Membership medicine built on a foundation of trust
Thomas Ziering has joined Castle Connolly Private Health Partners to deliver personalized healthcare with a focus on healthcare for all families.
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. THOMAS ZIERING
Dr. Ziering’s innate passion for healthcare and drive to pursue a career in Family Medicine began at an early age. Both he, his siblings, parents, and grandparents were seen by the same Family Physician (who also delivered Dr. Ziering) and he found the concept to be comprehensive, inspiring, and familiar. After attending Muhlenberg College and graduating Magna Cum Laude in a dual major of Biology and Natural Science, he went on to receive his MD from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (Rutgers).
He attended the Robert Wood Johnson/Somerset Medical Center Family Practice Program, graduating with the Resident Educator Award by Colleagues. He was recognized as a National Speaker in various aspects of healthcare both physical and emotional. Postgraduate, Dr. Ziering opened his own private office and served as a Clinical Researcher for Experimental Medications involved in the first wave of the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Ever eager to learn new material at the time of the “wave” of antidepressant development, Dr. Ziering became an educator on the subject for the University System. Dr. Ziering’s passion to remain on the frontlines during the HIV/AIDS pandemic mirrors his approach in caring and for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. He has been available to his patients via telehealth and has remained in-office so that patients could be treated in person, should the need arise.
Shortly after joining Morristown Medical Center in 1992, Dr. Ziering became Chairman of the Department of Family Medicine. Aside from traditional family practice caring for both newborn and senior alike, he continued to research areas new to medicine. His additional studies taught him about Transitional Medicine and Healthcare unique to the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Community). He became a Medical Director for LGBTQ Healthcare while maintaining his traditional practice base. Dr. Ziering wishes to create a safe haven for ALL families regardless of race, beliefs, religions and sexual identity.
To reinforce the feeling of comfort, Dr. Ziering’s practice to this day does not have the appearance of a medical office. The exam rooms are designed to look like small living rooms, affording face to face contact in a calm and tranquil environment. Aromatherapy, water fountains and sound soothers are also utilized along with the joy of having a Therapy Dog, Bentley (a 15-pound cockapoo), who is in the office to help allay fears and concerns.
During Dr. Ziering’s tenure of 30 plus years, he has been recognized for his exceptional work, receiving over 20 different honors and awards through his career including Top Docs in the Castle Connolly Guide to the Best Doctors in the Tristate Area, New Jersey Magazine, Inside New Jersey Magazine, New York Magazine, Ladies Home Journal, US News and World Report, Best Physicians in Women’s Healthcare, Best Physicians in LGBTIQ Medicine, Most Compassionate Doctors and America’s Most Honored Doctors among others. Dr. Ziering is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Practitioners, an honor bestowed to those Board-Certified Family Doctors who maintain a more than active role in personal education and exemplary expertise in the Specialty of Family Practice Medicine.
When Dr. Ziering is not caring for his diverse patient base and focusing on healthcare, he enjoys spending time with his family, gardening, cooking, swimming, traveling, movies, theater, and the arts. He and his husband reside in Randolph, New Jersey; they have two grown children, a granddaughter, and a dog.
Enjoy the advantages of the Membership model of healthcare
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.
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