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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 …

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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 …

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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

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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 …

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Living with Crohn’s Disease

Crohn’s Disease is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease that affects over 780,000 American.  The combination of the right medication management and lifestyle habits can help you manage your symptoms, and allow you to pursue your personal and professional goals. Here are a few healthy tips to help control your Crohn’s Symptoms. Stay Active:  For people …

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Increasing Rate of Colon Cancer in Younger Adults

 The American Cancer Society recently announced the results of their study which showed colorectal cancer rates have dramatically increased among younger adults, those born between 1960 and 1980 (Generation X) and those born between 1980’s to 2000’s (Millennials).  According to Rebecca Siegel MPH from the American Cancer Society, “individuals born in 1990 now have double …

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