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Cardiovascular Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Program

Request An Appointment or Refer a Patient | Call 914.909.6922 or Click Here to Request an Appointment

Lower your risk of heart problems, especially if you have a family history of heart disease.

The WMCHealth Heart and Vascular Institute’s new Cardiovascular Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Program is a vital, innovative investment in the well-being of the population of the Hudson Valley.

Offered at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, MidHudson Regional Hospital in Poughkeepsie and HealthAlliance Hospital in Kingston, the Cardiovascular Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Program expands the WMCHealth Heart and Vascular Institute to include this program for the primary prevention of heart disease, the No. 1 cause of death in the United States.

To Schedule an Appointment or Refer a Patient, Call 914.909.6922 or Click Here to Request an Appointment

Staying One Step Ahead of Heart Disease

The Cardiovascular Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Program advocates proactive heart-healthy practices, looks for early signs of heart issues, and provides treatment to minimize and eliminate risks of conditions. The program includes seamless access for patients to the expansive specialized expertise and resources of Westchester Medical Center, MidHudson Regional Hospital, and WMCHealth.

Your Healthy Heart Can Start Here

Our program is designed to promote cardiovascular health through diet, lifestyle changes, and other interventions. This personalized program of care can help you maintain good health and quality of life.

The program is designed for you. You will meet with a member of our expert team of providers who will assess your condition, lifestyle, and health history to determine your cardiac risk. Then, we will create a personalized plan to help you minimize the risk of developing a heart condition. Testing and recommendations may include:

  • Complete physical examination and follow-up testing as needed
  • Screenings for hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, and other conditions that may increase risk of heart disease
  • Review of lifestyle modifications and, where appropriate, initiation of medications
  • Smoking cessation therapy, both behavioral and pharmacological

Appointments, Referrals and Information

To schedule an appointment or make a referral, please call 914.909.6922 or or fill out this form to request a convenient appointment.

Ambulatory Care Pavilion
Westchester Medical Center

100 Woods Road
Valhalla, NY 10595
Fax: 914.493.2828

MidHudson Regional Hospital
1 Webster Avenue
Atrium Suite 202
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

HealthAlliance Hospital
111 Mary's Avenue
Suite 3
Kingston, NY 12401

The program is led by Director Joshua Melcer, MD, FACC, also the Director of the WMCHealth Heart and Vascular Institute Outpatient Cardiology Practice. Dr. Melcer passionately promotes cardiovascular health with patients through diet, lifestyle, blood-pressure monitoring and cholesterol management. Such personalized care helps our patients maintain and sustain quality of life. In addition, through Westchester Medical Center’s fellowship program, he helps train the next generation of physicians in preventive cardiology.

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