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From the Beginning

Even before the doors opened at BVMI, Dr. Howard Lipton’s impact was being felt. After retiring in 2006 and traveling to the destinations he always promised he would see, Dr. Lipton “wanted to do something more.” He heard about BVMI through Dr. Paul Mendelowitz, the CMO at Holy Name Medical Center, and got involved in the early stages.

Dr. Lipton had designed his own offices so he was tapped to help design the layout of the Center’s offices and exam rooms. During this time, Dr. Lipton got to know Dr. Art De Simone, BVMI’s medical director, and his support expanded into volunteering once a week as well as becoming the assistant medical director. “I am thankful for BVMI,” said Dr. Lipton. “It got me back into medicine.”

His words of advice to other doctors: “Working here allows me to spend more time with patients. I don’t worry about normal office responsibilities like billing and insurance forms. Plus, everyone strives to provide the highest level of patient care."

 

Thank you, Dr. Lipton, for your service.