The Office of Professional Medical Conduct (OPMC) is a branch of the New York State Department of Health. Most doctors have never heard of this agency. However, you should be aware of its existence and authority.
At Suffolk Vascular Associates, prevention of life-threatening cardiac events or stroke starts by screening at-risk patients for vascular disease.
Malpractice occurs when treatment falls short of the standard of care. This raises the questions, “Who determines what the standard of care is? Physicians? Government? Insurance companies? If treatment or testing is not covered by insurance, does this mandate that such testing is not the standard of care? Should the corollary then follow that when treatment or testing is covered by insurance, the minimum standard-of-care requirements are met? Clearly, we can agree insurance coverage does not set the standard of care at present, but what about in the future?”
Pregnancy and birth are normal physiologic events, but when the natural processes go awry, parents and their future children can depend on a team of experts at Winthrop-University Hospital. From early pregnancy to the immediate newborn period, Obstetricians and Pediatricians at Winthrop-University Hospital work together to offer the best care.
On February 5, 2013, as the U.S. Department of Labor celebrated the 20th Anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), it unleashed new regulations governing leave for employees with family members in the Armed Forces.
A progressive condition, Dupuytren’s contracture causes the fingers — usually the small or ring fingers — to bend toward the palm at the first or second joint, limiting the ability to use the hand. Although the cause is unknown, the team at Hand in Hand Rehabilitation in Carle Place, NY, sees the condition fairly frequently.
With fully equipped, state-of-the-art angiography suites located within its Port Jefferson Station and Smithtown offices, Suffolk Vascular Associates has moved peripheral vascular disease (PVD) care out of the operating room and into the domain of noninvasive Treatment In outpatient centers.
The upheaval that occurs after a sudden disaster can be overwhelming. People may lack basic needs, such as food, water, electricity and phone service, and some even lose their homes and businesses.
David B. Samadi, M.D., board-certified urologic oncologist, Vice Chair of the Department of Urology, and Chief of Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery at The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, says it takes an experienced surgeon with advanced skills to deftly remove a cancerous prostate gland.
Recent articles in the Science Times section of The New York Times point out physicians are increasingly using apps on their iPhones and iPads to calculate appropriate dosages of medication, as well as computer software to assist in diagnostic decisions. In addition, telemedicine is improving access to specialists, and some physicians are even using text messaging and social media sites to communicate with patients. 
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It was December 2010 when a high school basketball player was charged during a game and pushed to the ground, striking her head sharply on the court. It didn’t appear to be a severe injury. She didn’t lose consciousness. She didn’t even go to the emergency room.
An aging population, an expanding base of insured Americans and 80 million people living in areas where mental health services are considered subpar are all reasons to take a closer look at psychiatric telemedicine services. 
To the general public, a “typical” sports medicine patient may resemble a young athlete with, perhaps, a broken ankle or a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). At St. Charles Hospital, that is not the norm. In fact, sports medicine within the hospital’s orthopedics department is defined by the care of patients of all ages and medical backgrounds using advanced, nonoperative and surgical intervention.