Dr. Anthony Ragusa is not only a very knowledgeable and caring Doctor He not only treats all your medical problems but takes the time to explain them throughly until you understand especially when you get older, retire, and are not as quick on the uptake. He also takes the time to know your immediate family even if they are not his patients. I have a small immediate family now, two sisters… See more
My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...
Enjoying a smaller practice permits me to spend quality time with each patient and advocate for smart care, not more care. The time available allows me to form a very close bond with my patients to facilitate a level of trust and comfort. My patients are known to me as people. Understanding their personal history, as well as their medical history, I can deliver more individualized care and help them navigate challenges as they arise. As a specialist in internal medicine, I am skilled in diabetic care, cardiovascular disease, asthma, COPD, cholesterol and blood pressure treatment. Together, we can take a more preventive approach to medicine to help you enjoy a healthier life in the decades to come.
Unlike many traditional primary care physicians, I have admitting privileges at Unity (Park Ridge) and Rochester General hospitals, which are part of Rochester Regional Health. I am committed to your care and will continue to be your physician in and out of the hospital. In the event you require hospitalization, I can be at your bedside directing your care as your hospitalist. If you go to another facility, I can advocate for your care and oversee your follow‐up care. Your continuity of care is essential; I am your physician in the office, in the hospital and at home. As the quarterback of your healthcare team, I can help arrange care with specialists as needed, along with my highly committed staff.
My patients appreciate my dedication to remaining up to date with current medical information, guidelines and research. I have completed a preceptorship in the BaleDoneen Method®, a unique comprehensive and science‐based approach for better detecting, preventing and treating cardiovascular disease. This training supports my commitment to the prevention of stroke and heart attack and has helped me gain deeper insights into the factors that can put patients at risk for these events. I am honored to be a consulting physician for the Wellness Dentistry Network, which also strives to focus on prevention.
Prioritize your most valued asset – your health. Call Ann, Andrea, or Holly to schedule a complimentary meeting to learn more about my MDVIP‐affiliated primary care practice. The ability to positively impact the lives of so many is such a privilege. We should not lose sight of medicine’s primary goal: meeting the unique health needs of each patient.
Dr. Ragusa's Credentials
Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital
Internal Medicine 1992-1995
St. Vincent Medical Center
Staten Island, NY
Universita di Padova
Doctorate of Medicine, Dentistry and Surgery 1991
Master of Science, Psychology 1975
Bachelor of Science, Psychology 1973
Partners in Wellness Dentistry Endorsed Provider
Rochester General Hospital
Community Excellence Award for Teaching, Unity Health System
Recognition for Delivery of Quality Cardiovascular and Stroke Care
- American Stroke Association
- American Heart Association
- American Committee for Quality Assurance
Teaching Award, Internal Medicine Residency Program, Unity Health System
Clinical Guidelines Committee, Greater Rochester Independent Practice Association 2003-present
Member, Greater Rochester Independent Practice Association 2003-present
Primary Care Council, Rochester General Hospital 2000-present
Unity Health System
- Member, Cancer Committee 1997-present
- Member, Critical Care Committee 1997-present
- Member, Tumor Conference 1997-present
Preceptor, Medical School Residency Program, University of Rochester 1997-2004 and 2013-2021
Preceptor, Internal Medicine Residency Program, Unity Health System, Department of Medicine 2000-2013
American Academy of Family Physicians
American Medical Association
Medical Society of the State of New York
Monroe County Medical Society
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Testimonials from patients of Dr. Ragusa
Dr. Anthony Ragusa is a wonderful person, very caring and does everything he can to help always. Best staff too. Ann and Holly are the best around. I've been with him for many years and my husband and mother-law love him too. We are his patients till we die. Thank you so much for all you do. Our Love Always The Barber Family.
Dr. Anthony Ragusa is a wonderful person, very caring and does everything he can to help always. Best staff too. Ann and Holly are the best around. I've been with him for many years and my husband and mother-law love him too. We are his patients till we die. Thank you so much for all you do. Anyone who needs a great caring doctor should go to Dr. Anthony Ragusa.
I meat Dr Ragusa beforsten he was MDVIP doctor. My doctor was sick and recommend for me to go to Dr Ragusa. Even though I ended up with an other Dr. in the practice.Dr Ragusa treated me in the hospital. When he became a MDVIP Dr. I swished to him. I have never regretted it . I have many health problems and Dr. Ragusa has given me the best of care. I trust him totally. I have never had a Dr.… See more
Dr. Ragusa is not only a great doctor, he's always a friend to his patients. Always looking for the best way to treat his patients and constantly updating his studies on medicine and treatments. This man is unbelievable. Just a all around wonderful person. I'm blessed to have him.
I have been with Dr Ragusa a long time. When he he changed toMDVIP he was able to spend more time with me and teach me what I needed to know. One time I became very sick and he told me to go to emergency. When I arrived there he had called and they were waiting for me. Within 10 minutes he he came in to make sure I was ok. He is one of the best THANK YOU DR Ragusa
Ann Tremblay is the first face we see when we visit the office and the first voice we hear when we call. She is so comforting, and patient with my mom who is almost 90 and moving slow, but also likes to tell lots of stories. Ann listens and responds so nicely to mom, its like she was a member of the family. She follows up on every phone call and is so prompt in responding back to us. She… See more
I am a patient of Dr. Anthony Ragusa. I would like to give a shout out for his nurse, Anne. Anne is always smiling when she greets you entering the doctor's office. She is compassionate and kind. Anne makes sure that I understand the health procedures during my visits. Her sense of humor makes visits enjoyable. Thank you Anne !!
I have been a patient of Dr Ragusa's for many years. I have referred and even sponsored relatives and close friends to allow them to be under his care.
We have all been through very challenging health issues and Dr Ragusa's skill, empathy and care make every single penny of the cost of the MDVIP Program worthwhile.
As it happens, right now my significant other is going… See more
I believe I as patient one when Dr. Ragusa joined MDVIP. Me and my family were the doctor's patients for many years. I can tell you I have never had a better doctor then Dr. Ragusa. The level of care he provides and his deep interest in our health and welfare make him one in a million.