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Raj Buddhavarapu, MD, Director of Geriatric and Palliative Care at White Plains Hospital, is now seeing out-patients in New Rochelle

11/03/2014

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (November 3, 2014) – Dr. Raj Buddhavarapu (“Dr. Buddha”), of White Plains Hospital Physician Associates Westchester Geriatrics & Palliative Care, began seeing patients in the Hospital’s ambulatory center in the Wykagyl section of New Rochelle late last month. Dr. Buddha is board certified in Geriatrics as well as in Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine.

Dr. Buddha, a geriatrician, received his medical degree from Osmania Medical College in India and completed his Fellowship in Geriatrics at Flushing Hospital Medical Center. He shares his expertise in Geriatrics by providing consultative services to other physicians and family members to optimize the care of the community’s most elderly patients. He is also a member of the Westchester County Multidisciplinary Task Force for Prevention of Elder Abuse. His goal is to provide guidance in identifying and addressing the specific needs and challenges of older patients, when they are hospitalized, in the Emergency Department and now as out-patients as well.

The new office, White Plains Hospital Physician Associates and Imaging Center at New Rochelle, is located at 1296 North Avenue, in the Wykagyl Shopping Center. The two-story 18,000 square-foot facility is the first White Plains Hospital Physician Associates satellite practice and imaging center in the Sound Shore area and in addition to geriatrics, includes physicians specializing in primary care, dermatology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, hematology/oncology , orthopedics, obstetrics and gynecology. The facility also houses a comprehensive diagnostic imaging center on the ground floor.For appointments or more information, call (914) 681-1072.

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White Plains Hospital (WPH) is a 292-bed not-for-profit health care organization with the primary mission of providing exceptional acute and preventive medical care to all people who live in, work in or visit Westchester County and its surrounding areas. Centers of Excellence include the Dickstein Cancer Treatment PavilionThe William & Sylvia Silberstein Neonatal & Maternity Center,and The Ruth and Jerome A. Siegel Stroke Center. The Hospital’s Flanzer Emergency Department is the busiest in Westchester County, seeing over 55,000 visits a year. White Plains Hospital is the only community hospital in Westchester County licensed to perform lifesaving emergency & elective angioplasty in its Joan and Alan Herfort, M.D. Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory. The Hospital is fully accredited by the Joint Commission and earned its recognition as a Top Performer for Key Quality Measures® in 2013. The Hospital is also an eleven-time winner of the Consumer Choice Award, an honor given to the nation’s top hospitals by the National Research Corporation, and received Magnet® designation in 2012 from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). In 2014 White Plains Hospital received the Outstanding Patient Experience Award from Healthgrades®, given to only 5% of hospitals nationwide. For additional information, visit http://www.wphospital.org