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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When a Mole is More than a Mole

By Ayelet Mizrachi-Jonisch, MD FAAD | Dermatology  Normal moles are common small brown spots or growths on the skin that appear in the first few decades of life. They can be either flat or elevated and are generally round and regularly shaped. Many are caused by sun exposure and most moles are harmless. However, moles can become […]

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CareMount to Host Career Fair in Chappaqua on October 3rd

Chappaqua, New York—September 9, 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, will host a Career Fair on Thursday, October 3rd from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Chappaqua Crossing, 2nd Floor—Kisco Room, located at 480 Bedford […]

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Stay Informed About Prostate Cancer

By: Sheldon L. Axelrod, MD| Urology, Cancer Care Team According to the American Cancer Society, one of every nine men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime.  Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men in the U.S. after skin cancer. Prostate cancer is a serious disease, but with education, early […]

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Need a New Hip? Consider Anterior Hip Replacement

By Evan J. Hawkins, MD, FAAOS| Orthopedics According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, more than 300,000 total hip replacements are performed each year in the United States. Anterior hip replacement is a surgical procedure that involves the replacement of damaged bones in the hip joint using an artificial hip. The procedure is […]

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Five Frequently Asked Breastfeeding Questions

By Sadia Sahabi, MD | Obstetrics & Gynecology If you’re a first-time mom, you probably have questions about breastfeeding. How often should I breastfeed my baby? How can I tell if my baby is hungry? CareMount Medical OB/GYN, Dr. Sadia Sahabi, provides answers to several common questions asked by new moms. How long should I […]

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Fight the Flu—Get Vaccinated!

By Caroline DeFilippo, MD MPH | Internal Medicine  August is National Immunization Awareness Month With fall right around the corner, cold and flu season will soon be upon us. Influenza, commonly known as the flu, affects millions of people each year. The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can be a […]

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CareMount Health Solutions, LLC, Appoints Susan Monaco to Chief Revenue Officer

Chappaqua, New York—July 12, 2019—CareMount Health Solutions, LLC, the management services organization for CareMount Medical, appoints Susan Monaco to Chief Revenue Officer of CareMount Health Solutions, LLC. As Chief Revenue Officer, she is responsible for revenue budgeting and forecasting, practice support and operational efficiency in all aspects of the revenue cycle. Ms. Monaco has worked […]

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Give It Your Best Shot

By:  Ayo Moses, MD, MBA | Family Medicine Over time, our immune systems tend to weaken, putting us at higher risk for certain diseases. About 45,000 adults die each year from illnesses that could have been prevented by a vaccination (immunization).  The best way to prevent certain complications is to get the appropriate vaccines. A physician can decide […]

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Arthritis – Not Just an Adult Disorder

By Patricia Taitt, MD | Rheumatology According to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, approximately 294,000 children in the U.S. under age 18 have arthritis or other rheumatic conditions. Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), or juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, is the most common type of childhood arthritis. It is usually an autoimmune disorder. […]

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Close to 70 CareMount Medical Physicians Named to Prestigious 2019-2020 Best Doctors in America® List

Chappaqua, New York—June 20, 2019—CareMount Medical, the largest independent multi-specialty medical group in New York State, is pleased to announce that 68 of its physicians in 21 specialties have been peer selected to the Best Doctors in America® List for 2019-2020. Renowned for its patient-centered care close to home, CareMount Medical has more than 600 […]

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CareMount Medical’s Marketing Department Receives 2019 Bulldog PR Award

Chappaqua, New York—June 6, 2019—CareMount Medical, the largest, independent multi-specialty medical group in New York State, is pleased to announce it has been named a Silver Level winner by Bulldog Reporter for its 2018 New Doctors campaign. CareMount Medical received this award in the “Best Content Marketing Campaign” category. The annual Bulldog PR Awards program recognizes […]

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

Chappaqua, New York—June 4, 2019—CareMount Medical, the largest independent multi-specialty medical group in New York State, is pleased to announce that 30 of its physicians in 24 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 represents […]

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CareMount Medical Welcomes Two New Physicians

Chappaqua, New York—June 3, 2019—CareMount Medical, the largest independent multi-specialty medical group in New York State, is pleased to announce Evan J. Hawkins, MD, MBA, FAAOS and Ruslan Shnayder, MD, have joined the medical group and are available to see patients. Evan J. Hawkins, MD, MBA, FAAOS (Joint Replacement/Orthopedics): Dr. Evan J. Hawkins is board […]

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Men’s Health Month: Urology

By: Dr. Sheldon Axelrod | Urology Common Reasons Why Men See Urologists Problems with urination: slowness of stream, post void dribbling, urinary frequency and urgency.  These are very common symptoms especially in men over age 50.  This is usually related to benign growth of the prostate (BPH).  There are a variety of way to treat […]

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Memory Matters: maintain brain health with these tips

By Lindsey Neimand, MD | Neurology According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 5.7 million Americans were estimated to be living with Alzheimer’s disease in 2018. June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month, which brings attention to those struggling with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia. As we age, it is common to […]

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Signs Your Child May Have Asthma

By Matthew M. Dugan, MD | Pediatrics In childhood asthma, the lungs and airways become easily inflamed when exposed to certain triggers. Inflammation leads to swelling and production of mucus. Triggers vary from child to child but generally include: Viral infections such as the common cold Exposure to air pollutants, such as tobacco smoke Allergies to […]

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CareMount Medical Executive Named One of Managed Healthcare Executive’s Top 10 Up-And-Coming Industry Leaders in Healthcare

Chappaqua, New York—May 13, 2019—CareMount Medical, the largest, independent multi-specialty medical group in New York State, is pleased to announce that Peter J. Kelly, MBA, Executive Director of CareMount ACO, LLC and Senior Director of Development was selected as one of Managed Healthcare Executive’s Top 10 Up-And-Coming Industry Leaders in Healthcare. This prestigious listing recognizes […]

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