Make Primary Care Personal
Welcome to Underberg CCPHP
At Underberg CCPHP, we believe that strong doctor-patient relationships are essential to helping you achieve optimal wellness. The concierge (membership-based) model at Underberg CCPHP allows patients to build a strong rapport with Dr. James Underberg and collaboratively develop a personalized approach to their health.
Members are assured a more convenient, connected and collaborative relationship with Dr. Underberg. 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.
Underberg 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. Underberg
Dr. Underberg is a Clinical Lipidologist and Specialist in Preventive Cardiology. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at NYU School of Medicine and the NYU Center for Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease. He is also the Director of the Bellevue Hospital Lipid Clinic. Dr. Underberg holds joint appointments in the divisions of General Internal Medicine and Endocrinology at NYU.
Dr. Underberg is a Diplomate of the American Board of Clinical Lipidology and Immediate Past-President of the National Lipid Association. He is a Fellow of the National Lipid Association and President-Elect of the American Board of Clinical Lipidology. He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Clinical Lipidology and is a board member of the National Lipid Association, the Foundation of the National Lipid Association, The American Society of Preventive Cardiology and the American Board of Clinical Lipidology. Dr. Underberg also serves on the scientific advisory board of the FH Foundation.
Dr. Underberg’s Clinical Interests focus on the clinical management of patients with lipids and lipoprotein disorders and cardiovascular disease prevention as well as preventive medicine. He maintains an active clinical research program in these areas and has authored numerous articles and book chapters in the field of Clinical Lipidology.
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. Underberg 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. Underberg 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. Underberg 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 Underberg 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 Underberg CCPHP, LLC, a business entity formed by Dr. Underberg and CCPHP that is separate from his medical practice. Dr. Underberg provides all professional services through his practice, Dr. James Underberg. 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.
Since founding my new medical practice in 2009, I have been taking care of my patients driven by the belief that a strong physician-patient relationship greatly promotes prevention and treatment of illness. In addition, I strongly believe that an enhanced relationship between a physician and a patient results in increased trust and confidence in a treatment plan, further promoting positive health outcomes.
My practice is very different from most primary care practices in the City. My panel is and will remain small in order to maintain and sustain the doctor-patient relationship. Unfortunately, in recent years, continuing to practice medicine and serve patients in the way that I wish to is difficult to sustain in this increasingly complex healthcare environment. As a result, I have chosen to collaborate with Castle Connolly Private Health Partners, LLC (CCPHP) to create a new membership-based (concierge) practice, Underberg CCPHP, LLC
Through this new membership program, I will be able to continue to provide you with extended office visits, 24/7 connectivity to me, same-day or next-day appointments, as well as an array of extended offerings such as CCPHP’s innovative SENS Solution® Health Coaching, and additional amenities and enhancements. This will enable me to spend more time with my patients to discuss their health concerns in greater depth and better coordinate their care, while continuing to act as their personal health advocate.
ABOUT CCPHP & Underberg CCPHP
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. Underberg 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
(917) 382-5154 or click below.
Underberg CCPHP Membership Inquiry
*Underberg CCPHP, LLC, the membership organization referred to in this brochure, is sometimes also referred to as “James A. Underberg, MD Castle Connolly Private Health Partners” as shown on the logo above or as “Underberg CCPHP.” Underberg CCPHP, LLC is acting on behalf of and at the direction of James A. Underberg, 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. Underberg, to inform you about, and/or respond to questions relating to exciting changes in the practice.
** Any home visit provided as part of the Membership Program is not, nor is it intended to be, nor should it be construed as, a service under the Medicare Independence at Home demonstration project.
*** In cases where Dr. Underberg is unable to communicate due to vacation, sickness, or other reason, communication with another practitioner or covering physician will be arranged.