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Date Updated: Monday, June 15, 2020

Grand Street Medical Associates Joins WMCHealth Physicians

Kingston Site Offers COVID-19 Testing, Primary and Specialty Medical Care

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KINGSTON, N.Y. (June 15, 2020) Kingston’s Grand Street Medical Associates is now part of WMCHealth Physicians, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth).  The practice, now called WMCHealth Physicians at Kingston, provides primary care and specialty healthcare services to the community, including asthma care, family medicine, diabetes management, ophthalmology, COVID-19 diagnostic testing and more. 

The practice office
is open, accepts new patients, takes most insurances including Medicare and Medicaid, and offers telemedicine appointments as a convenient care option. Medical appointments are available by calling 845.338.1535.  COVID-19 active infection diagnostic testing appointments can be scheduled by calling 914.202.4530.

The now official relationship with WMCHealth Physicians provides patients and referring physicians with greater access to the clinical subspecialists and advanced medical technologies of WMCHealth’s extensive care network. That care network includes WMCHealth Physicians subspecialists in Kingston, New Paltz, and Poughkeepsie offering heart and vascular, orthopedic, ENT, psychiatry, surgical and neuroscience services, plus direct access to the advanced care services offered by Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla.

WMCHealth Physicians at Kingston providers include:

  • Shuchee Madhusudan MD, an endocrinologist providing care for diabetes and other hormone-related diseases
  • Aaron Dietrich DO, Bogdan Iorgu MD, Ruxandra Iorgu MD, and Pal Lekaj MD, offering family medicine
  • John Cranston MD, an ophthalmologist, for the treatment of eye diseases, including glaucoma, as well as general vision issues
  • Anthony Guerrino DO and Nirmal Parikh MD, pulmonologists offering care for asthma, emphysema and other respiratory conditions

Telemedicine: A Convenient Option for Care

WMCHealth Physicians at Kingston offers telemedicine appointments by phone or video – as a convenient and simple appointment option for patients. WMCHealth telemedicine technology is easy to use on a smart phone, tablet or personal computer and similar to popular video conferencing technologies. WMCHealth Physicians at Kingston telemedicine appointments connections are safe, secure and compliant with all privacy regulations.

Community Confidence in Safety
Our care teams have the training, equipment, and capability to provide care safely – for our patients and for each member of our workforce.  Each patient can be assured that all CDC guidelines are met or exceeded when it comes to our use of personal protective equipment.

Additionally, special COVID-19 cleaning protocols are in use by our medical practice offices, hospitals and surgery centers.  Rest assured, the patient care experience will be comfortable and safe. 

WMCHealth Physicians Medical Practices follow these safety protocols for our patients, and our workforce:

  • Patients will be screened for COVID-19 exposure and symptoms during appointment making/follow up calls.  Patients will be asked if they have tested positive for the coronavirus, as well as if they are experiencing symptoms including fever, cough, malaise, shortness of breath, sore throat, diarrhea.  Patients will also be asked if they have been exposed to someone who has had coronavirus – or, any symptoms of it.
  • Only patients with a confirmed appointment may enter a medical practice office. 
  • Upon arrival, patients are asked to call the office so that the staff can advise when to enter.  Once inside an office, patients will see changes, including social distancing signage on chairs in waiting areas, and wait/stop here signage on the floors.  Additionally, some offices may stagger hours or use other approaches to limit the number of people inside the practice at any given time.
  • All patients, staff and approved visitors are always required to wear a mask.  Direct caregivers will wear additional PPE during a physical exam.
  • Employees will be screened for symptoms, including fever, each day.
  • Exam rooms will be disinfected between each patient and sanitized every evening.