Vinita Verghese, MD, Board Certified in Internal Medicine earned her medical degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Allentown Affiliated Hospitals in Pennsylvania.
Initially, Dr. Verghese considered psychology but, after taking pre-med courses — in which she excelled and coupled with some soul-searching, she felt a calling to medicine. Since heart disease is prevalent in her family, she entered medical school with the idea of specializing in cardiology. “After considering a specialty in cardiology, I realized that I would be limited to a one-organ system, and I was more interested in the total care of patients. I am drawn to variety and decided that internal medicine would offer a broader range of disease-states in which to work and allow me a more relationship-based practice.”
Affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center for the past several years, Dr. Verghese has had a boutique/concierge practice which allowed her great flexibility in adapting to the special needs of her patients. She will continue this approach to patient relations as an Eisenhower Primary Care 365 physician.
“My career in medicine has led me away from a disease-model to one that promotes prevention, healthy living and wellness. My relationship with patients and their families is a partnership where we both participate to achieve the highest quality of care possible.”