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Northern Dutchess Hospital, Thompson House appoints military veteran to improve quality of care

Posted: 10/17/2017

Dr. Peter Fish, a decorated military medical officer, recently joined Health Quest Medical Practice to serve as medical director of the Thompson House skilled nursing center and Northern Dutchess Hospital’s post-acute care. In this role, Fish will oversee medical care for Thompson House’s nearly 100 residents. He will also act as a liaison between Northern Dutchess Hospital and post-acute care providers, such as skilled nursing centers, to improve quality of care and reduce hospital readmissions. Fish r...

Health Quest Medical Practice adds OB/GYN in Sharon

Posted: 10/11/2017

Dr. Marcel Hinds recently joined the Health Quest Medical Practice Division of Obstetrics & Gynecology and sees patients at its Sharon Hospital location. “I look forward to working with Health Quest to provide compassionate, patient-centered care throughout the northeastern New York and northwestern Connecticut region,” Hinds said. With more than 15 years of clinical experience, Hinds’ professional interests include the minimally invasive treatment of fibroids, a noncancerous growth in the uterus, e...

Health Quest Medical Practice adds endocrinologist

Posted: 10/10/2017

Endocrinologist Dr. Tanya Thompson-Badamosi recently joined the Health Quest Medical Practice primary care office in Hyde Park. “I have a passion for providing patient-centered care, and I look forward to treating patients close to home,” Thompson-Badamosi said. Endocrinology is the study of the endocrine system, a series of glands that produce hormones for various functions, such as metabolism and growth. Endocrinologists diagnose and treat diseases caused by complications with hormones. A resident of ...

Health Quest Medical Practice adds pathologist

Posted: 10/2/2017

Dr. Stephen Hooper, a former 20-year lieutenant colonel with the United States Air Force, is the newest addition to Health Quest Medical Practice’s Department of Clinical and Anatomic Pathology. A native of Spokane Valley, Wash., he is board certified in hematopathology and anatomic and clinical pathology. “It is an honor to join this team of exceptional medical professionals, and I look forward to working with the latest technology to better study and diagnose a variety of diseases,” Hooper said. Most ...

Dr. Frasat Chaudhry joins HQMP Division of Neurology

Posted: 9/13/2017

Dr. Frasat Chaudhry has joined Health Quest Medical Practice in the Division of Neurology. Chaudhry is seeing patients in the Carmel office at 150 Route 52. “I am looking forward to working with HQMP,” Chaudhry said. Chaudhry has been in practice for eight years, having most recently worked at the Brain and Spine Center at St. Luke’s Hospital in Missouri. She served as the director of the stroke program there since 2013. Chaudhry completed her residency in neurology at Loyola University Medical Center i...

Pulmonary specialist joins Health Quest Medical Practice

Posted: 9/8/2017

Pulmonary and sleep medicine specialist Dr. Fareeha Hafeez has joined the Health Quest Medical Practice Division of Pulmonology. “As a provider, my goal is to serve patients in the local community and provide them with excellent healthcare,” Hafeez said. “I believe a healthy life is a gateway to a successful life.” Pulmonology is the study of diseases affecting the respiratory tract. Pulmonologists, also known as pulmonary disease specialists, specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of lung conditions...

Dr. Al Haitham Al Shetawi enhances surgical oncology services for Health Quest

Posted: 8/29/2017

Dr. Al Haitham Al Shetawi has joined the Health Quest Medical Practice Division of Surgical Oncology. He is board certified in oral and maxillofacial surgery, which treats several diseases, injuries and defects affecting the head, neck, face and jaw region. “My goal is to provide high standards of care and offer the latest surgical procedures close to home for patients of the Hudson Valley,” Al Shetawi said. His specialties include maxillofacial, head and neck surgical oncology. His focus includes the s...

Rheumatologist joins Health Quest Medical Practice

Posted: 7/24/2017

Dr. Kristin Logee has joined the Health Quest Medical Practice Division of Rheumatology and sees patients in the Hyde Park primary care office at 4068 Albany Post Road. “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to return to the Hudson Valley to serve as part of the Health Quest team,” Logee said. “I love practicing rheumatology and I am determined to provide the best possible care to my patients.” Rheumatologists specialize in diseases that affect the joints, muscles, bones and immune system. A native of P...

Health Quest Medical Practice names hospitalist service chief

Posted: 7/18/2017

Hospitalists monitor progress and order necessary tests and consultations while patients are in a hospital. When the condition improves and patients are ready for discharge, hospitalists ensure their needs are met. Once discharged from the hospital, the patient returns to the care of their primary care provider. "Dr. Hafez's leadership will enhance the ability of our hospitalists to continue to provide high-quality care and safety during the treatment of patients who are admitted to our hospitals," said...

Health Quest names assistant vice president of surgical specialties

Posted: 7/10/2017

Dr. Mark Hirko has joined the Health Quest Medical Practice Division of General Surgery as the assistant vice president of surgical specialties. “My goal is to provide patients with high standards of safety and care while improving patient access to the latest surgical techniques and developing surgical and medical education in the Hudson Valley,” Hirko said. His responsibilities include coordinating and standardizing Health Quest Medical Practice surgical services throughout the system, developing unde...

Local family medicine specialists join Division of Primary Care in New Paltz

Posted: 6/6/2017

Health Quest Medical Practice has added veteran medical professional Dr. Barry Goldman and family nurse practitioner Michele “Mickey” Goldman to the Division of Primary Care in New Paltz. With strong ties to the New Paltz area and more than 30 years of experience, the addition of the Goldmans will provide patients with increased access to specialized physicians and quality healthcare in their community. “We are excited to continue serving the community from the comfort of our office as local, country do...

Dr. Lisa Sager joins Health Quest’s Division of Supportive Care Medicine

Posted: 5/30/2017

Palliative medicine specialist Dr. Lisa Sager has joined the Health Quest Medical Practice Division of Supportive Care Medicine in Poughkeepsie. “My goal is to work together with my team and the Health Quest system to bring strength, comfort and support to patients’ and their families as they battle serious illnesses,” Sager said. Palliative and supportive care medicine provides patients of all ages individualized care and relief from the physical and mental stress of serious, chronic and life-threateni...

Rhinebeck’s new family medicine physician treats all ages

Posted: 4/24/2017

Triathlon competitor and former U.S. Army Medical Corps. Major, Dr. Scott Costley, is Health Quest Medical Practice’s newest primary care physician in Rhinebeck. A resident of Rosendale, he is board certified in family medicine and treats adults, children and infants. “I’m excited to join a practice with a like-minded team that is committed to high-quality care, which includes taking time to listen to patient concerns,” Costley said. Since 1997, Costley has been a family medicine physician. He spent alm...

Fishkill primary care office adds family physician

Posted: 4/10/2017

Dr. Dorothy Page has joined the Health Quest Medical Practice primary care office in Fishkill. “Working with Health Quest will be a great opportunity to improve the health and well-being of all my patients, as well as provide access to multiple resources,” Page said. Page, of Wappingers Falls, most recently served as an outpatient-only physician for the Family Practice Center of Hyde Park, where she provided care to patients of all ages, including infants. She launched a wellness initiative and promotio...

Health Quest Medical Practice adds primary care office in Millerton

Posted: 4/5/2017

Veteran primary care internist Dr. Kristie Schmidt has joined Health Quest Medical Practice’s first primary care office in the Town of North East. “Establishing a Health Quest Medical Practice primary care office in the Town of North East will offer residents of eastern Dutchess County and northwestern Connecticut access to a spectrum of healthcare services and specialists close to home while extending the reach of our services to patients,” said Dr. Glenn Loomis, chief medical operations officer for He...

General surgeon enhances Northern Dutchess Hospital’s minimally invasive capabilities

Posted: 3/22/2017

Dr. Frances Allocco recently joined Health Quest Medical Practice as a general surgeon with office hours in Rhinebeck and surgical privileges at Northern Dutchess Hospital. Allocco moved her practice to Rhinebeck from Texas, where the fellowship-trained surgeon worked at Fort Worth-based Minimally Invasive Surgery Specialists. The Rhinebeck resident was raised outside of Chicago and holds a doctorate in medicine from the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Medicine. After medical school, she was ...

Radiation oncologists join Health Quest Medical Practice

Posted: 2/27/2017

Five longstanding radiation oncology specialists within the Health Quest system — Dr. Edward Farhangi, Dr. Thomas Mazzilli, Dr. Dimitrios Papadopoulos, Dr. Robert Smith, and Dr. Camilo Torres — have joined the Health Quest Medical Practice Division of Radiation Oncology. All are board certified in radiology. “The addition of these five radiologists contributes to our multidisciplinary team and further enhances our capabilities in providing quality and exceptional care to cancer patients in the Hudson Va...

Infectious disease doctor joins Health Quest Medical Practice

Posted: 2/15/2017

Dr. Michelle Slifkin has joined Health Quest Medical Practice in its Division of Infectious Diseases in Poughkeepsie. Slifkin is board certified in infectious diseases and internal medicine. “I look forward to serving our community and their families by providing quality healthcare to better diagnose and treat infectious diseases,” Slifkin said. Most recently, Slifkin worked for Rockland Infectious Diseases in Nyack, NY, and served as the vice president of the medical staff at Good Samaritan Hospital in...

Health Quest Medical Practice appoints chief medical officer

Posted: 1/12/2017

Dr. Gerda Maissel has been named chief medical officer of Health Quest Medical Practice. “I am delighted to return to my hometown. As a graduate of Roy C. Ketcham High School, I have many fond memories of growing up in the Hudson Valley,” Maissel said. “I feel lucky to be able to accept an incredible job that is closer to my family and friends.” Maissel has more than 25 years of experience as a physician in healthcare management. She most recently served as chief medical officer for St. Elizabeth Physic...

Health Quest Medical Practice appoints chief operating officer

Posted: 1/3/2017

Health Quest has named Timothy Gramann chief operating officer of Health Quest Medical Practice. “I’m honored and excited to be joining Health Quest Medical Practice,” Gramann said. “My initial responsibilities include supporting the development of the practice operations team, optimizing the revenue cycle, planning for continued growth and developing performance transparency around financial, operational and patient experience metrics.” Gramann has more than 25 years of experience in healthcare managem...

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