DDAR Blog

Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth

Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth What is SIBO? Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) is a chronic bacterial infection of the small intestine.  The infection is of bacteria that normally live in the gastrointestinal tract but have abnormally overgrown in a location not meant for so many bacteria. The Problem The bacteria interfere with our normal digestion …

Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth Read More »

We Are Open & Available

Dear Patients Your Digestive Disease Associates of Rockland Physicians and Nurse Practitioners are here to serve you and can now provide care via telehealth from the comfort and safety of your home.  Please call our office at 845-354-3700 and select option 3 to speak to our secretarial staff.  Same day telehealth appointments are available. Urgent and …

We Are Open & Available Read More »

Coronavirus COVID-19 Preparations

Dear Patients We are preparing like most of the other medical offices in the community to deal with a Coronavrus (COVID-19) threat.  We are currently calling all patients prior to their scheduled procedures & office visits to ascertain their health status. We are providing special accommodations for patients on immunosuppressant medications.  We are querying all …

Coronavirus COVID-19 Preparations Read More »

What IBD patients should know about the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

The following is reprinted from the CCFA March 11, 2020 email blast to their provider network. We understand that there’s a lot of information in the news about the coronavirus (COVID-19) and you may be concerned. The CCFA Foundation is available to help you make sense of the information and take the precautions recommended by …

What IBD patients should know about the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) Read More »

Jennifer Poterbin Photograph

Jennifer Poterbin FNP-BC

Dear Patients: We are pleased to announce that Ms. Jennifer Poterbin, a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner has joined our practice.  Jennifer bring with her a wealth of professional experience and expertise.  Over the past five (5) years, she has worked as a nurse practitioner at White Plains Hospital.  Most recently with the inpatient surgical oncology …

Jennifer Poterbin FNP-BC Read More »

Update on Ranitidine/Zantac

As you may have read, the FDA recently released a warning regarding Ranitidine a medication frequently used for heartburn.  They reported that they found low levels of a carcinogenic impurity called NDMA (N-nitodimetylamine) in some ranitidine medications including the brand name version, Zantac.  Recently, this same impurity was found in other blood pressure medications that …

Update on Ranitidine/Zantac Read More »

th

Aetna – 2020 Aexcel Designation

We are pleased to announce that once again our practice Digestive Disease Associates of Rockland has meet Aetna clinical performace and efficiency standards for 2020.  These standards include achieving their practice improvement standards, claims based-outcome measures, MIPs/Meaningful use participation, alignments with Aetna’s institutes of Quality and participation in  value based contracts

download

Fidelis Care Participation

We are pleased to announce that as of May 23, 2019 all of our physicians will be active with Fidelis Care.   To make an appointment, please call 845-354-3700 and speak with our secretarial staff.

May is Hepatitis Awareness Month

Hepatitis Awareness Month May has been designated as Hepatitis Awareness Month.  The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in concert with all public and private healthcare providers, are working to shed light on this hidden epidemic by raising awareness of viral hepatitis and encouraging at risk populations to get tested. Hepatitis means inflammation of …

May is Hepatitis Awareness Month Read More »

Contact Us

* All indicated fields must be completed.
Please include non-medical questions and correspondence only.

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
Patient Procedures: 8:00AM – 5:00PM
24 hour coverage in case of emergency