health conditions
  • Height/Weight/BMI (Body Mass Index)/Blood Pressure/Pulse
  • Complete and comprehensive physical exam
  • Counseling on any risk factors, including nutrition, safe sex, contraception, exercise, stress management
  • Age-specific screening for cancers (colon, cervical, prostate, breast)
  • STD (sexually transmitted disease) screening (HIV, Syphilis, Hepatitis B, Gonorrhea and Chlamydia, etc.)