Dr. David Horowitz
2 Brooksite Drive, Suite 210,
Smithtown, NY 11787
Healthcare in the United States has changed. There have been scientific and medical advances and a great expansion of our knowledge base. There have been advances in diagnostic testing and treatment options. These are wonderful tools. However, the existence of these tools doesn't result in better care, or a better outcome, unless they are correctly used.
The best possible care is only achieved when doctors listen to their patients, ask the right questions, listen again for their responses, and know what to do with the information.
Unfortunately, the timely availability of the doctor and his/her attentiveness to patient needs have been compromised by some of the so-called advances in health care delivery. A dialogue between patient and physician does not easily occur if the patient cannot reach the doctor with questions and concerns. Nor can this dialogue occur if the physician is distracted with volume care.
Dr. Horowitz is an internist
who provides primary care in a concierge practice. He utilizes the latest advancements in medicine to provide personal care in a relaxed, unhurried manner. Proactive care with attention to lifestyle, nutrition, and exercise helps to avoid many problems. The increased level of attention and accessibility promote early recognition of problems and initiation of the best possible treatment. He asks the right questions and listens carefully to the answers.
Having a smaller patient base allows Dr. Horowitz to focus on the true quality of care rather than the volume. This means little or no time spent in the waiting room. Visits last long enough to allow all relevant issues to be addressed.
Dr. Horowitz believes this is the way primary care medicine should be practiced. Simultaneously maintaining the best patient care and the highest patient satisfaction are Dr. Horowitz’s top priorities. The structure of the concierge practice keeps these priorities aligned with one another.
Dr. Horowitz allows 90 minutes for a complete physical examination and 30 to 60 minutes for follow-up visits. Extra time is provided when necessary. He is available directly 24/7 on his personal cell phone. The office provides same-day or next-day appointments. Dr. Horowitz believes that coordinating care with specialists and other providers helps achieve the best overall care.
Dr. Horowitz attended Brandeis University and received his medical degree from New York University. He completed his internship and residency at Long Island Jewish Hospital. This was followed by a 2-year fellowship in general internal medicine at Georgetown University, Washington, DC.
From 1983 - 1985 Dr. Horowitz was a full-time faculty member at Stony Brook University School of Medicine where he became an Assistant Professor of Medicine while participating in teaching, research, and patient care. He has been in private practice in Smithtown since 1985. In 2010 he established a solo concierge practice.
Having a much smaller patient base allows Dr. Horowitz to focus on the true quality of care rather than trying to maintain a high patient volume of care. Visits last long enough to allow all relevant issues to be addressed. The success of the practice hinges on the satisfaction of the patient.
Dr. Horowitz coordinates your care with specialists and other providers. By doing so, he provides the specialist with targeted information about your specific issues. This helps the specialist focus on your needs and helps you get the most out of these encounters.
The annual concierge fee of $1,650 is paid directly to Dr. Horowitz by the patient. Payments may be made annually, quarterly, or monthly. A discount is offered for family members who also join the practice.
The annual fee for concierge medicine services is not covered by medical insurance plans. That said, the practice works with your insurance company to bill for your medical care in the usual manner.
Dr. Horowitz is affiliated with Saint Catherine of Siena Hospital in Smithtown and Stony Brook University Medical Center. However, he has no obligation to any particular healthcare system. If a specialist or hospital-based care is required Dr. Horowitz will guide you to the specialist or healthcare center that best meets your needs
During office hours, Dr. Horowitz can be reached at (631) 724-4048. When you need to reach him at other times he is available 24/7 on his cell phone.
For people who value their health and their time, this model of care is a practical and cost-effective solution.
2 Brooksite Drive, Suite 210, Smithtown, New York 11787