Dr. Peter Kurzweil

Internal Medicine
Glen Cove, NY
49 years experience male

Locations

P J Kurzweil, MD, FACP, PC

Glen Cove, NY

Address

235 Forest Avenue, Glen Cove, NY
Directions

My office hours

Saturday: Closed
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Fax

5166716372

Insurances accepted

Aetna

UnitedHealthcare

About

Bio

I've worked as a certified internal medicine physician in multiple settings since certification in 1974, and in private community-based internal and geriatric medicine in Glen Cove, Long Island, NY since 1980 (yes, that makes me an experienced, but nearly extinct doc). While maintaining this part-time insurance-based practice, I'll be devoting the remainder of my professional life to develop a new species of ambulatory primary care delivery system, distinct from traditional insurance plans or hospital systems. Through partnering with other groups and organizations of like-mind, this future model will bring true privatization for primary care in the form of multiple small businesses studded about the country, whose staff that will practice as a team. There will be a negotiated 'contract' of care between each patient and the team. Obviously, a new form funding and financial organizing needs to be developed, but should include non-profit organizations, wealthy individuals and companies, grants at all levels of government, medical universities and health care foundations, private investment venture groups. This primary care team will partner with all other aspects of the health care pie, but financially it will stand on its own. Each person cared for within the system will have high quality, very private care (concierge for the masses), and the only goals for the staff will be based on good outcomes and patient satisfaction. The driving economic force will be preventing hospitalizations and long-term nursing home care, maintaining health through preventive and lifestyle approaches, avoiding expensive and unnecessary testing. Those that understand the dynamics and incentives of health insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, hospitals will know that what I'm proposing here is nothing less than a complete 'changing of the gods'; and--if successful--may even halt and reverse the downhill spiral of a falling empire.

Specialties
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Internal Medicine

Cardiology

Gastroenterology

Geriatrics, Board Certified

Rheumatology

Licenses

United States: New York

Languages spoken

German

Doctor Q&A

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A female asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience Internal Medicine
Very common to: play with that bump on your tongue that is there because you bit it hard and caused some trauma and perhaps bleeding, and some inflammatory tissue bui ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience Internal Medicine
Perhaps eye fatigue: mild headache in various locations does not sound like a worrisome headache. one possibility of it getting better when you close your eyes is that yo ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience Internal Medicine
Don't eat it: and bring it back to the store, show them, and ask is there is cause for concern.

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Jul 20, 2014
an excellent contributor to health tap. thank you for your contributions.
Jul 13, 2013
Very helpful answers. A caring physician. Thank you!
Apr 9, 2013
A special doctor with a good heart
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i had other tests done some normal. tredmil was stopped by begin level 3 cause almost passed out but doc said it it was norm. halter showed arrythmia attack only blood test don and given atenolol. las...Read More
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Thanks. The doc mentioned that he didn't think they were fibroids, but there had been no vaginal bleeding. Wife says doc didn't see thickening of uterus, and one polyp was dislodged during biopsy. Pol...Read More
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Thank you. My wife's case wasn't properly diagnosed for years. Her thyroid levels usually test normal, but she suffers from what seem like panic attacks that nd her pulse up and make her shaky and nau...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Medical School, NJ
Graduated 1971MD

Residency

JOHNS HOPKINS BAYVIEW MEDICAL CENTER

Residency

JOHNS HOPKINS HOSPITAL, THE

Residency

UCSF MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

Commendation Medal, US Army, 1976. Numerous others that take up room in my den closet.

Affiliations

Fellow, American College of Physicians; American Geriatric Society; American Society of S ocially Active Physicians; American Medical Directors Association;
American Geriatric Society
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