Personalized care, convenience, and the benefits of Membership.
Dr. Christine Kakoulas has joined Castle Connolly Private Health Partners to deliver unrivaled healthcare experiences with a focus on wellness and prevention.
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. CHRISTINE KAKOULAS
Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Christine Kakoulas, MD, is board-certified in Internal Medicine and has been a member of the Yaffe Ruden & Associates family since 2004.
Dr. Kakoulas attended New York University under a
Dr. Kakoulas is on staff as a dedicated attending physician at NYU Langone Medical center and Northwell Health.
Dr. Kakoulas has received over a dozen awards for her compassionate care, including the Patient’s Choice Award and Compassionate Doctor Recognition.
As an internist, I strive to treat my patients with a focus on overall health and well-being. With Yaffe Ruden & Associates, I have the honor and privilege of building strong relationships with my patients, and establishing myself as their approachable health advocate.
I take pride in offering a personalized approach to care. I like to spend time with my patients, and provide an unrushed and unhurried environment that allows for open and extended conversations about their health and wellbeing. Unfortunately, in recent years, many of my patients have been experiencing long wait times and have felt the need to book appointments up to a year in advance. Continuing to practice medicine and serve patients in the way that I wish to is unsustainable in this increasingly complex healthcare environment.
To ensure that I can continue providing an elevated level of care into the future, I have collaborated with Castle Connolly Private Health Partners, LLC, (CCPHP) to create a new membership program, Kakoulas CCPHP, LLC. Members will have access to a wide range of membership amenities, such as 24/7 accessibility to me via cell phone, text or e-mail, extended office visits, same-day or next-day appointments, virtual telemedicine visits, when appropriate, opportunity to participate in the SENS Solution Health Coaching program, care coordination when you are in the hospital, and enhanced connection to more than 50,000 of Castle Connolly’s America’s Top Doctors®.
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.