Doctor • New York
Dr. Julie Taw, MD is a board certified Internal Medicine physician. Julie graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine and completed her residency training at New York University. As a busy working mom she understands the challenges of incorporating a healthful lifestyle into our busy lives.
About Dr. Taw
Dr. Julie Taw, MD is a board certified Internal Medicine physician. Julie graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine and completed her residency training at New York University. After graduating from residency she joined the faculty at the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine and taught Internal Medicine residents and medical students at an affiliate hospital in Englewood, New Jersey. She was in charge of the primary care curriculum and had a particular interest in teaching doctor-patient communication skills. During this time she received a Master in Public Health from Mt. Sinai, and in her coursework she first learned about Mind Body Medicine, which was the beginning of her journey into Integrative Medicine. Understanding the biology of stress and its impact on chronic illness was an “a-ha” moment to becoming a better primary care physician. She received training and certification from the Center for Mind Body Medicine. With this training she led stress management workshops for patients and hospital staff, teaching them mind body skills like meditation and guided imagery to counter the impact of stress on the mind and body. She also created the Center for Integrative Healing which provided Integrative Medicine services at Englewood Hospital.
Along this fascinating journey she was introduced to the Institute for Functional Medicine and learned the scientific foundation for why and how lifestyle changes like nutrition, exercise, sleep, and stress management are key to achieving optimal health. Since then she has been passionate about empowering patients to make these lifestyle changes to feel vibrant, prevent, and treat chronic diseases.
She took her knowledge and experience to the corporate setting where she was the Medical Director of the Goldman Sachs onsite health centers. She implemented wellness programs that helped employees build resiliency and achieve wellbeing. In the health center she has helped employees make lifestyle changes to support the high demands and stress of modern living. Julie is passionate about helping people make healthful lifestyle choices not only because it’s rewarding and exciting, but it also inspires her to do the same for her own self. As a busy working mom she understands the challenges of incorporating a healthful lifestyle into our busy lives. Through her medical training and personal journey to seek health and happiness, she is equipped and enthusiastic about accompanying her patients on their journey.
Frequently asked questions
Can Parsley Health be my primary care physician?
We are considered a primary care practice, so we treat all conditions that a primary care doctor would. We are not specialists. However, if you need to see an OBGYN, cardiologist, or surgeon, for example, you will be referred appropriately. The costs associated with the services provided by specialists or any other healthcare provider outside of Parsley Health are not covered by your Parsley Health membership. Beyond visits, the primary mode of communication with our care team is messaging. We answer quickly during the week (within 24 - 48 hours) and always have a doctor on call to address urgent issues on weekends and holidays. We are often able to take care of acute issues without the need for a visit. A few points to remember about your Parsley Health membership: 1. We do not take insurance. However, we can provide paperwork for you to submit for out-of-network reimbursement from your insurance. You can also pay for your membership using FSA/HSA dollars. 2. We are not available for same-day emergency appointments. 3. If you have a medical emergency, we recommend that you visit urgent care or an ER.
Is Parsley Health covered by insurance?
We do not accept any form of insurance. Parsley Health is classified as a primary care practice, but insurance companies don’t recognize our membership model. After each medical visit, a lab manager can provide a superbill that you can submit to insurance for out-of-network reimbursement. Many members choose to pay for their plans using FSA/HSA dollars.
What is included with my plan?
What’s Included: Doctor’s visit(s) Health coaching visit(s) Online billing and scheduling Unlimited messaging with your care team through an online patient portal (Parsley Membership only) Prescriptions for medications and supplements (Parsley Membership only) In addition to our services, you’ll have access to: Our online supplement store at a discounted price Members-only events Exclusive access to and deals from our wellness partners - our favorite places to sweat, stretch, zen, and shop!
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 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. All tests, however, are optional. Some of our most frequently prescribed specialty tests assess allergies, cortisol, genetics, microbiome health, and toxic metal levels.