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Medicare Open Enrollment for 2018

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

Don't forget....Medicare Open Enrollment ends on December 7!  If you have or are eligible for Medicare, now is the time to review your plan.  You have until December 7 to make any changes to your enrollment for 2018.

You may see notices in the mail or receive emails from your current plan.  

Medicare.gov has excellent resources to help you in choosing what Medicare plan is best for you.  You can click here now to review what plans will be available in your area for 2018.

Our business office staff is available to answer our patients' general questions about their Medicare plan.  Please contact them at ( 518) 694-8264.

If you do change your plan, please notify our office to ensure that there will be no delays in your care.


Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 20th, 2017

In honor of the Thanksgiving holiday, our office will be closed Thursday, November 23 and Friday , November 24.

As always, the on-call provider can be reached at (518) 458-1390 for emergencies.  


Great American Smokeout!

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

The Great American Smokeout

banner image for GASO 2017 that says "When Trying to Quit Smoking, Support Can Make All the Difference. #GASO"
 

Every year, on the third Thursday of November, smokers across the nation take part in the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout event. Encourage someone you know to use the date to make a plan to quit, or plan in advance and then quit smoking that day. By quitting – even for 1 day – smokers will be taking an important step toward a healthier life and reducing their cancer risk.

Get more information here.


Inclement Weather Policy

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

It was bound to happen sooner or later....cold, winter weather is around the corner!

In the interest of the safety and welfare of our physicians, employees, and patients, our office may close due to inclement weather. We may have delayed office hours, or close the office early based on the current weather conditions. Occasionally, the office will be closed for the entire day.

If you have a scheduled appointment in times of bad weather, please call ahead to verify if the office is open. Every effort will be made to contact patients with appointments if there will be a weather-related change to our office hours. 


First in Human Documentary

Saturday, November 4th, 2017

Near the nation's capital, on the campus of the National Institutes of Health, sits Building 10: the largest hospital in the world devoted solely to research. Inside, our country's most brilliant scientific minds carry out some of medicine's riskiest and most critical research, testing new treatments in people for the very first time.

With unprecedented access to the halls of Building 10, the NIH Clinical Center, First In Human reveals for the first time how the medical breakthroughs of tomorrow make their way out of the hi-tech research laboratories and into the hands of our world's medical professionals. The series explores the lives of the doctors, researchers, and patients who together make progress possible 

Watch this fascinating documentary that originally aired in August on the the Discovery Channel.

First in Human: The Trials of Building 10,”