Patient Testimonials & Case Studies
The goal of Elitra health is to provide early detection of medical issues patients may not normally find in a regular physical. Below are a few recent testimonials and case studies. For the privacy of our patients, we have kept the names and personally identifiable information in the case studies below confidential.
Case Study 1
A 54-year-old accountant from New York City was scheduled for a physical examination at Elitra Health. He had been bothered for years by headaches and sinus congestion. He had a physical examination at a different, ‘conventional’ health care center three years before that showed his blood counts were a little high. At the time he was told that it was probably due to dehydration. On examination at Elitra Health, he was ruddy in color and had pressure in his sinuses. Complete blood counts showed a very high hemoglobin/hematocrit and he was told immediately that he almost certainly had the disease polycythemia vera—a disorder that involves the overproduction of red blood cells. This was the cause of his headaches and sinus congestion – not dehydration as the other health center had diagnosed. If left untreated it makes the blood thick and sludgy and increases the risk for strokes. He needed to see a Hematologist urgently for treatment and Elitra Health helped arrange a specialist for him. Doing well, our patient now simply donates blood several times per year to keep his blood counts in the normal range.
Case Study 2
A healthy 29-year-old first time dad, working at a Brooklyn-based tech startup came in for his first physical exam since he finished college. He exercised regularly, was fit and had no reason to think anything was wrong with him. During his Elitra Exam, he was found to have thick, enlarged lymph nodes in his neck. “Listen,” the doctor told him. “These are not normal lymph nodes. Something is happening here, and this will need to be looked into further”. Same day blood test results revealed the presence of an acute leukemia. The patient was stunned. He took time off from work to undergo treatment and is now in complete remission.
Case Study 3
A 50-year-old hedge fund manager from Nassau County came in for the Elitra Examination. He had known for a number of years that his blood pressure was probably not great and he thought it was time that he did something about it. His workout routines hadn’t been going as well, but he felt fit and strong for the most part. The Elitra Examination revealed a blood pressure of 180/104 and blood tests confirmed severe renal insufficiency (kidney failure) – probably brought on by ignoring his high blood pressure for too many years. A year later he was on dialysis but recently successfully received a kidney transplant. His blood pressure is now very well controlled.
Case Study 4
A 38-year-old healthy woman, a busy attorney from Manhattan – through the recommendation of a friend who already had the Elitra Exam – came in for an examination. Swamped with work and with no time to see multiple doctors at multiple offices (and then wait days for test results to come in), Elitra Health met her personal needs because everything is done on-site in just a few hours. On physical examination, during her mammogram, a firm mass in the left breast was matted to surrounding tissue. “Even if the mammogram doesn’t show anything,” the doctor told her, “this is a suspicious mass, and you’re going to be seeing a breast specialist after this.” The mammogram showed a mass highly suspicious for malignancy and after biopsies with a Breast Surgeon she was found to have malignances in both breasts simultaneously. She underwent double mastectomy and reconstruction. Two years later she returned to our office for an exam, pregnant with twins.
Case Study 5
A 50-year-old man, a college professor from New Jersey, was found to have an elevated PSA on routine examination. He was very concerned about the chances of prostate cancer and consulted with a Urologist, who recommended an immediate biopsy. The patient called us back for a second opinion. “Do I have to go right for a biopsy?” he asked. “Isn’t that very aggressive?” he continued. “Well,” the Elitra doctor responded, “If you have a prostatitis that would also raise your PSA. Why don’t we try getting you on antibiotics for a couple of weeks. If the PSA comes down from that, you could make a pretty good argument that you probably don’t have anything alarming.” After a 3-week course of treatment the PSA was repeated, and it had returned almost completely to normal. A biopsy was averted.
Case Study 6
A 37-year-old man who worked as a Fortune 100 marketing executive had been living in Paris for several years before recently coming to New York. He’d had a nagging cough and decided to take advantage of his company’s physical exam benefit through Elitra Health. On examination, his lungs had crackles bilaterally—abnormal breath sounds—and a chest x-ray was ordered. It showed the presence of active tuberculosis. The New York City Health Department tracked back his contact to a roommate back in Paris who had also became ill with TB. Our patient underwent treatment, nobody else became ill and he fully recovered.
Patient Testimonial 1
“You’ve got a beautifully luxurious facility and an amazing staff – right in downtown Manhattan. I have never seen anything like it before. Dr. Dalipi was truly exceptional. In addition to the wonderful nursing staff you have, Dr. Dalipi herself spent more than 40 minutes with me during my exam and then followed up with a phone call a week after my exam to review my bloodwork and to check if I followed up with my primary care physician. I have already told multiple family members about Elitra Health and I can’t thank you enough for everything!”, K.F., Stamford, Connecticut
Patient Testimonial 2
“I am a 34-year-old mom, a homemaker, and I had an aching knee at the time of my Elitra examination. I thought nothing of it. Three weeks before my exam, I had a high fever for several days, but it went away on its own. I figured it was just the flu. During my examination (which came as a result of a recommendation from a mom in my neighborhood), Dr. Nemetz found my knee to be red, hot and swollen. He ordered blood tests and when they came back a little later, he confirmed the presence of Lyme disease antibodies. I could not believe it. He prescribed treatment with antibiotics and I am well and OK. Thank you Dr. Nemetz and thank you to everyone at Elitra Health” – A.G., Staten Island, New York
Patient Testimonial 3
“A golf buddy of mine had the Elitra Exam a few months back and he referred me to your office. I was 54, a semi-retired wealth manager that felt great physically, but wanted to know what I didn’t know. A full look under the hood, so to speak. Upon arrival at the Elitra Health offices, I was blown away at how extravagant and elegant your offices were. They were more spa-like in nature than a regular medical office. I really loved the massage I got before seeing the doctor. During my examination, Dr. Nemetz reminded me that I had not yet had my first colonoscopy, and normally I should have gotten one by about age 50. I underwent the test and was found to have a fully-encapsulated Stage 1 cancer inside a 5cm polyp in the ascending colon. The malignant polyp was fully removed during the colonoscopy, and no surgery or chemotherapy was needed. If it had been three months later I’m sure I would have been facing the prospect of both or even worse. Words can’t describe how grateful I am to Elitra Health for saving my life. Thank you!” – V.K., Scarsdale, New York