"Dr. Ramirez has been a board certified family physician for the past 28 years. He has experience practicing in a number of different environments, including as the chief medical officer of a rural Indian Reservation in Montana, as a staff model HMO physician, a federally qualified community health center physician, and his own private practice for 18 years. Dr. Ramirez has experience caring for patients of all ages and stages of life. Throughout his career, Dr. Ramirez has been a teacher and mentor for medical students as well as other health care professional learners. Dr. Ramirez is fluent in English and Spanish and has a particular interest in cross cultural medicine including missions work. His years of experience has taught him that fundamental to the practice of medicine is to see people as fellow travelers with full lives of hopes, dreams, aspirations, as well as worries. The key is to walk with his patients to guide, share, and assist in creative ways that ultimately “lightens the load” we all carry in life."
"CareMedica Elite is advanced, personalized medical care for new patients in the Greater New Haven, CT area. The exclusive membership-based program is designed to deliver the best world-class medical and lifestyle services and products to its members. Unlike traditional medicine, CareMedica Elite provides a proactive and totally, patient-engaging experience. Members enjoy many benefits including extended and relaxed face-to-face doctor interaction, health coaching, nutritional assessments, advanced testing, virtual visits and 24/7 access to a dedicated clinical coordinator and personal care team. Patients pay a monthly or annual membership fee, which is in addition to regular health insurance. The board-certified physicians that are dedicated to the program attend to a very limited number of patients, so they spend a lot more time with them at each appointment. “Like most doctors, I’m frustrated with our complex and impersonal healthcare system and the great difficulties patients have with health insurance and in truly getting individualized care,” noted Steven Angelo, MD, participating program physician. “As a doctor, it’s truly rewarding to be able to spend more time with my patients and to provide personalized care that’s customized to an individual’s health and wellness goals.” CareMedica Elite leverages the latest in science, technology, and evidence-based medicine with a focus on providing customized, personalized care. Members of the program can make same-day or next-day appointments with their doctor in an upscale, state-of-the-art facility, and they have accelerated access to an extended network of Yale-affiliated specialists. They also receive many medical and lifestyle products and services in addition to the items covered by their regular, accepted health insurance. The CareMedica Elite program was developed by Fausto Petruzziello, MD, the owner and medical director of a private practice with three offices serving more than 25,000 patients in the New Haven area. Plans are now in development to begin implementing the new model in 2020 with physicians in major cities in the U.S. and abroad, as a sustainable and viable alternative to the increasing challenges and obstacles that doctors are faced with in the current healthcare industry."