Dr. Joe Mulvehill is among a small group of New York physicians who pioneered the concept of concierge medicine with the goal of carrying over the intimate doctor/patient relationship he experienced while growing up in rural Ireland to his Park Avenue practice. He believes that finding the solution to medical problems must be accomplished in the context of each patient’s life, combining personalized patient counseling and cutting-edge diagnostic training, medical analysis, and advice.
Dr. Mulvehill also believes in innovation. At Park Avenue Concierge Medicine (PACM), his internal medicine practice, where the use of Internet-based solutions has become an integral part of his everyday work. However, he says, “I only use technology to augment and not replace the personal care that each patient needs,” which he believes is paramount to the doctor/patient relationship. To this end, a patient’s ongoing medical history is consolidated into a Personal Health Record, which allows each patient to access his or her vital medical information. This Personal Health Record, which helps to create a closer bond between doctor and patient, is now available to treating physicians wherever they happen to be.
He obtained his medical degree from SUNY Stony Brook and completed his training in internal medicine at Albert Einstein Medical College. A diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and recognized as one of Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors and Best Doctors by New York magazine, Mulvehill’s metropolitan New York practice was rated among one of five “best concierge-medicine practices nationwide” by Town & Country. He is affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. ♦