CareMount Medical Dedicates Pathology Laboratory in Memory of Inaugural Pathology Lab Director, Barbara Winkler, MD

Chappaqua, New York—September 21, 2020—CareMount Medical, the largest independent multi-specialty medical group in New York State, announces the dedication of its pathology laboratory in memory of CareMount Medical’s inaugural Pathology Lab Director, Barbara A. Winkler, MD.   The Dr. Barbara Winkler Pathology Laboratory, located at CareMount Medical’s Mount Kisco 110 office, is a full-service pathology laboratory […]

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2020 Spring Patient Newsletter

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CareMount Medical Welcomes Eighteen New Physicians

Chappaqua, New York—September 16, 2020—CareMount Medical, the largest independent multi-specialty medical group in New York State, is pleased to announce 18 new physicians have joined the medical group, which includes six new physicians from Manhattan-based Lexington OB/GYN who joined the group early this summer. CareMount has further expanded its office presence in New York City […]

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Are You Ready for the Fall and Winter Seasons?

By: Tyrrell Jenkins, MD, MPH, CareMount Medical Pumpkin-spiced beverages are back, signaling the transition to fall and winter and a good reminder to prepare for cold weather health needs. With COVID-19 dominating health concerns, continued vigilance is a must – rigorous hand washing, social distancing and wearing a mask. And this year, more than ever […]

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CareMount Medical Orthopedic Hand Surgeon Named 2020 “Forty Under 40” Recipient by Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce

Chappaqua, New York—August 21, 2020—CareMount Medical, the largest, independent multi-specialty medical group in New York State, is pleased to announce Ogheneochuko Metitiri, MD, Orthopedic Hand Surgeon, has been named a 2020 recipient of the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce’s prestigious “Forty Under 40 Mover & Shaker Award.” The annual award recognizes 40 individuals under […]

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CareMount Medical Appoints Matthew Kamen to Senior Director of Strategic Analytics and Development

Chappaqua, New York—August 19, 2020—CareMount Medical, P.C., the largest independent multi-specialty medical group in New York State, recently appointed Matthew C. Kamen, as Senior Director of Strategic Analytics and Development.  In this capacity, Mr. Kamen is responsible for leading CareMount’s strategic and population health analytics functions while overseeing a team of actuaries, economists, analysts, and […]

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CareMount Medical Appoints Dr. Caroline DeFilippo to Associate Medical Director

Chappaqua, New York—August 5, 2020—CareMount Medical, P.C., the largest independent multi-specialty medical group in New York State, recently appointed Caroline DeFilippo, MD, MPH, FACP, as Associate Medical Director. In this capacity, Dr. DeFilippo is responsible for providing strategic insight, medical direction, and overseeing CareMount Medical’s physicians and group-wide initiatives in Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Columbia, and Ulster […]

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IUD Use to Treat Endometriosis

Birth Control Method Can Help Alleviate Symptoms in Teenagers By Monique Regard, MD / Adolescent Gynecology  Endometriosis can affect women from their first menses through menopause. It is especially common among women in their 30s and 40s, but can become symptomatic in the teenage years. It is a disorder that occurs when the menstrual tissue […]

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Summertime Eye Protection

Prevent eyelid cancer with these tips By Mamta V. Shah, MD / Oculoplastics    The skin on your eyelid is the thinnest and most sensitive skin on your body. Almost 10% of skin cancer cases occur on the eyelid. This area of the body is easily damaged by sun exposure with more than half of eyelid […]

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Safe Sleeping for Babies

By Karma M. Cinnante, DO, FAAP / Pediatrics According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 3,500 babies in the U.S. are lost each year due to sleep-related deaths, including sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), accidental suffocation, and deaths from unknown causes. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends the following safe […]

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CareMount Medical Appoints Peter Kelly to Chief Value Officer

Chappaqua, New York—July 8, 2020—CareMount Medical, P.C., one of the largest independent multi-specialty medical groups in America, recently appointed Peter J. Kelly, MBA, as Chief Value Officer.  Mr. Kelly also serves as Executive Director of CareMount ACO, LLC, the group’s full-risk Medicare Next Generation Accountable Care Organization.  As Chief Value Officer, Mr. Kelly is responsible […]

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CareMount Medical, P.C. Expands New York City Presence

Lexington OB/GYN Joins CareMount Medical   Chappaqua, New York—June 25, 2020—CareMount Medical, P.C. announced that on Monday, June 29, 2020, the physicians of Manhattan-based Lexington OB/GYN will join CareMount Medical, expanding the group’s office presence in New York City. Located at 145 East 32nd Street, New York, NY, Lexington OB/GYN is a private, physician practice […]

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Over Thirty CareMount Medical Physicians Included in New York Magazine’s “Best Doctors” Listing

Chappaqua, New York—June 9, 2020—CareMount Medical, the largest independent multi-specialty medical group in New York State, is pleased to announce that 34 of its physicians in 25 specialties have been recognized by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. in their New York Magazine “Best Doctors” listing. Renowned for its patient-centered care close to home, CareMount Medical is […]

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Rheumatoid Arthritis? Learn How to Manage Your Pain and Stay in Control

By:  Asha Shrestha, MD, Rheumatologist, CareMount Medical Rheumatoid arthritis, or RA, is an autoimmune systemic inflammatory disease, which affects multiple joints in the body. Your immune system attacks healthy cells in your body by mistake, causing inflammation (painful swelling) and this tissue damage can cause long-lasting or chronic pain, unsteadiness (lack of balance), and deformity […]

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CareMount Medical Welcomes Eight New Physicians

Chappaqua, New York—June 3, 2020—CareMount Medical, the largest independent multi-specialty medical group in New York State, is pleased to announce Patricia Farragher, DPM, FACFAS, FACFAOM, Rohit Gautam, MD, MBA, Kenneth Goldman, MD, Jacqueline Minasso, MD, Monique Regard, MD, Mamta V. Shah, MD, Asha Shrestha, MD, and Mitchell Stein, MD, FAAO, have joined the medical group […]

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CareMount Medical Appoints Dr. Lewis Kohl to Chief Safety Officer

Chappaqua, New York—May 26, 2020—CareMount Medical, the largest independent multi-specialty medical group in New York State, recently appointed Lewis Kohl, DO, MBA, as Chief Safety Officer of CareMount Medical. As Chief Safety Officer, Dr. Kohl is responsible for managing clinical quality by creating and overseeing the implementation of safety measures throughout the organization. Dr. Kohl […]

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Stress, Anxiety and COVID-19

By: Lisa Bardack, MD, FACP Medical Director, CareMount Medical Chair of Department of Internal Medicine/Endocrine/Rheumatology Stress is a normal psychological and physical reaction to the demands of life. Everyone reacts differently to difficult situations, especially when it’s a situation that necessitates social distancing, isolation and quarantine. Multiple challenges daily can push you beyond your ability […]

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CareMount Medical Offers PCR and COVID-19 Antibody Testing in Offices throughout New York

Chappaqua, New York—April 29, 2020—CareMount Medical, P.C., the largest independent multi-specialty medical group in New York State, providing comprehensive medical care to over 665,000 patients in more than 45 offices throughout Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Columbia, and Ulster counties and New York City, has availability to test patients without any restrictions through its urgent care and […]

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Heart Disease and COVID-19: Higher Risk Requires Extra Precaution

If you have a pre-existing heart disease and become ill with COVID-19, you are at a higher risk for a heart attack or developing congestive heart failure. This is likely due to a combination of the severity of the viral illness and its increased demands on the heart (fever causes rapid heart rate, for example), […]

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COVID-19 and Your Child with Type 1 Diabetes: What You Need to Know

Presently, data shows that children, adolescents and young adults with well-managed endocrine conditions, such as diabetes, are not at increased risk of getting infected or becoming severely ill with the coronavirus. However, poorly controlled diabetes can weaken their immunity and thereby increase the risk of getting infected. There are some indications that otherwise healthy, but […]

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MANAGE YOUR PRESCRIPTIONS

Help us help you! After your appointment or discussion with your provider, CareMount will begin working to quickly get your prescription to you, plus answer any question about your medicines. Take these steps to avoid common roadblocks on prescription orders: Sign up for the Patient Portal The Patient Portal is an easy way to keep […]

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How Does COVID-19 Affect Diabetics?

Infectious diseases such as COVID-19 are more serious in people with diabetes, according to the CDC. Why is this? 1) the immune system of diabetics does not function as well, which makes it harder for their bodies to fight the virus; and 2) the coronavirus appears to thrive in an environment of elevated blood glucose […]

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I am a Cancer Patient. What Should I Be Doing to Protect Myself During the COVID-19 Crisis?

Cancer patients need to adhere to particular guidelines to maintain their health and well-being during the coronavirus pandemic. This is especially pertinent for patients who are undergoing chemotherapy treatment. It’s important to point out that individuals with any underlying medical condition, no matter the age, are at increased risk of developing complications from infection with […]

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Should My Child See the Pediatrician for Vaccines or Well-Visits?

We’re getting asked by many parents if, during this pandemic, they should bring their children in for vaccinations and scheduled well visits.  In general, the answer is yes.  Getting those early immunizations in for babies and toddlers has important benefits. It helps to protect them from infections, such as pneumococcus and pertussis that can be […]

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Senior Health: Keeping Anxiety and Stress at Bay

As cases of the novel coronavirus now known as COVID-19 continue to increase worldwide and particularly here in New York State, researchers have learned that older adults and people with chronic health conditions may be particularly susceptible to the respiratory illness, which can cause pneumonia and symptoms such as fever, cough, diarrhea and shortness of […]

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Pregnancy and COVID-19: What You Need to Know

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says women who are pregnant should be monitored more closely than the general population since they are known to be at risk of severe viral illness. Pregnant women experience immunologic and physiologic changes which make them more susceptible to complications from viral respiratory infections. If you are […]

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Safe Use of Antibiotics

Kay Cynamon, MD, FACP Antibiotics are medications created almost 100 years ago to fight bacterial infections. They have transformed health care and the treatment of medical conditions. Infectious diseases, such as pneumonia, used to be listed as the most common cause of death in the United States; whereas today, it is ranked number eight. Unfortunately, […]

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ProHEALTH Dental Continues Its Expansion through Clinical Affiliation with CareMount Medical

Lake Success, NY—February 25, 2020—ProHEALTH Dental is expanding its medical/dental integration model through a Clinical Affiliation Agreement with CareMount Medical, P.C., the largest independent multi-specialty medical group in New York State, providing comprehensive medical care to over 665,000 patients in more than 45 offices throughout Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Columbia, and Ulster counties and New York […]

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CareMount Medical, Hudson Valley Hospice Partner to Establish Preferred Provider Network

Agreement improves care coordination, enhances referral process for hospice and palliative care patients  Chappaqua, New York—February 10, 2020— CareMount Medical, the largest independent multi-specialty medical group in New York State, today announced that it has entered into a Preferred Provider Agreement with Hudson Valley Hospice, a nonprofit community agency that delivers compassionate care to individuals […]

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CareMount Health Solutions and Nuvance Health collaborate to expand population health management services in New York

Chappaqua, NY and LaGrangeville, NY —February 5, 2020— With the goals of improving healthcare quality and community wellness while reducing costs, the NY affiliate of Nuvance Health, a healthcare system with seven hospitals in New York and western Connecticut, and CareMount Medical, PC, the largest independent multi-specialty medical group in New York State with more […]

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Ten Tips to Eating Heart Healthy

By Richard Keating, MD, FACC | Cardiology & Nuclear Cardiology Heart disease is a growing epidemic, but eating a heart healthy diet is your best defense in reducing your risk. CareMount Medical Cardiologist, Dr. Richard Keating, shares these tips: 1. Decrease saturated fats and trans fats Decrease saturated fats (such as whole milk, butter, fatty […]

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CareMount Health Solutions ACO, LLC Generates Shared Savings for Performance Year 2018

In first year of operation, CareMount ACO physicians reduced costs while improving care Chappaqua, New York—January 27, 2020— CareMount Medical announced today its Next Generation Accountable Care Organization (Next Generation ACO), CareMount Health Solutions ACO, LLC, generated $778,583 in shared savings for the Performance Year 2018 for The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS’) […]

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MORE THAN 200 CAREMOUNT MEDICAL PHYSICIANS NAMED “TOP DOCTORS”

Castle Connolly Names 210 CareMount Medical Physicians in 35 Specialties to its “Top Doctors” Listing* Chappaqua, New York—January 10, 2020—CareMount Medical, the largest independent multi-specialty medical group in New York State, is pleased to announce that 210 of its physicians in 35 specialties have been recognized by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. in their most recent […]

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CareMount Medical Welcomes Two New Physicians

Chappaqua, New York—January 6, 2020—CareMount Medical, the largest independent multi-specialty medical group in New York State, is pleased to announce Jessica Acker, MD, and Avik Karmaker, MD, have joined the medical group and are available to see patients.   Jessica Acker, MD (Pediatrics): Dr. Jessica Acker is board certified in pediatrics. She received her Doctor […]

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Do You Suffer from Acne?

Tips to maintain clear, healthy looking skin By Michael T. Romano, MD, FAAD | Dermatology According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), acne affects nearly 50 million Americans every year. Acne is considered a skin disease of the pilosebaceous unit, which is the skin pore and associated hair follicle/oil complex. While acne typically affects adolescents and […]

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CareMount Medical Appoints Dr. Richard Morel to Chief Physician Executive

Chappaqua, New York—January 2, 2020—CareMount Medical, the largest independent multi-specialty medical group in New York State, appoints Richard P. Morel, MD, MMM, FACP, as Chief Physician Executive of CareMount Medical. As Chief Physician Executive, he is responsible for managing CareMount Medical’s physician operations across six counties in New York State, as well as group-wide initiatives. […]

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CareMount Medical, Northwell sign clinical affiliation agreement, expanding health care services in Manhattan, Westchester

NEW HYDE PARK, NY – December 10, 2019 – Northwell Health, New York State’s largest health system, and CareMount Medical, a physician-owned multi-specialty medical practice with 45 locations throughout the Hudson Valley and Manhattan, have announced a clinical affiliation agreement to enhance and expand services in the region. Chappaqua, NY-based CareMount is the largest independent […]

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CareMount Medical Urogynecologist Named 2019 Millennial Award Recipient by Westfair Communications, Inc.

Chappaqua, New York—November 25, 2019— CareMount Medical, the largest, independent multi-specialty medical group in New York State, is pleased to announce Pakeeza Alam, MD, FACOG, Urogynecologist, has been named a 2019 recipient of Westfair Communications, Inc.’s Millennial Award. The annual award celebrates and recognizes individuals from the millennial generation who are leaving their footprints in […]

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LAZY EYE: Facts Parents Need to Know

Lazy eye (amblyopia) is reduced vision in one eye caused by abnormal visual development early in life.  When nerve pathways between the brain and an eye aren’t properly stimulated, the brain favors the other eye.   The weaker, or lazy, eye often wanders inward or outward. Amblyopia generally develops from birth up to age 7 years. […]

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What You Should Know About Colorectal Cancer

What You Should Know About Colorectal Cancer Colorectal or colon and rectal cancer, is a cancer that occurs in the colon or rectum. It affects men and women of all ethnic groups, and is most often found in people age 50 years or older. It is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer, and the second […]

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