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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Common symptoms and conditions

  • Asthma
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Emphysema
  • Lung cancer
  • Chronic cough
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Interstitial lung disease/pulmonary fibrosis
  • Wheezing
  • Dyspnea
  • Chest pain
  • Pneumonia
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Sleep-reduced breathing disorders
  • Tuberculosis
  • Obstructive sleep apnea

Understanding chronic lung disease

Many of the symptoms we treat are related to COPD, a non-reversible condition involving constriction of the airways, causing difficulty breathing or discomfort. COPD is technically a group of lung diseases that include emphysema, chronic bronchitis and severe forms of asthma like refractory (non-reversible) asthma.

According to the American Lung Association, about 85% to 90% of all COPD cases are caused by cigarette smoking. Other risk factors include:

  • Exposure to air pollution
  • Breathing secondhand smoke
  • Working with chemicals, dust and fumes
  • A genetic condition called Alpha-1 deficiency
  • A history of childhood respiratory infection

Because COPD is most often caused by environmental factors, the best defense against it is early prevention and living a healthy lifestyle. However, even though COPD isn’t completely curable, management and relief can be found with treatment and lifestyle changes.


Our pulmonary medicine department uses the most advanced technology to diagnose and treat a wide range of lung diseases.

Testing and screening

  • Lung cancer screening: Low-dose computerized tomography scan (CT Scan) and endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS)
  • Pulmonary function tests: Test the health of your lungs using non-invasive devices that measure lung volume, capacity, rates of flow and gas exchange
  • Sleep studies (polysomnography): Diagnose sleep disorders by recording your brain waves, blood oxygen level, heart rate and breathing, as well as eye and leg movement

Rehabilitation and management

  • Bronchial thermoplasty: a safe and effective treatment for patients with severe asthma.
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation program
  • Treatment for sleep apnea and other sleep-related breathing disorders

Care and treatment

At Optum, our pulmonology team works in close coordination with your primary care physician and other specialists to provide you with complete and personalized care.

To find a pulmonologist near you, visit our Providers page.

Contact us if you have any questions