2020 Spring Patient Newsletter

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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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Refill your Medication through a Virtual Visit

If you need a new prescription, a refill for an existing prescription, an essential medication, or think you may need to adjust your medication dose, speak with your CareMount provider online through a virtual visit. It is especially important to keep up with your routine doctor’s visits either virtually or in the office if you […]

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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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CareMount Medical Opens New Yorktown Office

Expanded Location Offers New State-of-the-Art MRI Imaging Chappaqua, New York—October 16, 2019—CareMount Medical, the largest independent multi-specialty medical group in New York State, announces the grand opening, relocation, and expansion of its three Yorktown offices to 355 Kear Street, Yorktown Heights. The new 40,000 square foot office building, open seven days a week, offers 13 […]

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2019 Fall Patient Newsletter

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2019 Spring Patient Newsletter

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2019 January Patient Newsletter

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CareMount Medical Welcomes Two New Physicians

Chappaqua, New York—October 3, 2019—CareMount Medical, the largest independent multi-specialty medical group in New York State, is pleased to announce Alexis L. Grucela, MD, FACS, FASCRS, and Michael T. Romano, MD, FAAD, have joined the medical group and are available to see patients. Alexis L. Grucela, MD, FACS, FASCRS (Colorectal Surgery): Dr. Alexis L. Grucela […]

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CareMount Medical Pediatrician and Urgent Care Locations Receive Top Honors at Westchester County Doctors of Distinction Awards

Chappaqua, New York—September 25, 2019—CareMount Medical, the largest, independent multi-specialty medical group in New York State, is pleased to announce Allison Platt, MD, FAAP, Pediatrician, CareMount Medical’s Urgent Care, and Daniel M. Rothberg, MD, have been named recipients of Westfair Communications, Inc.’s 2019 Westchester County Doctors of Distinction Awards. Dr. Platt was selected for the […]

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CareMount Medical Relocates and Expands Office in New Paltz to 264 Main Street

Chappaqua, New York—September 24, 2019—CareMount Medical, the largest independent multi-specialty medical group in New York State, announces the grand opening and relocation of its New Paltz office from 26 North Front Street to 264 Main Street, New Paltz. The new office, open Monday to Friday, offers family medicine and laboratory services with improved parking and […]

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CareMount Chief Accounting Officer Named to Crain’s New York Business’s Notable Women in Accounting and Consulting List

Chappaqua, New York—September 24, 2019—CareMount Health Solutions, LLC, the management services organization for CareMount Medical, P.C., and CareMount Medical, P.C., the largest independent multi-specialty medical group in New York State, is pleased to announce Diane Rooney, CPA, Chief Accounting Officer, has been named to Crain’s New York Business’s 2019 Notable Women in Accounting and Consulting […]

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CareMount Medical joins UnitedHealthcare’s Medicare Advantage network through accountable care relationship

UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage enrollees now have access to more than 600 CareMount Medical primary care physicians, specialists and advanced practice professionals. New accountable care model designed to enhance care coordination and improve health outcomes for Medicare beneficiaries. CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. (Sept. 23, 2019) – CareMount Medical and UnitedHealthcare have established a new network relationship, providing people […]

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