Dr. Palencia graduated from the Albert Einstein School of Medicine and completed his medical training at St. Vincent’s Catholic Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Palencia is a real New Yorker, having been born, raised, and educated in New York City. He is keenly aware of the special health needs New Yorkers have with their busy and stressful lives. Dr. Palencia is committed to offering the best medical care available with the latest treatments tempered with healthy skepticism and patient safety first. He is also a firm believer in exercise and nutrition as the mainstay to good health and longevity. Dr. Palencia always attempts to incorporate the best of Alternative and Complimentary Medicine with conventional medicine. “The best way to lead is by example.” Patients often see Dr. Palencia riding his bicycle to the office. He is a recreational athlete competing in triathlons across the United States. He is also a vegetarian, supporter of vitamin therapy, and natural remedies when appropriate.