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The MDVIP program allows us to provide a deeper level of patient care by combining the high-tech tools of today and the high-touch practices of the past to make patients and doctors happier and healthier. 

MDVIP started as an idea—an idea that was sparked in the minds of a few visionary doctors who were seeking to rekindle their passion for medicine once again, who knew there had to be a better way to fully care for—not merely treat—the patients who flooded their waiting rooms and who believed the healthcare system had lost its way.

After careful consideration, Dr. Ragusa decided to accept MDVIP's invitation to join their program and establish this office to complement the work he had been doing at Greater Rochester Internal Medicine.

 

Our goal is to provide convenience so that you can go about your life as planned. Using the latest technology, MDVIP Connect brings expert advice, round the clock secure messaging, medical records, customized nutrition plans and Health Assessments together in one personalized site.

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MDVIP is a personalized healthcare program that empowers people to reach their health and wellness goals through in-depth knowledge, expertise and one-on-one coaching with some of the finest primary care doctors in America.

 

Our Model of Service

Our unique approach to healthcare is proactive, instead of reactive 

Unlike a traditional primary care practice, your MDVIP-affiliated doctor will take the extra time to get to know you, your lifestyle and your current health through consultations, comprehensive screenings and advanced testing.

He or she can then offer you a carefully thought out wellness plan tailored to meet your unique needs, while also helping you manage acute or chronic medical needs as they arise. Your MDVIP-affiliated doctor will get to know you as a whole person, rather than as a faceless name on a chart.

    

Wellness Program

Long live healthy with a wellness program, created just for you

You and your MDVIP-affiliated doctor will form a partnership focused on better health and overall well-being that starts at day one.

Living healthy can be a journey. As an MDVIP member, your road to health and vitality begins with your first visit to an MDVIP-affiliated doctor. Together, you will proactively focus on preventative care—such as wellness evaluations, advanced diagnostics and individual consultations with your doctor—in order to identify your unique health goals.

More than just healthcare.

 

We strive to provide our members with more than just healthcare. We go above and beyond what the traditional primary care practice offers. Our holistic, proactive approach to healthcare addresses your physical, mental and emotional well-being through one-on-one counseling and comprehensive diagnostic testing.

Unlike traditional practices of 2,000 patients or more, Dr. Ragusa cares for 400 patients or fewer, so you receive the extra time and attention you deserve.

 

Additional Member Benefits:

  • Convenient appointments, usually same-day 
  • Travel Advantages program, when specialized care or a second opinion may be recommended

  • Medical Centers of Excellence program

  • Convenient online access to your Personal Health Record

  • Reduction of hospital visits - we stay ahead of your healthcare needs

  • Reduction in readmission rates

  • Network reciprocity - see other MDVIP practitioners while traveling
  • Longer appointment times -  never rushed

  • Continuity of care in office and as your attending at your bedside in the event you are hospitalized

  • After hours - you will get Dr. Ragusa's phone number, and he picks up if you call

  • House calls available as needed

  • Educational and wellness events throughout the year

 
 

The cornerstone of the MDVIP program is the special selection of MDVIP-affiliated doctors.

We know finding a really good doctor you can trust is a time-intensive process, and MDVIP has done the legwork for you. MDVIP searches the country for the most talented, passionate and caring doctors to join our team to provide comprehensive care for each member, and Dr. Ragusa is proud to be a chosen provider.

Dr. Ragusa was selected to participate in the MDVIP program after conducting a rigorous screening process that includes a thorough assessment of credentials, background check, reference verification and more. MDVIP selects only those doctors who can stand behind the mission to provide the highest level of personalized care possible and bring more life to more lives.

 

Anthony Ragusa, MD

Practicing since 1990

As a Fellow in the American College of Physicians and Member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, among other professional organizations, Dr. Ragusa has been honored with numerous professional awards and is very active in mentoring medical students and new physicians. He has also received recognition from MVP for Outstanding Diabetic Care and Teacher of the Year from the Unity Heath System Residency program.

He grew up in Rochester and returned here to settle with his wife and children. He is very happy to be able to give back to his community. He was named 2012 Man of the Year in Medicine by the Italian-American Community Center of Rochester, NY.

Education

Bachelor’s – Clarkson University
MS – Syracuse University
Doctorate of Medicine – University of Padova, Italy
Residency – St. Vincent’s Medical Center in New York and Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown


My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

I have been a physician specializing in internal medicine and primary care for over 20 years. I am committed to providing a superior level of personalized care, focused on prevention of disease, rather than waiting to treat it. This proactive approach is not possible in so many medical practices today. 

When a patient joins my MDVIP-affiliated practice, often compared to a concierge medical practice, he/she becomes part of my healthcare family. I am available to patients whenever they need me, and appointments will never be rushed. By having a smaller practice size, I am able to spend quality time with each patient and provide many more services, including extensive screenings and blood tests. 

I have admitting privileges at Unity Park Ridge Hospital and Rochester General Hospital, which are a part of the Rochester Regional Health System (RRHS). In the event you require hospitalization, I will be at your bedside directing your care as your hospitalist. I am your doctor in the office and in the hospital. 

My practice is located in Greece, New York near route 104 and interstate 390 and serves the greater Rochester area with convenient access from Brockport, Gates, Spencerport, Chili, Hamlin and Hilton, as well as the eastern suburbs, like Henrietta, Brighton and Irondequoit. 

In addition to general primary care, I specialize in many areas, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, asthma, COPD, hyperlipidemia (cholesterol) and hypertension (blood pressure). As a private doctor, I always strive to prevent and control disease so you can enjoy the best quality of life possible. 

I am also an active part of the Italian-American community in Rochester and care for many patients who are more comfortable speaking Italian. As a Rochester resident for many decades, I welcome the opportunity to better the health of my hometown family.

 
 

Dr. Ragusa's MDVIP office is conveniently located in the Pineridge Office Building, across from the Greater Rochester Internal Medicine Suite. This separate location provides a comfortable and personal setting where you and your loved ones will feel right at home. Visit us today! 

Visit Us

 

(Across from Gr Internal Medicine)
1401 Stone Rd, Suite 200
Rochester, NY 14615

585.672.4700
Monday through Friday, 9am - 5pm