About Concierge Medical Services
Our Mission & Values:
The providers and staff of Concierge Medical Services would like to thank our patients for giving us the opportunity to build relationships, improve quality care, and enjoy invaluable time together as partners in health care since the opening of our practice in April, 2006. This journey has been possible only because of the relationships that have been established. At CMS there is a unique bond between patient, provider, staff, and families/caregivers often not found in traditional medical practices.
We believe that CMS offers: “Modern Medicine…Old Fashioned Values.”
Dr. Kristina Martinez, DNP, ANP-BC, CRNP, RN-BC
Dr. Martinez has been in the nursing profession for 19 years. She is certified by ANCC as an adult nurse practitioner and has worked at Abington Memorial Hospital for 11 years. She received her Doctorate degree at Drexel University and her Ma sters of Science in Nursing (MSN) at La Salle University. Dr. Martinez holds a faculty position at La Salle University School of Nursing. She continues to participate in research activities pertaining to preventive care and geriatric health. Read more>
Ira Z. Gerstman, M.D.
“Through Concierge Medical Services of Family Practice Associates of Upper Dublin, I have been able to relate to my patients as a traditional family physician. Our relationships have been enhanced with the ability to spend more time with each other. We can delve into life’s medical and social complexities which results in better and more comprehensive care. I feel rejuvenated and energized. My passion for family medicine and treating patients without the constraints posed by current insurance realities is back to where it was when I first started practicing medicine.” Read more>
Our Doctors In The News:
Larry Kane “Voice of Reason” on the Health Care Crisis with panelists Ira Gerstman, MD; Mark Pauly, PhD; Theodore Christopher, MD. Air date: 7/19/09.
Good Health Is The Best Care For Youself
Our Doctors In The News
Article by Mindy Toran. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the No. 1 killer of Americans today. Nearly 2,400 people die each day from heart and blood vessel diseases, and more than 7 million Americans have suffered a heart attack in their lifetime, according to the American Heart Association.
When it comes to our children, we should be able to think outside the box. The reality of an increasing prevalence of the number of chronic childhood conditions demands this of us.
There is no single test available to establish the diagnosis for fibromyalgia. In addition, there appears to be overlap with other disorders such as chronic fatigue syndrome, depression, and chronic pain syndromes. This article highlights the different approaches taken by allopathic versus holistic physicians toward treating this disorder.
Traditional western medicine is also referred to as allopathic medicine. Integrative holistic medicine (IHM) is sometimes referred to as complementary or alternative medicine. (The National Institutes of Health has a center that was established in 1998 called the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.) IHM incorporates many areas that focus on the interplay between mind, body, emotion, and spirit.
Article by Karen Knee, Philadelphia Inquirer Staff Writer. Faced with rising costs and patient loads, a small but growing number of primary-care doctors are sharply reducing their practice sizes and charging each patient annual fees of about $2,000 in exchange for personalized care.