Call to make an appointment:

HQMP Medical Oncology:
(845) 483-6001

HQMP Surgical Oncology:
(845) 483-6920

Radiation Oncology:
(845) 483-6350

Dyson Breast Center (Surgery):
(845) 214-1840

Mammography or Screening:
(845) 790-8855

Infusion:
(845) 483-6329

Supportive Care Medicine:
(845) 431-5699

Destination cancer care, right in your neighborhood.

If you or a loved one is diagnosed with cancer, your world can be turned upside down. The Dyson Center for Cancer Care, the Dyson Breast Center and Health Quest Medical Practice, P.C. – all part of the Health Quest family – provide a comprehensive cancer care team, right in your neighborhood.

The cancer care program encompasses advanced diagnostic imaging, sophisticated radiation treatment technologies and specialized surgical oncology teams. Our growing team of medical oncologists brings a new and innovative approach to cancer care in the Mid-Hudson Valley.

Our care teams take a multidisciplinary and collaborative approach, combined with evidence-based medicine. We meet regularly to discuss cases and address all aspects of a patient's diagnosis and treatment plan. Our team of certified nurse navigators helps patients and families through the complex world of cancer treatment to make your experience as seamless as possible.

The team includes:

  • Medical oncologists
  • Specialized surgical oncologists (including hepatobiliary/pancreatic, thoracic, breast and gastrointestinal cancer surgeons)
  • Radiation oncologists
  • Physician assistants
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Certified nurse navigators
  • Rehabilitation therapists
  • Lymphedema specialists
  • Social workers
  • Registered Dietitians

If you are facing cancer, you do not want to have to wait for care. Our team is committed to seeing you promptly.

Dyson Center for Cancer Care

Everything you need for cancer care in the Mid-Hudson Valley is available at the Dyson Center for Cancer Care. This facility offers patients and families access to treatment and supportive services in one comfortable, convenient outpatient location.

The center includes:

  • Radiation therapy suite offering image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT), stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) and intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)
  • Infusion center
  • Medical and surgical oncology clinic space
  • Access to supportive services

Medical Oncology

Led by James Leonardo, MD, the Health Quest Medical Practice, P.C. medical oncology team provides personalized cancer treatment to patients and families in the Mid-Hudson Valley. Together, the medical oncology team collaborates with surgical oncologists and radiation oncologists* to provide a multidisciplinary approach to cancer treatment. The medical oncologists maintain a disease-based focus to enhance the level of specialized care provided to patients.

Skilled in the latest treatment options for cancer, the team manages chemotherapy and drug treatment including immunotherapy and hormone therapy for patients.

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Inder Lal, MD

Medical Oncologist
Inder Lal, MBBS

James Leonardo, MD

Medical Oncologist
James Leonardo, MD
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Medical Oncologist
Radhika Rachamalla, MD

Minimally Invasive Cancer Surgery

When you or a loved one receives a cancer diagnosis and needs surgery, you want access to the latest surgical options close to home. The Health Quest Medical Practice cancer surgery team includes specialized surgeons who have completed additional fellowship training as oncologic specialists. Many of the surgeons specialize in minimally invasive treatment options to help speed recovery and minimize pain and discomfort.

The da Vinci® Surgical System, available at Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Northern Dutchess Hospital and Putnam Hospital Center, offers quicker recovery, less pain and more precision compared to standard minimally invasive surgical techniques. And the specialists at Health Quest have extensive experience with this technique, performing more robotic surgeries than any other health system in the Hudson Valley.*

Known for its unparalleled precision, the da Vinci Surgical System allows your surgeon* to make smaller incisions with more precision and greater control while giving your surgeon a better view with a 3D magnified camera.

The da Vinci can be used for a variety of surgeries, including:

  • Colorectal surgery to treat colorectal cancers, early rectal tumors, pelvic dysfunction, rectal prolapse, rectocele and diverticulitis
  • Lung/thoracic surgery for resection of benign and malignant lung tumors
  • Gynecologic surgery to treat ovarian masses, cancer and diseases of the uterus
  • Urologic surgery, such as prostatectomy
  • General surgery to treat gallbladder disease and gastrointestinal tumors

Meet the Surgeons

Targeted Local Therapies

The physicians at the Dyson Cancer Center use specialized therapies to locally target cancer cells directly at the tumor site. These therapies may be used in conjunction with other cancer treatments to reach cancer cells inside the body. The Dyson Center is one of the few cancer centers in the Mid-Hudson Valley to offer these treatments including:

Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) – a heated chemotherapy treatment (also known as a chemo bath) that is delivered directly to the abdomen during surgery. Giving chemotherapy during surgery allows for greater concentrations of the drug to be delivered to the tumor site.

Thoracic perfusion –targeted chemotherapy during lung cancer surgery.

Isolated limb infusion (ILI) –typically used to treat advanced melanoma. ILI can be used to deliver high-dose chemotherapy drugs directly to the cancer site on an arm or leg to rid the body of metastases.

Multidisciplinary Team Approach

You have access to leading-edge cancer treatment right in the Mid-Hudson Valley. Our broad range of therapies includes chemotherapy, clinical trials, advanced radiation therapy and surgery, which can be used alone or in combination with other treatments.

Our Tumor Board is a cross-disciplinary team of doctors and cancer specialists who come together to review and discuss patient cases. This team includes doctors, nurses, oncology navigators and social workers. They meet regularly to discuss complex cases and collaborate on treatment options.

Advanced Clinical Trials

At Health Quest, many physicians conduct advanced research through clinical trials to help evaluate new treatments and advance cancer care. Above all, we are dedicated to conducting research in a way that promotes patient safety and protects patient rights. If you have cancer, you may want to discuss with your physician whether participation in a clinical trial would be right for you. Learn more about cancer clinical trials offered at Health Quest.

Specialized Rehabilitation

To help patients recover faster, our post-operative rehabilitation program includes education about sensations, scar management, lymphedema risk reduction, a customized exercise program and speech therapy services for patients with cancer in the head or neck. Our physical and occupational therapists work one-on-one with patients to address their individual needs. All patients are welcome to join the Wellness Center at Northern Dutchess Hospital for a hospital-based exercise class, which promotes healing through gentle stretching and movement as well as strength training.

Oncology Nutrition

Your doctor may recommend that you meet with the Oncology Registered Dietitian (RD) to discuss nutrition-related issues that may affect your cancer treatment.

The RD provides guidance in food and nutrition and can give recommendations to help maximize nutritional status before, during and after cancer treatment. Adequate nutritional intake can help ensure maintenance of strength and energy throughout treatment. Dietary changes may help reduce potential side effects of treatment. In utilizing Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) for patients with cancer, the RD monitors body weight, assists with meal planning, recommends dietary interventions and works with patients to customize their nutrition plan of care.

Oncology Navigators

Our certified oncology nurse navigators serve as partners in your treatment. They will help you to navigate the modern world of cancer treatment and are with you every step of the way — from diagnosis through treatment and beyond.

Navigators work closely with physicians and staff to help ensure that patients understand as much as possible about their treatment. They also help patients and families find the best support for their needs.

Cancer Support Groups

You don't have to face cancer alone. Our in-person cancer support groups include:

  • Breast and Ovarian Cancer Support Group: Professional social workers and nurses lead discussions on ways to cope with illness and treatments. For more information, please call Elizabeth Bourne, Social Worker, at (845) 214-1828.
  • Introduction to Chemotherapy: Led by oncology nurses, this group helps patients prepare for chemotherapy and or/radiation therapy. For more information, please call (845) 483-6408.
  • Healthy Eating for Oncology Patients: Learn about making the best nutritional choices. For more information, please contact Chelsea Thorpe, RD, CDN, at (845) 214-7384.
  • Living with Lymphedema: Led by occupational and physical therapists, this group helps patients coping with lymphedema. For more information, please call (845) 437-6331.
  • Look Good, Feel Better: This group helps patients with cancer manage cosmetic and hair loss side effects. For more information, please call (800) 227-2345.
  • Reach to Recovery: One-on-one support for patients with breast cancer is provided by breast cancer survivors. For more information, please call (800) 227-2345.
  • Women Moving Through Breast Cancer: This group provides emotional and spiritual tools to women who have breast or any reproductive cancer, who are supporting someone who has cancer, or who want to prevent cancer.
  • Partnership with Support Connection, Inc.: Free, confidential services are led by counselors who are also breast and ovarian cancer survivors.
45 Reade Place
Poughkeepsie, NY  12601

Dyson Center for Cancer Care

General Information...
(845) 431-6807
Murphy Center for Radiation Oncology...
(845) 431-5645
The Herbert and Sue Ann Redl Infusion Therapy Unit...
(845) 483-6329
Head and Neck Cancer Institute...
(845) 431-6807
Women’s Imaging Center...
(845) 790-8855
Medical/Surgical Inpatient Adult Oncology Unit...
Main Nurses Station...
(845) 431-5615
Genetic Counseling...
(845) 483-6641
Nutrition Counseling...
(845) 214-7384
Patient Navigation...
(845) 431-6807
Lymphedema Services...
(845) 483-6331
Rehabilitation Services (OT and PT)...
(845) 483-6331
Speech Pathology Services...
(845) 483-7391
Cancer Healing Through Dance and Movement...
(845) 483-6331
Health Quest Medical Practice — Division of Breast Surgery...
(845) 214-1840

Health Quest Medical Practice — Surgery

21 Reade Place, Suite 3100
Poughkeepsie, NY  12601
(845) 214-1800

Health Quest Medical Practice — Medical Oncology

45 Reade Place, Suite 3100
Dyson Center 2rd Floor
Poughkeepsie, NY  12601
(845) 483-6001

200 Westage Business Center Drive
Fishkill, NY  12524
Fishkill Radiation Oncology Center, Suite 130...
(845) 838-8103
Imaging Center, Suite 131...
(845) 790-8855
Rehabilitation Services...
(845) 838-8191
Nutritional Counseling...
(845) 214-7384
670 Stoneleigh Avenue
Carmel, NY  10512
Wagner Cancer Pavilion...
(845) 278-5641
Agarwal Radiation Oncology Center...
(845) 278-5641
‘Irma’s Place’ Infusion Center...
(845) 279-5711, Ext. 2790
Genetic Counseling...
(845) 483-6641 or (845) 230-4784
Imaging...
(845) 790-8855
Nutritional Counseling...
(845) 214-7384
Patient Navigation...
(845) 230-4784
Rehabilitation Services...
(845) 279-5711 Ext. 2475
6511 Springbrook.Avenue
Rhinebeck, NY 12572
NDH Breast Care Center...
(845) 483-6500
Dyson Center for Women’s Imaging...
(845) 790-8855
Rehabilitation Services...
(845) 871-3427
Lymphedema Services...
(845) 871-4380

Ulster Radiation Oncology Center

111 Mary’s Avenue, Suite 1
Kingston, NY 12401

Main Number...
(845) 339-7700
Nutritional Counseling...
(845) 214-7384

Cancer Care Center

Understanding Cancer

Learn more about diagnosing and treating cancer. The Health Library is your go-to resource for cancer and genetics, tests and procedures and treatments and side effects.

Coping With Cancer

Coping with a Cancer Diagnosis

Discovering that you or someone you love has cancer can make you feel that your world is being turned upside down. Everything in life may suddenly feel out of control. Learn how to remain hopeful.

Survivorship

Navigating Cancer Survivorship

From the moment of diagnosis and throughout your life, you are considered a cancer survivor. Cancer survivorship can present unique physical, emotional, social, spiritual and financial challenges both for you and your loved ones.

Cancer Treatment Guides by the American Cancer Society (ACS)

Download and print these (PDF) resources provided by the American Cancer Society. Some documents are provided in Spanish. You must have Adobe PDF Reader installed on your computer to access these documents. Download Adobe Acrobat Reader here.

American Cancer Society

Cancer Prevention and Early Detection Guides

En Español

Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment

En Español

Understanding & Managing Side Effects

En Español

Clinical Trials

See Clinical Research for more information about our current clinical trials.

Survivorship Resources

Nutrition

En Español

Cargivers/Caregiving

En Español

When Cancer Comes Back

En Español

Hospice Care

En Español

Support Communities

  • Cancer Survivor’s Network (CSN):
    A community of cancer survivors, family, and friends. CSN members have been touched by cancer in many ways and want to share their experiences, strength and hope. It is a place to chat online with others, ask questions, and learn about cancer.
  • Cancer Connect
    Join Health Quest Cancer Connect, an online community where cancer patients, caregivers, survivors and advocates share experiences and information.
  • Online Resource and Tools I Can Cope Online:
    Classes present straightforward facts and answers to cancer-related questions about diagnosis and treatment, side effects, financial concerns, pain management, nutrition and fatigue.

Join one of our cancer support groups.

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