Charles Rethy, M.D.

Internal Medicine
2416 Whitney Ave, Hamden
(203) 248-4331

Dr. Charles R. Rethy, M.D., FACP practices general internal medicine which includes knowledge, diagnosis, and treatment  of diseases which occur in everyday life. Examples include heart, circulatory, hormonal problems and both common and uncommon infectious diseases.

Dr. Rethy became interested in the sciences while a student at Brooklyn Technical High School and The Bronx High School of Science. He then attended Columbia University where he obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences magna cum laude.  Due to his interest in drug addiction research he attended the University of Michigan Department of Pharmacology where he received a Master’s degree as well as a Ph.D. candidate’s degree. Deciding he wanted to treat people instead of doing research he attended the University of Michigan Medical School graduating in 1973.

After internship at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City he completed his internal medicine residency and served as Chief Medical Resident before joining the hospital staff. There he participated in teaching medical students as well as being assistant chief of the Intensive Care Unit at Beth Israel.

In 1977 he relocated his wife, son and newly born daughter to Hamden, Connecticut.

Since 1977 he has been an attending physician at Yale-New Haven Hospital and The Hospital of Saint Raphael.   Dr. Rethy became Internal Medicine Board Certified in 1976 and with added qualifications in Geriatric Medicine in 1994. He became a Fellow of the American College of Physicians in 1997.

He has been nominated yearly since 2000 for Teaching Excellence in Ambulatory Medicine to Yale Medical Students.  In 2002 he was honored by receiving The Hospital of Saint Raphael Award for Teaching Excellence in Ambulatory Medicine.

He served as Medical Director at Arden House in Hamden from 1985 to 2000. He has been an Assistant Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine at The Yale School of Medicine since 2004.

Dr. Rethy has an extensive 40 + year history of being an excellent diagnostician and provider of general medical care to patients from the age of 16 to 103. He manages both acute and chronic care conditions. He refers complicated problems to an excellent array of subspecialists while still being   in charge of the patient’s general health and still retaining a personal relationship with his patients.

Consider choosing him for your medical care.  You will not be disappointed.