Make Primary Care Personal

Welcome to Priester CCPHP

At Priester CCPHP, we believe that strong doctor-patient relationships are essential to helping you achieve optimal wellness. The concierge (membership-based) model at Priester CCPHP allows patients to build a strong rapport with Dr. William D. Priester and collaboratively develop a personalized approach to their health.

Members are assured a more convenient, connected and collaborative relationship with Dr. Priester. The structure of the membership program is designed with one simple focus: you. The amenities and enhancements of our program are designed to help support our Members’ healthy lifestyles.

Priester CCPHP enables an innovative practice model that provides Members a more personalized healthcare experience with a focus on proactively managing their overall health and wellbeing. Learn more about the many amenities and enhancements of the program.

Meet Dr. Priester

William D. Priester, MD is a board-certified internist and cardiologist serving the community of New York, NY. Dr. Priester discovered his calling as a doctor when working as an orderly at the University Hospital in Iowa City. He was not quite sure what to do with his life at the time when one day he read a headline in The Des Moines Register that stated, “We need more MD’s and fewer PhD’s.” At that moment Dr. Priester knew he wanted to be a doctor. He explains, “All of a sudden a light went off. I thought to myself that’s what I’m going to do, and after that everything just fell into place.”

Dr. Priester earned his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Iowa and completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at Metropolitan Hospital in New York. He completed his fellowship in cardiology at Lenox Hill Hospital, where he continues as an Adjunct Attending Physician. He is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Priester is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, and a member of the New York County Medical Society and the New York County Cardiology Society.

Dr. Priester’s philosophy for his medical practice is based on two principles. First is to be an active and open listener. He says, “I try not to fit patients into preconceived ideas, but instead try to figure out where the patient is really coming from.” Second is to use a practical approach to diagnosing and treating his patients. He elaborates, “After identifying the problem and determining the therapeutic options, I discuss with the patient a treatment course and the specific goals we are trying to achieve. What counts most to me is whether the treatment is actually working”

In his free time Dr. Priester plays squash for his physical and mental health, loves the challenge of evil Sudoku, is an avid gardener, and continues to try to improve his poor French.

Enhanced Coordination

As a member of this membership-based primary care practice, you will be able to receive enhanced supervision of specialty consultations and follow-ups, and coordination of your care.

More Connected Primary Care

By having more time to spend with each patient, Dr. Priester can ensure enhanced connectivity through a more convenient, and collaborative approach.

Why Choose Us

How It Works

Concerned about numerous healthcare trends that are negatively affecting doctor-patient relationships and the way care is delivered, Dr. Priester has collaborated with Castle Connolly Private Health Partners (CCPHP) to create a unique, concierge or membership-based practice model that provides a more optimized healthcare experience for both patients and providers.

In this model, Dr. Priester has considerably fewer patients than typical primary care doctors. This allows him to have enough time to provide each and every patient with personalized, unhurried care. Members of Priester CCPHP pay an affordable annual fee to take advantage of a wide array of member benefits and enjoy a more convenient, connected, and compassionate approach to healthcare.

Membership fees are payable to Priester CCPHP, LLC, a business entity formed by Dr. Priester and CCPHP that is separate from his medical practice. Dr. Priester provides all professional services through his practice, Dr. William D. Priester, M.D. Since the membership fees do not pay for any insurance-covered healthcare services, we recommend that our members maintain their health insurance. Contact us for more information.

Practice Philosophy

As a physician, my greatest satisfaction is derived from working closely and comprehensively with my patients in an unhurried environment, so that I can be my patients’ advocate and advisor regarding longevity and quality of life.

In order to alleviate some of the barriers in today’s healthcare environment that interfere with my ability to continue to practice this way, I have collaborated with Castle Connolly Private Health Partners, LLC (CCPHP), to create a new concierge program called Priester CCPHP. The program provides my patients with a wide variety of membership amenities to enhance their care experience, such as access to the innovative SENS Solution® Wellness Program, which includes a personal health coach who collaborates with me to optimize their wellbeing.

The patient-physician relationship is what I value the most as a practitioner. With this model, I will be able to provide a connected, convenient, collaborative care approach on a more ongoing and consistent basis. Ultimately, this program allows me to get back to putting you, my patient, first.

You can learn more about the program as well as all of the benefits of Membership here and by calling (212) 292-1049.


CCPHP was developed by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. (CCML) with a goal to connect patients with top physicians and facilitate the optimal healthcare experience. You may recognize the name Castle Connolly if you are familiar with the “Top Doctors” publications, which have been identifying the nation’s best doctors and hospitals in every part of the country and in every medical specialty since 1991. Together, Dr. Priester and CCPHP have created a membership model that helps improve the healthcare experience by offering a wide array of membership benefits and connecting members to a network of the nation’s premier specialists.

To become a member call us at
(212) 292-1049 or click below.

PRIESTER CCPHP Membership Inquiry


Dr. William D. Priester, M.D.
1440 York Ave Suite P6,
New York, NY 10075

Phone: (212) 249-5707

* Priester CCPHP, LLC, the membership organization referred to in this brochure, is sometimes also referred to as “Dr. William D. Priester MD, Castle Connolly Private Health Partners” as shown on the logo above or as “Priester CCPHP.” Priester CCPHP, LLC, is acting on behalf of and at the direction of Dr. William D. Priester MD, and his medical practice, pursuant to a Business Associate Agreement (as defined in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, as amended (“HIPAA”)), to assist Dr. Priester to inform you about, and/or respond to questions relating to exciting changes in the practice.

** In cases where Dr. Priester is unable to communicate due to vacation, sickness, or other reason, communication with another practitioner or covering physician will be arranged.