Patients Medical Holistic Medical Center Offers Physicals – and Backpacks – for the Whole Family on Saturdays

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Families Can Get Healthy and Get Ready for “Back to School” without Having to Take Time Off Work

Patients Medical supports working families by giving out free backpacks with "Back to School" Physicals for kids and adults during Saturday office hours.

Dr. Rashmi Gulati, Medical Director, Patients Medical

’Back to School’ time can be very stressful for families. Especially parents who work during business hours Monday through Friday, and doctors’ offices may not be open on the weekend.

Patients Medical, a leading integrative medical center in New York City, offered physical exams for both adults and kids Saturday, August 25th and will do so again Saturday, September 29th to help working families prepare for “back to school”. Additionally, the medical center is rewarding each person who gets their health in check with a free backpack.

“’Back to School’ time can be very stressful for families. Especially parents who work during business hours Monday through Friday, and doctors’ offices may not be open on the weekend. It can be difficult to get the kids the much needed – and sometimes required – physical exam before the start of school. It can also be hectic trying to find time to gather up school supplies. So we thought we’d fulfill both needs by giving families physicals on a Saturday and backpacks. Two problems solved,” explains Dr. Rashmi Gulati, Medical Director of Patients Medical.

The center is also trying to raise awareness about the importance of annual physical examinations and finding an excellent physician that you feel comfortable partnering with for the year – and hopefully for many years. “You have to find someone that you trust. You won’t feel comfortable going to them with your health questions and concerns if you don’t trust your physician,” says Dr. Vivian DeNise, an Integrative Pediatrician and Internal Medicine Doctor at Patients Medical participating in the “Back to School Physicals” event.

“Annual physicals aren’t just for kids,” warns Dr. Thomas Goforth, Family Medicine Physician. “Adults need to be seen by a doctor yearly just as much as children do. There are many diseases that can be prevented just by catching early warning signs in blood work or with a physical exam. Diabetes type 2, heart disease, osteoporosis, cancer, metabolic syndrome, obesity – those are just the well-known diseases that can be prevented by annual screenings.”

The center has 8 physicians and many other holistic health practitioners with a wide variety of medical specialties including Gynecology, Oncology, Alternative Pain Management, Acupuncture and Infertility, making it an ideal place to find the physician that best fits your medical needs and those of your family. Medical insurance is accepted here.

“Don’t wait until you or your child is sick to start the search for a good doctor. This is something that is best done before you have the need. And this is a great place to start. Get a physical and a backpack now so you can be ready for a great start to the Fall,” encourages Dr. Gulati.

About Patients Medical
Patients Medical ( is a unique integrative medicine center in Manhattan that combines the best of traditional and holistic medicine with modern technology to provide comprehensive care. Established in 1974, the center employs a multi-specialty staff using leading-edge treatment protocols such as Stem Cell Therapy, Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation, Nutrient IV Therapy, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and more. The practice specializes in diagnosing the root cause of an ailment, then healing the whole person with personalized protocols that draw upon both Eastern and Western medicine.

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