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MDVIP Expands Medical Centers of Excellence With Addition of World Renowned Hospital For Special Surgery in New York City

BOCA RATON, Florida—June 24, 2008

MDVIP, Inc., the national leader in preventive and personalized medicine, announced that Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York has joined the MDVIP Medical Centers of Excellence program (MCE). HSS, nationally ranked No. 1 in orthopedics and No. 3 in rheumatology by U.S. News & World Report (2007), is the most recent addition to MDVIP's MCE program.

The MCE offers MDVIP patients significantly enhanced coordination of specialty care, second opinions and testing via state-of-the-art technology by leading medical institutions with just a single referral from their MDVIP-affiliated physician. This new relationship with HSS will be available for all MDVIP patients in the network beginning immediately.

"Through this partnership with Hospital for Special Surgery and other top medical institutions in the country, MDVIP continues to provide exceptional care for patients through all stages of their health," stated Edward Goldman, M.D., CEO and Co-Founder of MDVIP, Inc. "HSS is the nation's leading hospital for musculoskeletal medicine and we are proud to be able to provide our members with their high quality care for the best possible outcomes."

"Demand is growing for highly skilled treatment of orthopedic and rheumatological conditions," said Louis A. Shapiro, President and CEO, Hospital for Special Surgery. "This program is designed for patients who take a proactive role in their health care and we support MDVIP's commitment to collaborating with us to offer their members exceptional care in our areas of expertise."

Once the MDVIP-affiliated physician has determined that specialty care, a second medical opinion or advanced diagnostic testing is desired, the doctor will choose the MCE facility best suited to the patient's needs and an appointment at the facility is arranged. At each facility the MCE liaison, upon completion of the visit, provides results and medical records to the MDVIP-affiliated physician in order to coordinate results and follow up care.

The MCE program comprises a network of nationally acclaimed medical institutions including Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Tex., Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Cleveland Clinic in Ohio and Florida, The Hanley Center in Florida, Joslin Diabetic Clinic in Boston, Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, Miller School of Medicine University of Miami and UCLA Health System in Los Angeles.


MDVIP, Inc. is a privately-held firm, founded in 2000 and headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida. It is a national network of physicians who practice proactive, preventive and personalized healthcare, detection and treatment of disease. MDVIP-affiliated physicians reduce their practice to no more than 600 patients in order to focus on prevention and wellness, not just the treatment of illness once a patient gets sick. With prevention as the cornerstone of its program, MDVIP has proven that it's carefully chosen affiliated physicians provide exceptional care and achieve exceptional outcomes. These outcomes include lower hospitalization rates. For more information about MDVIP, please visit mdvip.com.

About Hospital for Special Surgery

Founded in 1863, Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) is a world leader in orthopedics, rheumatology and rehabilitation. HSS is nationally ranked as No. 1 in orthopedics, No. 3 in rheumatology by U.S. News & World Report, and has received Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing Service from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. In 2008 and 2007, HSS was a recipient of the HealthGrades Joint Replacement Excellence Award. A member of the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System and an affiliate of Weill Cornell Medical College, HSS provides orthopedic and rheumatologic patient care at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital at New York Weill Cornell Medical Center. All Hospital for Special Surgery medical staff are on the faculty of Weill Cornell Medical College. The hospital's research division is internationally recognized as a leader in the investigation of musculoskeletal and autoimmune diseases. Hospital for Special Surgery is located in New York City and online at HSS.edu.


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