Tuesday, 15 July 2014 00:00

Alzheimer's Testing at MedicalPsych Care

MedicalPsych Care is pleased to announce that it is offering services for treatment of behavioral disorders at Hudson Valley Hospital Center.MedicalPsych Care integrates a medical, psychiatric and psychosocial approach towards achieving the highest standard of care for the patients.
Our staff includes psychiatrists and therapists with over 30 years of clinical, teaching, research and publication experience. The goal of treatment remains individualized to achieve the highest level of immediate and long term outcomes. As a group we focus on the many unmet needs in the treatment of behavioral, medical and stress related disorders.

One such area with significant unmet needs is that of services for the elderly patient population, which is why Medical Psych Care specializes in promoting a comprehensive care model for behavioral disorders in this fragile patient population.
Traditionally Alzheimer’s Disease has been associated with the elderly patient population. However, recent advances in knowledge suggest that the Alzheimer’s disease process may start much earlier in the life; around the age of 50. Currently, there are 5.6 million patients in the United States who suffer from Alzheimer’s Disease, and if we include the undetected progression of the disease in the younger population, the number of individuals suffering or at risk of developing Alzheimer’s Disease reaches a “Not so Silent” Epidemic proportion.

We provide a comprehensive medical – psychological work up, including clinical evaluation, specialized neurological testing, laboratory testing, and radiological assessments such as MRI and PET studies to establish the appropriate diagnosis. Patients are treated with optimization of the currently available medications or may be offered to participate in the state of the art newer treatment protocols approved by the FDA for use in clinical trials.

The team of senior clinicians at MedicalPsych Care is supported by a large team of medical and support staff, and has established a network of senior consultant clinicians in other medical specialties.

Please feel free to call 914-293-8480 for further information. We look forward to working with you and your loved ones to provide the highest standard of care.
 

Meet our Team

Naveed Iqbal, M.D., Medical Director

Naveed Iqbal, M.D. is the Medical Director of MedicalPsych Care, an entity which focuses on evidenced based evaluation and treatment in an integrated care model for individuals suffering from behavioral disorders. He is also founder and President of Advanced Bio-Behavioral Sciences , which focuses on clinical neuroscience research in a variety of behavioral disorders, such as Alzheimer’s, other Non Alzheimer’s dementias, behavioral disorders in the elderly, bipolar disorder, Schizophrenia, depressive and anxiety disorders. Other areas of interest are less understood disorders such as Fibromyalgia, Restless Leg Syndrome, Irritable Bowel Syndrome and other Stress Related Behavioral Manifestations. Naveed Iqbal, M.D. is also the Director of Psychiatry in the Department of Medicine at Hudson Valley Hospital Center.
He is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with over 30 years of clinical experience. He was formerly Director of Schizophrenia Research Program, Director of Psychiatric Emergency Room and an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Montefiore Medical Center / Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Dr. Iqbal has presented his research at multiple national and international professional conferences. He is an author of several peer review articles, symposia and book chapters. He is invited to present his research nationally and internationally and has lectured over 1,000 times from Westchester Medical Center to Japan and Australia.

James C-Y Chou, M.D. is Director of Research at Medical

James C-Y Chou, M.D. is Director of Research at MedicalPsychCare. He is also Medical Director at Phelps Outpatient Program in Ossining. He is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Mount Sinai Medical School and an attending Psychiatrist at Hudson Valley Hospital Center. Dr. Chou is a Researcher and Clinician and was the Director of Clinical Research at NYU. He has presented his research nationally and internationally and is a sought after speaker. His research has been published in several Peer Review journals. He is certified by The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the American Board of Geriatric Psychiatry. He is also a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. Dr. Chou brings his vast research and academic experience to his clinical practice of over 30 years. He specializes in state of the art treatment of Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Depressive Disorders, and Behavioral Disorders of the elderly.

 

 

Marie-Elena Hall Grosett, Ph.D., LCSW-R, Director of Psychotherapy and Research Coordinator

Marie-Elena Hall Grosett, Ph.D., LCSW-R is Director of Psychotherapy and Research Coordinator at MedicalPsych Care. She has over three decades of diverse clinical experience in psychiatry and psychotherapy services.
Dr. Grosett began her career in 1981 in psychiatric residential rehabilitation services for adults. She obtained a Master’s of Social Work degree from Wurzweiler School of Social Work in 1986. She moved from outpatient mental health services for adults to the realm of child welfare in residential treatment services for foster care children in 1994. In 2001, Dr. Grosett returned to outpatient community mental health, overseeing the delivery of mental health clinic services for children and families. In her capacity as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, in 2004, she opened a solo private practice and subsequently graduated with her doctorate in Social Welfare from Yeshiva University in 2005.
In addition to training and providing field placement supervision (for licensing purposes) for social workers, as well as mental health counselors and family and marriage therapists, Dr. Grosett has taught social work classes at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. In 2011, she established a private practice in Cortlandt Manor, NY, where she imparts to clients her belief that “it’s good to feel better, but it’s even better to feel good!” Dr. Grosett’s areas of expertise include: grief, trauma, depression/mood disorders, and anxiety, as well as, marriage, parenting, adoption, blended families, separation/divorce, and spiritual development. Among many other areas Dr. Grosett will be focusing on the behavioral disorders of the elderly and provide state of the art psychotherapy and coping skills development to patients with behavioral disorders at Hudson Valley Hospital and in the community.

 

Published in PATIENT SERVICES
Wednesday, 30 April 2014 00:00

Health Education Programs in May

Cortlandt Manor, NY - (April 30, 2014) – Hudson Valley Hospital Center wants you to learn about your health in May with a series of free health education programs. Here are some of the programs being offered in the Hospital’s Ground Floor Conference Room at 1980 Crompond Road, Cortlandt Manor, NY.

Preventing ACL Injuries in Young Female Athletes
Knee injuries in young athletes in many cases can be avoided with the proper training, according to a recent study by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Luckily, Hudson Valley Hospital Center is offering just such a program. Kyle Mack, PT, DPT, Clinical Manager of the Department of Rehabilitation, will speak to parents, coaches and athletic trainers about the hospital’s new 18-session training program and the importance of preventing ACL injuries. The free seminar is being held May 1 at 6 p.m.

Acid Reflux Alternatives
On May 8 at 6 p.m., Surgeon Dr. Eric Sommer will discuss the latest developments in the treatment of acid reflux disease. Many patients with chronic acid reflux who have been taking medications for years are looking for alternative treatments. Dr. Sommer will discuss minimally invasive surgery to permanently treat acid reflux disease.
Many chronic sufferers may find that medication no longer works as effectively or result in side effects such as diarrhea or predisposition to osteoporosis.


Addressing Confusion over Breast Cancer Screening
When should a woman start getting an annual mammogram? This is a question that has been a source of confusion for many women. Some experts say 40, while others say most women can wait till 50. Drs. Melita Charles, a breast surgeon with the Ashikari Breast Center at HVHC, and Maddalena Duarte, a radiologist specializing in breast screening, will discuss this topic and talk about the latest developments in breast screening on May 12 at 6 p.m.

Alzheimer’s Disease: A Silent Epidemic
New research shows that the treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease can be most effective in its early stages, making early diagnosis more important than ever. Dr. Naveed Iqbal, Medical Director of MedicalPsych Care, will present a special program entitled “Alzheimer’s Disease: A Silent Epidemic” on May 13 from 6-7 p.m. in the Hospital’s Ground Floor Conference Room. Dr. Iqbal will discuss new testing that allows clinicians to pick up on Alzheimer’s Disease even before symptoms arise. Dr. Iqbal encourages family members of Alzheimer’s patients to be screened since the disease often runs in families.

“Traditionally Alzheimer’s Disease has been associated with the elderly patient population. However, recent advances in knowledge suggest that the Alzheimer’s disease process may start much earlier in the life; around the age of 50,’’ says Dr. Iqbal. “Currently, there are 5.6 million patients in the United States who suffer from Alzheimer’s Disease, and if we include the undetected progression of the disease in the younger population, the number of individuals suffering or at risk of developing Alzheimer’s Disease reaches a “Not so Silent” Epidemic proportion.”

For more information on upcoming health education programs, call 914-734-3557 or register on line

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Hudson Valley Hospital Center is dedicated to serving the health care needs of the community and to providing quality, comprehensive medical care in a compassionate, professional, respectful manner, without regard to race, religion, national origin or disease category. Offering state-of-the-art diagnostic treatment, education and preventive services, the Hospital is committed to improving the quality of life in the community. In fulfilling this mission, the Hospital will strive to continuously improve the care provided and develop and offer programs, facilities, systems and alliances that most effectively respond to community health care needs. Hudson Valley Hospital Center is located on Route 202 (1980 Crompond Road) in Cortlandt Manor, New York. Call 914-737-9000 or visit www.hvhc.org

 

 

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