News & Events
- Congratulations to Dr. Shea and Dr. Puglisi May 2, 2017
We congratulate Dr. Shea and Dr. Puglisi for their 30 and 15 years of service to Greenwich Hospital and Glenville Medical. They were both honored this weekend by the Greenwich Hospital administration for their efforts. Thank you both for all your hard work and dedication on behalf of your patients and the community.
- Dr. Shea is on the move! March 21, 2017
Dr. Shea just completed her teaching attending rotation where she led Greenwich Hospital/Yale University residents and New York Medical College students in evaluating and managing complicated hospitalized patients and reviewing important medical topics.
She is also serving as a chaperone and team physician for the Rye Country Day School spring athletic teams at Hilton Head, SC. Good luck, Dr. Shea.
- Dr. Steven Mickley is in the news March 20, 2017
We’d like to share a thoughtful piece on the increasing popularity of concierge medicine written by the Silver Century Foundation, which features our own Dr. Steven Mickley. He succinctly explains why the current state of healthcare spurred his change to concierge medicine at Glenville Medical. “In the old days, you really had the time to address every problem when the patient came in. You didn’t have to hurry them or skip things and make them come back. Nowadays, a lot of doctors just refer out to some other subspecialist because they don’t have time to deal with it,” he told writer Leigh Ann Hubbard. Dr. Mickley also discussed the broad appeal of concierge medicine across the age spectrum, including younger people with bad health habits who need preventive care, people with chronic, complicated problems who require extensive follow-up, and those who simply adore their physician and want to remain with him over the long term. One of Dr. Mickley’s patients offered this compelling reason for joining Glenville Medical: “We don’t know what our health care needs are going to be [going] forward. To have somebody that you can trust over the long term—it’s worth the cost, knowing that they’re going to be there for you.”
Read the entire article here:
- Jeffrey S. Puglisi, MD of Greenwich, CT, Joins the Board of the American College of Private Physicians December 13, 2016
November, 2016 – Dr. Jeffrey S. Puglisi of Glenville Medical Concierge Care in Greenwich, CT has accepted an appointment to the board of directors for the American College of Private Physicians (ACPP), a professional society established to advance the model of concierge medicine. An alternative practice model that has grown exponentially in the two decades since its inception, concierge practices, also known as direct, membership or personalized care practices, derive income primarily from periodic (monthly to annually paid) retainer fees rather than insurance-driven reimbursements.
“I’m truly thrilled to be a part of the ACPP,” says Dr. Puglisi. “It’s my hope that together, we can be a pivotal voice in the world of concierge medicine and leave a legacy that physicians and patients can benefit from for years to come.”
Dr. Puglisi, with his partners Steven Mickley, MD and Judith Shea, MD, have been practicing concierge medicine since May 2015, with the opening of Glenville Medical Concierge Care in Greenwich, CT. From the start, patients in the community were enthusiastic about the unique approach and personalized experience offered at the practice, including longer, unhurried visits, same or next day appointments and direct, 24/7 communication with their physician.
“The level of care and availability we’ve been able to offer patients in our concierge practice has exceeded all our expectations,” says Dr. Puglisi. “Patients contact me in a number of ways – in the office, or by cell phone or email – and I can be there for them when they need me most. It’s a model that’s enormously satisfying to both physician and patient, and there’s nothing I would like to see more than for this type of care to become the norm rather than the exception.”
Thomas LaGrelius, MD, President and Board Chair of ACPP, and owner of Skypark Preferred Family Care, a concierge medical practice in Torrance, CA, says the model continues to gain traction because it helps physicians retain control of their profession while providing a personalized and welcoming medical home for patients. As concierge practices become increasingly mainstream, ACPP aims to connect the growing group of physicians in its ranks, and serve as their advocate with state and national government, provide a variety of useful services to them, and help with networking, credentialing and marketing. While ACPP’s bylaws and policies prohibit directly assisting physicians in conventional practices to convert to direct or concierge practices, the organization will help identify appropriate consultants, attorneys and conversion companies.
“At ACPP, we believe that the relationship-based care possible in concierge medicine will ultimately prove to be the best way to lower costs, enhance quality, prevent medical errors and improve satisfaction,” says Dr. LaGrelius. “Our board members are instrumental in helping us share that message with key influencers and policy makers responsible for shaping the healthcare landscape. Jeff Puglisi is deeply committed to growing and empowering our group, and with members like him on board, we are confident of only the brightest future for ACPP.”
“We congratulate Dr. Puglisi on his new appointment, and wholeheartedly support his efforts to enhance the profile and reach of concierge medicine among all who can benefit from its many attributes,” says Terrence Bauer, CEO of Specialdocs Consultants, LLC. “This includes employers, payers, and patients across the country, and most notably, independent physicians seeking a transformative way to practice medicine.”
About Jeffrey S. Puglisi, MD
Jeffrey S. Puglisi, MD, Board certified in Internal Medicine, is a founding partner of Glenville Medical Concierge Care, located in Greenwich, CT. Dr. Puglisi’s specialized clinical interests are in men’s health and cardiovascular disease prevention. Named a ‘Top Doc’ in Fairfield County and NY metro area in 2015, 2016 and 2017, he earned additional recognition this year as one of the Leading Physicians of the World by the International Association of Healthcare Professionals. He was named one of Concierge Medicine Today’s annual ‘Top Doctors in Concierge Medicine’ for 2016, a distinction held by less than one percent of physicians across the country each year. 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. For more information, call Glenville Medical Concierge Care at (203) 531-1808 or visit www.glenvillemedicalconciergecare.com
A voice for concierge medicine. Jeffrey Puglisi, MD, Glenville Medical Concierge Care, joins the board of American College of Private Physicians, a professional society established to advance the model of membership or concierge medicine.
- In the Community November 9, 2016
(L to R) Dr. Brad Gilden, Elite Health Services; Erika Wofsey, RN, Glenville Medical Concierge Care; Dr. Michael Menderbil, a local naturopath; Dr. Jeff Puglisi, Glenville Medical Concierge Care; and Stephen Kurczewski, Elite Health Services.
Dr. Jeff Puglisi offered “Lessons from the Heart” at Elite Health Services earlier this month, with a discussion of his approach to assessing, preventing and managing heart disease. His effective strategy: advanced testing to understand an individual’s heart disease risk, with a follow up plan for adopting a heart-healthy lifestyle.
- Information You Can Trust..Check in to The Dr. Steven Mickley Community Health Resource Section at Greenwich Hospital October 19, 2016
Google can bring you back 100,000 answers; a librarian can bring back the right one.
– Neil Gaiman, award-winning author
The October 8 issue of Greenwich Time features an in-depth look at a gem of a resource – The Dr. Steven Mickley Community Health Resource Section of the Medical Library at Greenwich Hospital. Opened in March 2015, thanks to the generous funding of an anonymous donor who wished to honor Dr. Mickley for his decades of outstanding health care to the community, the library is the first of its kind in the region. The mission: to encourage and enable individuals to make informed decisions about their own healthcare. ”In an age of information overload, the need for trustworthy, accurate sources has never been more important,” says Dr. Mickley. Resources include brochures, books on health and healthcare, online resources, computers with pre-programmed, reliable health website icons for patrons to just point and click, free Wi-Fi, and a comfortable reading area. In addition to a plethora of medical information, perhaps the key to the library is the one-on-one private consultations offered by a specially trained healthcare librarian. She is available to consult with patients’ families, as well as members of the Greenwich community, to help inform them when they have to make serious healthcare decisions. Her office is open to the public for any health information research, and all services are free.
Read the article in Oct. 8 Greenwich Time here: http://www.greenwichtime.com/local/article/Greenwich-Hospital-now-offers-a-layman-s-9939843.php#photo-11371409
- Summer/Fall 2016 Newsletter September 15, 2016
The Summer/Fall 2016 newsletter features articles on opioids, the Zika virus and sodium reduction.
- Dr. Mickley and Dr. Puglisi: Castle Connolly “Top Docs” September 14, 2016
Dr. Jeffrey Puglisi was once again recognized as a 2016 Castle Connolly Top Doc in Fairfield County and the NY Metro area.
Dr. Steven Mickley was named one of the Best Doctors in Connecticut by Connecticut Magazine, and 2016 Castle Connolly Top Doc in Fairfield County and the NY Metro Area.
The prestigious Castle Connolly award has been given to the nation’s best doctors and hospitals in every part of the country for more than 25 years, based on peer nominations and professional assessments by their research team. According to Castle Connolly, the “Top Docs” are rigorously selected from among hundreds of thousands of physicians using an intensive research methodology to “identify doctors that will speed patients’ healing, minimize pain and discomfort, shorten recovery periods and enhance and lengthen lives – in other words, achieve the best possible health outcomes.”
- Dr. Steven Mickley is in the News September 14, 2016
The Dr. Steven Mickley Community Health Library at Greenwich Hospital, opened in March 2015, is the first of its kind in the region. Called a ‘hidden gem of a resource,’ the library was generously funded by an anonymous donor to honor Dr. Mickley for his decades of outstanding health care to the Greenwich community. The mission: to encourage and enable individuals to make informed decisions about their own healthcare. ”In an age of information overload, the need for trustworthy, accurate sources has never been more important,” says Lisandra Gutierrez, Consumer Health Librarian. Resources include brochures, books, online resources, computers, free Wi-Fi, and a comfortable reading area. In addition to a plethora of medical information, the library offers one-on-one consultations, reputable medical information sources, education on how to conduct personal health-related searches and will make a visit to a patient’s hospital room upon request. The library is located on the first floor of the Watson Pavilion at Greenwich Hospital.
- Spring 2016 Newsletter May 15, 2016
The spring 2016 newsletter includes a continuation of our series on aging with an article on keeping skin in the best condition possible; an article about keeping joints flexible and pain free; and the nutrition corner takes a look at natural/organic foods.
- Dr. Jeffrey Puglisi is in the News! March 24, 2016
Whether you are a physician or patient, we think you’ll find the conversation with Dr. Jeffrey Puglisi a meaningful one. Radio Health Journal’s Reed Pence dug deep to explore why many primary care doctors, unhappy with “factory medicine,” have created concierge medicine practices in order to offer patients much longer appointments, greater access, and more personal care.
Physician accessibility is a priority in concierge medical care, Dr. Puglisi told Reed Pence.
“Many patients always ask me, or residents that I’m teaching ask me, ‘What’s the difference between a good doctor and a great doctor?’ And I always say that the difference is accessibility. When a patient is sick and in need, whatever that issue may be, whether it’s acutely life-threatening or otherwise, whether it’s two in the morning or two in the afternoon, I think that physician needs to be available.”
Listen to the full recording below or download the free podcast here.
- Winter 2016 Newsletter February 10, 2016
The Winter 2016 newsletter features articles on calcium, the senses of taste and smell, and healthy eating depicted with MyPlate.
- Steven Mickley, MD Named Top Doctor of 2016 November 18, 2015
- Fall 2015 Newsletter November 4, 2015
The fall 2015 newsletter features articles on the healthy aging brain, plantar fasciitis and healthy holiday eating.
- Jeffrey Puglisi, MD Awarded CMT 2016 Top Doctors October 7, 2015
Concierge Medicine Today Releases The ‘Top Doctors in Concierge Medicine’ List for 2016 In The Field of Concierge Medicine.
OCTOBER 1, 2015 – Dr. Jeffrey Puglisi is among twenty-one (21) Physicians who have been named to Concierge Medicine Today’s annual ‘Top Doctors In Concierge Medicine’ for 2016, a distinction held by less than one percent of doctors across the country each year.
- Complimentary flu shots at Glenville Medical September 16, 2015
- Healthwise Newsletter – Edition 1 September 3, 2015
Enjoy the first edition of your Healthwise newsletter, featuring the following articles:
Information Overload…, Saving Lives…Stroke Awareness and Prevention & What’s the Buzz on Caffeine?
- Dr. Jeffrey Puglisi & Glenville Medical Concierge Care Present: Lessons From The Heart January 24, 2015
POSTPONED: Originally scheduled for Saturday March 28th, this event will take place at a later date.
Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club of Darien (1089 Post Road, Darien, CT)
- Drs. Mickley, Shea & Puglisi are named 2015 “Top Docs” January 24, 2015