About Our HealthBridge Physicians
David G. Edelson, M.D., FACP
Dr. David Edelson is the founder and medical director of HealthBridge.
An Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and an Associate Attending of Medicine at North Shore-LIJ Medical Center, he is widely recognized as one of the nation’s top weight loss experts.
Dr. Edelson was one of the first physicians in the NY Metro area to adopt the use of Bioidentical hormones in his practice, with over 12 years of experience.
Dr. Edelson is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Bariatric Medicine, and is a two time recipient of the Faculty Teaching Award at LIJ Medical Center.
He has been twice featured as a speaker for Medical Grand Rounds at North Shore/Long Island Jewish Medical Center as well as the St. Francis Hospital.
He has published independent research in the Journal of the American Diabetes Association, and has been featured in articles in the NY Times, Wall Street Journal, Women’s Day and Essence Magazines.
He has also appeared nationally on CBS The Early Show, Fox Morning News, FitTV and the MetroChannel as an expert in fitness and weight loss.
Healthbridge is a fantastic facility. Dr. Edelson cares so deeply about his patients, and it shows. He spent so much time with me, going over everything that I had a question about. I feel safe in his care. His staff was outstanding and the facility was quite impressive. They have everything under one roof! I really feel a sense of family here at HealthBridge. I would highly recommend them. -J.A.
Kimberlee Baressi, AGNP-C
Kimberlee Barresi, AGNP-C received her Master of Science as an Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner from Stony Brook University. Kimberlee has over 9 years of critical care experience in the ICU at Northwell Health and most recently has been working as a Primary Care provider in a busy internal medicine practice affiliated with St. Francis Hospital.
Kimberlee has a passion for preventative health, nutrition and weight loss in Long Island. She is trained in the use of all the latest FDA Approved weight loss medications, and is highly skilled in helping patients reach their weight loss goals.
Kimberlee also has a special interest in skincare and facial aesthetics, including Botox and fillers. She received training in Botox in Great Neck and is currently training in administering fillers in Manhattan. She is also available to counsel women on the use of Bioidentical Hormones for management of peri- and post-menopausal symptoms.
With all the uncertainty on the healthcare horizon, now more than ever you need a team of experts in your corner. Each member of the HealthBridge staff is dedicated to providing patients’ with the best possible healthcare experience. From the moment you walk through the door, you’ll experience the HealthBridge difference.