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HEALTH C ONTENTS SPECIALISTS BEHAVIORAL HEALTH 6 BREAST SURGERY 7 CARDIOLOGY 8 CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY 9 GERIATRICS 10 MATERNAL FETAL MEDICINE 11 NEUROSURGERY & SPINE 12 OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY
PULMONARY MEDICINE 15 SURGERY
THORACIC ONCOLOGY & SURGERY 18
19-29 URGENT CARE 30 PATIENT RESOURCES 31 PRIMARY CARE
MEDICAL PRACTICE DIRECTORY/INDEX
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elcome to the Health Quest Medical Practice Service Directory, Hometown Health. Health Quest Medical Practice is the multi-specialty medical group of Health Quest, the region’s largest integrated provider of healthcare services. HQMP is comprised of more than 200+ providers including physicians and practitioners in primary, specialty, and urgent care, and partners with three award-winning Health Quest hospitals— Northern Dutchess Hospital, Putnam Hospital Center, and Vassar Brothers Medical Center. Offices are located throughout the region in Dutchess, Ulster, and Putnam counties, making it easier for you to access quality healthcare close to home. Our HQMP providers have one guiding mission—to serve your medical needs with knowledge, compassion, and collaboration. Key enhancements have been made over the year to give you the best experience possible: • The patient portal, MyHQ247, allows you to access your secure health information at your convenience. Features include the ability to view lab results and visit summaries, request referrals and appointments, and more. • HQMP Connect, a new scheduling service, offers patients the ability to set up appointments during off hours from 7am to 7pm. • The integration of an electronic medical record at both the office and hospital level allows our teams in primary, specialty and urgent care to offer a significantly enhanced continuity of care. There are also several initiatives in development to broaden the scope of our offerings and to focus our efforts on healthcare partnering for a lifetime. This directory introduces you to the many fine medical professionals who make up the Health Quest Medical Practice. Thank you for choosing us to serve your healthcare needs. Sincerely, Joseph Christiana, MD, FACC, CPE Chief Medical Officer Health Quest Medical Practice Health-Quest.org
Our Hospitals NORTHERN DUTCHESS HOSPITAL
Northern Dutchess Hospital (NDH) is a 68-bed acute care, community hospital located in beautiful Rhinebeck, NY. NDH provides a comprehensive range of emergency, medical and surgical services offered through various specialty departments, including the Bone and Joint Center, Neugarten Family Birth Center, Emergency Department, Women’s View Montgomery Street Health Annex, Breast Care Center, Dyson Center for Women’s Imaging, Center for Healthy Aging, NDH Wound Care and Hyperbaric Therapy Center, Zipser Surgical Center, Sosnoff Cardio-Diagnostic Center, Outpatient Nutrition Department, Nasal and Sinus Center, Arthritis Center, NDH Sleep Disorders Center, Paul Rosenthal Rehabilitation Center, Outpatient Rehabilitation Center and our medically based Fitness Center. Exciting changes are taking place as we work to bring you even more state-of-the-art healthcare including new operating rooms, all private patient rooms and medical office space for an integrated and superior patient experience. For the latest project news, visit NDHMovingHealthcareForward.com, or to learn about NDH’s national recognition, visit Health-Quest.org/quality.
PUTNAM HOSPITAL CENTER
Putnam Hospital Center 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. The hospital is ranked among the Top 15% in the Nation for Outstanding Patient Experience Two Years in a Row (2013-2014) by Healthgrades®. It has a staff of more than 360 physicians in almost all medical specialties and over 1000 employees. The wide array of services include the Birthing Center, the Orthopaedic Institute at Putnam Hospital Center, Wagner Cancer Pavilion with radiation therapy and genetics counseling, The Spine Institute at Putnam Hospital Center, Center for Vascular and Endovascular Therapy, Center for Thoracic Surgery, The Center for Wound Healing with hyperbaric oxygen therapy, intensive care, ambulatory surgery, imaging/ radiological services, blood management program, respiratory therapy, infusion center, hand and plastic surgery, robotic surgery, pain management, pulmonary medicine, nutrition services, urology, gastroenterology, ophthalmology, neurology, cardiology, sleep medicine, weight loss surgery program, rehabilitation services, and stroke program.
VASSAR BROTHERS MEDICAL CENTER
Vassar Brothers Medical Center (VBMC) is a 365 bed facility that has been serving New York’s Mid-Hudson Valley since 1887. Located in Poughkeepsie, VBMC has established centers of excellence in cardiac services, cancer care and women and children’s health services. As a regional medical center, Vassar houses the area’s first and only cardiothoracic surgery center between Westchester and Albany and delivers more babies than any other hospital between Manhattan and Montreal. Innovative procedures and services have been brought to the VBMC campus, including robotic orthopedic surgery and thoracic surgical oncology, negating the need to travel for this care. VBMC is a recipient of Healthgrades® 2014 America’s 100 Best Hospitals™ Award, placing it in the top 2% of hospitals in the nation and has been deemed one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery three years in a row (2012-2014). A complete and updated list of achievements can be viewed by visiting Health-Quest.org/quality. 2
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, 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.
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.
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 patient centered care. HQMP offers access to specialists in Behavioral Health, Breast Surgery, Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery, General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Maternal Fetal Medicine, Neurosurgery and Spine, OB/GYN, Perinatology, Pulmonary Medicine, Thoracic Oncology and Urgent Care, as well as Family Practitioners in offices conveniently located throughout our region. HQMP is unique, as we are a system of hospitals and physicians working collaboratively to provide continuity of care no matter where you are treated. Our extensive 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 of hospitals and physicians provides our physicians with access to the latest technology, and our patients with the strength of our collective resources, knowledge and compassion.
NORTHERN DUTCHESS HOSPITAL 6511 Springbrook Avenue, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Main Phone Number: 845-876-3001 AMBULATORY SURGERY 845-871-3375 BIRTH CENTER 845-871-3355 BONE AND JOINT CENTER 845-871-3838 EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT 845-871-3440 HEALTH QUEST HOME CARE 845-471-4243 HYDE PARK PHYSICAL THERAPY 845-229-2899 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 PRE-OP TOURS FOR CHILDREN 845-876-2693 WOMEN’S PHYSICAL THERAPY, MASSAGE, REIKI, ACUPUNCTURE 845-871-4380 SLEEP DISORDERS CENTER 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 THE WOUND CARE CENTER AND HYPERBARIC MEDICINE 845-871-3888
PUTNAM HOSPITAL CENTER
VASSAR BROTHERS MEDICAL CENTER
670 Stoneleigh Avenue, Carmel, NY 10512 Main Phone Number: 845-279-5711
45 Reade Place, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 Main Phone Number: 845-454-8500
AMBULATORY SURGERY 845-279-5711 EXT. 5923
AMBULATORY SURGERY FISHKILL MEDICAL MALL*: 845-838-8111 POUGHKEEPSIE (SAME-DAY): 845-214-1910 BLOODLESS CARE: 845-483-6405 CARDIAC REHABILITATION: 845-471-4643 CENTER FOR BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT: 845-483-6178 EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT: 845-431-5680 EYE INSTITUTE*: 1-866-511-EYES HEALTH QUEST HOME 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 ORTHOPEDIC CENTER OF EXCELLENCE: 845-483-6088 PHYSICAL/OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY VBMC – 21 READE, POUGHKEEPSIE: 845-483-7391 FISHKILL MEDICAL MALL*: 845-838-8191 PULMONARY FUNCTION TESTING: 845-431-5650 PULMONARY REHABILITATION: 845-471-4643 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: 845-483-7391 FISHKILL MEDICAL MALL*: 845-838-8191 WOUND CARE/HYPERBARIC MEDICINE: 845-431-2400 * MEDICAL MALL LOCATION: 200 WESTAGE BUSINESS CENTER DRIVE, FISHKILL **ULSTER LOCATION: 111 MARY’S AVENUE, KINGSTON
BIRTHING CENTER 845-279-5711 EXT. 2513 BLOOD MANAGEMENT PROGRAM 845-230-4777 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 IMAGING CENTER 845-279-5711 EXT. 2428/2429 INFUSION CENTER 845-279-5711 EXT. 2790 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) 914-248-5425 REHABILITATION SERVICES (PAWLING) 845-855-7300 REHABILITATION SERVICES (BEDFORD HILLS) 914-242-1823 SLEEP DISORDERS CENTER 845-230-4799 SPINE INSTITUTE AT PUTNAM HOSPITAL CENTER 1-877-58-SPINE WAGNER CANCER CENTER 845-278-5641 WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY PROGRAM 845-230-4797
“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 SUSAN PERKINS, NP; DR. YELENA YERMAK; DR. JOHN J. WANG; DR. HILLARY HARRISON (NOT PICTURED: DR. MARYLINN MARKARIAN)
DIVISION OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH – CARMEL & POUGHKEEPSIE 660 STONELEIGH AVENUE, CARMEL, NY 10512 PHONE: 845-278-5582
amilies struggling with mental illness face challenges that can impact every aspect of their lives. At Health Quest’s Division of Behavioral Health patients will find access to an integrated, comprehensive range of recognized treatment approaches. Our team of experts will develop a personalized individual treatment plan, which might include individual and group therapy, art therapy, medication management, mental health education, and psychotherapy. Team leader Dr. Yelena Yermak served as a chief clinical fellow in consultation psychiatry at Harvard Medical School’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston after completing her MD at Albany Medical College and postdoctoral residency at Harvard’s Longwood Residency Training Program. Dr. Yermak has been locally recognized as one of the “Top Docs” of the Hudson Valley for 2014 in Hudson Valley magazine. Dr. John J. Wang completed his psychiatric residency at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and served as a clinical assistant professor 6
9 LIVINGSTON STREET, MARY TOWER BUILDING, SUITE 4S POUGHKEEPSIE, NY 12601 PHONE: 845-483-6654
at NYU’s School of Medicine before joining HQMP. He is boardcertified in Adult and Geriatric Psychiatry and fellowship-trained in Geriatric Psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine. Dr. Hillary Harrison earned her MD from Northwestern University, and completed her residency at Hofstra North Shore LIJ School of Medicine at Zucker Hillside Hospital in Glen Oaks. Dr. Marylinn Markarian provides psychiatric evaluation and treatment services in our beautiful Livingston Street Poughkeepsie location, steps from Vassar Brothers Medical Center. She also provides psychiatric consultation at VBMC. Dr. Markarian is board-certified, completing her residency training in Psychiatry at NYU Medical Center, and a Fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry at Northwestern. The Behavioral Health Division’s doctors are complemented by Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Susan Perkins, who has over 30 years of experience in the mental health field.
SARA WINTERLEITNER ANP-BC; DR. GREGORY Z. ZANIESKI; DR. ANGELA KELEHER; ALEXA KYLE, PA-C
“We know that we really do make a difference in the lives of our patients and those around them.” —Dr. Angela J. Keleher
DIVISION OF BREAST SURGERY DYSON CENTER FOR CANCER CARE VASSAR BROTHERS MEDICAL CENTER 45 READE PLACE, POUGHKEEPSIE, NY 12601
NORTHERN DUTCHESS HOSPITAL 6511 SPRINGBROOK AVENUE, SUITE 101 RHINEBECK, NY 12572
sing a collaborative approach in a multidisciplinary breast center facility with evidence-based medicine is just the beginning of the story at the Dyson Center for Cancer Care. Our team of caring clinicians dedicates themselves to provide state-of-the-art care tailored to each individual patient and create a personal treatment plan within the context of a supportive, focused and healing-centered environment. Dr. Angela J. Keleher, Director of Breast Surgery, completed a clinical breast fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center. She practiced in Pittsburgh before coming to the Dyson Center for Cancer Care in 2007. In 2013, Dr. Keleher was one of only fourteen US surgeons to be named a Breast Cancer Champion by Yoplait® and the American Cancer Society. She has been locally recognized as one of the “Top Docs” of the Hudson Valley
for 2014 in Hudson Valley magazine. Her colleague. Dr. Gregory J. Zanieski, who completed his surgical oncology fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, joined the team in 2010. In addition to the two surgeons, the team includes Sara Winterleitner, an Adult Nurse Practitioner who is boardcertified in both Oncology and Breast Cancer Care from the Oncology Nursing Society. Sara has been caring for oncology patients in the Hudson Valley for more than 20 years and is in charge of the High Risk Center. Physician Assistant Alexa Kyle works with the Breast Surgery Division team. Alexa previously practiced at Mt. Sinai Medical Center, NYC before bringing her great passion for empathic and expert care of breast patients to Health Quest in 2012. She is also a certified breast patient navigator. Breast cancer can be an overwhelming diagnosis. At Health Quest’s Breast Surgery Division you’ll find experts to help you every step of the way.
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“Whether we’re treating you for blood pressure or sending you for open heart surgery, cardiac care can make a huge positive difference in longevity and in the quality of that life. Being Health Quest doctors gives us access to great hospitals and a network of truly fantastic physicians who share those goals.” —Dr. Joseph Christiana DIVISION OF CARDIOLOGY
DR. VIKAS JINDAL; DR. ALI HAMMOUD; DR. JOSEPH CHRISTIANA; SABRINA STENT, NP
55 GRAND STREET, KINGSTON, NY 12401; 279 MAIN STREET, NEW PALTZ, NY 12561 PHONE: 845-339-8700 854 ROUTE 212, SAUGERTIES, NY 12477; 42084 STATE ROUTE 28, MARGARETVILLE, NY 12455 PHONE: 845-339-8700 10 HEALTHY WAY, ELLENVILLE, NY, 12428; PHONE: 845-647-2510
r. Joseph Christiana always knew he wanted to excel in the office, the hospital, the lab, and the consulting room alike. Being on Health Quest’s cardiology team gives him the chance to live that dream, plus some very special rewards. Like seeing a patient in the office after addressing numerous complex issues before her valve replacement surgery. Dr. Christiana earned his MD from New York Medical College and completed an internship and residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in cardiovascular disease at Westchester Medical Center. Another member of the team is Dr. Ali Hammoud who earned his MD at NYU. He then completed a residency in internal medicine at NYU, Bellevue Hospital and a fellowship in cardiovascular disease at Westchester Medical Center. Dr. Hammoud has been locally recognized as one of the “Top Docs” of the Hudson Valley for 2014 in Hudson Valley magazine.
Joining the cardiology team is Dr. Vikas Jindal, who received his MD from Boston University Medical School and completed an internship in internal medicine at Yale New Haven Hospital. He also completed an internal medicine residency at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, where he went on to become fellowship trained in interventional and general cardiology. The fourth member of the team is Nurse Practitioner Sabrina Stent, who brings her own wealth of experience. Sabrina earned a BSN at Binghamton University, an MSN in nursing from Mount Saint Mary College, and completed internships in a wide variety of settings.
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“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. CLIFF CONNERY, DR. PETER ZAKOW, DR. MOHAN SARABU, DR. ROHIT SHAHANI
DIVISION OF CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY 1 COLUMBIA STREET, SUITE 300, POUGHKEEPSIE, NY 12601 PHONE: 845-483-0100
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® six years in a row, 2009-2014. The department is led by New York State’s leading cardiothoracic surgeon, Mohan Sarabu, MD, FACS, FACC, who brings a truly rare level of passion and technique to his craft; so much so that he has been locally recognized as one of the “Top Docs” of the Hudson Valley for this year along with “Top Doctor for 10 Years 2000-2010 in NY Metro Area” from Castle Connolly. The first-rate team of board-certified cardiothoracic surgeons has nearly a century of experience and includes Peter Zakow, MD, FACS, FACC and Rohit Shahani, MD, MCh, FACS, FACC, along with a host of cardiothoracic surgical PAs and cardiothoracic/
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critical care nurses, physical therapists, and nutritionists, all of whom are trained to deliver the most sophisticated diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitation services available. Dr. Zakow earned his MD from New York University School of Medicine and completed both his Residency and a Fellowship in Cardiothoracic Surgery from NYU Medical Center/Bellvue Hospital Center. He has been with the Cardiothoracic Surgery Team since its inception at Vassar Brothers in 2000. Dr. Shahani joined the Cardiothoracic Surgery Team in 2006 and completed his Residency and Fellowship in Cardiothoracic Surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. He is a passionate patient advocate and was voted “Physician of the Year” at Mount Sinai Hospital in 2002. Complementing the thoracic team is the newest addition Cliff P. Connery, MD, FACS. Dr. Connery has been using the da Vinci® robotic surgical system since 2002 and is recognized for his skill in treating lung and esophageal cancers, mediastinal tumors, thymomas and patients with myasthenia gravis. Health-Quest.org/HQMP
“With the right kind of help, older people can keep their level of independence as high as possible. Catching problems early and supporting healthy habits makes it possible for them to stay engaged with their interests and social activities—the things that make them feel like themselves.”—Dr. Jodi Friedman
DR. JODI FRIEDMAN
DIVISION OF GERIATRICS – CENTER FOR HEALTHY AGING 6529 SPRINGBROOK AVENUE RHINEBECK, NY 12572 PHONE: 845-876-4745
pened in 2012, the Center for Healthy Aging is a comprehensive resource designed to meet the needs of older adults. A complete geriatric assessment including common elder care concerns such as falls, skin care, memory loss and management of multiple prescriptions is the first step in providing custom-tailored care in both inpatient and outpatient treatment. Among other services, the Center provides computer based neuro-psychological testing and social worker consultations for patients and caregivers facing bereavement, depression, life transitions, and other emotional concerns. Early in her career, Dr. Friedman realized she had a special affinity for mature individuals. Beyond simply finding their conversation delightful, she began to recognize gaps in the way their health care was being provided—needs that she was sure could be met in a better way. Dr. Friedman completed her BA in Psychology at Atlanta’s Emory University and earned her MD at the University of Pittsburgh Medical School. After completing her internship at the Department of Family Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Dr. Friedman went on to become fellowship trained in geriatrics. She is a member of the American Board of Family Physicians and the American Geriatric Society. As medical director of the Center for Healthy Aging, located on the campus of Northern Dutchess Hospital, she helps patients and their caregivers to identify and cope with the concerns that can impact independence and quality of life by working with primary care providers and specialists as needed to create the safest, most positive experience possible at every step along the way.
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“I became a maternal-fetal specialist because I really enjoy helping guide women through pregnancy.” —Dr. Kimberly Heller
DR. KIMBERLY HELLER
DIVISION OF MATERNAL FETAL MEDICINE VASSAR BROTHERS MEDICAL CENTER, 3RD FLOOR 45 READE PLACE, POUGHKEEPSIE, NY 12601 PHONE: 845-431-6800
efore Health Quest’s Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine opened in 2008, pregnant women in need of specialized care had to travel outside the region for high quality services. Heading this specialty department—the only one of its kind in the Hudson Valley—is Dr. Kimberly Heller, who has been a practicing Maternal Fetal Medicine specialist since 1992. Dr. Heller is a resource for high-risk mothers and practitioners. Services available in Dr. Heller’s department include preconception counseling, genetic
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counseling, prenatal diagnosis, and consultation for medical complications of pregnancy such as diabetes. High level fetal ultrasound is a standard part of her care. Dr. Heller earned her MD at the University of Massachusetts School of Medicine and completed her Fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine at Magee-Womens Hospital of the University of Pittsburgh. She is a two time recipient of the APGO Medical Education Excellence in Teaching Award and previously served as the Director of Maternal Fetal Medicine at Pennsylvania’s Wellspan Health System. Dr. Heller has been locally recognized as one of the “Top Docs” of the Hudson Valley for 2014 in Hudson Valley magazine. Health-Quest.org/HQMP 11
“In neurosurgery, we see two types of patients. There are people who need surgery for potentially life threatening brain problems, and those who need it for debilitating spine conditions. Though the spine operations are less complex, they often free the patients from terrible pain, allowing them to return to their normal lives. In both cases, we get to make a huge difference in someone’s life.” —Dr. Jack McNulty DR. JACK McNULTY
DIVISION OF NEUROSURGERY AND SPINE 21 READE PLACE, SUITE 3100, POUGHKEEPSIE, NY 12601 200 WESTAGE BUSINESS CENTER DRIVE, SUITE 320, FISHKILL, NY 12524 939 LITTLE BRITAIN ROAD, NEW WINDSOR, NY 12553 PHONE: 845-214-1900
ealth Quest’s new Division of Neurosurgery and Spine is now under the direction of Dr. Jack McNulty. Dr. McNulty has been practicing in the Hudson Valley for over ten years and has acted as the Chief of Neurosurgery for Vassar Brothers Medical Center since 2007. Dr. McNulty graduated Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a degree in chemistry. It was during his time as a student that Dr. McNulty attended the first neuroscience class taught at RPI, and thus sparked his life long interest in the nervous system. After completing further studies in chemistry, he earned his MD from Albany Medical College. Dr. McNulty completed his neurosurgical residency at New York Medical College with rotations in neurology and functional neurosurgery at Yale and
Massachusetts General Hospital respectively. Dr. McNulty was the Chief Resident at both St. Vincent’s Hospital in New York City and at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla. Dr. McNulty is board-certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery and a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. He is well known for his adept handling of complex cranial surgeries as well as minimally invasive approaches to spinal disorders. Providing cutting edge and personalized care, Dr. McNulty and his capable support staff offer the highest levels of neurosurgical care to our community.
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“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 DR. OBOSA OSAWE; DR. LAWRENCE ZOLNIK; DR. JOSE BAEZ; DR. STACEY MADOFF; DR. ROBERT STERN; DR. DONNA KASELLO BOTTOM ROW: DR. JED TURK; DR AZZAM SALEM; INSET: DR. MOLLY COWGILL (NOT PICTURED: DR. THOMAS MURRAY, ANN BOLLMANN,PA)
DIVISION OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY – POUGHKEEPSIE, FISHKILL AND NEW PALTZ 19 BAKER AVENUE, POUGHKEEPSIE, NY 12601 PHONE: 845-790-9300
VASSAR BROTHERS MEDICAL MALL, 200 WESTAGE BUSINESS CENTER DRIVE, SUITE 230, FISHKILL, NY 12524 PHONE: 845-896-9864 652 ROUTE 299, SUITE 102, HIGHLAND NY 12528 PHONE: 845-883-6883
ith offices in Poughkeepsie, Fishkill, and New Paltz, Health Quest’s Obstetrics & Gynecology Division offers patients the expertise of 11 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. Obosa Osawe, Dr. Azzam M. Salem, Dr. Robert A. Stern, Dr. Jed L. Turk, Dr. Lawrence A. Zolnik, Dr. Molly Cowgill, and Ann Bollmann, PA. The team delivers at Vassar Brothers Medical Center.
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A full range of outpatient diagnostic and surgical Obstetrics and Gynecology procedures are offered including preventative care; annual health screening for women of all ages; preconception counseling; birth control management; prenatal care; infertility evaluation and treatment; endometrial ablation; hysterectomy; laparoscopic surgeries; in-office tubal sterilization procedures including Essure, and care for endometriosis, fibroids, and urinary incontinence. In addition, Dr. Turk, Dr. Kasello, and Dr. Osawe perform minimally invasive surgeries at Vassar Brothers Medical Center using the da Vinci Surgical System, which employs state-of-the-art robotics. Health-Quest.org/HQMP
“It is a privilege to take care of women throughout their life cycle from adolescence into their post-menopausal years.” —Dr. Meredith McDowell
SUZANNE BERGER,CNM; EILEEN MELTZER, NP DR. MEREDITH MCDOWELL; DR. DEAN BLOCH JULIE DENNEY, CNM; DR. ELY NATHAN NANCEY ROSENSWEIG, CNM; JEANNE VALENTINE-CHASE, NP (NOT PICTURED: JANE SWINGLE, CNM)
DIVISION OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY – RHINEBECK AND KINGSTON RHINEBECK OFFICE NORTHERN DUTCHESS HOSPITAL, 6511 SPRINGBROOK AVENUE WEST WING, SUITE 103, RHINEBECK, NY 12572
KINGSTON OFFICE 166 ALBANY AVENUE, KINGSTON, NY 12401 PHONE: 845-338-5575
he OB/GYN Rhinebeck and Kingston practice is proud to offer the services of certified nurse midwives as well as board-certified physicians. Our practice is the only one in the region to offer midwifery services 24/7, giving women the choice of a midwife or a physician as birth attendant. The practice also offers a range of gynecological care for women, including annual exams, family planning and pre- and postmenopausal care, in addition to prenatal, labor, and delivery care. The practice delivers at Northern Dutchess Hospital. The office is led by board-certified physicians Dr. Ely Nathan, Dr. Dean Bloch, and Dr. Meredith McDowell. Dr. Nathan earned his MD at Baylor College of Medicine and completed his residency at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn. Before moving his practice to Rhinebeck, Dr. Nathan was a full time attending OB/GYN at Bassett Healthcare. Dr. Dean Bloch brings a background in integrative medicine 14
to the practice, enabling him to reference a range of approaches to OB/GYN concerns. Dr. Bloch earned his MD at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and completed his residency at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center. He has been practicing in the Hudson Valley for more than 20 years. Dr. Meredith McDowell received her MD from Stony Brook University Hospital on Long Island, where she went on to complete her residency in obstetrics and gynecology. She previously practiced at UHS Chenango Hospital in Norwich, NY. The group is rounded out by a caring and experienced team of Certified Nurse Midwives Suzanne Berger, Julie Denney, Nancey Rosensweig and Jane Swingle and by Nurse Practitioners Jeanne Valentine-Chase and Eileen Meltzer.
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“For me, it’s a team approach with the patient, the physician and the family working together.” —Dr. Timothy Collins CYNTHIA MAGGIO-SILVERMAN, ANP-C; DR. HARY SUSEELAN; DR. TIMOTHY COLLINS
DIVISION OF PULMONARY MEDICINE 4068 ALBANY POST RD HYDE PARK NY 12538 PHONE: 845-214-1880
ealth Quest proudly announces its new Division of Pulmonary Medicine, dedicated to providing expert treatment and guidance for patients with breathing difficulties associated with conditions such as COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), chronic bronchitis, asthma, emphysema, lung diseases, and pulmonary fibrosis. Leading the division is Timothy Collins, DO, FCCP. Dr. Collins completed his Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington, MA and his Internal Medicine Residency at Albany Medical College. He received his medical degree from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in Old Westbury, NY. Hary Suseelan MD, FCCP, joined Dr. Collins in spring
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2014. Dr. Suseelan completed an Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine and a Fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at New York Methodist Hospital, an affiliate of Weil Cornell Medical College. He joins Health Quest from his current position as Attending Pulmonary and Critical Care Physician at Temple University Health Systems. Dr. Suseelan completed his medical degree from P.S.G. Institute of Medical Sciences in India. Both doctors are Board Certified in internal, critical care and pulmonary medicine. Rounding out the Pulmonary Medicine team is board-certified Adult Nurse Practitioner Cynthia Maggio-Silverman. A graduate of Mount St Mary College in Newburgh, Maggio-Silverman brings with her over 25 years of experience in nursing. She shares with Dr. Collins and Dr. Suseelan a dedication to working cooperatively with patients and their families to provide the best possible care. Health-Quest.org/HQMP
“As surgical specialists, our goal is to provide outstanding modern and personalized care which rivals what is available at major academic medical centers. Because we do not teach interns, we are free to focus on what matters the most- direct patient care.” —Dr. James Nitzkorski DIVISION OF SURGERY – POUGHKEEPSIE 21 READE PLACE, SUITE 3100, POUGHKEEPSIE, NY 12601
DR. LEE FARBER; DR. JOHN CHOI; DR. JAMES R. NITZKORSKI; DR. SANJAY THOMAS
he Poughkeepsie Surgical Division is a perfect example of the level of care that Health Quest is dedicated to bringing to the Hudson Valley. These surgeons are board-certified, fellowship-trained, award-winning, and passionate about bringing to their practice an in-depth understanding of the most advanced techniques and minimally invasive methods to treat a wide range of benign and malignant surgical conditions. They also specialize in laparoscopic surgery; gastrointestinal surgery (colorectal, liver, pancreas, esophagus, stomach, bile duct, gallbladder, appendix); hernias; inflammatory bowel disease and anorectal disease; rare, complex, and recurrent tumors; melanoma; and sarcoma. A complete list of specialized procedures for each surgeon can be found at Health-Quest.org/surgery. Surgical Oncologist Dr. James Nitzkorski is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and completed his MD at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, and has served as Chief Fellow of Surgical Oncology at Fox Chase Cancer Care Center in Philadelphia. He has taught surgery to medical students at Columbia University and residents at Temple University.
Dr. John Choi completed his MD at the American University of the Caribbean and fellowship training in minimally invasive surgery with a focus in colorectal surgery at the University of California Irvine, and did clinical research at the University of Southern California. He completed his training at Stamford Hospital in CT (a Columbia University affiliate) where he was Chief Resident. Dr. Lee Farber completed his DO at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He became the Chief Surgical Resident at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center-Horizon, and completed a fellowship in advanced laparoscopic and minimally invasive surgery through the Tufts University School of Medicine Program at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Massachusetts. Surgeon Dr. Sanjay Thomas, also a board-certified family physician, earned his MD cum laude at Albany Medical College and completed General Surgery Residency at Bassett Medical Center (a Columbia University affiliate) in Cooperstown. A world traveler, he has volunteered in Pakistan, China, Mozambique, and Guatemala.
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“For almost 20 years I’ve been working with minimally invasive surgery techniques to help my patients get better quickly.” —Dr. James A. Wing DR. JAMES A. WING; DR. VICTOR STELMACK
DIVISION OF SURGERY – RHINEBECK NORTHERN DUTCHESS HOSPITAL, 6511 SPRINGBROOK AVENUE WEST WING, SUITE 101, RHINEBECK, NY 12572 PHONE: 845-871-4275
r. James A. Wing loves making a difference in his patients’ lives, and has been providing top-quality care at Northern Dutchess Hospital for over two decades, keeping up with the latest minimally invasive techniques and advances in post-operative treatment. Originally trained at the University of Bologna in Italy, Dr. Wing completed his residency at Nassau County Medical Center, where he was also employed as staff physician, and taught advanced trauma life support at SUNY Stony Brook. Dr. Wing’s colleague at the Division of Surgery in Rhinebeck, Dr. Victor Stelmack, brings to the practice his own extensive experience at Carilion New River Medical Center in Christiansburg, VA; Mary Washington Hospital in
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Fredericksburg, VA; Martin General Hospital in Williamston, NC; and Brandywine Hospital and Trauma Center in Caln Township, PA. Dr. Stelmack received his MD at New York Medical College in Valhalla and completed his internship at St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center in Manhattan. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and has served on the faculties of Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, Jefferson Medical College, SUNY Stony Brook, New York Medical College, and NYU School of Medicine. Dr. Stelmack also sees patients at the Kingston Primary Care office at 40 Hurley Avenue, Suite 18, in Kingston. From major abdominal surgeries to simple excisions, the doctors of the Division of Surgery in Rhinebeck are dedicated to providing warm, compassionate treatment to every patient, every time. Health-Quest.org/HQMP
“Rather than the traditional model of treating conditions in isolation based upon a specific area of expertise, we will now work together as a multidisciplinary team to deliver the type of high-level treatment and care that best addresses the full spectrum of each patient’s unique medical situation.” —Dr. Cliff Connery
DIVISION OF THORACIC ONCOLOGY AND SURGERY
DR. CLIFF P. CONNERY
VASSAR BROTHERS MEDICAL CENTER, DYSON CENTER FOR CANCER CARE 45 READE PLACE, 3RD FLOOR, POUGHKEEPSIE, NY PHONE: 845-483-6920
ealth Quest proudly announces its new Division of Thoracic Oncology, headed by Cliff P. Connery, MD, FACS, the only dedicated thoracic surgical oncologist between Albany and Westchester County. The division will employ a multidisciplinary approach to treat pathologic conditions of the lung, esophagus, and chest wall, as well as tumors of the mediastinum, and diseases of the diaphragm and pericardium. Dr. Connery, a pioneer in the use of a 3-D high-definition vision system designed to increase precision and control in complex, minimally invasive surgeries, will also serve as the Medical Director for the Dyson Center for Cancer Care at Vassar Brothers Medical Center. Dr. Connery will also perform traditional open surgeries, thoracoscopies, lobectomies, Da Vinci robotic-assisted thoracic surgery, as well as other procedures. He will work collaboratively with pulmonary, medical oncology, gastrointestinal, and radiation
specialists to coordinate pre-operative and post-treatment assessments and care. Dr. Connery is a graduate of the College of William and Mary with a B.S. in Biology and Eastern Virginia Medical School with an M.D. He brings leadership experience and a highly specialized knowledge of state-of-the-art technology and thoracic oncology practices to his new role. Dr. Connery is also leading the effort to develop a multifaceted lung cancer screening program which will lead to a better understanding of the categories of people for which CT scans should be routinely recommended to identify cancers at a curable early stage. Vassar Brothers Medical Center is one of only 70 institutions worldwide contributing to the study.
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“I like what I do. It’s important to know patients to see what they feel and how they would like to improve their health.” —Dr. Adam Whitehead DR. ADAM WHITEHEAD; DR. ROLANDO ROJAS
DIVISION OF PRIMARY CARE – CARMEL 150 ROUTE 52, CARMEL, NY 10512 APPOINTMENT SCHEDULING: 1-888-525-HQMP (4767)
t Health Quest’s Primary Care division in Carmel, you and your loved ones will receive individual, caring, and expert attention to your primary care and GYN concerns in an atmosphere of hometown comfort. Dr. Rolando J. Rojas is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology and completed his MD at the Goyas Institute in Zaragosa, Spain. He completed residencies in both family medicine and OB/GYN at Texas Tech School of Medicine. He provides gynecological care at the Health Quest Primary Care Practice Carmel office. Dr. Rojas is a committed family man, a grandfather of three who loves providing honest,
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compassionate health care to women and traveling the world with his wife of over 40 years. Dr. Rojas’ partner on the Carmel team, Dr. Adam P. Whitehead, graduated from the SUNY Health Sciences Center College of Medicine at Brooklyn. Dr. Whitehead interned in General Surgery at the North Shore University Hospital and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center through the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Whitehead enjoys the opportunity to build lasting relationships with his patients, getting to know their lifestyles and families to provide top-quality, patientcentered preventive care and support. Health-Quest.org/HQMP
“What I love about being a family practitioner is the endless variety, seeing a wide spectrum of patients. I really listen to what my patients tell me and work with them to treat the whole person, and I get to practice preventative medicine and keep people well.” —Dr. Anthony D’Ambrosio DR. ANTHONY D’AMBROSIO, TAYLER SIMMONS, PA-C
DIVISION OF PRIMARY CARE – FISHKILL VASSAR BROTHERS MEDICAL MALL 200 WESTAGE BUSINESS CENTER DRIVE, SUITE 240, FISHKILL, NY 12524 APPOINTMENT SCHEDULING: 1-888-525-HQMP (4767)
r. Anthony D’Ambrosio loves being a Health Quest doctor because our philosophy aligns with his. Preventative care, common sense and treating the whole patient are what our Primary Care offices are all about, and those are Dr. D’Ambrosio’s favorite parts of the job—listening, educating, and making sure that every patient gets the best possible care. He is board-certified in family medicine and enjoys treating a full spectrum of ages, from newborns to adults. Before coming to Fishkill, Dr. D’Ambrosio’s background included practicing family medicine and urgent care in 20
Middletown. During his residency at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, Pennsylvania, he practiced in a range of settings, from prenatal care visits in a hospital to the high school football field and into nursing homes. Physician assistant Tayler Simmons is board-certified and graduated summa cum laude from Marywood University. Her clinical experience covers a range of specialties from neonatal to psychiatry, and she speaks fluent Spanish.
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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 DR. RICHARD CARLINO; DR. WILLIAM HEFFERNAN; ANN JOHNSON, ANP
DIVISION OF PRIMARY CARE – HIGHLAND 240 SOUTH RIVERSIDE ROAD, HIGHLAND, NY 12528 APPOINTMENT SCHEDULING: 1-888-525-HQMP (4767)
r. William Heffernan came to Highland in 1985, on assignment with the National Health Services Corps, a federal program that places physicians
in underserved areas. Right away, he felt at home in the
community, and soon decided to open his own practice. Dr. Heffernan received his MD from Rutgers Medical School and
completed his internship in family medicine at the Somerset Medical Center in Somerset, New Jersey.
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Dr. Richard Carlino worked in the Neurology Department
at Columbia University and completed his residency at Mid-
Hudson Family Practice before joining the Highland office. Dr. Carlino completed his MD at St. George’s University after graduating from Manhattan College.
Adult Nurse Practitioner Ann Johnson has been a part
of the Highland practice since 2006. She has 18 years of experience as a nurse practitioner and over 42 years as an RN. The compassion and dedication of this experienced team ensures that Highland patients are in good hands.
“I enjoy working with patients and developing a partnership to help them reach optimal health.” —Dr. Hang Kyu Park
DIVISION OF PRIMARY CARE – HOPEWELL JUNCTION
DR. HANG KYU PARK
942 ROUTE 376, WAPPINGERS FALLS, NY 12590 APPOINTMENT SCHEDULING: 1-888-525-HQMP (4767)
oard-certified internist Dr. Hang Kyu Park fell in love with the science of medicine as a teenager and was inspired to enter the field of medicine through the example of his older sister, who is also a doctor. He graduated summa cum laude from Queens College, earned his MD at SUNY Buffalo, and completed his residency in internal medicine at Franklin Square Hospital Center in Baltimore, Maryland. A member of the American College of Physicians, joined Health Quest in 2012 and focuses on adult care. Dr. Park sees his role as 22
a primary care physician to achieving partnerships with patients and developing relationships that achieve optimal total health outcomes. Possessed of a strong conviction that patient care is
an art, Dr. Park strives to engage his patients in a collaborative
wellness process that guides them through consultation. While still in medical school resident, Dr. Park won a Pear award for excellent contribution to outpatient care in 2006.
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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 IRA ARANDIA, FNP-BC; DR. DAVID S. CHO; DR. GABRIELLE WOLFSBERGER
DIVISION OF PRIMARY CARE – HYDE PARK 4068 ALBANY POST ROAD, HYDE PARK, NY 12538 APPOINTMENT SCHEDULING: 1-888-525-HQMP (4767)
s a primary care provider, Dr. David S. Cho enjoys guiding patients toward better health and seeing them improve over time, rejoicing with them in their physical achievements as well as comforting them in times of illness and grief. He believes that the anxiety and stress of illness can be greatly relieved when a patient is confident that their primary care doctor is aware and involved every step of the way. Dr. Cho earned his MD at the State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn and went on to an internship and residency in internal medicine at Montefiore Medical Center in New York. Dr. Cho is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.
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Dr. Gabrielle Wolfsberger earned her MD at the University of Sherbrooke Medical School in Quebec and completed her internship at French Hospital in San Francisco. She is devoted to preventive medicine and has been employed in leadership roles in diverse settings ranging from a walk-in clinic in San Jose to a family practice in Poughkeepsie. The newest member of the Hyde Park Primary Care team, board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner Ira Arandia, completed her nursing studies at State University of New York at Binghamton and Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh and has clinical experiences in situations ranging from school nursing to hospital emergency work and, most recently, at Health Quest Urgent Care sites. Health-Quest.org/HQMP
“We all have the same goal in our office: Trying to give patients the best care we can.” —Dr. Kelly Der Cola DIVISION OF PRIMARY CARE – KINGSTON
DR. ERIC B. STAMBERG; DR. KELLY DER COLA; DR. LEE J. ISABELLI
40 HURLEY AVENUE, SUITE 18, KINGSTON, NY 12401 APPOINTMENT SCHEDULING: 1-888-525-HQMP (4767)
s a teen, Dr. Kelly Der Cola watched a dear friend face a medical crisis and was inspired to become a physician. She completed her MD at Albany Medical School and an internship and a residency at Strong Memorial Hospital at the University of Rochester, choosing primary care for the broad-based and comprehensive nature of the contribution she could make to patients’ lives. Dr. Eric Stamberg has been practicing medicine in the Hudson Valley since 1998 and is a member of the American Academy of Family Practice. He earned his Medical Degree from the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and completed a residency at Mid-Hudson Family Health Institute in Kingston. Dr. Lee J. Isabell is new to the Kingston practice, but not to the Hudson Valley; he’s been practicing since 2003 when
he moved up here from Long Island. He graduated from
Norfolk State University and earned his Doctor of Osteopathic
Medicine degree from the New York College of Osteopathy, completing his internship at Nassau University Medical Center. He completed a residency at Westchester Medical Center. He is board-certified in internal medicine and is a certified HIV Specialist.
Dr. Victor Stelmack of Health Quest’s Rhinebeck General
Surgery Division also sees patients at the Kingston Primary Care location. These caring physicians offer the Kingston-area
community state-of-the-art, compassionate care backed up by Health Quest’s exceptional network of specialists.
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DIVISION OF PRIMARY CARE – LAGRANGEVILLE 1100 ROUTE 55, LAGRANGEVILLE, NY 12540 APPOINTMENT SCHEDULING: 1-888-525-HQMP (4767)
“Being a primary care physician allows me to get to know and understand the needs of my patients and guide them to their most appropriate and effective care.”—Dr. Sunhee Woo
r. Sunhee Woo was trained in internal medicine at Montefiore Medical Center in New York before locating to Dutchess
County in 1999. Since then she has been practicing
general internal medicine in the area. Women’s
health and preventative care are her special interests in medicine.
Dr. Woo is a strong believer in the key role of
primary care doctors as the person best positioned to assess patient needs as they enter the health care
system, whether by serving their needs directly or guiding them to the right specialists.
Dr. Woo is an accomplished pianist with a
degree in music from Wellesley College, although
she admits that being a mother as well as an indemand physician has kept her away from the keyboard.
Dr. Woo looks forward to working with patients
DR. SUNHEE WOO
in the Lagrangeville community to help them
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meet their health care needs smoothly, effectively and thoroughly.
“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 DIVISION OF PRIMARY CARE – MILLBROOK
DR. PAUL Y. JEE; LISA GOLD, FNP
28 FRONT STREET, MILLBROOK, NY 12545 APPOINTMENT SCHEDULING: 1-888-525-HQMP (4767)
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 26
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.
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“Do what is right for the patient, the rest will take care of itself.” —Dr. Mark A. Steenbergen JILL A. PASSANO, FNP-BC; DR. MARK A. STEENBERGEN; DR. NIRVA LINDOR-ANTOINE
DIVISION OF PRIMARY CARE – POUGHKEEPSIE 1 PINE STREET, POUGHKEEPSIE, NY 12601 APPOINTMENT SCHEDULING: 1-888-525-HQMP (4767)
he providers at the Poughkeepsie Division of Primary Care offer compassionate and expert care to every member of the family, treating a wide range of illnesses and connecting patients to the appropriate specialist when a referral is needed. Dr. Mark A. Steenbergen received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from the New England College of Osteopathic Medicine after serving as a U.S. Navy Petty Officer, and has been a practicing family and primary care physician since 1993. He opened his own practice in Poughkeepsie in 1998. Dr. Steenbergen has been an instructor at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, as well as serving on the editorial advisory committee for the best-selling medical reference book, The 5-Minute Clinical Consult. Dr. Nirva Lindor-Antoine is board certified in family
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practice and a proud member of the American Academy of Family Practice. After earning her Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Rutgers University and her MD from Hahnemann University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, she completed her residency in family medicine at Williamsport Hospital in Pennsylvania. Having previously practiced in Schuyler County, NY, and Westchester County, she has taken time most recently to explore her interest in practicing in underserved areas. Dr. Lindor-Antoine volunteered her time in Haiti after the January 12, 2010 earthquake and still returns regularly. She has also volunteered her time in Kenya and Cameroon, and is conversant in Spanish, French, and Creole. Jill A. Passano is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner with a BSN, MSN in Nursing Administration with an education minor and a Family Nurse Practitioner graduate certificate. She has over 25 years of health care experience. Health-Quest.org/HQMP
“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 DIVISION OF PRIMARY CARE – RHINEBECK 31 SPRINGBROOK PARK, RHINEBECK, NY 12572
DR. TRACIE DIMARCO, DR. MICHELLE JOVER ABIS, DR. SHARAGIM S. KEMP
APPOINTMENT SCHEDULING: 1-888-525-HQMP (4767)
r. Sharagim S. Kemp is well known in the community for her engaging, articulate, educational presentations to the community on a variety of health-related topics. A board certified family medical practitioner with a passion for public health and disease prevention, Dr. Kemp earned her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) degree at the University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kansas City, Missouri—four years of additional advanced medical training focusing on bones, joints, muscles, and the diseases that can afflict them. She completed her residency in family medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry in New Jersey. Dr. Michelle Jover Abis received her MD in her native Philippines and has been building a record of excellence ever since her arrival in the United States. As a Senior Resident in internal medicine at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York City, she was recognized for Excellence in Academic and Clinical Medicine and became Chief Resident in 1994-5. Dr. Abis, a passionate patient advocate, is certified by the American
Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Abis has been locally recognized as one of the “Top Docs” of the Hudson Valley for three of the past four years in Hudson Valley magazine. The newest member of the Rhinebeck team is a board-certified family physician. Dr. Tracie DiMarco studied chemistry at Marist and went on to earn her MD at SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine, where she received the Mark Petrino Award for Family Medicine. She completed her residency at the Hudson Valley Family Practice Residency Program and has been in practice since 2001. Before joining HQMP, she had a solo practice in Rhinebeck. A mother of four, Dr. DiMarco enjoys the outdoors and is passionate about preventative health and nutrition. She enjoys combining the science of medicine with relationship building and advocacy to improve patients’ lives. The Rhinebeck Primary Care team is dedicated to improving the health of its community.
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“The essence of family medicine is developing long term relationships with our patients and their families. We ‘Mavericks’ have the honor of touching the lives of those who live in our beloved Catskill mountains.” —Dr. Randy Rissman CINNAMON ANNE RINZLER, PA-C; EUGENE DOUGHERTY, PA-C; TERESA J. FOSTER, DO; DR. RANDALL RISSMAN; DR. MARTIN KRAKOWER; BRIAN CALLAHAN, NP DRPH; NANCY MASTROCOLA, NP MSN
DIVISION OF PRIMARY CARE – MAVERICK – WOODSTOCK AND BOICEVILLE WOODSTOCK OFFICE
404 ZENA ROAD, WOODSTOCK, NY 12498
4080 STATE ROUTE 28, BOICEVILLE, NY 12412
e are proud to welcome Maverick Family Health to the Health Quest family of integrated hospitals and healthcare providers. Their team shares our passion for delivering expert, compassionate care. Co-directors Dr. Randall Rissman and Dr. Martin Krakower are both board-certified family physicians who have been taking care of Woodstock-area patients for years. Dr. Rissman founded Maverick Health in 1982; he’s also a founding member of the Hudson Valley Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility. Dr. Krakower has been a volunteer physician for MHAL Section IX cross country and track & field for many years. Both Drs. Rissman and Krakower donate their time to the O+ Festival in Kingston each year, offering free health care to artists and musicians, as part of a three-day celebration of health and art.
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Teresa J. Foster, DO rounds out the team of board-certified physicians. Before coming to Woodstock in 2004, she served as a physician in the US Navy. Maverick patients are also cared for by two board-certified nurse practitioners with extensive experience in area hospitals. Brian Callahan, NP DrPH, is a specialist in family health and emergency medicine. Nancy Mastrocola, NP MSN, is a specialist in gerontology; part of her role is visiting home-bound patients. Physician’s Assistants Eugene Dougherty and Cinnamon Anne Rinzler bring over a half century of patient care experience to round out the Maverick team. Their patient-centered philosophy and history of providing top-quality family medical care makes the professionals at Maverick a natural combination with Health Quest’s network of specialists and state-of-the-art electronic recordkeeping. Health-Quest.org/HQMP
WHEN YOU HAVE AN URGENT MEDICAL NEED, WE’RE HERE WHEN YOU NEED US.
WALK-IN URGENT CARE Health Quest Urgent Care offers medical treatment for children and adults from the highest quality physicians, all of whom are trained to give state-of-the-art treatment for minor, non-life threatening injuries and illnesses. REASONS TO VISIT HEALTH QUEST URGENT CARE • When your primary care doctor isn’t available • Physicals for annual and pre-employment, sports or school • DOT physicals • Lyme Disease/tick bites • Lacerations, deep cuts or wounds that may require stitches • Sprains, strains, or deep bruises (we have onsite x-ray) • Mild to moderate asthma attacks • Eye or ear infections • Stomach flu/virus • Sore throat • Cold or flu symptoms • Confidential STD testing • Insect bites • Skin infections including rashes and poison ivy • Allergic reactions • Urinary tract infection (uti) • Headache and migraine attacks • Mild pediatric infections Health Quest Urgent Care Center has received accreditation as a Certified Urgent Care Center by the Urgent Care Association of America (UCAOA). This award distinguishes it among other urgent care centers in the region. Health Quicc provides patients with walk-in, extended-hour medical attention with licensed providers for a large scope of medical conditions and has met all of the UCAOA’s established criteria (2012).
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HQMP CONNECT Introducing HQMP CONNECT, a new service that makes it easier than ever to schedule an appointment with a Health Quest Medical Practice provider. Seven days a week, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., patients can speak with a locally based, real person, who can help set up appointments, coordinate referrals, and assist with insurance verification. HQMP CONNECT allows you the freedom to plan health care visits early morning, evening, and weekends—whenever it’s most convenient. HQMP CONNECT works around your schedule, not the other way around.
PATIENT PORTAL Health Quest’s patient portal, MyHQ247, allows you secure access to your health information at your convenience. It’s just a click away, 24 hours a day. With MyHQ247, patients can keep track of appointments, view lab results, view personal health records, receive educational materials, view and pay billing statements, update demographic information, and receive communication directly from HQMP Staff. You can also print out a registration form at Health-Quest.org/myHQ247 and bring it to any HQMP office.
MEET OUR PHYSICIANS Health Quest’s Meet the Provider videos provide patients an opportunity to learn about primary care physicians, OB/GYNs, and specialists from virtually anywhere via online. Simply visit Health-Quest.org/myHQMPdoc to hear HQMP’s practitioners speak in their own words about their background and expertise, as well as their philosophies of care. We know finding the right health care provider is important. These videos allow you to meet your neighborhood doctor before you choose your neighborhood doctor. Health-Quest.org/HQMP
HEALTH QUEST MEDICAL PRACTICE
DIVISION OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH P.6
DIVISION OF MATERNAL FETAL MEDICINE P.11
CARMEL OFFICE: 660 STONELEIGH AVENUE, CARMEL, NY 10512 PHONE: 845-278-5582 FAX: 845-278-5569 POUGHKEEPSIE OFFICE: 9 LIVINGSTON STREET, MARY TOWER BUILDING, SUITE 4S POUGHKEEPSIE, NY 12601 PHONE: 845-483-6654 FAX: 845-483-6993
VASSAR BROTHERS MEDICAL CENTER, 3RD FLOOR 45 READE PLACE, POUGHKEEPSIE, NY 12601 PHONE: 845-431-6800 FAX: 845-431-6821
DIVISION OF BREAST SURGERY P.7 POUGHKEEPSIE OFFICE: THE DYSON CENTER FOR CANCER CARE, VASSAR BROTHERS MEDICAL CENTER, 45 READE PLACE, POUGHKEEPSIE, NY 12601 PHONE: 845-483-6500 FAX: 845-483-6504 RHINEBECK OFFICE: NORTHERN DUTCHESS HOSPITAL, 6511 SPRINGBROOK AVENUE, WEST WING, SUITE 101, RHINEBECK, NY 12572 PHONE: 845-483-6500 FAX: 845-483-6504
DIVISION OF CARDIOLOGY P.8 MAIN OFFICE, KINGSTON: 55 GRAND STREET, KINGSTON, NY 12401 PHONE: 845-339-8700 FAX: 845-339-3991 ELLENVILLE OFFICE: 10 HEALTHY WAY, ELLENVILLE NY 12428 PHONE: 845-647-2510 FAX: 845-647-2975 NEW PALTZ OFFICE: 279 MAIN STREET, NEW PALTZ, NY 12561 PHONE: 845-339-8700 FAX: 845-339-3991 SAUGERTIES OFFICE: 854 ROUTE 212, SAUGERTIES, NY 12477 PHONE: 845-339-8700 FAX: 845-339-3991 MARGARETVILLE OFFICE: 42084 STATE ROUTE 28, MARGARETVILLE, NY 12455 PHONE: 845-339-8700 FAX: 845-339-3991
DIVISION OF CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY P.9 1 COLUMBIA STREET, SUITE 300, POUGHKEEPSIE, NY 12601 PHONE: 845-483-0100 FAX: 845-483-0200
DIVISION OF GERIATRICS – CENTER FOR HEALTHY AGING P.10 6529 SPRINGBROOK AVENUE, RHINEBECK, NY 12572 PHONE: 845-876-4745 FAX: 845-876-4755
DIVISION OF NEUROSURGERY & SPINE P.12 POUGHKEEPSIE OFFICE: 21 READE PLACE, SUITE 3100, POUGHKEEPSIE, NY 12601 PHONE: 845-214-1900 FAX: 845-214-1919 FISHKILL OFFICE: VASSAR BROTHERS MEDICAL MALL 200 WESTAGE BUSINESS CENTER DRIVE, SUITE 230, FISHKILL, NY 12524 PHONE: 845-214-1900 FAX: 845-214-1919 NEW WINDSOR OFFICE: 939 LITTLE BRITAIN ROAD, NEW WINDSOR, NY 12553 PHONE: 845-214-1900 FAX: 845-214-1919
DIVISION OF OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY – POUGHKEEPSIE/FISHKILL/NEW PALTZ P.13 POUGHKEEPSIE OFFICE: 19 BAKER AVENUE, SUITE 302, POUGHKEEPSIE, NY 12601 PHONE: 845-790-9300 FAX: 845-471-4381 FISHKILL OFFICE: VASSAR BROTHERS MEDICAL MALL 200 WESTAGE BUSINESS CENTER DRIVE, SUITE 230, FISHKILL, NY 12524 PHONE: 845-896-9864 FAX: 845-896-4319 NEW PALTZ OFFICE: 652 ROUTE 299, SUITE 102, HIGHLAND NY 12528 PHONE: 845-883-6883 FAX: 845-883-6254
DIVISION OF OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY – RHINEBECK/KINGSTON P.14 RHINEBECK OFFICE: NORTHERN DUTCHESS HOSPITAL 6511 SPRINGBROOK AVENUE, SUITE 103, RHINEBECK, NY 12572 PHONE: 845-871-4235 FAX: 845-871-4361 KINGSTON OFFICE: 166 ALBANY AVENUE, KINGSTON, NY 12401 PHONE: 845-338-5575 FAX: 845-338-5548
DIVISION OF PULMONARY MEDICINE P.15 4068 ALBANY POST RD HYDE PARK NY 12538 PHONE: 845-214-1880 FAX: 845-229-6313
HEALTH QUEST MEDICAL PRACTICE
DIVISION OF SURGERY – POUGHKEEPSIE P.16
DIVISION OF PRIMARY CARE – KINGSTON P.24
21 READE PLACE, SUITE 3100, POUGHKEEPSIE, NY 12601
40 HURLEY AVENUE, KINGSTON, NY 12401
PHONE: 845-214-1800 FAX: 845-214-1818
PHONE: 845-338-0180 FAX: 845-338-4725
DIVISION OF SURGERY – RHINEBECK P.17
DIVISION OF PRIMARY CARE – LAGRANGEVILLE P.25
RHINEBECK OFFICE: NORTHERN DUTCHESS HOSPITAL
1100 ROUTE 55, LAGRANGEVILLE, NY 12540
6511 SPRINGBROOK AVENUE SUITE 101, RHINEBECK, NY 12572
PHONE: 845-473-0974 FAX: 845-473-5380
PHONE: 845-871-4275 FAX: 845-871-4362
DIVISION OF PRIMARY CARE – MILLBROOK P.26
DIVISION OF THORACIC ONCOLOGY AND SURGERY P.18
28 FRONT STREET, MILLBROOK, NY 12545
THE DYSON CENTER FOR CANCER CARE, VASSAR BROTHERS
DIVISION OF PRIMARY CARE – POUGHKEEPSIE P.27
45 READE PLACE, 3RD FLOOR, POUGHKEEPSIE, NY 12601
PHONE: 845-677-8358 FAX: 845-677-6205
1 PINE STREET, POUGHKEEPSIE, NY 12601
PHONE: 845-483-6920 FAX: 845-483-6922
PHONE: 845-483-0447 FAX: 845-483-0716
DIVISION OF PRIMARY CARE – CARMEL P.19
DIVISION OF PRIMARY CARE – RHINEBECK P.28
150 ROUTE 52. CARMEL, NY 10512
31 SPRINGBROOK PARK, RHINEBECK, NY 12572
PHONE: 845-228-2910 FAX: 845-228-2914
PHONE: 845-876-4432 FAX: 845-876-4439
DIVISION OF PRIMARY CARE – FISHKILL P.20 VASSAR BROTHERS MEDICAL MALL
DIVISION OF PRIMARY CARE – MAVERICK – WOODSTOCK/BOICEVILLE P.29
200 WESTAGE BUSINESS CENTER DRIVE, SUITE 240, FISHKILL, NY 12524
PHONE: 845-896-8784 FAX: 845-896-8793
404 ZENA ROAD, WOODSTOCK, NY 12498
DIVISION OF PRIMARY CARE – HIGHLAND P.21
PHONE: 845-679-5271 FAX: 845-679-3237
240 SOUTH RIVERSIDE ROAD, HIGHLAND, NY 12528
4080 STATE ROUTE 28, BOICEVILLE, NY 12412
PHONE: 845-691-9200 FAX: 845-691-3992
PHONE: 845-657-7820 FAX: 845-657-7834
DIVISION OF PRIMARY CARE – HOPEWELL JUNCTION P.22
URGENT CARE – LAGRANGEVILLE/ WAPPINGERS FALLS P.30
942 ROUTE 376, WAPPINGERS FALLS, NY 12590
PHONE: 845-223-8080 FAX: 845-223-8081
1100 ROUTE 55, LAGRANGEVILLE, NY 12540
DIVISION OF PRIMARY CARE – HYDE PARK P.23
PHONE: 845-485-4455 FAX: 845-485-4472
4068 ALBANY POST ROAD, HYDE PARK, NY 12538 PHONE: 845-229-2123 FAX: 845-229-6313
WAPPINGERS FALLS OFFICE: 1530 ROUTE 9, WAPPINGERS FALLS, NY 12590 PHONE: 845-297-2511 FAX: 845-297-4993
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