Dr. Adela Wichs, MD, is a highly valued pediatrician at Premium Health Centers. Dr. Wichs' warmhearted nature, extensive training and 30 plus years of pediatric practice have significantly benefited the countless families who have received her trademark care. Her expansive clinical experience includes the renowned Institute for Care for Mother and Child in the Czech Republic, Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn and her own successful private pediatric practice, in addition to other facilities throughout the New York area. Dr. Wichs earned her Medical Degree from Charles University in Prague. She has authored numerous publications, both in the Czech Republic and in America, that provide insight into the early developmental stages of infants and children.  Even Dr. Wichs' choice recreational activity, hiking with her family, reflects her pursuit of a healthy lifestyle.

Dr. Eli Inzlicht-Sprei, MD‍‍‍, is a master physician and the Medical Director of Premium Health Centers. Specializing in Internal Medicine, he devotes an incredible amount of his time at the Centers in order to ensure that his patients receive optimal care. Dr. Inzlicht-Sprei has over 30 years of clinical experience, managing his own private practice, serving as Medical Director for the New York Center for Pain Management and Physical Therapy and for Best Care Medical Services, as well as attending to countless patients at Methodist Hospital. Dr. Inzlicht-Sprei received his medical degree from St. George University. He was awarded Physician of the Year by Bikur Cholim of Greater New York and was recently honored at their Annual Dinner. Not only does Dr. Inzlicht-Sprei give of his exceptional medical expertise, but he also gives of his heart. He currently resides in Brooklyn with his wife and takes pleasure in spending time with his six wonderful children and twelve delightful grandchildren. In his spare time, Dr. Inzlicht-Sprei enjoys reading science fiction and traveling around the world.

Dr. Fred Friedman, MD‍‍‍, is held in high esteem by his many patients at Premium Health Centers‍‍‍‍‍‍. ‍‍‍His concern is genuine; his expertise is exceptional. With over 25 years of clinical experience, Dr. Friedman has also remarkably cared for the patients of his previous private practice, Methodist Hospital, North Central Bronx Hospital’s Department of Emergency Services, Albert Einstein College of Medicine’s Department of Ambulatory Care and United Medical Associates. Additionally, Dr. Friedman’s skill and sensitivity have earned him a fine reputation among major organizations in Brooklyn that care for the developmentally-delayed population. Dr. Friedman was recently honored at Bikur Cholim of Greater New York’s annual dinner.  He received his Medical Doctorate from Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Postgraduate Training in Internal Medicine from Maimonides Medical Center. Dr. Friedman’s family life is incredibly vibrant, as well; he and his wife are parents to six charming children. Dr. Friedman likes to spend his spare time learning, tutoring his kids in chemistry and fixing things around the house.

Raymond Sultan, RPA-C, is a tremendous asset to Premium Health Centers.  As a Board-Certified Physician Assistant with an extensive medical background, he is dedicated to providing patients with competent and customized diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive health services. Patients under his care not only feel secure because of his expertise, but also feel valued by his compassion that goes above and beyond the call of duty. His patients are not just patients; they become a part of his life. In addition to his work at Premium Health Centers, PA Sultan has made unbelievable contributions throughout Brooklyn. He has years of work experience at Maimonides Medical Center’s Department of Internal Medicine and Department of Cardiology and as a volunteer for Hatzalah Ambulance Service.  PA Sultan is a dedicated husband to his lovely wife, Hodaya, as well as an excellent father to his three adorable children. He enjoys spending quality time with his family and learning mishnayos with his son, Yitzchak, reviewing Aleph Bais with his son, Yosef, and enjoying the company of his baby daughter, Dina.

Avraham Ciment, DPM, is a practiced, passionate and personable Podiatric Doctor at Premium Health Centers. An extremely sought-after podiatrist, Dr. Ciment graduated from New York College of Podiatric Medicine and completed his residency at St. Barnabas Hospital, NY. For over a decade, he has been the Attending Physician for Queens Center for Rehabilitation, Woodcrest Rehabilitation and RHCC, Bais Ezra Gateway and Cliffside Nursing Home. Additionally, Dr. Ciment was the Associate Physician and Supervisor at New York Hyperbaric and Wound Care Center, Associate Physician and Surgeon at Boulevard Foot Care, and Associate Surgeon at Family Foot Care. In his spare time, Dr. Ciment enjoys spending quality time with his family, playing ball with his delightful kids, and helping families in need by delivering food packages for Tomchei Shabbos.

Dr. Sara Tarsis, MD, is an outstanding Dermatologist at Premium Health Centers. An extremely popular and respected specialist, Dr. Tarsis’s expertise, compassion and over 20 years of experience are reflected in the exceptional care that she offers. Dr. Tarsis is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Department of Dermatology of New York University Langone Medical Center. Passionate about education, Dr. Tarsis enjoys supervising NYU dermatology residents at a weekly clinic at the New York Harbor Healthcare System. In addition, she promotes public awareness of skin disease by volunteering in various skin cancer screenings.

Dr. Brett Blatter, MD, is the esteemed Medical Director for Behavioral Health at Premium Health Centers‍‍‍‍‍‍. His extraordinary knowledge, experience and kindheartedness guarantee his patients superior care. He is Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Blatter is an expert in the psychopharmacology of mood disorders and anxiety. Prior to joining the staff at Premium Health, he was the Director of Emergency Psychiatric Services at New York Presbyterian Hospital / Columbia University Medical Center.  Dr. Blatter attended medical school at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and attended residency training in psychiatry at Columbia University (New York State Psychiatric Institute).  He has also completed fellowships in forensic psychiatry and emergency psychiatry, both at Columbia University.  In his spare time, Dr. Blatter enjoys running, hiking, and spending time with his family.

David Katzenstein, LCSW-R, is the Clinical Coordinator of Behavioral Health at Premium Health Centers. He previously served as clinical supervisor at the Maimonides Medical Center Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. David is an adjunct professor of psychology at Touro College and serves as an adjunct faculty member of both Wurzweiler School and NYU School of Social Work. He holds national certification in Trauma Focused-CBT as well as certification in Evidenced Based Practices as both a clinician and a supervisor from the NYU Child-Study Center. He is also co-chair of the Early-Professional Development committee for Nefesh International. David’s modalities include Relational Psychoanalysis, TF-CBT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Behavioral Interventions in Children, Teens, and Families, Exposure and Response Prevention for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, CBT for Children and Adolescents, and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction.  He has written extensively for the Jewish Press and presented publicly on numerous contemporary issues pertaining to the Orthodox Jewish Community. David is currently pursuing his doctorate in clinical social work at NYU. In addition to graduating with an MSW from Hunter College School of Social Work, as an Honor Student, the Lead Student Representative of its Education Review Committee, and the Founder and Managing Editor of a Hunter College Academic Journal, he was awarded a Rabbinic Degree in Talmudic Law from Yeshiva Chaim Berlin. In his spare time, David enjoys scuba diving and playing basketball.

Caroline Eiseman, LCSW-R, an extremely accomplished social worker, is a member of Premium Health Centers' superb team of Behavioral Health Providers. Caroline’s insight, experience, and expertise are reflected in her therapeutic work with clients. She has 17 years of psychotherapy experience and has benefited many throughout Brooklyn and Manhattan in her roles as a clinical therapist, clinical supervisor and clinic director.  Caroline received her MSW from Yeshiva University’s Wurzweiler School of Social Work.  She tailors her modalities of practice to her clients, which include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Marital Counseling, Mind/Body Work, and Psychospiritual Therapy. She currently has a private practice in Manhattan, in addition to being a provider at Premium Health.  Caroline enjoys traveling and playing guitar.

Asher Taub, LCSW-R, is an exceptionally effective psychotherapist. He‍‍‍ is an expert in Individual and Couple’s therapy, drawing from CBT, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Collaborative Problem Solving Intervention Models. His extensive experience includes his work as a private psychotherapist in Brooklyn and as the past Supervisor of the Mobile Outreach Team at Ohel Children’s Home and Family Services. He has also compassionately counseled family members of chronically ill patients at Chai Lifeline’s Illness and Bereavement Counseling Center. Asher received his MSW from Touro College Graduate School of Social Work, graduating with the Highest Academic Honors. Asher is an ordained Rabbi and he is fluent in Yiddish. He loves playing ball with his grandson and spending quality time with his six wonderful children.

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Dr. Ruth Tsivkin, MD, is a remarkably accomplished Board-Certified General, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist at Premium Health Centers. A practicing psychiatrist since 2009, Dr. Tsivkin has won several awards, including the Student Leader Award from Columbia University and the Outstanding Resident Award from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, as well as a member of the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Tsivkin specializes in psychotherapeutic and pharmacological treatments for anxiety and depressive disorders and she has also extensively researched the medical literature on complementary and alternative medicine in the treatment of psychiatric disorders affecting children. She received her Doctorate from Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Tsivkin is fluent in English, Yiddish and Russian.

Dr. Eric Pollak, Psy.D.‍‍‍, is an incredible support to his patients at Premium Health Centers. A practicing psychologist since 2010, he maintains a private practice in Queens and has recently founded the Shiluv Center for Lone Soldiers, an innovative program assisting soldiers during their emotionally-laden transition to civilian life. Dr. Pollak received his Master’s and Doctoral degrees from Long Island University.  He completed his Pre-Doctoral Internship at the Veteran’s Affairs Hudson Valley Health Care System and his Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Yeshiva University Counseling Center.  Dr. Pollak has delivered numerous presentations throughout his career, contributed to various research publications and served as an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Touro College. In his off time, Dr. Pollak enjoys playing sports and running, as well as spending time with his wife and four beautiful daughters.

Howard Siegal, RPA-C, is a uniquely gifted Board-Certified Physician Assistant at Premium Health Centers. For over seven years, he has been practicing at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center's Emergency Medicine Department, where 80% of his clinical care involves the pediatric population. As an active volunteer for Hatzalah Ambulance Service for 10 plus years, PA Siegal demonstrates his altruistic passion for healing patients of all ages. He has a distinctive flair for treating pediatrics, given his 19 years of experience as a talented teacher of students in middle-school and doubling as an engaging camp counselor. When he is not at work, PA Siegal relishes family time with his wife, six children and three adorable grandchildren.

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Dr. Eli Inzlicht-Sprei, MD, is a master physician and the Medical Director of Premium Health Centers. Specializing in Internal Medicine, he devotes an incredible amount of his time at the Centers in order to ensure that his patients receive optimal care. Dr. Inzlicht-Sprei has over 30 years of clinical experience, managing his own private practice, serving as Medical Director for the New York Center for Pain Management and Physical Therapy and for Best Care Medical Services, as well as attending to countless patients at Methodist Hospital. Dr. Inzlicht-Sprei received his medical degree from St. George University. He was awarded Physician of the Year by Bikur Cholim of Greater New York and was recently honored at their Annual Dinner. Not only does Dr. Inzlicht-Sprei give of his exceptional medical expertise, but he also gives of his heart. He currently resides in Brooklyn with his wife and takes pleasure in spending time with his six wonderful children and twelve delightful grandchildren. In his spare time, Dr. Inzlicht-Sprei enjoys reading science fiction and traveling around the world.

Dr. Fred Friedman, MD, is held in high esteem by his many patients at Premium Health Centers. His concern is genuine; his expertise is exceptional. With over 25 years of clinical experience, Dr. Friedman has also remarkably cared for the patients of his previous private practice, Methodist Hospital, North Central Bronx Hospital’s Department of Emergency Services, Albert Einstein College of Medicine’s Department of Ambulatory Care and United Medical Associates. Additionally, Dr. Friedman’s skill and sensitivity have earned him a fine reputation among major organizations in Brooklyn that care for the developmentally-delayed population. Dr. Friedman was recently honored at Bikur Cholim of Greater New York’s annual dinner.  He received his Medical Doctorate from Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Postgraduate Training in Internal Medicine from Maimonides Medical Center. Dr. Friedman’s family life is incredibly vibrant, as well; he and his wife are parents to six charming children. Dr. Friedman likes to spend his spare time learning, tutoring his kids in chemistry and fixing things around the house.

Dr. Adela Wichs, MD, is a highly valued pediatrician at Premium Health Centers. Dr. Wichs' warmhearted nature, extensive training and 30 plus years of pediatric practice have significantly benefited the countless families who have received her trademark care. Her expansive clinical experience includes the renowned Institute for Care for Mother and Child in the Czech Republic, Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn and her own successful private pediatric practice, in addition to other facilities throughout the New York area. Dr. Wichs earned her Medical Degree from Charles University in Prague. She has authored numerous publications, both in the Czech Republic and in America, that provide insight into the early developmental stages of infants and children.  Even Dr. Wichs' choice recreational activity, hiking with her family, reflects her pursuit of a healthy lifestyle.

Raymond Sultan, RPA-C, is a tremendous asset to Premium Health Centers.  As a Board-Certified Physician Assistant with an extensive medical background, he is dedicated to providing patients with competent and customized diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive health services. Patients under his care not only feel secure because of his expertise, but also feel valued by his compassion that goes above and beyond the call of duty. His patients are not just patients; they become a part of his life. In addition to his work at Premium Health Centers, PA Sultan has made unbelievable contributions throughout Brooklyn. He has years of work experience at Maimonides Medical Center’s Department of Internal Medicine and Department of Cardiology and as a volunteer for Hatzalah Ambulance Service.  PA Sultan is a dedicated husband to his lovely wife, Hodaya, as well as an excellent father to his three adorable children. He enjoys spending quality time with his family and learning mishnayos with his son, Yitzchak, reviewing Aleph Bais with his son, Yosef, and enjoying the company of his baby daughter, Dina.

Howard Siegal, RPA-C, ‍‍‍is a uniquely gifted Board-Certified Physician Assistant at Premium Health Centers. For over seven years, he has been practicing at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center's Emergency Medicine Department, where 80% of his clinical care involves the pediatric population. As an active volunteer for Hatzalah Ambulance Service for 10 plus years, PA Siegal demonstrates his altruistic passion for healing patients of all ages. He has a distinctive flare for treating pediatrics, given his 19 years of experience as a talented teacher of students in middle-school and doubling as an engaging camp counselor. When he is not at work, PA Siegal relishes family time with his wife, six children and three adorable grandchildren.

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Avraham Ciment, DPM, is a practiced, passionate and personable Podiatric Doctor at Premium Health Centers. An extremely sought-after podiatrist, Dr. Ciment graduated from New York College of Podiatric Medicine and completed his residency at St. Barnabas Hospital, NY. For over a decade, he has been the Attending Physician for Queens Center for Rehabilitation, Woodcrest Rehabilitation and RHCC, Bais Ezra Gateway and Cliffside Nursing Home. Additionally, Dr. Ciment was the Associate Physician and Supervisor at New York Hyperbaric and Wound Care Center, Associate Physician and Surgeon at Boulevard Foot Care, and Associate Surgeon at Family Foot Care. In his spare time, Dr. Ciment enjoys spending quality time with his family, playing ball with his delightful kids, and helping families in need by delivering food packages for Tomchei Shabbos.

Dr. Sara Tarsis, MD, is an outstanding Dermatologist at Premium Health Centers. An extremely popular and respected specialist, Dr. Tarsis’s expertise, compassion and over 20 years of experience are reflected in the exceptional care that she offers. Dr. Tarsis is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Department of Dermatology of New York University Langone Medical Center. Passionate about education, Dr. Tarsis enjoys supervising NYU dermatology residents at a weekly clinic at the New York Harbor Healthcare System. In addition, she promotes public awareness of skin disease by volunteering in various skin cancer screenings.

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Dr. Brett Blatter, MD, is the esteemed Medical Director for Behavioral Health at Premium Health Centers. His extraordinary knowledge, experience and kindheartedness guarantee his patients superior care. He is Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Blatter is an expert in the psychopharmacology of mood disorders and anxiety. Prior to joining the staff at Premium Health, he was the Director of Emergency Psychiatric Services at New York Presbyterian Hospital / Columbia University Medical Center.  Dr. Blatter attended medical school at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and attended residency training in psychiatry at Columbia University (New York State Psychiatric Institute).  He has also completed fellowships in forensic psychiatry and emergency psychiatry, both at Columbia University.  In his spare time, Dr. Blatter enjoys running, hiking, and spending time with his family.

David Katzenstein, LCSW-R, is the Clinical Coordinator of Behavioral Health at Premium Health Centers. He previously served as clinical supervisor at the Maimonides Medical Center Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. David is an adjunct professor of psychology at Touro College and serves as an adjunct faculty member of both Wurzweiler School and NYU School of Social Work. He holds national certification in Trauma Focused-CBT as well as certification in Evidenced Based Practices as both a clinician and a supervisor from the NYU Child-Study Center. He is also co-chair of the Early-Professional Development committee for Nefesh International. David’s modalities include Relational Psychoanalysis, TF-CBT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Behavioral Interventions in Children, Teens, and Families, Exposure and Response Prevention for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, CBT for Children and Adolescents, and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction.  He has written extensively for the Jewish Press and presented publicly on numerous contemporary issues pertaining to the Orthodox Jewish Community. David is currently pursuing his doctorate in clinical social work at NYU. In addition to graduating with an MSW from Hunter College School of Social Work, as an Honor Student, the Lead Student Representative of its Education Review Committee, and the Founder and Managing Editor of a Hunter College Academic Journal, he was awarded a Rabbinic Degree in Talmudic Law from Yeshiva Chaim Berlin. In his spare time, David enjoys scuba diving and playing basketball.

Caroline Eiseman, LCSW-R, an extremely accomplished social worker, is a member of Premium Health Centers' superb team of Behavioral Health Providers. Caroline’s insight, experience, and expertise are reflected in her therapeutic work with clients. She has 17 years of psychotherapy experience and has benefited many throughout Brooklyn and Manhattan in her roles as a clinical therapist, clinical supervisor and clinic director.  Caroline received her MSW from Yeshiva University’s Wurzweiler School of Social Work.  She tailors her modalities of practice to her clients, which include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Marital Counseling, Mind/Body Work, and Psychospiritual Therapy. She currently has a private practice in Manhattan, in addition to being a provider at Premium Health.  Caroline enjoys traveling and playing guitar.

Dr. Ruth Tsivkin, MD, is a remarkably accomplished Board-Certified General, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist at Premium Health Centers. A practicing psychiatrist since 2009, Dr. Tsivkin has won several awards, including the Student Leader Award from Columbia University and the Outstanding Resident Award from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, as well as a member of the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Tsivkin specializes in psychotherapeutic and pharmacological treatments for anxiety and depressive disorders and she has also extensively researched the medical literature on complementary and alternative medicine in the treatment of psychiatric disorders affecting children. She received her Doctorate from Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Tsivkin is fluent in English, Yiddish and Russian.

Dr. Eric Pollak, Psy.D., ‍‍‍is an incredible support to his patients at Premium Health Centers. A practicing psychologist since 2010, he maintains a private practice in Queens and has recently founded the Shiluv Center for Lone Soldiers, an innovative program assisting soldiers during their emotionally-laden transition to civilian life. Dr. Pollak received his Master’s and Doctoral degrees from Long Island University.  He completed his Pre-Doctoral Internship at the Veteran’s Affairs Hudson Valley Health Care System and his Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Yeshiva University Counseling Center. Dr. Pollak has delivered numerous presentations throughout his career, contributed to various research publications and served as an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Touro College. In his off time, Dr. Pollak enjoys playing sports and running, as well as spending time with his wife and four beautiful daughters.

Asher Taub, LCSW-R, is an exceptionally effective psychotherapist at Premium Health Centers. He is an expert in Individual and Couple’s therapy, drawing from CBT, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Collaborative Problem Solving Intervention Models. His extensive experience includes his work as a private psychotherapist in Brooklyn and as the past Supervisor of the Mobile Outreach Team at Ohel Children’s Home and Family Services. He has also compassionately counseled family members of chronically ill patients at Chai Lifeline’s Illness and Bereavement Counseling Center. Asher received his MSW from Touro College Graduate School of Social Work, graduating with the Highest Academic Honors. Asher is an ordained Rabbi and he is fluent in Yiddish. He loves playing ball with his grandson and spending quality time with his six wonderful children.

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