Dr. Ronald A. Primas is a travel medicine expert and is doubly credentialed in Travel Medicine by the leading national and international organizations in Travel Health. He is certified in Clinical Tropical Medicine and Travelers’ Health from the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and certified in Travel Medicine from the International Society of Travel Medicine. Dr. Primas is a board-certified and doubly re-certified internist, a preventive medicine specialist, and a Fellow in the American College of Physicians and the American College of Preventive Medicine.
Often likened to a modern day Marcus Welby MD, Dr. Primas is the recipient of the prestigious American Academy of Home Care Physicians 2002 House Call Doctor of the Year Award and a recipient of the AMA Physician Recognition Award. He is also listed in the 2006 - 2012 editions of the Guide to America’s Top Physicians and as a 2010 New York Super Doctor in internal medicine. Dr. Primas is also a Castle Connolley and US News and World Report Regional Top Doctor in Internal Medicine.
Dr. Primas is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, an honor achieved by their peers for personal integrity, superior competence in internal medicine, professional accomplishment and demonstrated scholarship. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine and is dedicated to promoting health and reducing the risks of preventable disease, injury and disability. He is a Clinical Instructor of Medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and an Attending Physician in the Department of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital and Beth Israel Medical Center.
Blending the best of Western & Eastern medical concepts, Dr. Primas utilizes both modalities in preventing and treating illness. His use of both traditional and complementary/integrative/holistic medicine like acupuncture, qigong,exercise & nutrition focus on the whole patient and his/her relation to their environment & specific individual needs.
Dr. Primas is a contributing consultant to Natural Geographic Traveler, Self, Health, Manhattan Living and Forbes magazines as a travel medicine expert. He has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The International Herald Tribune, New York Resident, CNN, The Discovery Channel, ABC News, CBS, CBS World News, Extra TV, NY1, USA Today, Newsday and Fox News on traveler’s health related issues and medically related news.