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Dexter A. McKenzie, RPH, MD

Dexter A. McKenzie, RPH, MD

Internal Medicine & Pediatrics

Internship: Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, Kings County Hospital, NY
Residency: Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, Kings County Hospital, NY
MD: Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN
BS: Pharmaceutical & Health Sciences, Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY


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Anise Joseph, MD

Anise Joseph, MD

Pediatrics

Internship: Pediatrics, Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, Westchester Medical Center, NY
Residency: Pediatrics, Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, Westchester Medical Center, NY
MD: SUNY Downstate College of Medicine, Brooklyn, NY


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Emmanuel Valery, MD

Emmanuel Valery, MD

Internal Medicine

Board-Certified: Internal Medicine
MD: University Noreste Medical School, Tampico, Mexico
BS: Long Island University
Member: American Medical Association, Asclepius Medical Society


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Jacob Shafran, OD

Jacob Shafran, OD

Optometry

Internship: NY Association for the Blind, New York Lighthouse
OD: Doctor of Optometry, State College of Optometry, New York, NY
BA: New York University, New York, NY


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Gerard A. Leotaud, DPM

Gerard A. Leotaud, DPM

Podiatry

Fellowship: Lower Extremity Deformity Correction & Microsurgical Limb Reconstruction
Residency: Podiatrics, Saint Vincent Midtown Hospital, Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center, (Montefiore North Division), New York, NY
DPM: Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, New York College of Podiatric Medicine, New York, NY


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Jason T. Pang, DDS

Jason T. Pang, DDS

General & Cosmetic Dentistry

Residency: Dentistry, Bronx Lebanon Hospital, Bronx, NY
Mini-Residency: Implantology, Dental Implant Learning Center, Englewood, NJ
DDS: NYU College of Dentistry, New York, NY
Certified: Invisalign Provider


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Fatou Saba, RDH, BA

Fatou Saba, RDH, BA

Dental Hygienist

AAS: Dental Hygiene, NYU College of Dentistry, New York, NY
Certified: CPR
Registered: Dental Hygienist


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Kiana Dalee Piedrahita, MSN, FNP-BC

Kiana Dalee Piedrahita, MSN, FNP-BC

Family Nurse Practitioner

Board-Certified: Family Nurse Practitioner, ANCC
Doctor of Nursing Practice: Columbia University, New York, NY
MS: Family Nurse Practitioner, Columbia University, New York, NY
BS: Registered Nurse, Hunter College, New York, NY


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Vivian Elbaz-Waxman, MSN, FNP-BC

Vivian Elbaz-Waxman, MSN, FNP-BC

Nurse Manager, Family Nurse Practitioner

BS: Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner Program, SUNY Downstate Medical School, Brooklyn, NY
BA: Psychology (with honors), Brooklyn College


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Lise Vincent, DPM

Lise Vincent, DPM

Professional experience
Sept 2017 — today: Essen Medical Associates. Bronx, NY. Podiatrist
April 2010 — Aug 2017: Advantage Care Physicians. New York, NY. Podiatrist


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July 15, 2019

Do I Need Glasses? 9 Signs You Do Not Want To Miss

Relying on your vision is something that most of us need to do to get through our everyday lives. However, when we run into issues that make it difficult for us.

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July 1, 2019

7 Must Know Acute Glaucoma Symptoms

Going to the eye doctor only to get a little puff of air in your eye isn’t fun. But did you know that little puff of air can keep you from going blind? If someone in your family.

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June 18, 2019

How Doctors Treat Painful Plantar Fasciitis

You might be right: if you’ve been experiencing foot pains and don’t know what’s going on, you could have sprained your ankle or have put too much strain on it walking.

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June 17, 2019

The Dangers of a High Fever for Your Child

The average child will get sick upwards of 12 times in their first year of daycare. While these are normally common colds, children can also experience fevers.

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