Rafael Acra, MD is Honored by the American Health Council for “Best in Medicine”

Hauppauge, New York, UNITED STATES

NEW YORK, Oct. 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The American Health Council is proud to honor Rafael Acra, MD as one of “America’s Best in Medicine.” Dr. Acra has spent the last decade of his nearly 30-year career as President and founder of Acra Medical Aesthetics in Florida, a state-of-the-art medical spa that offers advanced and effective anti-aging procedures for men and women of all skin types. He has leveraged his expertise to open a practice where he offers high quality treatment in the fast-growing field of Aesthetics. Dr. Acra will be sharing his extensive insight and professional prowess in aesthetics and anti-aging medicine.

Dr. Acra, throughout his upbringing in the Dominican Republic, was inspired by the medical careers of his father and several uncles as practicing MDs. He recognized the need for quality preventative medicine and proper nutrition in his home country and took interest in providing such clinical care, solidifying his decision to pursue a medical profession. Dr. Acra then began his strong educational foundation locally at INTEC University School of Medicine in the Dominican Republic, earning his credentials as an MD in 1990 before relocating to New York to complete a residency at North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System in 1997. Seeking to acquire the highest quality medical training and experience, Dr. Acra gained professional training at North Shore University Hospital/Cornell University Medical College. Dr. Acra has also participated for the last five years in the Laser and Aesthetics Skin Therapy program at Harvard University.

Dr. Acra has since focused on advancing the field of Aesthetics, which he appreciates as a growing field of medicine that is constantly expanding its patient base and improving with further research advancements. He founded Acra Medical Aesthetics to develop that appreciation and incorporate his interest in aesthetics. The practice uses only the most reliable, innovative technology such as lasers, facial injectables, and other body treatments to achieve patient goals. Dr. Acra’s staff prides themselves in not changing the face of an individual, but enhancing their features to revitalize a younger version of themselves.

Dr. Acra aims to expand his practice in the future while continuing to educate his patients on the importance of preventative medicine. He hopes to pursue philanthropist interests, donate to developing countries and extend contributions to advancements in Aesthetics. Something new happens in the field every day, according to Dr. Acra, encouraging his practitioners to be regularly educated on the newest treatments available. In pursuit of this goal, Dr. Acra is currently an ASLMS Fellow (American Society for Laser, Medicine, and Surgery Inc.) and maintains professional associations with TRS and the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine/Florida Health Care Association.

Dr. Acra is proudly supported by his wife, Gloria, and their four children, Regina, Alexander, Rafael, and Sarah. In addition to strong family support, Dr. Acra attributes his success to a solid educational foundation, fulfilling patient care, and the practice of “true medicine” constantly improving on itself to provide cutting-edge clinical care. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, studying history, and reading.

About the American Health Council:

The American Health Council is the nation’s only organization with a constituency representative of all sectors of the healthcare industry. From the coasts to the heartland, the American Health Council has drawn Affiliates from major metropolitan hubs and small communities. These Affiliates span generations and have reached different stages of their careers — from recent graduates to retirees. More information about the American Health Council and its mission can be found at: http://americanhealthcouncil.org

Additionally, the American Health Council strives to provide recognition and support for those individuals and institutions making the difference in patients’ lives day in and day out. Throughout 2017, the AHC is honoring “America’s Best Doctors and Nurses,” as well as the nation’s best medical universities and hospitals. The American Health Council’s “Best in Medicine” and “Best in Nursing” awards programs honor the individuals and institutions that have contributed significantly to medicine and nursing, as well as the training and education of physicians and nurses. The most current selections for these honors may be viewed here: http://bestinmedicine.org and http://bestinnursing.org.

For more information, please contact:
Elizabeth Moore
American Health Council
Hauppauge, NY United States
Phone: 1-631-617-6590
Email: media@americanhealthcouncil.org