Over the last decade, the workplace has revolutionized to keep up with advancements in the digital age. Jobs in every industry have become inextricably tied to technology, and human interaction has decreased.
New career paths for college graduates have been created in information technology, digital marketing, and finance. The young people moving into urban areas and starting their careers in these fast-paced industries face specific challenges.
After growing up in a digital age, millennials have an innate ability to adapt quickly to technology, but the world has been slower to teach millennials to cope with the myriad of problems that come along with high technology use. “As each new technology enters our world, it has the potential to improve lives. But, in some cases, it also has the potential to negatively affect physical and emotional health” explains Dr. Shirin Peters, an internal medicine specialist in New York City.
Being overly connected can cause many psychological issues such as poor concentration, narcissism, the expectation of instant gratification, insomnia, anxiety, and even depression. Besides affecting users’ mental health, the use of technology can also have negative repercussions on physical health, causing vision problems, hearing loss, and neck strain. These common complaints are of particular interest to Dr. Shirin Peters, and she believes they are important to address without delay.
As a primary care doctor in New York City, Shirin Peters has dedicated her life to serving the needs of New Yorkers. After attending medical school at New York Medical College, she completed her residency at the former St. Vincent’s Hospital in Manhattan. She then started her own medical practice as a solo practitioner in 2011 at Bethany Medical Clinic. Due to Dr. Peters’ tireless interests in meeting all the health needs of her patients, Bethany Medical Clinic has grown steadily and organically for over nine years.
Shirin believes that the continued success of Bethany Medical Clinic is due mainly to the fact that the team really listens to their patients. With a growing number of young professionals working with busy schedules, Bethany Medical Clinic has grown to understand many of the challenges faced by the patients it serves. That is why the clinic offers early morning and after-work hour appointments, as well as Saturday appointments, to allow people to schedule their healthcare without needing to take time away from work. Further, the clinic has taken steps to minimize waiting time for their patients, allowing appointments to actually happen at their scheduled time and allowing patients to address what they need with their healthcare provider efficiently and then get back to their busy work and personal schedules. Shirin is determined to show patients how much the practice values their time.
In addition to tailoring care to young working people, Shirin and Bethany Medical Clinic also aim to provide primary care that meets the often-overlooked needs of women and minority groups. Shirin is actively committed to promoting primary care access to communities where there are barriers to access, and Bethany Medical Clinic embraces these ideals. Shirin is proud that Bethany Medical Clinic is a female and minority-owned business with senior management consisting of women from diverse backgrounds.
Dr. Shirin Peters hopes Bethany Medical Clinic will become a haven for young professionals and for any marginalized group, especially women and minorities, to feel safe and seen and heard. After nine years of growth and learning and now six convenient locations around New York City, she hopes that the practice will continue to grow and offer care with awareness of the most pressing health issues that New Yorkers are currently facing.