News

A Reminder: Adults Also Need to get Vaccinated

August is National Immunization Awareness Month, a time when many parents of school-aged children get their children vaccinated. While most schools require students to get certain vaccinations, many adults need to be reminded of the importance of getting vaccinated. “Unfortunately, many recommended vaccinations are commonly neglected by adults,” said Dr. Daren Wu, Chief Medical Officer …

A Reminder: Adults Also Need to get Vaccinated Read More »

Open Door Finds that Better Health Care Technology Results in Better Patient Outcomes

When Gloria walks into her primary care provider’s office at Open Door Family Medical Center in Ossining with a bad cold, it’s not only about treating her minor respiratory infection. Her pre-visit planning document, viewed on the provider’s computer, spells out the gaps in her preventive health care. At the age of 52 and with …

Open Door Finds that Better Health Care Technology Results in Better Patient Outcomes Read More »

Open Door Receives USDA Grant to Further WIC Outreach

Free nutrition education, referrals, breastfeeding support, counseling, and healthy foods are available to low-income families through the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, commonly known as WIC. However, historically, only about 50 percent of those in New York State who are eligible take advantage of it.  Open Door Family Medical Center, in …

Open Door Receives USDA Grant to Further WIC Outreach Read More »

June is Men’s Health Month: And Men Need to Start Seeing the Doctor

Men, as a rule, don’t like to see a doctor.   This is hardly a scoop. Yet, there’s a consequence to this reluctance to getting routine exams and having regular screenings.  According to a recent study by the Cleveland Clinic, nearly 60 percent of men don’t regularly see a primary care clinician, going only when they …

June is Men’s Health Month: And Men Need to Start Seeing the Doctor Read More »

Spring Allergies, Indoor Allergens can Trigger Asthmas in Children

Childhood asthma, according to Dr. Andrew Swiderski, a pediatrician at Open Door Family Medical Center in Ossining, can be “a beast.” This is particularly true among patients living in the underserved communities Open Door cares for, as differences in asthma prevalence, morbidity and mortality are related closely with poverty, urban air quality, indoor allergens and lack of …

Spring Allergies, Indoor Allergens can Trigger Asthmas in Children Read More »

Seeking Help is the First Step When Stress Impacts Your Life

There is no shame in seeking professional help to treat stress, says Dr. Jacob Samander, a board-certified psychiatrist with Open Door Family Medical Center.   “You need to treat stress like you treat diabetes,” he said. “As with diabetes, treatment begins with seeing an expert and making lifestyle changes – eating healthier, learning to sleep better, …

Seeking Help is the First Step When Stress Impacts Your Life Read More »