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Important Alerts
Office and Urgent Care Closures

On Wed. July 17, all Urgent Care offices located in Dutchess, Putnam, Ulster and Westchester counties will be closing at 5pm EST, and will reopen on Thurs. July 18 at 8am EST.

Cardiology-Jersey City is temporarily closed, while Cardiology-Newark is closed permanently.

The Croton-on-Hudson lab and the Patterson lab are temporarily closed until further notice.

Updates

Effective June 24, 2024, Charles Kutler, MD has moved to the Poughkeepsie Columbia Campus located at 30 Columbia Street, NY 12601.

Effective June 17, 2024, Maryanne Wysell, MD, Jason Rubin, MD, FACP,  and Saad Yousuf, MD, have moved back to the Poughkeepsie Columbia Campus located at 30 Columbia Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.

To make an appointment with former CareMount Women’s Health, please call the office directly. Online scheduling has been temporarily suspended.

Optum Medical Care, P.C. (formerly CareMount) has upgraded our billing system to ensure that you have a simple, clear and convenient payment experience. To securely view and pay your bills online, visit pay.optum-ny.com.

Effective Tuesday, February 20, 2024, changes have been made to the New York flu clinic hours and locations. Please check the webpage for the most up-to-date information.  

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COVID-19 Information and Updates

The new COVID-19 vaccine is available at our clinics.

Please note available supply below:

– Supply is limited as we receive weekly deliveries.
– Moderna is available for children and adults (ages 6 months and up)

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Beat the Heat: Essential Tips for a Safe and Healthy Summer

As the hot summer weather begins, so do fun events like festivals, concerts, and BBQs where there can be potential health risks associated with extreme heat. According to the CDC, extreme heat claims the lives of over 1,200 people in the United States each year.¹ Although these statistics are concerning, heat-related deaths and illnesses are preventable.

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10 July, 2024
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When the rotator cuff tears

A tear or injury to the rotator cuff, an important part of your shoulder, can be painful and debilitating. Not all tears are the same, so each repair is tailored to the specific needs of an individual patient.

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When it’s more than just a mole

Normal moles are common, small (less than 5mm) spots/growths on the skin that appear at birth or during the later years of childhood. Monitoring moles and other pigmented patches is an important step in detecting skin cancer, especially malignant melanoma.

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Daytime activities to help you sleep better at night
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26 June, 2023

Did you know that your activities during the day can affect how well you will sleep at night? According to the 2022 Sleep in America Poll, most Americans have unconscious habits and routines—irregular meals times, lack of exercise and exposure to light that affect their overall sleep quality.

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What you should know about GERD
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Optum Medical Care, P.C.
23 June, 2023

If you’re someone who experiences heartburn, you know the signs: a harsh, burning feeling in your chest usually after eating a large meal, spicy food or when you’re lying down. Frequent, persistent heartburn is the most common symptom of GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) and an estimated 20% of the population is living with it.

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Men’s Health Month: A time to act
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Optum Medical Care, P.C.
16 June, 2023

June is Men’s Health Month – a perfect reminder for men to make wellness a priority. Many men take care of their health, but additional work is needed to keep more men healthy.

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How do I know if my teen has a thyroid problem?
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Jill Brodsky, MD FAAP
16 June, 2023

Is your teen sleeping a lot? Isn’t that what all teens do? Maybe, but excessive fatigue and lack of energy can be caused by many conditions including a thyroid disorder.

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Living with chronic kidney disease

Spring is the perfect time to take charge of your health and a good place to start is by learning more about your kidneys. Get to know what they do, risk factors and consequences of kidney disease, and the tests and screening that are key for early detection of kidney disorders.

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What you should know about droopy eyelids
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Our eyes are thought to be one of our most effective means of non-verbal communication. They also may be one of the sincerest parts of the face because they convey our emotions often involuntarily. But what if droopy upper eyelids cover your eyes or hinder your vision preventing you from seeing the eyes of others?

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Health Conditions
How diabetes can affect your eyes
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Optum Medical Care, P.C.
15 June, 2023

Diabetes affects more than 37.3 million Americans, which amounts to 11.3% of the U.S. population. For people with diabetes, the body cannot produce enough insulin or it can’t properly use it, leading to a buildup of blood sugar. The resulting high glucose levels can affect the tiny blood vessels in the body, damaging the eyes as well. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that diabetes is the leading cause of new cases of blindness among adults aged 18–64 years.

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Tips to live healthier and reduce your risk of disease
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Optum Medical Care, P.C.
7 June, 2023

Learn what tips can help you lower your risk of disease.

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What to expect at your postpartum check-up
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Optum Medical Care, P.C.
31 May, 2023

Getting your postpartum check-up is an important part of your post-delivery health. Postpartum check-ups are also a way to help you lead a healthy future with your baby.

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Healthy Living
For caregivers: Getting the care you need, now more than ever

To care for others, it’s important to maintain a healthy well-being.

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Memorial Day is the start of outdoor summer cooking and eating but keep in mind food safety for barbecues and picnics

Memorial Day weekend is a time to remember and honor the men and women who have served our country. It’s also the traditional start of the summer vacation and travel season – a time for family getaways and flavorful barbecues and picnics.

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Break the stigma: The importance of talking about mental health

Although exploring mental health treatment options, which includes psychotherapy (also known as talk therapy), medication, or self-care, can be confusing or difficult, is important in taking the first for help.

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Why every month is breast cancer awareness month

Each stage of a woman’s life brings new health concerns from menstruation through menopause, birth control and pregnancy, prevention and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases, to cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

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