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HEALTH AN INTRODUCTION TO

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Get to know the doctors serving our community.

WINTER 2011 KNOWLEDGE COMPASSION COLLABORATION


Because we care for you


Contents hospitals

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inpatient services referral services breast surgery

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medical practice directory/index

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Published by Health Quest Entire publication© Health Quest 2011 This publication in no way seeks to serve as a substitute for professional medical care. Consult your physician before undertaking any form of medical treatment or adopting any exercise program. Note: This publication represents information known at the time of printing.

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elcome to the Health Quest Medical Practice directory of services! We are proud to be the first integrated health care system in the beautiful Hudson Valley. With 23 locations and growing, our physicians are located near you in Dutchess, Ulster, and Putnam counties. The 3 Health Quest hospitals in our area­—Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Northern Dutchess Hospital and Putnam Hospital Center are also part of our network. Our doctors include some who practice only in offices throughout our communities, others only in the hospitals, and still others who work out of both locations. We all have one mission—to serve your medical needs with knowledge, compassion, and collaboration. With our network and our technology, we provide significantly enhanced continuity of care among primary care doctors, specialists, and hospitals. Our commitment is to provide the best in medical care with superior service. This directory introduces you to the many fine medical professionals who make up the Health Quest Medical Practice. We are sure you will find our locations convenient and our services useful. Arun Agarwal, MD President and CEO Health Quest Medical Practice

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Our Hospitals Northern Dutchess Hospital Serving its community since 1903, Northern Dutchess

Hospital (NDH), is a 68-bed acute care, non-profit hospital providing a comprehensive range of emergency, medical and surgical services. These services are offered through the Bone and Joint Center, Neugarten Family Birth Center, Emergency Department, Women’s View and the Montgomery Street Health Annex, Dyson Center for Women’s Imaging, Zipser Surgical Center, Sosnoff Cardio-Diagnostic Center, Nasal and Sinus Center, Arthritis Center, Urology Center, Sleep Studies Lab, Paul Rosenthal Rehabilitation Center, Outpatient Rehabilitation Center, Pain Management Program and Fitness Center. Nationally recognized, NDH is five-star rated in both Maternity and Orthopedics by HealthGrades and also ranks in the top 10% of the nation for Rehabilitation.

Putnam Hospital Center

Putnam Hospital Center (PHC) opened in 1964 and is a 164-bed non-profit acute care hospital offering the highest quality inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical, psychiatric, obstetrical/gynecological and pediatric care as well as 24-hour emergency services and home health care. It has a staff of more than 325 physicians in almost all medical specialties and over 1,000 employees. The wide array of services include the Birthing Center, the Orthopaedic Institute at Putnam Hospital Center, Wagner Cancer Pavilion with radiation therapy, Center for Vascular and Endovascular Therapy, Center for Thoracic Surgery, The Center for Wound Healing, intensive care, ambulatory surgery, imaging/radiological services, respiratory therapy, hand and plastic surgery, pain management, pulmonary medicine, nutrition services, urology, gastroenterology, ophthalmology, neurology, cardiology, sleep medicine, rehabilitation services, and stroke program.

Vassar Brothers Medical Center Vassar Brothers Medical Center’s (VBMC) 365-bed facility is the regional referral center for the Hudson Valley since 1887. Offering a wide range of services, VBMC provides quality, patient-centered care. The Medical Center is rated in the Top 5% in the US by HealthGrades for its cardiac and maternity programs. Centers of Excellence include: • The Heart Hospital featuring award-winning cardiac care including the new Stereotaxis procedure and the region’s only cardiothoracic surgery center. • Women’s and Children’s Services offering the regions only hospital-based high–risk pregnancy center, luxurious maternity and delivery suites, Level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and dedicated pediatric units. • The Dyson Center for Cancer Care including a comprehensive Breast Surgery program with three fellowship-trained breast surgeons, Clinical Research including the international TARGIT trial, Radiation Oncology, Infusion, Genetic Counseling and Testing, Women’s Imaging, and state-of-the-art services such as Tomotherapy and the daVinci Surgical Robot. 2

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Inpatient Services Many of the services provided by Health Quest Medical Practice are performed only in the hospital. The following information highlights some of these services.

Neonatologists

The Mid-Hudson Valley’s only Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), located at Vassar Brothers Medical Center, offers a host of state-of-the-art technologies and trained personnel to ensure the best outcome for extremely premature newborns and other infants with special medical needs. When a baby is prematurely born, or is an at-term newborn with critical medical issues, a neonatologist joins the team of hospital caregivers. Neonatologists are pediatricians specializing in the care of newborns, and they are available around the clock to provide the latest in diagnosis and treatment. They work with other NICU staff to ensure the highest level of sophisticated care for the young patient’s lungs and airways, cardiovascular system, brain and nervous system, skin, nutritional needs, and overall health.

Surgical Physician Assistants

Each of our hospitals is committed to providing the best care possible for inpatients. Among the services that allow us to do so is our staff of surgical physician assistants. Physician assistants (PAs) are trained in the same academic coursework as are physicians, and are medically licensed to examine, diagnose, and treat patients. Surgical PAs are specially trained in operative procedures and assist the surgeon in the operating room. In addition, surgical PAs in our hospitals are on duty day and night, every day of the year, to monitor patients after surgery and ensure continuity of high quality care. Every patient’s primary care physician, and other caregivers in and outside the hospital, work with the PAs as a patient-oriented team to deliver quality, cost-effective care for any issue that may arise.

Hospitalists

Hospitalists, available at all three hospitals, are fully trained and board-certified medical doctors who specialize in the care of patients admitted to the hospital. With the focus of their practice on inpatient care, Hospitalists are attentive to the medical needs of each patient on a daily basis. If you are admitted for a stay in the hospital, your primary care physician will be in frequent contact with the Hospitalist, as will any other specialists you may be seeing. In addition to overseeing and evaluating your medical treatment, Hospitalists are available to answer questions, and will write prescriptions for any necessary medications upon discharge. Because Hospitalists do not see patients outside the hospital, your primary care provider once again is your care-managing doctor after discharge. If you do not have a primary care physician, the Hospitalists and other clinical staff can recommend local providers.

Intensivists

Vassar Brothers Medical Center is proud to bring an additional group of medical specialists—Intensivists—to its team of inpatient caregivers for hospitalized patients. Intensivists are physicians with advanced training in the care of critically ill or injured patients. Intensivists apply their knowledge and special skills to the needs of patients in the intensive care unit, as well as in other areas of the hospital as needed. Intensivists work closely with other doctors, nurses, pharmacists, case managers, nutritionists, and other caregivers to ensure the best critical care. With an around-the-clock presence at the hospital, Intensivists are always available to attend incoming emergency room patients, patients already in intensive care, or any other inpatient needing new or additional critical support. www.health-quest.org

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Referral Information

Northern Dutchess Hospital Health Quest Medical Practice (HQMP) is a multispecialty medical group focused on delivering quality health care to the residents of the Hudson Valley. Our caring physicians have set a standard of excellence through our passion and our commitment to patientcentered care. HQMP offers access to specialists in Breast Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery, General Surgery, Internal Medicine, OB/GYN, Perinatology as well as Family Practitioners in offices conveniently located throughout our region. HQMP is part of a system of hospitals 
and physicians working collaboratively to provide continuity of care no matter where you are treated. We utilize electronic medical records, which facilitates faster and more thorough communication between our Primary Care and Urgent Care providers, Specialists and Hospitals. Our network, which includes Northern Dutchess Hospital, Putnam Hospital Center and Vassar Brothers Medical Center, represents the region’s premier health care system. This special relationship allows our providers access to the 
latest technology, and our patients with the strength of our collective resources, knowledge, and compassion. 4

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6511 Springbrook Avenue, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Main Phone Number: 845-876-3001

AMBULATORY SURGERY 845-871-3375 ARTHRITIS CENTER 845-871-3820 BIRTH CENTER 845-871-3355 BONE AND JOINT CENTER 845-871-3838 EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT 845-871-3440 MEDICAL IMAGING DEPARTMENT 845-871-3488 NASAL AND SINUS CENTER 845-871-4220 NDH FITNESS CENTER 845-871-4300 NUTRITIONAL COUNSELING 845-871-3600 PAIN MANAGEMENT PROGRAM 845-871-3665 PAUL ROSENTHAL REHABILITATION CENTER 845-871-4313 PHYSICAL/OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY DEPARTMENT 845-871-3427 HYDE PARK PHYSICAL THERAPY 845-229-2899 PRE-OP TOURS FOR CHILDREN 845-876-2693 SLEEP LAB 845-871-3611 SPEECH AND SWALLOWING THERAPY 845-871-3434 TJR SURGERY PREP CLASS 845-871-3201 UROLOGY CENTER 845-871-3145 WOMEN’S VIEW 845-871-4380 PT, MASSAGE, REIKI, ACUPUNCTURE 845-871-4380 PLASTIC SURGERY AT WOMEN’S VIEW 845-871-4382


Referral Information

Putnam Hospital Center

Vassar Brothers Medical Center

670 Stoneleigh Avenue, Carmel, NY 10512

45 Reade Place, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 Main Phone Number: 845-454-8500

Main Phone Number: 845-279-5711

AMBULATORY SURGERY 845-279-5711 EXT. 5923 BIRTHING CENTER 845-279-5711 EXT. 2513 CARDIAC REHABILITATION 845-279-5711 EXT. 5620 THE CENTER FOR WOUND HEALING 845-278-5683 DIABETES SELF MANAGEMENT PROGRAM 845-279-5711 EXT. 2779 EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT 845-279-5711 EXT. 3413 HOME HEALTH CARE 845-278-4068 IMAGING CENTER 845-279-5711 EXT. 2428/2429 MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES 845-279-5711 EXT. 6713 NUTRITIONAL COUNSELING 845-279-5711 EXT. 3544 ORTHOPAEDIC INSTITUTE AT PUTNAM HOSPITAL CENTER 1-877-ORTHO-ONE PAIN MANAGEMENT 845-278-PAIN REHABILITATION SERVICES (CARMEL) (PHYSICAL, OCCUPATIONAL AND SPEECH THERAPY) 845-279-1785 REHABILITATION SERVICES (YORKTOWN) 914-248-5865 REHABILITATION SERVICES (PAWLING) 845-855-7300 SLEEP DISORDERS CENTER 845-279-5711 EXT. 3926 SPINE INSTITUTE AT PUTNAM HOSPITAL CENTER 1-877-58-SPINE WAGNER CANCER CENTER 845-278-5641

AMBULATORY SURGERY FISHKILL MEDICAL MALL* 845-838-8111 POUGHKEEPSIE (SAME DAY) 845-431-5658 BLOODLESS CARE 845-483-6599 CARDIAC REHABILITATION 845-471-4643 CARE CENTER 845-431-5636 CENTER FOR BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT 845-483-6178 CHILDBIRTH PREP COURSE 1-877-729-2444 EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT 845-431-5680 EYE INSTITUTE* 1-866-511-EYES HOME HEALTH CARE 845-471-4243 IMAGING DYSON CENTER FOR CANCER CARE 845-483-6563 FISHKILL MEDICAL MALL* 845-838-8149 VBMC 845-431-5644 INFUSION DYSON CENTER FOR CANCER CARE 845-483-6329 FISHKILL MEDICAL MALL* 845-838-8103 NUTRITIONAL COUNSELING 845-431-5647 PHYSICAL/OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY VBMC – SOUTH AVENUE, POUGHKEEPSIE 845-483-7391 FISHKILL MEDICAL MALL* 845-838-8191 PULMONARY FUNCTION TESTING 845-431-5650 RADIATION/ONCOLOGY DYSON CENTER FOR CANCER CARE 845-431-5645 FISHKILL MEDICAL MALL* 845-838-8103 ULSTER** 845-339-7700 SLEEP MEDICINE* 845-838-8160 SPEECH LANGUAGE THERAPY POUGHKEEPSIE 845-483-6381 FISHKILL MEDICAL MALL* 845-838-8191 WOUND CARE/HYPERBARIC OXYGEN THERAPY 845-431-2400 * MEDICAL MALL LOCATION (200 WESTAGE BUSINESS CENTER DRIVE, FISHKILL) ** ULSTER LOCATION (111 MARY’S AVENUE, KINGSTON)

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“We know that we really do make a difference in the lives of our patients and those around them.” —Dr. Angela Keleher, director Health Quest’s Breast Surgery Division Dr. Gregory J. Zanieski; Dr. angela keleher; Dr. hank schmidt; sara winterleitner, np

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45 reade Place, the dyson center for cancer care, vassar brothers medical center Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 PHONE: 845-483-6500 6511 springbrook avenue, west wing, suite 101, breast care center, northern dutchess hospital rhinebeck, NY 12572 PHONE: 845-483-6500

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he Breast Center at The Dyson Center for Cancer Care looks to address the individual needs of each patient. By integrating state-of-the-art services with the human touch of caring professionals, the Breast Center creates a supportive health care experience that facilitates short and long-term healing. Our highly specialized team of skilled and compassionate clinicians is committed to providing patients and their families with the comfort, care and support they deserve as they navigate this challenging time in their lives. The team is composed of Director of Breast Surgery Dr. Angela J. Keleher. She has many years of experience practicing breast surgery including a clinical breast fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center. She is joined by Dr. Hank Schmidt whose training includes Surgical Oncology Fellowship at the University of Chicago, General Surgery at the Medical College of Georgia, and

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PhD program from the Institute of Molecular Medicine and Genetics. Another integral part of our team is Sara Winterleitner, Nurse Practitioner, who is specialty trained and certified in Oncology.The team was most recently joined by Dr. Gregory J. Zanieski whose training includes Surgical Oncology Fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Previously he was Chief Resident at the New York Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn. The Dyson Center for Cancer Care at Vassar Brothers Medical Center provides the highest level of multidisciplinary approach to cancer diagnosis and treatment. Our physicians participate in several national and international clinical trials in breast cancer research in an ongoing commitment to seek the best treatments for our patients. For more information regarding our Breast Center please visit www.health-quest.org and select Vassar Brothers Dyson Center for Cancer Care.


“It was my childhood ambition to become a heart doctor. For me it’s about patient care, always doing the right thing and treating each patient like you would your own family.” —Dr. Mohan Sarabu, FACS, FACC dr. peter zakow; dr. mohan sarabu; dr. rohit shahani; dr. arun bhutani

division of cardiothoraCic surgery 1 columbia street, suite 300, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 Phone: 845-483-0100

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t’s no wonder that Health Quest’s division of cardiothoracic surgery at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie was voted one of America’s top 100 facilities for cardiovascular services by the medical journal Modern Healthcare. It has been rated in the top five percent in the nation for cardiac surgery by HealthGrades® three years in a row, and is currently ranked fourth in New York State (2011). The department is led by New York State’s leading cardiothoracic surgeon, Dr. Mohan Sarabu, FACS, FACC, who brings a truly rare level of passion and technique to his craft; so much so that he was named Top Doctor in 2004 by New York magazine as well as 2007 Physician of the Year by the hospital itself.

Dr. Sarabu heads a first-rate team of cardiothoracic surgeons with nearly a century of experience. The team includes Dr. Peter Zakow, FACS, FACC, Dr. Rohit Shahani, MCh, FACS, FACC and Dr. Arun Bhutani, MBBS, along with a host of cardiothoracic and critical care nurses, physical therapists, and nutritionists, all of whom are trained to deliver the most sophisticated diagnostic, treatment, and rehabilitation services available. Dr. Sarabu and his fellow surgeons often conduct free lectures at health centers and other facilities, and the doctor himself always looks forward to speaking with former patients and their families in the community. www.health-quest.org

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“Giving patients a lot of personal attention is something we bring on top of excellent care. We give them the chance to really say what they’re concerned about.” —Dr. Steven Ugras DR. Steven Ugras

DIVISION OF GENERAL SURGERY – POUGHKEEPSIE 30 reade place, poughkeepsie, NY 12601 Phone: 845-437-3003

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orn into a family of medical practitioners, it seemed fated that Dr. Steven Ugras would also end up in the field. He chose to specialize in hand surgery because he wanted to be in a field that was cutting-edge, where he’d be able to experience a lot of advances over the span of his lifetime. Dr. Ugras joins Health Quest after finishing a fellowship in hand surgery at the University of Massachusetts in Worcester. Prior to that, he was a general surgery resident at Morristown Memorial Hospital in Morristown, New Jersey. He received his MD from the

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University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Piscataway, N.J. Dr. Ugras is excited to be working in the Poughkeepsie Division of General Surgery’s office. A wide range of procedures are available in Dr. Ugras’s office, and in the short time since his practice has opened its doors, he’s welcomed returning patients and many referrals. Currently, Dr. Ugras is concentrating on providing patients with a pleasant medical experience and he looks forward to serving the Poughkeepsie community.


general surgery/ wing & bonetti new DIVISION OF GENERAL SURGERY – RHINEBECK

“For almost 20 years I’ve been working with minimally invasive surgical techniques to help my patients get better quickly.” —Dr. James A. Wing DR. brian binetti; DR. JAMES A. WING

northern dutchess hospital, 6511 springbrook avenue, west wing, suite 101 Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Phone: 845-871-4275

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or over two decades, Dr. James A. Wing has been a surgeon at Northern Dutchess Hospital, providing the highest quality of care for a variety of health problems. Dr. Wing received his medical training in Italy at the University of Bologna, and has been board-certified in general surgery since 1986. He did his residency in general surgery at Nassau County Medical Center, where he stayed on as a staff physician while also teaching advanced trauma life support at the State University of New York, Stony Brook. Dr. Wing enjoys his specialty because he can see how much patients’ lives can improve through surgery. Over the years, he has witnessed advances in surgical methods that allow him to offer procedures that are increasingly easier on patients. In addition, better medications mean

improved post-operative comfort. Dr. Brian Binetti brings to the Division of General Surgery in Rhinebeck his training in the latest, minimally invasive surgical techniques, such as endoscopy and robotics. Dr. Binetti received his MD from Saint George’s University, and was awarded the Herbert A. Schulte Award for excellence in surgery during his residency at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey. Since that residency Dr. Binetti has been at the Albany Medical College as a Fellow in minimally invasive surgery, and also served as a clinical instructor before joining HQMP. As caring physicians, they are committed to providing the latest in surgical techniques which allow patients to recover faster. www.health-quest.org

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“I became a maternal-fetal specialist because I really enjoy helping to guide women through pregnancy.” —Dr. Kimberly Heller

division of maternal fetal medicine – kimberly heller, MD vassar brothers medical center, 3rd floor 45 reade place, poughkeepsie, ny 12601 Phone: 845-431-6800

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efore Health Quest’s Division of Maternal Fetal Health Medicine opened in 2008, pregnant women in need of specialized care had to travel outside the region for high-quality services. Heading this full-time specialty department—the only one of its kind in the Hudson Valley—is Dr. Kimberly Heller, who has been a practicing obstetrician/gynecologist since 1985. Dr. Heller is a resource for high-risk mothers as well as other practitioners needing referrals for their patients. A key component of Dr.

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Heller’s approach is pre-conception counseling, in which she advises mothers-to-be on the level of risk, if any, during pregnancy due to their personal medical history. Dr. Heller uses specialized ultrasound monitoring techniques to support her high-risk patients. She is a twotime recipient of the APGO Medical Education Excellence in Teaching Award and previously served as the associate director of Maternal Fetal Medicine at Pennsylvania’s Wellspan Health System.


“Obstetrics is the most beautiful part of life, and to be able to participate in childbirth and pregnancy is exhilarating and wonderful.” —Dr. Dean Bloch Eileen Meltzer, NP; Dean Bloch, MD; Suzanne Berger, CNM; Julie Denney, CNM; Ely Nathan, MD, FACOG; Jeanne Valentine-Chase, NP; (not pictured Amanda Chapin, CNM, MPH)

division of obstetrics & Gynecology – Rhinebeck & Kingston rhinebeck office northern dutchess hospital, 6511 Springbrook Avenue west wing, suite 103, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Phone: 845-871-4235 Kingston office 166 albany avenue, Kingston, ny 12401 phone: 845-338-5575

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he crown jewel and what distinguishes the OB/GYN Rhinebeck and Kingston practice is its full-time midwifery services. This practice is the only one in the region to offer midwifery services 24/7, giving women the choice to give birth with a midwife or a physician. The practice also offers a range of gynecological care for women, including annual exams, family planning and preand post-menopausal care, in addition to prenatal, labor, and delivery care. The office is lead by board-certified physicians Dr. Ely Nathan and Dr. Dean Bloch. Dr. Nathan earned his Medical Degree at Baylor College of Medicine and completed his residency at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn. Before moving to his practice in Rhinebeck, he was a fulltime attending OB/GYN at Bassett Healthcare.

Obstetrics and gynecology is a blend of approaches for Dr. Dean Bloch who also brings a background in integrative medicine to the practice. Dr. Bloch completed his residency at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and received his MD from the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He has been in practice in the Hudson Valley for more than 20 years. A unified approach is also evident in the team that practices at the offices. The doctors are complemented by a competent, caring team of Certified Nurse Midwives: Suzanne Berger, Julie Denney, Amanda Chapin, and Nurse Practitioners: Jeanne Valentine-Chase and Eileen Meltzer. They have a combined total of over a century of experience providing quality health care for women. www.health-quest.org

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“Delivering babies is a very special experience, something that’s truly a privilege for me.” —Dr. Jed L. Turk

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division of obstetrics & Gynecology – poughkeepsie & fishkill

“I find the OB/GYN field interesting because you combine Primary Care with Women’s Health Specialty Care. Also, you are a witness to the family’s happiest moment—the delivery of their newborn.” —Dr. Azzam M. Salem

Poughkeepsie office 19 baker avenue, suite 302 poughkeepsie, ny 12601 phone: 845-483-5888 fishkill office vassar brothers medical mall 200 westage business center dr., suite 230 fishkill, ny 12524 phone: 845-896-9864 fishkill office 400 westage business center, suite 212 fishkill, ny 12524 phone: 845-896-3975

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ith three offices in Fishkill and Poughkeepsie, Health Quest’s Obstetrics & Gynecology division offers patients the expertise of 12 OB/GYN specialists. Dedicated to the health of women in the community for several decades, the team includes Dr. Jose Baez, Dr. Donna J. Kasello, Dr. Stacey Madoff, Dr. Thomas M. Murray, Dr. Azzam M. Salem, Dr. Rajan Sriskandarajah, Dr. Robert A. Stern, Dr. Jed L. Turk, Dr. Peter Wright III, Dr. Lawrence A. Zolnik, and Ann Bollmann, PA. The newest addition to the team is Dr. Obosa Osawe, who joins Health Quest’s OB/ GYN division after a residency at Ohio State University’s department of obstetrics and gynecology. Among the procedures offered are a full range of outpatient diagnostic and surgical procedures including preventative care; annual health screening for women of all ages; pre-conception counseling; birth control management; prenatal care; infertility evaluation and treatment; endometrial ablation; hysterectomy; laparoscopic surgeries; in-office tubal sterilization procedures: Essure, Adiana; care for endometriosis, fibroids, and urinary incontinence. In addition, Dr. Turk and Dr. Kasello perform minimally invasive surgeries at Vassar Brothers Medical Center using the da Vinci Surgical System®, which employs state-of-the-art robotics. (Top): Dr. Lawrence A. Zolnik; Dr. Stacey Madoff; Dr. Donna J. Kasello; (Middle): Ann Bollmann, RPA-C; Dr. Obosa Osawe; Dr. Jose Baez; (Bottom): Dr. Robert A. Stern; Dr. Jed L. Turk; Dr. Azzam M. Salem; Dr. Peter Wright, III; (Not Pictured: Dr. Thomas M. Murray, Dr. Rajan Sriskandarajah)

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“I really feel like we’re a more of the old fashioned small town practice that you don’t get to see much anymore. We’re not a huge practice where you’re just a number.” —Dr. Lauren Bumby

Dr. rolando rojas; Dr. Lauren Bumby; Dr. Carolyn Couture; Dr. Paul Lebwohl.

division of primary care – carmel 150 route 52, Carmel, NY 10512 Phone: 845-228-2910

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r. Lauren Bumby began her career in emergency care but soon realized that the nature of the ER—rapid assessment and treatment of clinical illness—kept her from what she really wanted: to develop long-term relationships with her patients, advising their wellness decisions across a span of years, not just one night. So Dr. Bumby transitioned from emergency to primary care, joining Health Quest Medical Practice in Carmel in 2008. Dr. Bumby is joined by Dr. Carolyn Couture of Ridgefield, Connecticut, who had a thriving practice in 14

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Ridgefield for nearly a decade prior to joining the office and Dr. Paul Lebwohl, an attending physician at Putnam Hospital Center, who has been in private practice in Carmel since 1980. Dr. Rolando Rojas, who is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology, recently joined the parctice to provide gynecological services. As a caring team of board-certified physicians, they look forward to offering primary care and gynecological services to the community.


“The motto of my practice has always been: Modern care with old-fashioned caring.” —Dr. David Kerner DR. david kerner; dr. ekaterina milchtein

division of primary care – fishkill 4 lafayette court, fishkill, ny 12524 phone: 845-896-8784

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r. David Kerner was compelled to enter health care after surviving leukemia as a child, and became a family practitioner in 1993. A strong interest in the workings of the human body led him to study biology, anatomy, and physiology, and he pursued his doctorate in osteopathy because of that discipline’s highly personalized approach to patient care. Dr. Kerner has also been a preceptor of Marist College sports medicine students, something he sees as a way of

giving back to the community and which complements his fund-raising efforts for the American Heart Association and the American Cancer Society. Dr. Ekaterina Milchtein is board-certified in Family Medicine and completed a Women’s Health Fellowship at SUNY Upstate Medical University. She has been providing high-quality care in the Hudson Valley since 2004. Together they look forward to caring for children and adults in the Fishkill area. www.health-quest.org

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“What drew me to family medicine is that it has a little bit of everything. I get to treat patients of all ages, with all kinds of problems.” —Dr. William Heffernan division of primary care – highland 240 sOUTH riverside road, highland, ny 12528 phone: 845-691-9200

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n 1985, Dr. William Heffernan came to Highland on assignment with the National Health Services Corps, a federal program that places physicians in underserved areas. Right away, he felt very much at home in the community and soon decided to open his own practice. A strong believer in passing knowledge on to future doctors, Dr. Heffernan has also served as a preceptor, giving specialized training to medical students. Dr. Heffernan shares the Highland office with Dr. Mary Dyer, who joined him in 1999. Dr. Dyer studied at the New York Medical College in Valhalla and completed her residency in Family Practice in Kingston. In addition, Adult Nurse Practitioner Ann Johnson brings 25 years of experience to the Highland office, where she has been on staff since 2005. Together they look forward to continue caring for patients in the Ulster County community. Dr. william heffernan; ann johnson, anp; dr. mary dyer

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The personal interaction with patients is what I find extremely rewarding, and now, after the experience of practicing for 15 years, I feel that I am at the peak of practicing my craft.” —Dr. Maura Sullivan dr. lorraine allegro-skinner; dr. maura sullivan; carolyn schulhoff, fnp-bc

division of primary care – hopewell Junction 942 route 376, wappingers falls, ny 12590 phone: 845-223-8080

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r. Maura Sullivan thinks she inherited the desire to be a doctor from her father, a New York City firefighter who was born into a family of immigrants. Dr. Sullivan says that her dad instilled in her an interest in medicine, and her own skill in the sciences and dealing with people made the profession a natural fit. She attended College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, earning a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, before earning her Doctor of Medicine from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Now practicing for 15 years, Dr. Sullivan joined Health Quest after practicing in Red Hook. Dr. Sullivan is joined in the Hopewell Junction office

by Dr. Lorraine Allegro-Skinner, a board-certified family physician who received her Doctor of Medicine from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York and completed a family medicine residency at Brown University Family Medicine in Rhode Island. Dr AllegroSkinner has been in practice for more than 12 years and joins HQMP from her most recent position of attending physician in Middletown. Also on staff is Family Nurse Practitioner Carolyn Schulhoff, who brings a range of experience to the Hopewell Junction office. Ms. Schulhoff has provided acute and chronic healthcare for infants to geriatric patients since 1994. www.health-quest.org

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DIVISION OF PRIMARY CARE – HYDE PARK 4068 Albany Post Road Hyde Park, NY 12538 Phone: 845-229-2123

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s a primary care physician, Dr. David S. Cho enjoys guiding patients toward better health and seeing them improve over time, celebrating with them in their physical achievements, as well as providing them comfort during times of illness and grief. Dr. Cho offers the sort of “old school” approach to doctoring that many patients long for: continuity of care wherever his patients need him—from routine office visits, to house calls, to attending them at the hospital. He believes that when a patient is ill, having their primary care doctor involved gives a much needed sense of comfort as he or she navigates the anxiety and physical stress that can arise. Dr. Cho earned his MD at the State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn, and went on to Montefiore Medical Center in New York for his internal medicine internship and residency. Since then he has worked as a Hospitalist and eventually established a solo practice in Hyde Park as a primary care physician.

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“It has always been a privilege to be invited into the lives of my patients and to be entrusted with their health.” — Dr. David S. Cho


“We all have the same goal in our office— trying to give patients the best care we can.” —Dr. Kelly Der Cola

Donna J. Hannigan, fnp; dr. Kelly Der Cola

division of primary care – Kingston 40 hurley avenue, suite 18, kingston, ny 12401

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hen Dr. Kelly Der Cola was just 16 years old, she had already decided that she wanted to enter the field of medicine. Dr. Der Cola had a good friend who was going through a major medical issue at the time, and she was inspired by the care provided by physicians and other caregivers. Though she admits that specialists play a crucial role in healthcare, Dr. Der Cola made the decision to go into primary care because she felt the more knowledge she has, the more she can help people and the more well-rounded of a physician she’d be. For Dr. Der Cola, the most rewarding part of the job is when she sees the help she’s given patients

phone: 845-338-0180

make a significant impact on their quality of life. Dr. Der Cola graduated from Ithaca College before completing her Doctor of Medicine at Albany Medical School. She completed an internship and a residency at Strong Memorial Hospital at the University of Rochester. Before joining Health Quest in the summer of 2010, she worked at Kingston Internal Medicine Associates. Dr. Der Cola is joined in the practice by Donna J. Hannigan, a board-certified family nurse practitioner and registered nurse. She brings more than 15 years of practical experience in hospital emergency nursing to her position. www.health-quest.org

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“Being a primary care physician allows me to work with my patients individually and to help guide them to appropriate care.” —Dr. Sunhee Woo

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division of primary care – lagrangeville 1110 route 55, lagrangeville, NY 12540 Phone: 845-473-0974

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r. Sunhee Woo completed her training in Internal Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center in New York. She moved to Dutchess County in 1999 and has been working as a primary care physician since then. She is passionate about women’s health issues, preventative care, and having been in practice for 12 years, Dr. Woo feels strongly that primary care doctors

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are the medical professionals best positioned to assess patient needs as they enter the health care system, either serving their needs directly or guiding them to a specialist. Dr. Woo is also an accomplished pianist with a degree in music—although she admits that being a mother, as well as an in-demand physician, has lately kept her from the keyboard.


“What I love about practicing in the Hudson Valley is that my patients are also my friends. We see each other in the supermarket, we play sports together. Our children even take the same ballet classes. There really is a close community feeling.” —Dr. Paul Y. Jee dr. paul y. jee; lisa gold, fnp

division of primary care – millbrook 28 front street, millbrook, ny 12545 phone: 845-677-8358

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native of the Buffalo area, Dr. Paul Y. Jee began practicing medicine in 1999 and opened his practice in Lagrangeville in 2003. He moved to the HQMP Millbrook office in 2008. A graduate of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Jee specialized in internal medicine and served as a laboratory technician and a research assistant in the ophthalmology and microbiology fields.

He was drawn to the diversity of primary care, which encompasses everything from common viruses to more serious afflictions. Lisa Gold, FNP, has been practicing medicine for over 20 years, and has worked in primary care serving the village of Millbrook since 1997. Dr. Jee and Ms. Gold are committed to the care and treatment of their patients, many of whom they are pleased to know as neighbors. www.health-quest.org

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“The best lesson I’ve learned is to listen to your patients, because that’s the best way to find out what the problems are.” —Dr. Mark A. Steenbergen

division of primary care – poughkeepsie 1 pine street, poughkeepsie, ny 12601

jill A. passano, fnp-bc; dr. mark a. steenbergen; Dr. Eunice Hoolihan

phone: 845-483-0447

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former US Navy Petty officer, Dr. Mark A. Steenbergen received his doctorate from the New England College of Osteopathic Medicine and has been a practicing family and primary care physician since 1993. He opened his own practice close to Vassar Brothers in 1998. Dr. Steenbergen has been an instructor at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, as well as serving on the editorial advisory committe for the best-selling medical reference book, The 5-Minute Clinical Consult. Dr. Eunice Hoolihan, board-certified in family

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medicine, joined the practice in 2009. After completing her residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center in 2004, Dr. Hoolihan has spent the past six years treating patients in the Poughkeepsie area. Jill A.Passano,a board-certified family nurse practitioner with over 20 years of health care experience, has worked with Dr. Steenbergen since 1996. Dr. Steenbergen, Dr. Hoolihan, and Ms. Passano treat children as well as adults with everything from A to Z, asthma to zoster, and provide referrals to specialists when needed.


“Our relationships with our patients are the most important part of our practice. I really want to get to know every single one of my patients and their families.” — Dr. Sharagim S. Kemp

Dr. Michelle Abis; Dr. Sharagim s. Kemp

DIVISION OF PRIMARY CARe – RHINEBECK 31 Springbrook Park, Rhinebeck, NY 12572

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n enthusiastic and engaging public speaker, family medicine practitioner Dr. Sharagim S. Kemp takes an active role in educating the public and several times a year offers public talks for a broad audience. She is especially passionate about community health and disease prevention. Dr. Kemp is board-certified in family medicine. She earned a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) degree at the University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine, in Kansas City, Missouri. She completed her residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. As an osteopath, Dr. Kemp has four years of additional medical education focusing on bones, joints, muscles, and diseases of the musculoskeletal system. She has been a staff physician at Saint Luke’s

Phone: 845-876-4432

Hospital System in both Cornwall and Newburgh, and more recently at Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck, while also maintaining a vibrant family medicine practice. Dr. Michelle Jover Abis has accrued a record of excellence since receiving an MD from her home country of the Philippines and coming to the United States, where she is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Abis was awarded Excellence in Academic and Clinical Medicine as a Senior Resident during her internal medicine residency at Saint Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York City, and was its Chief Resident in 1994-5. Dr. Abis is passionate about advocating for her patients as they navigate the healthcare environment. www.health-quest.org

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“From holding people’s hands and finding out bad things to cheering them on when they make their goals, there’s great things that I get to be a part of in this field.” —Carolyn Schulhoff, Nurse Practitioner

division of primary care – stanfordville

carolyn schulhoff, fnp-bc

3 gristmill lane, stanfordville, ny 12581 phone: 845-868-7300

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ince becoming a nurse in 1994, Carolyn Schulhoff has approached her job equally from the perspective of educator or counselor, in addition to clinician, which she says helps to address the varying needs of her patients. As a family nurse practitioner, Ms. Schulhoff provides information to help patients make their own decisions about what’s best for them—giving them ownership over their health. Ms. Schulhoff received her Associate’s Degree in Nursing and became a Registered Nurse after graduating from Dutchess County Community College. She then completed her Bachelor’s Degree at the University of 24 24 hometown hometownHEALTH HEALTH

Massachusetts in Amherst, and finished her Master’s Degree to become a Family Nurse Practitioner at SUNY Stony Brook. She brings a range of experience to her position in Stanfordville, including posts as a Family Nurse Practitioner with Hudson River Community Health, where she provided acute and chronic healthcare for infants to geriatrics, and the owner/operator of Connecticut Elder Care, where she provided healthcare services to a geriatric population in skilled/rehab facilities. She is providing patient care at Health Quest’s Hopewell Junction and Stanfordville offices.


“What you do should contribute to the betterment of others, so with my personality and interests, I never considered anything other than becoming a physician.” —Dr. Yelena Yermak

Dr. John J. Wang; dr. yelena yermak; dr. andy casimir

Division of Psychiatry – Stoneleigh Psychiatric Associates 660 Stoneleigh Avenue, Carmel, NY 10512

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amilies struggling with mental illness are offered an integrated, comprehensive, and complementary schedule of recognized treatment approaches, including group and individual therapy, art therapy, behavior therapy, medication and illness education, and substance abuse care at Health Quest’s Division of Psychiatry at Stoneleigh Psychiatric Associates in Carmel. The team is led by Dr. Yelena Yermak, a graduate of Albany Medical College who pursued postdoctoral training via a residency in psychiatry at the Harvard Longwood Residency Training Program in Boston, later becoming a chief clinical fellow in consultation psychiatry at Harvard Medical School’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston.

Phone: 845-278-5582

The practice also includes Dr. Andy Casimir, who has been on the staff of Putnam Hospital Center since 2007. Dr. Casimir received his MD from Georgetown University and completed his psychiatric residency at Johns Hopkins. Dr. John J. Wang recently joined the practice after serving as a clinical assistant professor at the NYU School of Medicine. He completed his psychiatric residency at Mount Sinai Hospital and geriatrics fellowship at NYU School of Medicine. In addition, inpatient mental health services are provided at Vassar Brothers Medical Center by Dr. Kenneth Wilson, Director of Psychiatry. His office can be reached at (845) 483-6654. www.health-quest.org

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Health Quest Immediate Care Centers

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Lagrangeville 1110 Route 55, LaGrangeville, NY 12540 Phone: 845-485-4455

wappingers falls 1530 route 9, wappingers falls, NY 12590 Phone: 845-297-2511

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nce in a while we all encounter minor illnesses that don’t require a trip to the emergency room, but can’t wait for a doctor’s appointment, either. Health Quest’s walk-in immediate care centers (Health Quicc, for short) are the perfect—and fast—solution for such cases. Conveniently located in Lagrangeville and Wappingers Falls, Health Quicc offers urgent medical care from the highest quality physicians, all of whom are trained to give 26

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state-of the-art treatment for minor, non-life-threatening injuries and illnesses. Appointments are not necessary at Health Quicc centers, which accept a wide range of insurance plans. For our patients’ convenience, the Lagrangeville location also includes the primary care practice of Dr. Sunhee Woo who is available by appointment and accepting new patients. Her office can be reached by calling (845) 473-0974.


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specialists Division of Breast Surgery p.6 Poughkeepsie Office:

division of obstetrics & Gynecology – rhinebeck/kingston p.11

45 reade Place, the dyson center for cancer care

rhinebeck office:

vassar brothers medical center, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

northern dutchess hospital, 6511 Springbrook Avenue

PHONE: 845-483-6500 FAX: 845-483-6504

west wing, suite 103, Rhinebeck, NY 12572

Rhinebeck Office:

Phone 845-871-4235 FAX: 845-871-4361

6511 springbrook avenue, west wing, suite 101, breast care

Kingston Office:

center, northern dutchess hospital, rhinebeck, NY 12572

166 albany avenue

PHONE: 845-483-6500 FAX: 845-483-6504

Kingston, ny 12401

division of cardiothoracic surgery p.7

phone: 845-338-5575 FAX: 845-338-5548

Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

division of obstetrics & Gynecology – poughkeepsie/fishkill p.12-13

Phone: 845-483-0100 FAX: 845-483-0200

Poughkeepsie office:

1 columbia street, suite 300

19 baker avenue, suite 302

Division of General Surgery – poughkeepsie p.8

poughkeepsie, ny 12601

30 Reade Place, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

fishkill office:

Phone 845-437-3003 FAX: 845-483-6227

phone: 845-483-5888 FAX: 845-471-4381

vassar brothers medical mall 200 westage business center drive, suite 230

division of general surgery – rhinebeck p.9 Northern Dutchess Hospital, 6511 Springbrook Avenue West Wing, Suite 101 rhinebeck, NY 12572

fishkill, ny 12524 phone: 845-896-9864 FAX: 845-896-4319

fishkill office: 400 westage business center, suite 212 fishkill, ny 12524 phone: 845-896-3975 FAX: 845-896-3979

PHONE: 845-871-4275 fax: 845-871-4362

division of maternal fetal medicine p.10

Division of Psychiatry – Stoneleigh Psychiatric Associates p.25

Vassar Brothers Medical Center, 3rd floor

660 Stoneleigh Avenue

45 reade place, poughkeepsie, ny 12601

Carmel, NY 10512

Phone: 845-431-6800 fax: 845-431-6821

Phone: 845-278-5582 Fax: 845-278-5569

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primary care division of primary care – carmel p.14 150 route 52 carmel, ny 10512 phone: 845-228-2910 fax: 845-228-2914

division of primary care – fishkill p.15 4 lafayette court fishkill, ny 12524 phone: 845-896-8784 fax: 845-896-8793

division of primary care – highland p.16 240 south riverside road highland, ny 12528 phone: 845-691-9200 fax: 845-691-3992

Division of Primary Care – Hopewell Junction p.17

division of primary care – millbrook p.21 28 front street millbrook, ny 12545 phone: 845-677-8358 fax: 845-677-6205

division of primary care – poughkeepsie p.22 1 pine street poughkeepsie, ny 12601 phone: 845-483-0447 fax: 845-483-0716

division of primary care – rhinebeck p.23 31 springbrook park rhinebeck, ny 12572

942 route 376 wappingers falls, ny 12590

phone: 845-876-4432 fax: 845-876-4439

phone: 845-223-8080 FAX: 845-223-8081

division of primary care – stanfordville p.24

Division of primary care – hyde park p.18 4068 albany post road hyde park, ny 12538 phone: 845-229-2123 fax: 845-229-6313

division of primary care – Kingston p. 19 40 hurley avenue, suite 18 kingston, ny 12401 phone: 845-338-0180 FAX: 845-338-4725

division of primary care – lagrangeville p.20 1110 route 55 lagrangeville, ny 12540 phone: 845-473-0974 fax: 845-473-5380

3 gristmill lane stanfordville, ny 12581 phone: 845-868-7300 fax: 845-868-7224

urgent care hquicc – lagrangeville p.26 1110 route 55 lagrangeville, ny 12540 phone: 845-485-4455 fax: 845-485-4472

hquicc – wappingers falls p.26 1530 route 9 wappingers falls, ny 12590 phone: 845-297-2511 fax: 845-297-4993

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An introduction to Health Quest Medical Practice Systems

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