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Ellen Higgins, FNPEllen M. Higgins, F.N.P.

Ellen M. Higgins, FNP is proud to be part of the NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Group/Hudson Valley which serves the communities of the NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital. As a nurse practitioner, Ellen is a registered nurse (RN) with advanced education and training. Nurse practitioners advocate the health of their patients as well as disease prevention. Nurse practitioners obtain health histories, perform physical examinations, order and interpret diagnostic/laboratory studies, diagnose and treat illnesses and injuries, prescribe medications, and provide follow up care. Ellen obtained her B.S. in Nursing from Lehman College in 1983 and received her Master’s Degree in Nursing from the Lienhard School of Nursing at Pace University where she obtained her Nurse Practitioner license.

Ellen is an advocate for the care of the geriatric patient and continues to be an active supporter of the local chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.

Ellen lives locally with her husband, Bill, who is also a member of The Westchester Medical Practice. Ellen has a rescue dog, Chewie, a mixed breed golden doodle that is completely wired wrong but loved nonetheless.

William HigginsWilliam J. Higgins, M.D.

As the Medical Director of NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Group/Hudson Valley, Dr. Higgins is committed to upholding NYPMG/Hudson Valley’s Mission Statement in providing the highest quality of health care to the NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital community.

Dr. Higgins received his M.D. degree from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. in 1986. He completed his Internal and Pulmonary Medicine training at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City.

Dr. Higgins moved to Cortlandt Manor in 1991 and has been active on staff at Hudson Valley Hospital. Dr. Higgins serves as the Vice President of Medical Affairs and is active on the Peer Review, Credentials and Quality Assurance Committees. He serves on the Board of Directors as well as the Foundation Board of Hudson Valley Hospital Center.

Dr. Higgins' clinical interest is in the area of geriatric medicine and Alzheimer's disease. He completed two terms as a Director for the Alzheimer’s Association in the Hudson Valley Region. Dr. Higgins received his MBA at UMASS Amherst in May of 2012.

Dr. Higgins lives locally in Peekskill, New York with his wife, Ellen, their son Liam, and their dog Chewie. He serves on the Peekskill Historic Preservation Board and enjoys hiking, kayaking, and eating.

Insurances accepted: AETNA, AFFINITY, BCBS, BEECHSTREET, CDPHP, CENTERLIGHT, CHN, CIGNA, GHI HMO, GHI PPO, GREAT WEST, HIP, HUDSON HEALTH PLAN, MAGNACARE, MEDICARE, MULTIPLAN, MVP, NHAI, OXFORD, POMCO, RR MEDICARE, TRICARE, UNITED HEALTHCARE, UNITED HEALTHCARE NYSHIP, WORKERS' COMPENSATION FEDERAL

 

Cynthia-LigenzaCynthia Ligenza, M.D.

Cynthia Ligenza, MD  holds board certifications in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Disease. She has practiced in Cold Spring for 10 years and is on the staff of Hudson Valley Hospital Center.  Her medical career spans 26 years and was preceded by training at Harlem Hospital in Internal Medicine as well as Einstein and Montefiore Medical Centers in Pulmonary Medicine.  She has worked as attending physician in the Harlem Hospital ICU, Medical Clinics, Woodhull Hospital Pulmonary and Internal Medicine Services, Lincoln Hospital Pulmonary and Medicine Departments and its Tuberculosis Clinic.  Since moving to Cold Spring in 1998, Dr. Ligenza has cultivated a very active presence there.  She is noted for availability, personal attention and experience in integrative medicine and complementary therapies as well as involvement in regional musical and other cultural projects.

Insurances accepted: AETNA, AFFINITY, BCBS, BEECHSTREET, CDPHP, CENTERLIGHT, CHN, CIGNA, GHI HMO, GHI PPO, GREAT WEST, HIP, HUDSON HEALTH PLAN, MAGNACARE, MEDICAID, MEDICARE, MULTIPLAN, MVP, NHAI, OXFORD, POMCO, RR MEDICARE, TRICARE, UNITED HEALTHCARE, UNITED HEALTHCARE COMMUNITY PLAN, UNITED HEALTHCARE NYSHIP, WORKERS' COMPENSATION FEDERAL

 

Aaron Richman, M.D.

Dr. Aaron Richman is Board Certified in Internal Medicine. He was born in Bologna, Italy and grew up locally in the Cortlandt Manor area.

He performed his undergraduate studies at Boston University and went on to Medical School at the University of Florence, Italy. His internship and Residency training was done at the Roger Williams Hospital – Brown University Medical School.

Dr. Richman has been practicing in Cortlandt Manor since January of 1995 and has been the Chairman of the Credentialing Committee and Member of the Medical Board at Hudson Valley Hospital Center for over ten years. He has been a member of The Westchester Medical Practice since August 2010. He is fluent in English and Italian. He also has office personnel that are fluent in Spanish if translation is needed. Finally, in his Internal Medicine Practice Dr. Richman emphasizes patient education since "educated patients have a better understanding of their medical problems and often have better outcomes".

Insurances accepted: AETNA, AFFINITY, BCBS, BEECHSTREET, CDPHP, CENTERLIGHT, CHN, CIGNA, GHI HMO, GHI PPO, GREAT WEST, HEALTHFIRST, HIP, HUDSON HEALTH PLAN, MAGNACARE, MEDICAID, MEDICARE, MULTIPLAN, MVP, NHAI, OXFORD, POMCO, RR MEDICARE, TRICARE, UNITED HEALTHCARE, UNITED HEALTHCARE NYSHIP, WORKERS' COMPENSATION FEDERAL, WORKERS' COMPENSATION NYS

 

Steve RockerSteven Rocker, M.D.

Dr. Rocker has been practicing Internal Medicine in Peekskill and Cortlandt since 1987. A graduate of the Saint Loius University School of Medicine, he completed his residency in NYC at Metropolitan Hospital Center. Dr. Rocker is Board Certified in both Internal Medicine, as well as Geriatrics. He has experience in skilled nursing facilities, and is a former Medical Director of The Cortlandt Nursing Center. He resides in Pleasantville with his family.

Insurances accepted: AETNA, AFFINITY, BCBS, BEECHSTREET, CDPHP, CENTERLIGHT, CHN, CIGNA, EMBLEM CORPORATE HEALTH, GHI HMO, GHI PPO, GREAT WEST, HEALTHFIRST, HIP, HUDSON HEALTH PLAN, MAGNACARE, MEDICAID, MEDICARE, MULTIPLAN, MVP, NHAI, OXFORD, POMCO, RR MEDICARE, TRICARE, UNITED HEALTHCARE, UNITED HEALTHCARE NYSHIP, WORKERS' COMPENSATION FEDERAL, WORKERS' COMPENSATION NYS

 

Daniela SpitzerDaniela Spitzer, M.D.

Daniela Spitzer, M.D. has been practicing Internal Medicine in the Yorktown area, since 2002. She completed her Internal Medicine residency at Northeastern Pennsylvania Hospitals program, affiliated with Hahnemann University. Dr. Spitzer is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, and, as a volunteer faculty member of New York Medical College, participates in teaching medical students. She is a member of The AMA, and of The American College of Physicians. Dr. Spitzer lives locally with her spouse and children.

Insurances accepted: AETNA, AFFINITY, BCBS, BEECHSTREET, CDPHP, CENTERLIGHT, CHN, CIGNA, EMBLEM CORPORATE HEALTH, GHI HMO, GHI PPO, GREAT WEST, HIP, HUDSON HEALTH PLAN, MAGNACARE, MEDICAID, MEDICARE, MULTIPLAN, MVP, NHAI, OXFORD, POMCO, RR MEDICARE, TRICARE, UNITED HEALTHCARE, UNITED HEALTHCARE NYSHIP, WORKERS' COMPENSATION FEDERAL, WORKERS' COMPENSATION NYS

 

James TrapassoJames Trapasso, D.O.

Medical School: Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Davie, FL
Intership: Internal Medicine Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
Residency in Internal Medicine: Maimonides Medical Center - Brooklyn, NY, Resident of the Year 2000-2001
Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine
National Health Service Corps Scholarship to practice in underserved areas

Dr. Trapasso is a board-certified internist handling all facets of adult primary care. His professional interests involve comprehensive diabetes care, hypertension and cardiovascular risk reduction. Outside of work he enjoys running, music, photography and lives locally with his wife and two boys.

Insurances accepted: AETNA, AFFINITY, BCBS, BEECHSTREET, CDPHP, CHN, CIGNA, GHI HMO, GHI PPO, GREAT WEST, HHH, HIP, HUDSON HEALTH PLAN, MAGNACARE, MEDICARE, MULTIPLAN, MVP, NHAI, OXFORD, POMCO, RR MEDICARE, TRICARE, UNITED HEALTHCARE, UNITED HEALTHCARE NYSHIP, WORKERS' COMPENSATION FEDERAL, WORKERS' COMPENSATION NYS

Terry Alexander, N.P.

Terry Alexander has been a Family Nurse Practioner for over 30 years. She resides in Peekskill, with her extended family, and has been working with Dr. Ligenza in Cold Spring for many years. Terry is well know for her sense of humor, as well as for her careful and compassionate care. She practices traditional internal medicine, but believes in a holistic approach, utilizing alternative methods of healing. Hobbies include meditation, hiking, and spending time with her grand children and great grandchildren.

AETNA, AFFINITY, BCBS, BEECHSTREET, CDPHP, CENTERLIGHT, CHN, CIGNA, GHI HMO, GHI PPO, GREAT WEST, HIP, HUDSON HEALTH PLAN, MAGNACARE, MEDICAID, MEDICARE, MULTIPLAN, MVP, NHAI, OXFORD, POMCO, RR MEDICARE, TRICARE, UNITED HEALTHCARE, UNITED HEALTHCARE COMMUNITY PLAN, UNITED HEALTHCARE NYSHIP, WORKERS' COMPENSATION FEDERAL

Alexis OliverosAlexis Oliveros, MD

Dr. Oliveros is Board Certified in Internal Medicine. She prides herself in being an advocate for her Patient’s health and ensuring proper communication in regards to their care. After Dr. Oliveros graduated from SUNY Binghamton, she attended the American University School of Medicine in St. Marteen, followed by completing her Internal Medicine Residency at West Virginia University School of Medicine.

Dr. Oliveros relocated to the Hudson Valley area, working in a Hospital setting initially. She has since transitioned to a Primary Care position with The Westchester Medical Practice, to help focus more on preventing scenarios that require inpatient hospitalization. She believes that the doctor and the patient are a team and work together in a goal of life-long care.

 

Ihor IwaniwIhor Iwaniw, MD

Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Dr. Iwaniw brings to the NewYork-Presbyterian/ Hudson Valley Hospital Community, more than 20 years of experience caring for patients. In addition to outpatient care, Dr. Iwaniw is also familiar with Emergency Room and Urgent Care settings, coordinating the opening of two medical care facilities.

After receiving a Medical Degree from Universidad CETEC/Universidad Del Noreste School of Medicine, Dr. Iwaniw completed a Fifth Pathway Program at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He continued with his Residency in Buffalo NY, at Mercy Hospital. Dr. Iwaniw is a member of the American College of Physicians, as well as the Dutchess County Medical Society.

 

Surbhi AgarwalSurbhi Agarwal, MD

Dr. Surbhi Agarwal is Board Certified in Internal Medicine. She completed her residency in 2002 from St Vincent's Catholic Medical Center in New York City.

Dr. Agarwal has been an attending physician at sub-acute rehabilitation and skilled nursing facilities at various Westchester County and New York City locations for over 10 years. As Medical Director, Dr. Agarwal helped improve quality care and prevent hospital re-admissions. She is also experienced working in urgent care and outpatient based settings.

Dr. Agarwal loves to cook and paint in her free time, and resides in Briarcliff Manor with her husband and two boys.

 

Satish KapoorSatish Kapoor, MD

Satish C. Kapoor, MD, is Board Certified in Internal Medicine with a sub-specialty in Pulmonary Medicine. Dr. Kapoor received his Medical Degree from Panjab University Medical College, India, in addition to completing his rotating internship. Following Dr. Kapoor’s relocation to the U.S., he completed his Internal Medicine Residency at Downstate University, Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, NY, and then furthered his education with his Pulmonary Medicine Fellowship at LIJ Medical Center, NY.

Dr. Kapoor brings more than 30 years of expertise to his patients, with experience ranging from correctional facilities, to private practice and hospital based care. Having served as the Medical Director at his prior medical group, and Senior Attending Physician previously at Phelps Memorial Hospital, has brought Dr. Kapoor vast knowledge and skills to attend to his patients and their families with quality care.

Dr. Kapoor believes in the importance of patient counseling, and promoting healthy lifestyles. He is an active enthusiast and participant in international marathons, and also enjoys skiing in his free time.

 

Urmil KapoorUrmil Kapoor, MD

Urmil Kapoor, MD, specializes in Internal Medicine. She is dedicated to providing quality care to her patients, ensuring their health and well-being is always top priority. Dr. Kapoor’s Medical Degree was received from Punjab University Medical College, India, which was followed by her Internal Medicine Residency at Downstate Medical Center, Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, NY, after relocating to the U.S.

In addition to being licensed in multiple states, Dr. Kapoor has extended experience in outpatient and ambulatory care. Dr. Kapoor has formerly practiced in a private office, and large hospital facilities, in which she was an Attending Physician. To uphold her standards of providing her patients with the most up to date medical care, she also completed a comprehensive medical review course at St. Barnabas Medical Center, NJ.

Dr. Kapoor considers healthy living to be the largest factor in a person’s overall health, and encourages patients to be active in their daily lives. Dr. Kapoor enjoys indulging in yoga and swimming, when time is permitted. She is an Associate Member of the American College of Physicians, and is multi-lingual, being fluent in English, Hindi, Punjabi, as well as fundamental Spanish.

 

Madhavi KancharlaMadhavi Kancharla, MD

Madhavi Kancharla, MD, has over 15 years of experience practicing in-patient and outpatient care as a Board Certified Internist. Dr. Kancharla’s relocation to the U.S. after receiving her Medical Degree, at the University of Mysore, India, exposed her to various educational opportunities. Dr. Kancharla accomplished her Residency in Internal Medicine at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital, NY, where she also observed in the Oncology Department for one year.

Dr. Kancharla feels strongly about preventative care for her patients. Her goal is to maintain a well and comfortable lifestyle and prevent potential disease before it begins, to safeguard the future of her patient’s health. Dr. Kancharla’s experience in a prior urgent care setting has provided her the familiarity of non-routine concerns, crucial diagnoses, and rapid attention to her patient’s needs.

As a Physician who previously practiced in a hospital facility, Dr. Kancharla was a member of the Medical Board, a member of the Medical Services Review Committee, and was a preceptor to medical students from New York Medical College. Dr. Kancharla appreciates meditation, and spending time with her family. She enjoys being active in her community and stimulating strong and jubilant lives.

 

Cold Spring

(845) 265-1006

Internal Medicine:
Cynthia Ligenza, MD

Terry Alexander, NP

1756 Route 9D, Suite 101
Cold Spring, NY 10516

 

(845) 809-5661

Internal Medicine:
Ellen M. Higgins, FNP
William Higgins, MD

 

(845) 265-9229
OB/GYN:
Maria Rosato-Nierenberg, MS

1756 Route 9D, Suite 104
Cold Spring, NY 10516

 

(845) 265-3664

Internal Medicine:
Ihor Iwaniw, MD

1756 Route 9D, Suite 102
Cold Spring, NY 10516

 

Cortlandt Manor

(914) 293-8600

Neurology:
Ann Hanley, MD
Shaik Ubaid, MD
Douglas Sankar, MD
Yael Rappeport, MD

Colorectal Surgery:
Daniel Feingold, MD

General Surgery:
Joseph Voli, MD

Thoracic Surgery:
Roy Oommen, MD

1978 Crompond Road - Suite 101
Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567

 

(914) 293-8401

Oncology:
Gregory Mears, MD
Martin Oster, MD
Namrata Patel, MD
Mark Stoopler, MD

1978 Crompond Road - Suite G1
Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567

 

(914) 739-6550

Internal Medicine:
James Trapasso, DO
Steven Rocker, MD
Aaron Richman, MD

1985 Crompond Road, Bldg. D
Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567

 

(914) 930-2007

Rheumatology:
Shalene Badhan, M.D.

Endocrinology:
Himani Chandra, M.D.

1985 Crompond Road, Bldg. A
Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567

 

(914) 736-6180

OB/GYN:
Meedlen Charles, MD
Jonelle Bingham-Alexander, MD

Maria Rosato-Nierenberg, MS
Danielle Stracci, MS
Joanne Mazzio, CNM, NP, MS
Jyothi Parapurath, MD

1968 Crompond Road,
Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567

 

(914) 736-1100

Ophthalmology:
Dr. Phillip Calenda

1985 Crompond Road, Bldg. C
Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567

 

(914) 737-3346

Pediatrics:
Dr. Michael Lasser
Dr. Eric Mier

1985 Crompond Road, Bldg. E
Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567

 

Croton-on-Hudson

(914) 271-2424
Pediatrics:
Lawrence Baskind, MD
Susan Travis, CPNP
Mary Ellen Stavitz, CPNP
Ellen Sandoval, MD

35 South Riverside Ave
Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520

 

(914) 233-3005
Internal Medicine:
Alexis Oliveros, MD
Orthopedic Surgery:
Nicole Belkin, MD

35 South Riverside Ave, Suite 102A
Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520

 

(914) 271-0001
Allergy:
Eun Soo Kwak-Peacock, MD

35 South Riverside Ave, Suite 106
Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520

 

Peekskill

(914) 736-0400
Internal Medicine:
Surbhi Agarwal, MD
Ihor Iwaniw, MD

211 South Division Street
Peekskill, NY 10566

 

Putnam Valley

(914) 528-7664
OB/GYN:
Meedlen Charles, MD
Jonelle Bingham-Alexander, MD

Maria Rosato-Nierenberg, MS
Danielle Stracci, MS
Joanne Mazzio, CNM, NP, MS
Jyothi Parapurath, MD

205 Waterside Professional Park
Located at 1259 Oregon Road
Putnam Valley, NY 10579

 

Somers

(914) 930-6770
Internal Medicine:
Surbhi Agarwal, MD

334 Route 202
Somers, NY 10589

 

Yorktown

(914) 962-5533
Internal Medicine:
Daniela Spitzer, MD

 

(914) 302-2640
Plastic Surgery:
Dennis A. Pastena, MD

2050 Saw Mill River Road, Suite 1
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598

 

Yonkers

(914) 376-5828
Gastroenterology:
Frank Turchioe, MD

970 North Broadway, Suite 207
Yonkers, NY 10701