Primary Care


Dr. Primas is a concierge internal medicine and travel medicine expert. 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 the recipient of the prestigious American Academy of Home Care Physicians House Call Doctor of the Year Award and a recipient of the AMA Physician Recognition Award. He is also listed in the annual editions of the Guide to America’s Top Physicians and is a New York Super Doctor in internal medicine. Dr. Primas has also been chosen as one of the Top Docs in Concierge Medicine annually since 2012. Dr. Primas emphasizes promoting health, preventing illness, and raises awareness of disease in our lives rather than merely managing symptoms. Dr. Primas is always on the cutting edge of medicine and is now guiding his patients using genomics, epigenetics, methylation testing (aging clock), microbiome analysis and telomere length analysis for a more detailed, personal approach to their health.

Hospital Affiliation

Mount Sinai Hospital Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine

Education and Training

Residency in Preventive Medicine, Graduate School of Public Health Residency in Internal Medicine, New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital

What Makes Me Stand Out

I strive to be on the cutting edge of medicine especially when it comes to preventive medicine. I stay current with my medical knowledge and innovative technologies. In addition, I am always available to my patients and their families and I am a practical, kind, compassionate person who takes time to translate medicine to a language that everyone can understand.

My Quote

Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

If I Wasn’t a Doctor I Would Be

I'd follow up on my previous career as a music producer

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Frequently Asked Question

Primary Care

A primary care physician is usually the first contact for a person with an undiagnosed health concern. They are also a referral source for specialists when necessary. Primary Care physicians provide continuing care for a wide spectrum of medical conditions.

Some primary care physicians focus on a particular patient population like children or older adults. Some are family physicians who treat patients of all ages.

Medical Specialties considered Primary Care

  • Family Medicine
  • General Internal Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Obstetrics/Gynecology

Subspecialties of Primary Care

  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Sleep Medicine
  • Sports Medicine
  • Hospice & Palliative Care
  • In-Hospital Medicine

A Primary Care physician can have a big impact on your wellness. Here are some practical considerations when choosing a primary care doctor:

  • Insurance: Is the Doctor in your network? Does your insurance plan provide out of network coverage?{' '}
  • Location: How close is the doctor to your home or office?
  • Does the office have weekend, evening, or on-call services?
  • Language: Can your doctor or members of his staff communicate well in a language you prefer using?
  • Board certification: You can see whether the doctor you’re considering is board certified by using the Certification Matters tool offered by the American Board of Medical Specialties.

If you have a long-term (chronic) health condition, your Primary Care physician can:

  • Coordinate care with specialists
  • Prescribe medications to manage your condition and adjust them when indicated
  • Help you put together a self-care plan
  • Monitor drug interactions if you’re being treated for multiple conditions
  • Perform necessary lab tests to monitor your health and progress
  • Connect you with resources related to your condition

Primary care physicians routinely check for:

  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Developmental disorders
  • Immunizations status
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Depression
  • Signs of domestic violence

Primary care physicians can practice in a wide variety of settings, including:

  • Medical clinics
  • Private or group practices
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Outpatient and inpatient hospital settings

Training and qualifications

After four years of college for a bachelor’s degree in the life sciences, prospective doctors attend medical school, which takes an additional four years. Medical school graduates earn either an MD (medical doctor) or DO (doctor of osteopathy) degree.

Once a doctor has earned his/her medical degree, they choose a residency program. During residency doctors study a particular medical specialty for an additional three to seven years, depending on which field of medicine they plan to practice.


A fellowship is training even more specific to an area of focus and can last for one to three years. Primary care physicians usually study family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, or geriatrics.

Board Certification

Doctors must first complete a residency at an approved medical facility to become board certified. They must also take a rigorous exam in their chosen field.

Board Certification is also available for:

  • Family Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Hospital Medicine
  • Urgent Care
  • Integrative Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine

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