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Harika Pal, MD

Harika Pal, MD

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Dr. Harika Pal is a board-certified Family Medicine Physician who has practiced in primary care settings for over a decade in the New York City area. She is a graduate of the University of South Florida College of Medicine, and completed her Family Medicine residency training at Mount Sinai Beth Israel in New York City. Additionally, she graduated from the University of Arizona Integrative Medicine in Residency program, and has extensive training in functional medicine through the Institute of Functional Medicine.

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About Harika Pal, MD

Clinical Expertise

Women’s health and adult care, prenatal care,  gastrointestinal health, autoimmune conditions, cardiometabolic disorders

Credentials
Board-certified Family Medicine Physician
What I love about Parsley Health
I get to combine my love of medicine, using all the skills I have learned from my conventional, functional, and integrative medicine training and experience to provide members with a holistic approach to their health that focuses on the root cause of illness, and illness prevention.
Training Institutions
University of South Florida College of Medicine; Family Medicine Residency Program at the Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center; University of Arizona Integrative Medicine in Residency Program; Institute for Functional Medicine
Previous Positions
Medical Director for the School Based Health Center Program through the Institute for Family Health; Family Physician within Montefiore Medical System
What I’m most excited to bring to Parsley Health members
I’m passionate about my belief that every person deserves a doctor who will listen to their stories, take their concerns seriously, explain things thoroughly, and offer the guidance they need to achieve their health goals, and that will advocate on their behalf.
Ask me about
My love of hiking, traveling, meditation, and learning to take care of houseplants.
Most likely to find me
Spending the day out and about exploring the greatest city in the world, NYC :) Or if I’m at home, reading a new book, watching my favorite rom-com, or trying a new workout.

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Do I need health insurance if I have a Parsley Health membership?

A Parsley Health membership does not replace health insurance. We advise all members to maintain a separate health insurance plan of their choosing. For blood work, insurance frequently offers full coverage. Please also note that the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) includes a requirement that all U.S. citizens purchase health insurance. A Parsley Health membership does not meet this requirement.

Is Parsley Health covered by insurance?

We are not in-network with insurance plans at this time, but you can use out-of-network benefits to pay for your membership. Members with out-of-network coverage are typically reimbursed for 40-70% of the membership cost.

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Can Parsley Health be my primary care physician?

Parsley Health’s world-class physicians are trained in primary care specialties like family medicine and internal medicine, however we recommend our members maintain a primary care physician for things like vaccinations and strep or flu testing, which we do not perform here at Parsley Health.

We recommend female patients also maintain an OBGYN for regular pap smears. Your Parsley Health doctor will remind you of important age-related screenings you should get like colonoscopies or mammograms. We are not available for urgent appointments.

If you have a medical emergency, we recommend that you visit urgent care or an ER. Click here for more information about urgent appointment needs.

Is testing included in my membership fee? What costs can I expect to see?

Your doctor will work with you to customize testing orders based on your health needs and personal preferences. Costs for blood work and specialty tests are not included in the membership price. Blood work is usually covered by insurance. Specialty tests range in cost from $100 - $350. These tests, however, are completely optional.

What types of diagnostic testing does Parsley Health perform?

We offer both standard blood work and in-depth specialty testing to help construct a comprehensive picture of your health and better inform treatment. A personalized testing plan will be recommended by your doctor. Some of our most frequently prescribed specialty tests assess allergies, cortisol, genetics and microbiome health.

What is included with my plan?

Doctor’s visit(s), health coaching visit(s), unlimited messaging (annual membership only) with your care team through an online patient portal, and access to prescriptions and supplements.

In addition to our services, you’ll have access to online scheduling and billing, our online supplement store (discounted price for members), and exclusive access to deals from our wellness partners - our favorite places to sweat, stretch, zen, and shop!


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