Family Medicine

Enhancing Whole Body Health at St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center

Elizabeth Acevedo-Danzi, DO, Family Medicine Physician with St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center, discusses the relationship between mental and physical wellness.


A Spectrum of Primary Care Services at St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center

Neena Chaudhari, MD, board-certified internist and geriatrician, discusses the outstanding care available to people of all ages in Suffolk County.


South Nassau Communities Hospital’s Center for Behavioral and Primary Health Care: Integrated Care for Improved Outcomes

With the addition of primary care to the behavioral health practice at Hempstead, South Nassau’s behavioral health program has expanded to provide synergistic care that addresses mental and physical health concerns in a compassionate, multidisciplinary fashion.


The Significant Dangers of Engaging in a Physician-patient Relationship with Family or Friends

It is quite common for physicians to be asked to render “informal” care and treatment to family and friends. Providing casual care and treatment, even by way of a simple prescription, while probably common, can result in potentially serious adverse medical consequences for the patient...


Employee Handbook: A Valuable Tool if Properly Prepared and Implemented

Employee Handbooks can be invaluable when setting a tone, enforcing policy and structuring the workplace. The employee handbook becomes even more important for small and midsize businesses where human resource issues are not addressed by a team of professionals. Lack of an employee handbook is...


Navigating Health Care’s Ever-changing Landscape

Of this we can be certain in the year ahead: the new administration brings with it significant changes on many fronts, and health care is certainly at the forefront. The current model shift from volume- to value-based care will continue to develop throughout the industry. On its own, this shift significantly alters the healthcare landscape. To successfully navigate these changes, the healthcare industry must adapt, innovate and change its methodology.


Don’t Let the Zika Virus Bite You, Too: Obstetricians and Legal Liability

As warmer weather returns, mosquitoes will reemerge from hibernation. The Zika virus made headlines last year as studies revealed it was associated with microcephaly and Guillain-Barré syndrome, particularly in Brazil and the Caribbean. Zika was first identified in the mid 20th century...


People in the News


Peter Scaminaci, St. Joseph Hospital’s Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer

On Feb. 6, 2017, Peter Scaminaci was appointed St. Joseph Hospital’s Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer. Most recently, Scaminaci was senior vice president and...


Local News


Mercy Medical Center Council of Leagues Treasurer Doreen Baldwin (second from left) presents check to Mercy’s Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President of Patient Care Services Beth Vlahavas, RN (second from right) while Council President Barbara Cheslock (center), Vice President Kathleen Fee...

Potential Repeal of ACA Mandates Reopens Concerns Regarding QHP Subsidized Enrollee Grace Periods

As the industry prepares itself for another round of healthcare reform, providers should carefully monitor the coverage of new and existing patients presenting with insurance policies obtained through State and Federal Exchange programs.