Personalized, patient-centered care from trusted physicians
Dr. Mark Blum, Dr. John Cosmi, Dr. David Ira Freilich, and Dr. Leonid Mandel are working with Castle Connolly Private Health Partners to deliver unrivaled healthcare experiences within a membership model.
Welcome to our Concierge Program
Collaborating with Castle Connolly Private Health Partners (CCPHP) has allowed us to create a more optimized healthcare experience for you. The Membership-based or “concierge” model we practice gives us more time to build the strong doctor-patient relationships that are essential to helping you achieve optimal wellness.
The structure of our Membership Program is designed with one simple focus: you.
DR. MARK BLUM
Dr. Mark Blum is a board certified cardiologist and Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. He has practiced in Morristown, New Jersey for the past 27 years and is a full attending physician at Morristown Memorial Hospital, the major heart hospital in the state. He also served as the director of the cardiac catheterization laboratory.
Individual patient care with compassion remains the cornerstone of Dr. Blum’s approach. With ongoing dedication to providing the best medical attention available, his patients benefit from his devotion.
Dr. Blum is also active in clinical research, which has helped provide his patients with access to new medications and technology long before they are available to the general public. Early work in coronary stent research, radiation delivery systems to treat heart disease and electromagnetic cardiac imaging systems have led to major clinical advances in the field of interventional cardiology.
Dr. Blum graduated from the Mt. Sinai Medical School in New York and did his residency and cardiology training at the Mt. Sinai Hospital. Moving to New Jersey in 1988, he underwent further specialty training in interventional cardiology at the Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, before moving to Morristown with the introduction of the heart surgery program in 1989. Dr. Blum is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.
Recognition of the above by his peers and patients have led to his being listed in the Castle Connolly Guide to Top Doctors in the New York Metro Area and being cited in the Top Physicians in America by the Consumer’s Research Council of America. Recently he was cited in New Jersey Magazine as a “best doctor” in the state.
DR. JOHN COSMI
Dr. John Cosmi is board certified in interventional cardiology, general cardiology, and internal medicine. A native of Wayne, New Jersey, he pursued his undergraduate studies at Rutgers College in New Brunswick, where he majored in classics and biology, graduating with honors and being elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He attended New Jersey Medical School in Newark, where he was a recipient of numerous scholarships and was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha. Dr. Cosmi then completed his residency in internal medicine at New York University Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital in New York City, after which he was chosen to serve as chief medical resident.
Dr. Cosmi continued at NYU for cardiology fellowship, where he was elected fellow of the year twice and authored several scientific papers in the fields of echocardiography and myocardial infarction. He then completed an interventional cardiology fellowship at NYU and received board certification in both general cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Cosmi practices both general and interventional cardiology at Morristown Memorial Hospital. He has special interests in preventive cardiology and coronary artery disease.
DR. DAVID IRA FREILICH
Dr. David Ira Freilich is board certified in cardiovascular disease, echocardiography, and nuclear cardiology and is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. He has been in private practice in Morristown, New Jersey, for the past 25 years. Patient care is his primary focus, and he is committed to providing state-of-the-art care to his patients, with an emphasis on excellent communication, patient education, and ease of access.
Dr. Freilich’s expertise in non-invasive cardiology—which encompasses nuclear cardiology, echocardiography, transesophageal echo and stress-echo—is unsurpassed in the Morristown area. He has also published numerous research articles and abstracts on multiple topics, including physical chemistry, clinical pharmacology, and heart failure.
Dr. Freilich has been acknowledged by his peers as a leading physician and has been included in Best Doctors, Guide to America’s Top Physicians, and Guide to America’s Top Cardiologists. He has also received accolades for his resident and medical student education at Morristown Memorial Hospital, a major teaching affiliate of the Jefferson School of Medicine.
Dr. Freilich attended Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, after completing his major in chemistry in only three years at Brooklyn College of CUNY. He was awarded an honorary Jonas Salk Scholarship for medical research by an undergraduate at CUNY, as well as the prestigious New York Regent’s Scholarship in medicine, awarded to the top fifty scorers on the MCAT in New York State. Both his residency in internal medicine and his fellowship in cardiology were completed at Mount Sinai Medical Center. He then stayed on to practice cardiology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York until he moved to Morristown in 1991.
DR. LEONID MANDEL
Dr. Leonid Mandel is board certified in interventional cardiology, general cardiology, internal medicine, echocardiography, nuclear cardiology. Having such broad expertise allows him to diagnose and treat all aspects of cardiac disease. He particularly enjoys procedural aspects of cardiology, including coronary interventions. Dr. Mandel is involved with the Heart Team and participates in percutaneous valve disease treatment.
A key tenet of Dr. Mandel’s philosophy of care is to take a more global view of a patient’s health and to help patients understand how their overall wellness impacts their cardiovascular health. He guides patients to optimal health outcomes by creating personalized care plans rather than taking the “one-size-fits-all” approach.
He received his undergraduate degree from Hofstra University with a major in philosophy and a minor in biology. He graduated Ross University School of Medicine with Highest Honors, receiving a Distinguished Scholar award and maintaining placement on the Dean’s List. He completed residency training at University of Connecticut School of Medicine, followed by Advanced Heart Failure fellowship at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center. He finished a fellowship in Cardiology with an additional year of Interventional Cardiology at Jefferson Medical College program at Christiana Care Health System in Newark, Delaware, and entered cardiology practice in 2012.
Dr. Leonid Mandel grew up in Queens, New York, and is fluent in Russian.
Enjoy the advantages of the Membership model of healthcare
Members thrive by engaging in a more collaborative patient-doctor relationship, educational resources, proactive wellness services, and exclusive perks
Same- and next-day appointments deliver speedy care that fits your schedule.
The convenience of telehealth for medical attention without leaving home.
Care that fits your schedule
No wait to see a doctor because we value your time.
Extended patient visits
The Membership model facilitates relationship-building with our patients.
You’ll always be able to get you the care you need when you need it.
CCPHP Top Doctors® Network
A wide range of specialists is readily available to you whenever necessary.
Find out how our Members can immediately start taking incremental steps that lead to sustainable, healthy changes
Our SENS Solution® Wellness Program, included with every Membership, inspires and empowers our Members to take control of their health with laser-like focus on these four pillars
Your health coach will work with you on building healthy sleep habits. SENS benefits include digital content such as blogs, events, classes, and offers from our Affinity Partners.
Work with your personal health coach to build a custom healthy exercise routine. Stick to it with the help of exclusive SENS tracking tools, and educational content including webinars.
The SENS program will set you up with the recipe for success with personalized nutritional coaching; helpful digital content such as blogs, videos, and recipes.
One-on-one coaching and other Members-only SENS advantages; give you the tools and techniques you need to manage everyday stress.
Check out the events, webinars, educational resources, discounts, and other extras our Members get upon enrolling in our complimentary SENS program
Questions about Membership?
Here’s some more information.
A concierge or Membership-based practice focuses on enhancing the physician-patient relationship. Members of the concierge program pay an affordable fee to take advantage of a wide array of guaranteed enhancements to facilitate a more unhurried, connected, and personalized approach to healthcare. Concierge physicians typically have smaller patient panels, which means they can spend more time seeing patients.
Castle Connolly Private Health Partners (CCPHP) works with exceptional physicians to create and support concierge (Membership-based) healthcare programs that enable the optimal practice environment and physician-patient relationship. Members (patients) pay an affordable fee to take advantage of a wide array of enhancements for a more convenient, comprehensive, collaborative and personalized approach to support health and wellbeing.
Membership & Billing
Concierge medicine provides an enhanced healthcare experience, offering a variety of amenities that are not typically covered by medical plans. These unique amenities include:
• Same/next-day appointments
• Extended patients visits
• Direct 24/7 connectivity to your concierge physician
• Advanced telemedicine connections
• Opportunity to take part in the SENS Solution® Wellness Program, that includes unlimited health coaching sessions with board-certified health coaches to help meet your health and wellness goals
• Member-exclusive events, special offers on wellness services and products
• Navigation to more than 60,000 Castle Connolly Top Doctors® nationwide
These unique services ensure you receive the customized, one-on-one attention you need, exactly when you need it.
The Membership Fees are not covered by your health insurance plan and are your individual responsibility. However, at your discretion, you can submit the Membership Fee to any flexible spending account, health reimbursement account, or medical savings account in which you participate, but the Membership Program makes no representation that any part of the Membership Fee will qualify to be reimbursed from any such account. It is the Member’s responsibility to receive approval from their benefits administrator as to the amount that may be reimbursable.
You may pay the Membership Fee in one annual payment, or two (semi-annual) payments, or quarterly, or monthly. Payments are to be made to the Company by automatic debit from your bank account or credit card. You will select your method and timing of payment. Certain processing fees may apply.
A qualified physician will cover for your doctor when necessary, but he/ she will almost always be personally available by phone or the secure messaging platform (Spruce™), to respond to your medical concerns.
In order to provide better connectivity to your physician and the Membership Program, you will be provided with a secure digital and mobile media application, Spruce™. This HIPAA compliant platform can be used from your phone, other hand-held device, or computer to directly contact your physician, to attend Telehealth visits with your doctor for necessary and useful information.
CCPHP physicians have the ability to consult with and connect you to over 60,000 Castle Connolly Top Doctors® in the U.S. and internationally, as appropriate. The mission of Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. (CCML) is to help consumers find the best healthcare. The top doctors who are listed on the CCML website directory were nominated by their peers in an extensive survey process.
SENS Solution® Wellness Program
Many Members tell us how much they value the ability to participate for no additional charge in the SENS Solution® Wellness Program, which is a collaborative and integrative program designed to enhance CCPHP Members’ wellbeing, and focuses on four wellness pillars: Sleep, Exercise, Nutrition and Stress Management. The SENS Solution Wellness Program, offers an array of Member-exclusive amenities. From wellness webinars, to one-on-one health coaching, discounts on our favorite health and wellness products & services brands, and even cognitive behavioral training courses.
CCPHP health coaches work with you one-on-one over the phone to help engage and empower you with tools to implement lifestyle changes into your daily life.
• Set up your first session with a SENS health coach
• Take an online health assessment, which is used as “baseline” starting point for your health coaching journey
• Speak with your health coach at your convenience via remote phone sessions to identify potential barriers to a healthier lifestyle and create a plan for achieving your wellness goals
• Track your progress
Additional Membership Details
You can review details about these Membership amenities and enhancements in the Membership Handbook, and you can find further details about the terms of your Membership in the Membership Agreement.