Sheryl Pringle, MDFamily Medicine
“My overall goal is to prevent disease processes and give all of my patients the most optimal health they can achieve.”
- Family Medicine
Montefiore Medical Center
Temple University School of Medicine
American Academy of Family Practice
American Medical Association
Sheryl Pringle, MD is a board certified Physician in Family Medicine and has been in practice for over 19 years. She earned her bachelor’s degree at Cornell University and her medical degree at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Pringle went on to train in residency at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, NY, where she began her career providing quality medical care in underserved, inner-city communities within New York City.
Dr. Sheryl Pringle is devoted to building strong, lasting relationships with her patients. She believes that it is important to have access to quality healthcare, and she also places an emphasis on her relationship with all of her patients. Dr. Pringle’s goal is to keep you healthy and smiling. After all, she is known as the smiling doctor!
In addition to Family Medicine and Immediate Care, Dr. Sheryl Pringle also specializes in Women’s Healthcare. She treats children over the age of 12 and adults.
- What is your background?
- I attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA after graduating from Cornell University. I then completed my residency in Family Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, NY. I decided to stay there after my training for a few years to practice in their Fordham Family Practice. After this, I went on to help a friend open a clinic in an underserved community within New York. I chose to do this as I have always wanted to devote my career to providing quality medical care to underserved, inner-city neighborhoods. I have since then worked at Long Island College Hospital as a Family Medicine provider and FEGS as a medical supervisor and I have also practiced occupational medicine for the NY Transit Authority. This led me here to Dwell Family Doctors because I wanted to get back to my quest for providing quality preventive healthcare to those that don’t have access.
- What made you want to be a doctor?
- I am from a medically underserved area of Brooklyn, NY. I grew up seeing what the ravages of poor health care, stress and poor diet can do, so I wanted to do something to change that. This is what made me want to be a Primary Care physician.
- How long have you been a doctor?
- I have been in practice for over 19 years
- What is primary care to you?
- Primary care is the first part of care that the patient encounters. My primary care goal is to help the patient stay healthy, and to ensure that they are making healthy decisions. The job of primary care is to try and prevent disease from occurring in the first place, and if it does occur, to work together with the patient to ensure the best possible outcome.
- What types of medical conditions do you treat?
- I treat all types of medical issues. Primarily, in our practice we see a lot of hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, asthma, COPD, heart failure, and all types of skin issues We also treat anxiety and depression in conjunction with our psychiatric colleagues. I personally also provide women’s healthcare, gynecological care and birth control. I treat children over the age of 12 and adults.
- What is your approach to care?
- My approach to care is a partnership. I want my patients to feel like they have an active role in their healthcare. I like to get to know my patient’s lifestyles and how that contributes to their health. Do they have a lot of stress in their life that is contributing to their disease/disorder. It is very important to take the time to get to know your patients. I like to listen to my patients to make sure that I am making the best decisions in my approach to their care. My overall goal is to prevent disease processes and give all of my patients the most optimal health they can achieve.
- What should people look for in a doctor?
- Patients should look for doctors that they can communicate with. They should find a provider that is accessible. It is very important that the provider pays attention to all details, big and small, as it will assist in coming up with what the issues are and how to treat them.
- What is one thing that everyone should do to stay healthy?
- Everyone should have a proper diet and exercise program to stay healthy! It is so important to do these things to stay healthy. Additionally, it is very important to manage your stress in order to prevent disease.
- What do you do to stay healthy?
- I laugh a lot in order to stay stress free. I think that it is so important to see the lighter side of life, we shouldn’t take ourselves too seriously. I like to laugh with my patients a lot.