Shantala Sonnad, MD

Dr. Shantala Sonnad is the medical director of Health Quest Urgent Care with two locations in LaGrangeville and Wappingers Falls, NY. She is a board certified family physician, following in the footsteps of her father, who is also a family physician. A native of Michigan, she studied various aspects of international medicine in India prior to attending medical school.

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Goodbye seasonal sadness: Stay motivated while combating the winter blues

Posted:  12/13/2018

I am sure we are all on the same page this time of year—feeling frozen, cranky and upset it is pitch black before we even leave the office! Winter is nearly here and with temperatures in the teens, we are often tempted to forego t...

Poison ivy can threaten spring and summer activities, but it doesn’t have to spoil the great outdoors.

Posted:  6/28/2018

Education is the key to preventing the itchy, red rash caused by this leafy nuisance. Should you still come in contact with the waxy, three-leafed plant, read on to find out how to prevent and treat poison ivy. Everyone should hav...

Is it a cold or the flu?

Posted:  12/11/2017

The flu affects 5-20% of the U.S. population each year, but many people are still unclear on the symptoms. There are thousands of searches conducted each month on the differences between the flu and a common cold. This search quer...

Urgent Care or the Emergency Room?

Posted:  11/14/2016

More than 100 million Americans go to the emergency room every year. While most of us visit the ER only for true emergencies, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the most common reasons people visit the ER...

Where do you go for immediate care that isn’t exactly an emergency?

Posted:  6/30/2015

Summer is here! Now’s the time to bring your little ones outside to enjoy running, jumping, swimming, hiking and exploring. Unfortunately, all these great activities increase the incidence of bumps and bruises, insect bites, minor...

Battling the winter blues

Posted:  2/2/2015

I don’t know about you guys, but I’m frozen. And depressed. And dry. And frozen. And I hate how dark it is at 4:45 p.m. And…did I mention I’m frozen?? I made the terrible mistake of having way too much fun in Florida with my famil...