Health concerns are not always a top priority. Today’s individuals are living such fast-paced lives that any hindrance — long waiting lines, appointments needing to be booked, or something else — can completely dissuade someone from taking action.
Acknowledging this, Dr. Shirin Peters and the professionals at Bethany Medical Clinic designed their services to appropriately match the hectic lives of the people in New York.
Bethany Medical Clinic of New York is a premier care provider founded by Dr. Shirin Peters in 2011. With several offices located all around the city, it offers early morning and after-work hour appointments, and has a system in place to minimize waiting times.
Shirin, a graduate of New York Medical College, completed her residency at the former St. Vincent’s hospital in Manhattan. She spent a year working at a private practice in North Carolina, learning about the business behind the provision of medicine. Afterward, she returned to New York with the goal of impacting the healthcare journey as many New Yorkers as possible.
Bethany Medical Clinic is renowned for its personalized, compassionate, and non-corporate approach to care. “Women – and working mothers in particular – can not take time away from their workplace to get routing care” explains Shirin. “We knew from the outset that we needed to offer early morning appointments, evening appointments and Saturday appointments to meet the needs of these particular patients at our practice. African American women are twice as likely to die from cervical cancer as white women, and instead of accepting this, we tried to look at why. We ultimately created literature to distribute to patients around the importance of routine pap screening and around treatment options after cervical cancer is diagnosed, when we found out that black women are simply less likely to be counseled by a medical professional in these two areas.”
The medical professionals behind the clinic’s fame take pride in their predictive perspective about health. As a result of the premium experience that they offer to their patients, the clinic has expanded to six sites and grew to include over twenty providers.
Because the clinic offers comprehensive services, patients can go to Bethany Medical Clinic many different services: comprehensive screening and diagnostic tests, no-cost psychotherapy and nutrition appointments, full preventative healthcare that includes women’s health and skin screening, as well as accessible and medical cosmetic dermatology. They have eliminated the need to find different clinics for your diverse medical needs.
In addition to the provision of high-quality personalized care to every patient, Shirin left a mark in the health sector through her leadership in practicing and supporting policies that pursue social justice. She ensures her community knows that her clinics are not places where you will be judged for your background. As a female-owned and minority-owned business with an entirely female senior management and a patient base that is over 75% female, the clinic is a haven for people who might have otherwise faced challenges in other medical institutions that do not recognize the disparities affecting minorities and women.
In the years to come, Shirin will continue doing what she does best. She will remain committed to building a model of care that could reduce illness and improve health for New Yorkers and all city-dwellers. Bethany Medical Center will maintain its reputation as a bastion of diversity and respect. Learn more about the work that Dr. Shirin Peters does and the positive societal impact she is making in the healthcare sector by checking out her website and Instagram.