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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About your spine

The spine supports the weight of your body, provides flexibility for movement and even protects the spinal cord. That’s why a spinal injury can limit your range of motion and cause extreme pain — both locally and in other parts of the body because of the many nerves connected to your spine.

Symptoms and conditions 

  • Disc herniation: a tear or leak in the cushion between the bones in your spine (vertebrae)
  • Spinal stenosis: a narrowing of the spaces within the spine, putting pressure on the spinal nerves
  • Spondylolysthesis: when one of the vertebra slips out of position
  • Scoliosis: when the spine twists and curves to the side
  • Fractures
  • Infections
  • Tumors
  • Congenital spinal anomalies

Treatment and services

At Optum, our expert multidisciplinary spine surgery team offers a comprehensive approach to treatment and rehabilitation. Our team uses the more advanced technology and techniques, always favoring the least invasive process for enhanced safety and a faster recovery.

  • Physical therapy
  • Imaging
  • Pain management
  • Surgery

Surgical treatment options include:

  • Endoscopic discectomy: removes herniated disc material that is causing pain in the lower back and legs, mid back, or neck and arms
  • Fusion surgeries: surgery that connect two or more vertebrates to take pressure off of “pinched” nerves and/or the spinal cord and to stabilize the spine
  • Kyphoplasty: repairs spinal compression fractures by injecting a special cement into the affected vertebrae
  • Laminectomy: removes part or all of the vertebral bone to ease pressure on the spinal cord or the nerve roots that may be caused by injury, herniated disk, spinal stenosis or tumors

Medical care and help

To find a spine surgeon near you, visit Providers page.

Contact us if you have any questions.