Health and Wellness: Specialists

The highest quality of health and wellness care in 32 medical specialties

Now that Westchester Health has joined Northwell Health and its 2,700-member physician organization, Northwell Health Physician Partners, we have the experience and the resources to bring you and your family the best possible health and wellness care in the region. In addition to Westchester Health’s 19 specialty fields, you now have access to Northwell Health’s state-of-the-art specialties as well, greatly expanding our ability to offer you a comprehensive range of expert, specialized care.

The importance of prevention as well as treatment

At Westchester Health, our focus on health and wellness not only revolves around the evaluation and treatment of already-occurring conditions but also on preventative care so that hopefully you can avoid health issues before they develop. As well as performing a number of important screening tests, our specialists also educate you and your family about lifestyle changes you can make to control, improve or even eradicate a condition or disorder.

Preventative care for your ongoing health and well-being

At Westchester Health, we strongly believe in preventive healthcare as an effective way to help our patients avoid health issues before they start. Here are 3 preventative screening tests and exams that we highly recommend all our patients undergo regularly:

1. Colonoscopy

A colonoscopy is a diagnostic screening exam that a gastroenterologist performs to find colon polyps or possible signs of colorectal cancer. If you’re at average risk of colon cancer, we recommend that you have a colonoscopy every 10 years, starting by age 50 (earlier in people at increased risk and/or with a family history of colon cancer).

2. Yearly eye exam

Your eyesight is one of the most valuable assets you have, and seeing your eye doctor regularly is the best way you can ensure healthy vision for years to come. Most eye care experts recommend that you have a comprehensive eye exam every 1-2 years, depending on your age, risk factors and whether you currently wear corrective lenses. During a typical eye exam, an ophthalmologist (vision care specialist) will test your eyes for diseases such as macular degeneration, retina detachment, glaucoma and cataracts.

3. Heart screening

In addition to providing the highest quality of cardiac care, our cardiology specialists often perform tests and procedures to detect the presence of chronic heart conditions such as arrhythmia, coronary artery disease, hypertension (high blood pressure), cardiovascular disease, congestive heart failure and high cholesterol. Your cardiologist might order one or more of the following screening tests: cardiac catheterization, electrocardiogram (EKG), Holter monitoring or nuclear cardiac testing.

Chronic disease management

If you have a chronic disease or other serious health issue, we want you to know that at Westchester Health, we’re here for you, whenever you need us, with advice, medication, referrals, ongoing monitoring and any other support you may need.
To help us stay on top of any changes or developments in your condition, we recommend that you visit your Internal Medicine specialist for regular office visits. During these visits, he/she will check on your progress, look for any changes in your condition, make sure you’re on track with medications and treatment, and possibly adjust your medication.

To help us stay on top of any changes or developments in your condition, we recommend that you visit your Internal Medicine specialist for regular office visits. During these visits, he/she will check on your progress, look for any changes in your condition, make sure you’re on track with medications and treatment, and possibly adjust your medication.

We help patients manage the following chronic diseases and disorders:

  • ADD/ADHD
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Cancer
  • Celiac disease
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Heart disease
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • High blood pressure
  • Mental illness
  • Sickle cell anemia
  • Smoking cessation
  • Thyroid disease
  • Weight control counseling

If you have diabetes: the importance of preventative foot and eye care

Foot and eye problems tend to be among the most common complications associated with diabetes. For this reason, if you have diabetes we strongly recommend that you regularly visit your podiatrist (foot care specialist) and ophthalmologist (eye care specialist) so they can closely monitor your feet and vision, treat wounds or other problems, and identify any changes in your condition. If not managed properly, diabetes can cause irreversible damage to the feet and eyes—in the worst cases, resulting in amputation and loss of vision.

For the highest quality of personalized health and wellness specialty care, please come see us

At Westchester Health, we’re committed to delivering the very highest level of health and wellness care, centered around you. Whenever, wherever you need us, we’re here for you. For more information about our wide range of specialty services and how they help you achieve your optimal health, click here.