Sarah C. on Insider Pages
14 years ago
07/27/2006, 09:42 AM
personal medical attention in a big city
I was referred to Dr. Pacifico by Dr. Johnny Lee. Dr. Pacifico's office, the Park Avenue Medical Group, is a small office between 34 and 35 St and Park Avenue. He has an immediate opening available on a Friday afternoon, so I saw him for a physical check-up in April of 2006. The office was clean, but not fancy for a Park Avenue location. I did not recall any magazines or newspapers in the waiting area. Dr. Pacifico was extremely affable and courteous. I noticed that as I summarized my medical history, he took notes on a prescription pad instead of my medical chart. What I liked most about the small office was the level of personal attention. I didn't see a nurse in the office. Dr. Pacifico himself checks your temperature, measures your blood pressure, draws blood, etc. That is pretty rare in these days when most of those tasks are outsourced to labs, nurses or physician's assistants. Dr. Pacifico has admitting privileges to St. Vincents in Manhattan. On another note, there is a nephrologist, Dr. Paul Chang, that works part time in the same office. I recommended a friend to him and she said that he was extremely thorough and took his time to educate her. Both doctors took care of my friend when she was hospitalized for an emergency and they both visited her daily at St. Vincents.