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A patient's undiagnosed irritable bowel syndrome can hide a serious underlying condition, making his or her physician vulnerable to significant liability.
Providers at Long Island Women’s Health Care Group, PC, use robotics to make gynecologic surgeries easier and safer for women.
The advanced technology and knowledgeable team at the controls bring curative treatment not only to patients with malignant tumors but also to those with benign conditions or intractable pain.
The only breast cancer program on Long Island to hold accreditations from both the National Accreditation Program of Breast Centers and the National Quality Measures for Breast Centers, the Breast Health Center at Winthrop-University Hospital brings world-class care to women and men in Mineola and beyond.
Rapidly rising healthcare costs and new federal insurance requirements may leave many managers scratching their heads regarding how to obtain quality insurance products at a reasonable cost.
It’s one thing to practice advanced surgery. But St. Charles Hospital takes its game to the next level, developing surgical innovations to go the extra step in caring for patients.
Non-party treating physicians, particularly those who have treated a patient for many years, may potentially play a crucial role in the defense of actions alleging nursing home negligence and deprivation of rights under the state’s Public Health Law.1
A comprehensive orientation, inpatient and follow-up program surrounds a core of surgical innovation and expertise at the Long Island hospital.
The television series Mad Men portrays the days when men held the most prominent positions in the workplace and called all the shots. Fortunately, much has changed during the past 50 years. Women and minorities have benefited from laws recognizing civil rights in the workplace. These laws also protect men, and a healthy workplace recognizes the rights of all its employees.
Lydia Valderrama, MD, FACOG, obstetrician and gynecologist with Long Island Women’s Health Care Group holds a newborn infant in her arms. Thirty years ago, she held this little girl’s mother in the same way.
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.