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Movement disorders neurologist joins Health Quest

Posted: 1/10/2019

The new year marked the addition of board-certified neurologist Dr. Michael Rezak to Health Quest Medical Practice to launch the system’s Movement Disorders Program. The program is designed to provide cutting-edge medical and surgical options for patients with Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, Tourette syndrome, essential tremors and more. “Movement disorders neurologists have the special experience and training to treat these conditions,” said Rezak, who has office hours in Highland and Poughk...

Midwife joins Health Quest OB/GYN practice in Rhinebeck and Kingston

Posted: 1/3/2019

Whitney Hall, a certified midwife, recently joined Health Quest Medical Practice’s OB/GYN practice with privileges at Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck. Hall sees patients in the OB/GYN offices on the hospital’s Springbrook Avenue campus and in the Kingston Plaza. She offers gynecological exams, contraceptive counseling, pre-conception education, maternity care and menopausal management. A certified lactation counselor and childbirth educator, she is part of the delivery care team at the Neugarten...

Blood and cancer specialist joins Health Quest Medical Practice

Posted: 10/30/2018

Blood and cancer specialist Dr. Luis Sepúlveda Maldonado recently joined the Health Quest Medical Practice Division of Hematology/Oncology in Poughkeepsie. “It is an honor to participate in this multidisciplinary team of professionals dedicated to cancer treatment,” Maldonado said. “My commitment is to provide a high level of care with compassion and dignity.” Although he is trained to treat most hematology-oncology related diseases, Maldonado has research experience working with patients battling lymph...

Thoracic surgeon joins Health Quest Medical Practice in Poughkeepsie

Posted: 10/10/2018

Dr. Huan Joanne Sun, a thoracic surgeon, recently joined the Health Quest Medical Practice Division of Thoracic Surgery. “With advancements in healthcare being made every day, I look forward to providing quality care to patients in the Hudson Valley using the latest surgical technology,” Sun said. Thoracic surgery involves operating on organs inside the chest, called the thorax, to treat various conditions, such as lung disease. Board-certified in general surgery, Sun will oversee the care of patients a...

Pulmonologist joins HQMP in Poughkeepsie

Posted: 9/18/2018

Dr. Daniel Laurie has joined the Health Quest Medical Practice Division of Pulmonology in Poughkeepsie. “Our aim is to deliver treatment and preventative care in a compassionate manner, with minimal disruption to our patients’ lives,” Laurie said. Pulmonology is the study of diseases impacting the airways that assist with oxygen transport throughout the body. Pulmonologists, also known as pulmonary disease specialists, diagnose and treat diseases that impact the structure and function of the lungs. A na...

Dr. Nicholas Stickel joins HQMP Division of Pulmonology

Posted: 9/13/2018

Pulmonary-Critical Care and Internal Medicine specialist Dr. Nicholas Stickel has joined the Health Quest Medical Practice Division of Pulmonology. “I’ve met the most courteous, helpful and professional healthcare professionals at Vassar Brothers Medical Center,” Stickel said. “The Health Quest system is evidently well poised to grow in its ability to better serve the Hudson Valley community and I’m proud to become part of the team.” Stickel most recently worked at State University of New York – Downsta...

Multispecialty HQMP Highland facility opens today

Posted: 8/27/2018

Health Quest Medical Practice opened its new 15,000-square-foot multispecialty office on Route 299 between Highland and New Paltz today. "This new, upgraded facility offers convenience for our patients by bringing providers of different specialties under one roof," HQMP President Dr. Glenn Loomis said. "Our approach is always to offer excellent care to the community from high-quality providers and friendly staff. This facility will help us provide that same great, family-oriented care in a new, centrali...

Carmel native joins HQMP Division of Primary Care

Posted: 8/15/2018

Dr. Christina Mezzone, a pediatrician, has joined Health Quest Medical Practice in its Division of Primary Care and will work in both the Fishkill and Carmel offices. A 2003 Carmel High School graduate in the top 10 of her class, Mezzone returns to the area after fulfilling her dream of becoming a pediatrician. “There is truly no place like home,” Mezzone said. “I am excited to return to the Hudson Valley to help care for children in the area. I look forward to educating patients and their families to h...

LaGrangeville primary care adds internal medicine specialist

Posted: 5/31/2018

Dr. Donzella Dixon is the newest member of the Health Quest Medical Practice Division of Primary Care in LaGrangeville. She treats patients ages 18 and older. “I am excited to join the Hudson Valley community and begin building relationships with patients to offer the most effective and individualized care. I am committed to healthcare promotion and prevention because there is evidence that this significantly reduces the emotional, social and financial costs of healthcare in the population,” Dixon said....

Neurologist joins Health Quest Medical Practice in Kingston

Posted: 5/16/2018

New to Health Quest Medical Practice, Dr. Hida Nierenburg will focus on the diagnosis and treatment of headaches and general neurologic conditions at the medical group’s 365 Broadway neurology office. Nierenburg recently moved to Kingston from Fairfax, Va., where she worked as a neurologist at Inova Medical Group. “After spending a year in New York during my fellowship, I realized I wanted be back and how beautiful the Hudson Valley is,” she said. She did a fellowship in headaches at New York City’s Mou...

Properly dispose of unwanted medications during Health Quest’s take-back event on April 28

Posted: 4/13/2018

Rid your homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted medicines during National Prescription Drug Take Back Day events hosted at Health Quest hospitals. Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie and Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck will team up with local law enforcement to accept medications for disposal between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 28. Putnam Hospital Center in Carmel will partner with the Prevention Council of Putnam and sheriff’s office to offer its event ...

Health Quest’s 6-week Get Fit Challenge returns April 28

Posted: 4/9/2018

Prize drawings for eligible participants include spa package Go for a hike. Stretch at a park. Hit the gym. Or tackle the workout of the week to be eligible for prize drawings during Health Quest’s spring Get Fit Challenge. Beginning Saturday, April 28, the healthcare system challenges the communities of the Hudson Valley and northwest Connecticut to get active and log their workouts at WeGetFit.org. Sign up for a free Get Fit account at the website and learn how to eat healthy and exercise while explor...

Internal medicine specialist joins Health Quest in Hyde Park

Posted: 3/22/2018

Internal medicine specialist Dr. Abdalla Yousif has joined the Health Quest Medical Practice Division of Primary Care and treats patients 18 and older at its Hyde Park location, 4068 Albany Post Road. “As a physician, it is my goal to ensure patients and their families receive the highest quality of care for all their medical needs, and I look forward to building relationships with patients in the local community,” Yousif said. His special interests include the treatment of diabetes, hypertension and re...

Health Quest adds family physician in Millbrook

Posted: 2/22/2018

Family physician Dr. Eunice Hoolihan has joined the Health Quest Medical Practice Division of Primary Care in Millbrook. “It is a wonderful opportunity to continue serving patients and their families in the Hudson Valley, and I look forward to providing compassionate, patient-centered care as part of the Health Quest team,” Hoolihan said. A bilingual physician with fluency in Spanish, Hoolihan treats patients ages 3 and older. Previously, she held the position of family physician and medical director fo...

New family physician offers care in Ulster County

Posted: 2/1/2018

A family medicine physician with experience in pediatrics and gynecology recently joined Health Quest Medical Practice and will split her time in Woodstock and Boiceville. Dr. Anita Goodrich is board certified in family medicine and is accepting new patients, including newborns, children and adults. She relocated to Hunter, Greene County, where she has family. “I love this beautiful area, especially exploring nature, and I look forward to making long-lasting relationships in this community,” Goodrich sa...

Health Quest Medical Practice appoints chief of cardiovascular surgery

Posted: 1/18/2018

Dr. Jason Sperling has joined Health Quest Medical Practice as chief of cardiovascular surgery. Sperling has significant expertise in the field and said he is excited to bring several initiatives to his department, including establishing a comprehensive thoracic aorta program, genetics research, advanced interventions including the David procedure, off-pump coronary bypass and pioneering minimally invasive approaches to persistent atrial fibrillation. “We should provide locally to our patients what we w...

Health Quest Medical Practice’s $8M construction project under way in Lloyd

Posted: 12/21/2017

Starting in late 2018, Health Quest Medical Practice will open a multispecialty office on Route 299 between Highland and New Paltz. Construction began in late October on a facility where patients can see providers in a spacious, modern and comfortable environment. To make way for the 15,000 square feet of space, HQMP bought a 5.6-acre property at 514-520 Route 299, revitalizing the parcel where a vacant building stood. The site is a short distance from Lowe's home improvement store. The HQMP medical off...

Family physician joins Poughkeepsie primary care office

Posted: 11/7/2017

Board-certified family medicine physician Dr. Gurvinder Kaur has joined Health Quest Medical Practice and sees patients in the Poughkeepsie primary care office at 1 Pine St. "I look forward to continuing to provide exceptional care to patients and their families here in the Hudson Valley," Kaur said. A multilingual physician from Middletown, NY, Kaur treats patients with a variety of diseases, such as asthma, diabetes and hypertension. She is also trained in women's health. Most recently, she completed ...

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...

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