8 Best Ways To Prevent Foot Problems Caused By Diabetes

As a podiatrist with Westchester Health, I see a lot of foot problems caused by diabetes, because these tend to be among the most common complications associated with diabetes. Some of my patients take good care of their feet, but sadly, some do not. If not managed properly, diabetes can cause irreversible damage to the feet and in the worst cases, amputation. As I tell all my diabetic patients, 95% of their diabetes care depends on them.

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How To Recognize And Treat Cystic Fibrosis In Your Child

At Westchester Health, we often get questions from our parents who have noticed their child having trouble breathing, and they want to know if their he/she might have asthma or some other lung disease. After performing many in-depth tests, we sometimes find that the child has cystic fibrosis. Because many people are unfamiliar with this condition, we offer this informative blog by Glenn Kaplan, MD, a pediatrician with our Westchester Health Pediatrics group, so that parents can be better informed if their child has this condition and needs to begin treatment.

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Painful Footwear: The Worst Shoes for Your Feet

I realize that people love flashy, high-fashion shoes but as a podiatrist with Westchester Health, I see firsthand the damage they can cause to feet and ankles. As well as exacerbating toe deformities, calluses, corns, bone spurs and other problems, wearing the wrong or too-high shoes puts tendons, joints and entire muscle groups at risk of serious injury.

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Westchester Health Now Part Of Northwell Health

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Now that we’re part of Northwell Health, we’re even better

A year ago today, March 1, 2017, Westchester Health joined Northwell Health and its 2,700-member physician organization, Northwell Health Physician Partners. This important new partnership connects us to Northwell Health’s extraordinary resources, enabling us to greatly expand our services to bring you and your family the best possible care in the region.

What this means for you and your family

Our new relationship with Northwell Health now links us to an outstanding network of highly specialized services that includes 21 hospitals, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, rehabilitation and skilled nursing facilities, a home care network, a hospice network and numerous progressive care centers. As New York State’s largest healthcare provider, Northwell Health is always close to home, with over 550 outpatient facilities ready to care for you and your family.

Yet even with this big change, you can rest assured that Westchester Health physicians and staff will continue caring for you and your family at the state-of-the-art locations where you currently see us and at the local hospitals where we currently provide your care.

Yes, some things have changed but the most important ones stay the same

At Westchester Health, even though our affiliation has changed, the most important thing about us has not: our commitment to delivering the highest quality of compassionate, patient-centered care to you, our valued patients.

Thank you for allowing us to provide your care

Now and always, we are committed to doing everything we can to deliver the best possible medical care, and we look forward to seeing you and your family soon.

Our Mission

To deliver compassionate, community-based medical care of the highest quality.

Wherever, whenever you need us, we’re here for you.

Yes, Breast Really Is Best For Mom And Baby

It’s often said that breast milk is nature’s perfect food, and at Westchester Health, we thoroughly agree. Not only does it greatly benefit a growing newborn, but the act of breastfeeding has a number of very important health benefits for a nursing mom, too.

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9 Essential Tips for Foot Wound Care

No matter how careful you try to be as you go through life, minor cuts, scrapes, bruises and sometimes even more serious wounds do happen. When the injury occurs on your feet, heels or ankles, it can be especially painful and hard to heal. That’s why proper care and treatment for a foot wound from the very moment it occurs is very important to ensure proper healing.

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How to Know If Your Child Has a Learning Disability

At Westchester Health, we see a wide variety of children, some of whom have a learning disability, such as a reading or writing issue, speech and language delays, ADHD, or a combination of all of these. What we say to these parents is that the sooner they know their child has a disability, the sooner they can get help for him/her. We also reassure them that their child can definitely succeed in school, work and relationships, even with an LD. For more information, read this excellent blog by Lauren Adler, MD, FAAP, a pediatrician with our Westchester Health Pediatrics group,

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How To Know If You Should Have Foot Or Ankle Surgery

In my Westchester Health podiatry practice, my goal is to help you achieve freedom of movement without pain. Foot and ankle pain can be especially difficult to deal with, especially since as upright humans, we spend a good majority of our lives on our feet. In fact, most people put 75,000 miles on their feet by the time they reach age 50.

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How To Know If You Have A Yeast Infection

It itches. It burns. It’s embarrassing to talk about. If you’ve ever had one, you know what it’s like. If not, you’re lucky. I’m referring to a yeast infection, a non-serious but very uncomfortable vaginal condition that I see frequently in my female patients at Westchester Health. (Although relatively rare, men can also get yeast infections from having unprotected sex with a woman who has a yeast infection.)

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We Have The Flu Vaccine. Come In And Get A Flu Shot!

The flu is really bad this year so it’s more important than ever to get your family (and yourself) vaccinated. It protects you from getting this dangerous disease and also protects the rest of the community. We still have plenty of supplies of the flu shot so please come in and get immunized TODAY.

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