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Important Alerts
Office and Urgent Care Closures

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 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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Myeloproliferative vs. myelodysplastic

  • Myeloproliferative disorders: Diseases where bone marrow generates too many of a specific type of blood cell.
  • Myelodysplastic disorders: Groups of cancers where the blood cells in the marrow do not mature to become healthy blood cells. In certain situations, these disorders can progress into leukemia.

Understanding your risk

The most important risk factor for these disorders is prior treatment with chemotherapy as certain drugs can make patients more susceptible especially to myelodysplastic disorders.

Like other cancers, your risk depends on many variables including:

  • Prior radiation therapy
  • Smoking
  • Exposure to high doses of radiation at work or home
  • Genetic syndromes or mutations

Optum offers comprehensive cancer risk assessments and hereditary cancer genetics evaluation programs to help you identify your risk. Start our online hereditary assessment now ›

Diagnosing MPD and MDS disorders

Because these disorders are found in the blood cells, they are most often detected through normal blood examinations. Based on initial tests, your doctor will use additional exams such as:

  • Blood cell counts
  • Bone marrow tests

Symptoms

The most common symptoms of these disorders are due to the abnormal blood counts. Further symptoms of these disorders may include:

  • Tiredness and shortness of breath
  • Lack of color (paleness) in skin
  • Easy bruising and bleeding
  • Frequent nose bleeds or bleeding from the gums
  • Excessive blood clotting like strokes, heart attacks and deep vein thrombosis

Treatments

For all of these cancers, the treatments are fairly similar. However, the exact treatment will be determined based on the severity and stage of the cancer. The most common treatments include:

  • Targeted Therapy: drugs that attack specific abnormalities within cancer cells or by directing your immune system to kill cancer cells.
  • Chemotherapy: chemicals administered in pill or IV form to kill and slow the growth of cancer cells

Learn more about our minimally-invasive robotic assisted surgery options ›

Medical care and help

To find a blood cell disease specialist near you, visit our Providers page.

Contact us if you have any questions.