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When the Rotator Cuff Tears

By Neil C. Dunleavy, MD, FAAOS, Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, CareMount Medical July 19, 2021 A tear or injury to the rotator cuff, an important part of your shoulder, can be painful and debilitating. To understand the significance of the rotator cuff, it is important to understand what it is and what it does. The […]

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The Heart Doesn’t Lie

By Mark P. Abrams, MD, Cardiac Electrophysiology, CareMount Medical June 29, 2021 In medicine, AFib is not an exaggeration of the truth. Rather, it is an abbreviation for atrial fibrillation, the most common type of arrhythmia – or abnormal heart rhythm. AFib results from disorganization of the heart’s electricity that can cause an irregular heartbeat. […]

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By The Way Doctor, Can I Prevent Cataracts?

By Andrew Garcia, MD, Ophthalmology, CareMount Medical June 7, 2021 First of all let’s explain what a cataract actually is.  A cataract is a clouding of the normally clear lens of your eye that happens naturally with age.  For people who have cataracts, seeing through cloudy lenses is a bit like looking through a frosty […]

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Pregnancy and the COVID-19 Vaccine

May 28, 2021 “Should I get the COVID-19 vaccine?” That’s the question I get asked most these days from my pregnant patients, those who have recently given birth and those who are thinking about getting pregnant. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and professional organizations including the American College of Gynecology (ACOG) and […]

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Boomers, Generation X-ers and Bones

By Jill Feffer, MD, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, CareMount Medical May 18, 2021 If you’re a Baby Boomer or even an older Generation Xer, during your routine medical checkups you and your provider should talk about your overall physical and mental health from head to toe and everything in between. As you age, a key […]

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Diabetes and Your Eyes

By Lan V. Pham, MD, FAAO, Ophthalmology, CareMount Medical May 6, 2021 Diabetes affects more than 34 million Americans, which amounts to 10.5% of the U.S. population, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 2020 National Diabetes Statistics Report. For people with diabetes, the body’s cells aren’t able to take in […]

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Help For CPAP Dropouts

April 6, 2021 Snoring may seem like a minor nuisance, but it can be a sign of a more serious issue. Snoring can signal obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), which occurs when the soft tissues of the upper airway collapse during sleep and prevent you from breathing. These pauses in breathing can last from seconds to […]

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Sports And Camp Check-Ups: Special Considerations For Children With COVID-19

By Marc E. Childs, MD, Pediatrics, CareMount Medical April 5, 2021 A rite of passage in spring is getting kids ready for warm weather activities and sports, day camp and sleepaway camp. As the world is cautiously opening up, the prospect of getting children out of the house and into the fresh air is looking […]

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Take Time To Consider Your Kidneys

By Yaakov Liss, MD, Nephrology, CareMount Medical March 18, 2021 Spring is the perfect time to take charge of your health and a good place to start is by learning more about your kidneys. Get to know what they do, risk factors for and consequences of kidney disease, and the tests and screening that are […]

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Are You Woke About Sleep Awareness?

By Charles J. Abate, MD, FCCP, Sleep Medicine, CareMount Medical March 10, 2021 The continuously evolving COVID-19 virus and news about it, is exhausting. Getting enough good sleep can be difficult in the best of times, but it’s particularly challenging as the stress of pandemic life leads to sleepless nights. The US Centers for Disease […]

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Colon Cancer Doesn’t Care About COVID-19!

By Alexis Grucela, MD, FACS, FASCRS Colorectal Surgery, Cancer Care Team, CareMount Medical March 5, 2021 This year, Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month takes on more importance than ever. Last March, COVID-19 took hold and grabbed center stage overshadowing most other health priorities, including all types of screenings. Many clinics were closed or limited their services […]

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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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COVID-19 and the Heart: What We Now Know

By: A. Garvey Rene, MD, FACC, FSCAI, Cardiology, CareMount Medical Associate Director, Cardiac Catheterization Lab at Northern Westchester Hospital February 1, 2021 During the COVID-19 pandemic, cardiovascular health remains a top health priority – with heart disease and stroke continuing to be the #1 and #5 leading causes of death in the U.S. There is […]

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Droopy Eyelids?

Learn About Treatments That Improve Vision and Appearance By: Mamta V. Shah, MD, Oculoplastic Surgeon, CareMount Medical January 28, 2021 Our eyes are thought to be our most effective means of nonverbal communication. They are also one of the most sincere parts of the face because they convey our emotions honestly and often times involuntarily. […]

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When it’s Cold Outside, Watch Your Back

By: Amit Dholakia, DO, Pain Management, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, CareMount Medical November 17, 2020 Every season brings its own set of health woes. Winter is a major culprit wreaking havoc with cold weather, freezing temperatures, and ice and snow that lead to can lead to all sorts of health problems from head to toe […]

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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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Healthful Holiday Eating

By Sonia N. DeAlwis, MD, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, CareMount Medical October 16, 2020 Halloween through New Year’s Day is usually a challenging time for people with diabetes, people who are trying to lose weight, and anyone who is trying to be mindful of carbs, calories and fat.  Making wise food and drink choices as […]

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CareMount Medical Chief Physician Executive Receives Health Executive of the Year Award

Chappaqua, New York—September 25, 2020—CareMount Medical, the largest, independent multi-specialty medical group in New York State, is pleased to announce Richard P. Morel, MD, MMM, FACP, Chief Physician Executive, has been named a recipient of Westfair Communications, Inc.’s 2020 Westchester County Doctors of Distinction Award. Dr. Morel was selected for the “Health Executive of the […]

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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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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, Internal Medicine, CareMount Medical September 11, 2020 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 […]

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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, CareMount Medical July 20, 2020 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 […]

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Summertime Eye Protection

Prevent eyelid cancer with these tips By Mamta V. Shah, MD / Oculoplastics July 20, 2020    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 […]

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

By: Asha Shrestha, MD, Rheumatologist, CareMount Medical June 5, 2020 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 […]

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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/Rheumatology May 5, 2020 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 […]

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CareMount Offers COVID RNA (PCR and NAAT) and 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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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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