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.


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.  

Recording/Photography Not Permitted on Premises

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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Risk factors

There are a number of hereditary and lifestyle-related factors that affect the health of your heart.

Major risk factors

  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • High cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Smoking
  • Physical inactivity
  • Gender
  • Age

Contributing risk factors

  • Stress
  • Sex hormones
  • Birth control pills
  • Alcohol

Prevention of heart disease

Research has shown that most cardiovascular diseases can be prevented by addressing behavioral risk factors such as tobacco use, unhealthy diet and obesity, physical inactivity and an excess use of alcohol.

It’s also extremely important to recognize the need to get tested annually for high blood pressure, which is a leading early indicator of heart disease. If you haven’t been tested this year, contact your primary care provider to make an appointment.

Diseases and conditions

Our experienced cardiologists use a personal approach to treat a wide range of heart diseases and conditions — both new and pre-existing, for you and your family.

    • Arrhythmia/atrial fibrillation
    • Cardiovascular disease
    • Coronary artery disease
    • Congestive heart failure
    • Hypertension
    • Lipid and cholesterol disorders


From cardiac prevention to surgery, and recovery, we offer comprehensive heart health care.

At Optum, you’ll find state-of-the-art equipment and experienced specialists to give you the most accurate testing, effective treatment and surgical procedures.


  • Echo stress test: A test that assesses how your heart works under stress
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG): A test that records the electrical signals your heart makes
  • Carotid artery Doppler: A test to see how well blood flows through the arteries in your neck
  • Echocardiogram (echo): A test that uses sound waves to check the function and structure of your heart
  • Nuclear stress test: A test that uses special cameras to look for damaged or dead heart muscle

Heart monitoring and surgical procedures

  • Wired/wireless event monitoring
  • Holter monitoring
  • Defibrillator monitoring
  • Pacemaker monitoring
  • Cardiac catheterization

Medical care and help

Find ongoing personalized care and support for your heart health at Optum.

To find a cardiologist near you, visit our Provider page.

If you are having a medical emergency, call 911 immediately.