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Now More Than Ever: Care For Caregivers

By: Keyteshia Guy, MD, Internal Medicine, CareMount Medical February 11, 2021 Amidst the pandemic, health experts remind us to maintain self-care, seek attention for health emergencies and issues, and keep up with regular health check-ups. But what do you do if you are a caregiver to an adult or child with special needs due to […]

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Be Healthful and Mindful

By: Tatyana Morton, MD, Internal Medicine, CareMount Medical October 21, 2020 The holidays can be stressful, but for different reasons this year because of COVID-19. We don’t know what lies ahead with the coronavirus, and cold weather is likely to keep people indoors and less connected. With all that’s going on around us, it’s normal […]

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Fight the Flu—Get Vaccinated!

By Caroline DeFilippo, MD MPH | Internal Medicine  -Updated 9/15/2020 With fall right around the corner, cold and flu season will soon be upon us. We can expect that the new reality of COVID-19 will only complicate the influenza (flu) season. The flu affects millions of people each year. It is a contagious respiratory illness caused […]

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Prevent Frostbite with These Tips

By Leonid Frenkel, DO | Internal Medicine  With the arrival of winter, so, too, comes the risk of developing frostbite. Frostbite occurs when your body is exposed to extremely cold temperatures, causing the loss of feeling and color in affected areas. Frostbite can result in serious and sometimes permanent bodily injury. Severe cases of frostbite can […]

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Osteoporosis – Are You One of the 10 Million?

Osteoporosis, literally means porous bone, and is a common disease in older individuals. It is characterized by too little bone formation, excessive bone loss, or a combination of both, leading to bone fragility and an increased risk of fractures of the hip, spine and wrist. Most people do not realize they have it until they either have a […]

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The Best Gift For Mother’s Day

By Caroline DeFilippo, MD MPH | Internal Medicine  I hear the same story repeated every single day in my office. “I’ve been so busy taking care of my children, my aging parents, and my family, getting them scheduled with their doctors, that I hardly have time to make an appointment for myself. I feel as though […]

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Nutrition is the New Medicine

By Carroll Rayner, MD | Internal Medicine With so many diets to choose from, let’s talk about common sense facts and straightforward guidance on what to eat!

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With So Many Possible Destinations, Consider CareMount Medical as Your First

By John T. Raffalli, MD FACP | Internal Medicine & Infectious Disease &  Neeta Chitkara, MD |Infectious Disease Each year, more and more Americans travel internationally. CareMount Medical encourages patients to be proactive and take steps to anticipate issues that may arise during a trip.

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CareMount Medical Appoints Caroline DeFilippo, MD, MPH, as Assistant Medical Director

Chappaqua, New York—March 8, 2018—CareMount Medical, P.C., the largest independent multispecialty medical group in New York State, is pleased to announce the appointment of  Caroline DeFilippo, MD, MPH, as Assistant Medical Director. Dr. DeFilippo will be responsible for overseeing CareMount Medical’s physicians and group-wide initiatives in Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Columbia, and Ulster Counties.

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Welcome New Physicians

INTERNAL MEDICINE Ruth Blash, MD FISHKILL WESTAGE (845) 231-5600 CLICK FOR MORE INFORMATION PEDIATRICS Jessica Soni, MD FISHKILL WESTAGE (845) 231-5600 CLICK FOR MORE INFORMATION    

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How Healthy Eating Prevents Disease

Healthy eating can help lower your risk of certain medical conditions such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes and various types of cancers. Eat more plant foods Plant foods such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds provide vitamins, minerals, and other plant compounds that have cancer-protective effects. They also provide fiber, which protects […]

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Feeling Lonely? Here Is What You Can Do

By Elliot B. Barsh, MD | Pediatrics “Where are the people?” resumed the little prince at last. “It’s a little lonely in the desert…” “It is lonely when you’re among people, too,” said the snake. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

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I’m 55. Do I Need an Annual Physical?

By Lisa R. Bardack, MD | Internal Medicine For more than 100 years, healthy Americans have regularly visited their doctors for an annual physical exam, rarely questioning the value of the routine. The practice began in the early 20th century when life insurance companies began requiring checkups over the life of a policy. Doctors embraced the […]

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Love The Men In Your Life: Recommended Annual Medical Tests for Men in their 40’s, 50’s and 60’s

Many men are more attentive to getting their cars tuned regularly than they are to taking care of themselves. Some believe that if they feel fine and maintain a healthy lifestyle there’s no need to see a doctor for a routine checkup. Others find they’re just too busy, that is until there’s a problem. But […]

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How to Stay Motivated to Stay Fit

By Nicole Park, FNP CDE CDTC | Internal Medicine More Americans are becoming physically active these days. According to a 2015 Gallup and Healthways survey, 55.5% of people indicated that they exercised frequently– a rate that has been increasing since 2008. This is great news. And yet, once someone has attained a higher level of fitness, […]

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Six New Physicians Joined CareMount Medical

Mount Kisco—New York—May 3, 2017—CareMount Medical, the largest independent multi-specialty medical group in New York State, is pleased to announce the appointment of six new physicians in internal medicine, pediatrics, neurology, and obstetrics and gynecology. “Our CareMount Medical team is growing to fulfill our commitment to provide the highest standard of quality in health care, […]

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Vaccines for Adults 50+

By Margaret E. Vaughan, MD FACP | Internal Medicine It’s a common misconception that vaccines are just for kids. This assumption typically develops because the bulk of immunizations against Infectious Diseases have occurred during childhood. However, the truth is that older adults – those 50 and up – need vaccinations too. They can have a weakened […]

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May is Better Sleep Month

By Charles J. Abate, MD FCCP | Sleep Medicine, Pulmonology, Internal Medicine, & Critical Care Better Sleep Month was established by the Better Sleep Council in May of 1985 to recognize the importance of sleep in our lives.  Good sleep is often an overlooked priority in our fast paced lives, but, as with healthy diet […]

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Food Allergies: Can They Be Outgrown?

By David J. Resnick, MD FAAAAI | Allergy & Immunology Food allergies have become more prevalent over the past 15 years. Previously, only 3% of children and 1% of adults were thought to have food allergies. However, new information indicates that 6-8% of children and 3% of adults now have food allergies. Food allergies can […]

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World Kidney Day – Dr. Thomas Guzzardi

By Thomas Guzzardi, MD | Internal Medicine & Nephrology  World Kidney Day, held annually on the second Thursday of March, aims to raise awareness of the importance of our kidneys to our overall health and to reduce the frequency and impact of kidney disease and its associated health problems. Initiated in 2006, World Kidney Day […]

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Awareness Month

By Asaf Savir, MD | Pulmonology  COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), is a disease that affects mostly current or former smokers.  Fifteen million Americans report they have a COPD diagnosis, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As a person with COPD, there may be times when you experience a flare-up or […]

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Adults with Type 2 Diabetes: Weight Loss Lowers Healthcare Costs

By Jeffrey S. Powell, MD FACE | Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism A recent study found that overweight individuals with diabetes who lose weight by dieting and increasing their physical activity can reduce their healthcare costs by an average of more than $500 a year. While we always look at better health outcomes through diet and […]

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Another Lyme Season is over! You’ve Made It!

By John T. Raffalli, MD FACP | Infectious Disease Lyme disease is spread by blacklegged ticks called Ixodes scapularis during spring and summer.  The ticks can only spread Lyme disease during one part of their life: when they are nymphs.  Not every nymph, however, spreads Lyme; as a matter of fact, most do not!   Ticks […]

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