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Featuring Dr. Marc Rabinowitz of Prevention First Healthcare, Southampton, Bucks County, PA.  A concierge medical practice for seniors, busy executives and those who want VIP access to healthcare.  This includes same day appointments, specialist appointment scheduling, 24/7 access to your doctor via his cell phone, house calls if needed and more!


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February is American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month

According to a recent article in American Heart Association News, The number of Americans at risk for heart attacks and strokes just increased. An estimated 103 million U.S. adults have high blood pressure, according to new statistics from the American Heart Association. That’s nearly half of all adults in the United States.  (https://news.heart.org/more-than-100-million-americans-have-high-blood-pressure-aha-says/)

“With the aging of the population and increased life expectancy, the prevalence of high blood pressure is expected to continue to increase,” said epidemiologist Dr. Paul Muntner, co-chair of the group that wrote the AHA’s Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics—2018 Update, published Wednesday in Circulation.

HealthFinder.gov states that heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease.

Additionally, only about one in five Americans gets enough exercise.

What can you do to keep your heart healthy?

-Watch your weight

-Don’t Smoke.  Smoke exposure contributes to about 34,000 premature heart disease deaths a year, according to the American Heart Association

-Control your numbers…get your Cholesterol and Blood Pressure checked frequently.  Take the correct measures to keep your levels in check.

-Drink alcohol in moderation

-Exercise 3-4 days/week for at least 150 minutes of physical activity

-Eat healthy by lowering your sodium and trans-fat intake while eating more fruits and vegetables.  Cut down on refined or processed foods.

-Get enough sleep

-Take care of your teeth and gums

Watch this video from the National Institute of Health video https://youtu.be/ix0L91x_NNs and take the #movewithheart Pledge. Read this comprehensive Heart Health Guide for men and women from The NY Times. https://www.nytimes.com/guides/well/how-to-prevent-heart-disease

Abington-Jefferson Health Privileges

Dr. Marc Rabinowitz Hospital privileges affiliations

Abington-Jefferson Health Privileges

We are pleased to announce:

As of February, 2018, Dr. Marc Rabinowitz is a provider at Abington-Jefferson Health in addition to  Doylestown Hospital and Holy Redeemer where he has access to lab and radiology results and will participate in community speaking events.

Dr. Marc Rabinowitz created Prevention First Healthcare in Southampton, PA because he felt that his patients deserved more than a traditional practice could provide; more time with their doctor, more research into their specific medical needs, and more knowledge how to live a happier, healthier life.




Preventative Health Bucks County Magazine

Preventative Health  Bucks County Magazine December 2017

by Mary Beth Schwartz

You’re sitting in a doctor’s waiting room and watching the clock tick…15 minutes pass…20 minutes…35 minutes…you have so much to do today and you’re on time for your appointment. What is taking so long? You must find out what is going on with that lingering cough, that nagging pain in your leg that just won’t go away, your constant need to go to the bathroom. Finally, they call your name. The nurse leads you to a room, pulls your records, weighs you, and in a few minutes you’re finally in front of your doctor, who has roughly six to 10 minutes to go over your concerns, share some thoughts, and send you on your way.

In today’s healthcare landscape, this is now the norm.Many Americans accept a 6 to 10-minute doctor’s office visit for diagnosis and treatment. Modern medicine has patients wasting hours in the waiting room after waiting weeks, and sometimes even months, for appointments. After more than 25 years of practicing traditional medicine, Dr. Marc Rabinowitz had enough so he decided to take a leap of faith and do something about it. That’s how Southampton-based Prevention First Healthcare, a concierge medical practice, was born. (Dr. Marc, as he’s affectionately known by his hundreds of patients, prefers the term “personalized medicine,” because it is healthcare tailored to his patients’ personal needs.)

Every day for decades, Dr. Marc saw 25 to 30 patients a day and his heart was telling him his patients needed more … more face time to discuss concerns and needs, more attention to develop personalized treatment plans, more confidence and encouragement in reaching their healthcare goals. Ten years ago, he figured out a way to restructure his practice model so that he was able to give his patients hours instead of minutes. Now he is spending almost two hours with patients during their annual physical examination. He creates programs for nutrition, exercise, weight loss, and, if needed, smoking cessation. “We focus on the individual needs of our patients. Through physicals, screenings, counseling, and testing, we develop a proactive plan to keep our patients healthier and happier. We explore family histories, current medical conditions, and lifestyle choices in an effort to map out a patient’s individual health care needs and provide specific remedies.”

His office also schedules all specialist appointments for his patients and everyone receives daily access to the doctor via a private phone line and a live receptionist. He even makes a house calls if needed. Best of all, Dr. Marc offers limited wait times. “My patients’ time is their most valuable commodity.”“Patients are brought in the day that their symptoms begin. I have clients of all ages, from 18 to 102, and we give them all expeditious care. The visits are scheduled on a half-hour basis, not a five-minute basis. I personally discuss their case with any specialist that they may be referred to. When two doctors discuss a case, a diagnosis is achieved faster. I pick up the phone and work with the finest medical centers in the United States on an everyday basis. A doctor that practices in the traditional model does not have the time to do this. Seventy-five percent of primary care physicians are employed by a healthcare conglomerate, hospital, or other party—they are not working for the patient. Every patient of mine is given my utmost priority,” Dr. Marc says. The price for the service is very cost effective as well. “It was important to me that I was able to offer quality health care for less than the price of a daily premium coffee.”

A native of Philadelphia, Dr. Marc graduated Cum Laude of LaSalle University. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Temple University, Alpha Omega Alpha and went on to be an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the School before entering private practice. Named one of America’s Top Physicians by the Consumers’ Research Council of America, he has frequently been featured on television and radio programs throughout the region, as well as MSNBC and CNBC.

“Our goal is to add years to your life and life to your years. My patients value their life and want the best medical care, regardless of income. They treat their life and health as an asset and they make an investment in it. This is about primary preventative health care and why I have a limited size practice. Every patient is treated as if they are a member of my family. My staff treats the patients the same way. We have adopted them and they have adopted us.”

According to Dr. Marc, when primary preventative practices are studied, the results illustrate a significant reduction in hospitalization, urgent care visits, and trips to the emergency room … in some studies, up to an 85 percent. “By proactively treating our patients, we are immediately improving their health. We encourage our patients to be proactive. They have no problem reaching me—they can call and reach me on the phone right away. My patients even have my personal cell phone for emergencies after hours. This is health care elevated to its highest level.”

“The United States has the highest mortality rate in the industrialized world. We spent over three trillion dollars a year on health care, yet we have the worst outcome. It gets worse every single year. Prevention First Healthcare is my way to save the world, to restore excellent medical care.”

To schedule a complimentary 30-minute consultation with Dr. Marc Rabinowitz, call 215-PREVENT (215-773-8368) or visit www.215prevent.com. Prevention First Healthcare is located at 715 Cherry Lane in Southampton.

Mary Beth Schwartz is a freelance writer who frequently contributes to regional publications.
Original Article Here: http://www.buckscountymag.com/health/medical/preventative-health

Are You Frustrated By Today’s Current Healthcare Experience?

Frustrated with today’s current healthcare experience?

Call us at 215-PREVENT to be seen the same day you call, we have office visits to address all of your concerns,  you’re not rushed out after 10 minutes, and we schedule your testing and specialist visits. For after-hours emergencies, you will have access to my personal cell phone number.