Internal Medicine Division

June is Men’s Health Month – Make Your Health a Top Priority!

Men should make their health a top priority and take daily steps to be healthier and stronger. There are many easy things that can be done every day to create a healthy lifestyle: Eat healthy. Nutritious foods give you energy and may lower your risk of certain diseases. Focus on fruits and vegetables, whole grains,...
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Smoking: You CAN Quit

Over 16 million Americans suffer from a disease caused by smoking: cancer, heart disease, stroke, lung diseases (such as emphysema, bronchitis, and chronic airway obstruction) and diabetes result in 1,300 deaths every day. “Most people who smoke know they should stop, but it is very hard to kick the habit,” says Dr. Davide Michael DeBellis,...
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Make Every Month Stroke Awareness Month

The month of May is dedicated to stroke awareness. However, now that we know that strokes are preventable, it makes sense that all of us should always be stroke aware. What is a stroke? A stroke, or “brain attack,” occurs when blood flow to an area of the brain is cut off (ischemic stroke) or...
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Attacking Tick-Borne Diseases

Prevention is much more than half the battle We understand that many people find ticks are…well…gross! But, it is essential to be well informed about them. All the news about Lyme and other tick-borne diseases can make living in the beautiful Hudson Valley seem a little scary. And there is good reason to be careful...
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Premier’s Atrium – Poughkeepsie Internal Medicine Office Now Offering Extended Care Hours!

For the convenience of our patients, we’ve extended the hours of our Atrium – Poughkeepsie Internal Medicine office. Now you have the option of scheduling an appointment Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. –  7:00 p.m. Please note that Extended Care is by appointment and is only available at our Atrium – Poughkeepsie location: Atrium at MidHudson...
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Five Benefits to Building a Relationship with a Primary Care Physician

You are young and healthy and lead a busy life. So why would you want to complicate your already hectic life with one more thing like finding a primary care physician and making an appointment? Research shows that people who have a primary care physician actually live longer. They are less likely to die from cancer, heart disease,...
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