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2019 Cigna Quality, Cost Efficiency Care Designation

We are pleased to announce that our physicians have again been designated by Cigna Health Plan as "Cigna Care Designated Physicians".  This means that our physicians continue to provide high quality and cost effective care to Cigna Members.  A full description of the methods used by the plan to determine physician quality and cost efficiency. 

Debbie Caputo To Be Honored by The Crohn's and Colitis Foundation

On Sunday, June 10, 2018, the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation will honor Debbie Caputo for her two decades of support for the Crohn's and Colitis patients in Rockland County.  Debbie has worked at Digestive Disease Associates of Rockland since 1996 and has a passion for the care and treatment of patients with chronic Liver and Digestive Diseases. 

Please come and support Debbie and the great mission of the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation by attending the Take Step Walk on Sunday, June 10th at 4pm at SUNY Purchase.  If you cannot, I hope you can make a small contribution to the foundation in her honor. 

More information about the walk itself and a link to donate can be found here http://online.ccfa.org/goto/digestivediseaseassociatesofrockland.

 

Debbie Caputo to be honored by the CCFA Foundation

The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of Rockland & Orange County will honor Deborha Caputo on Sunday June 10, 2018 at the CCFA SUNY, Purchase. Debbie is being honored by the Foundation for her many years of compassionate care to the IBD patients of Rockland County and for her exemplary efforts with the Crohn’s and Colitis Support Group.  Debbie also played a critical role in the launch of the Rockland "Take Steps" Program in 2011.  She works tirelessly to make sure that all patients receive the best possible care and needed support.   

 Please join Team Digestive Disease Associates of Rockland by attending the Walk on June 10th or by making a contribution to support their noble goals. To participate in the walk or to make a donation, please go to the following web address:  http://online.ccfa.org/goto/digestivediseaseassociatesofrockland

 

Message from the Colorectal Alliance

Colorectal Cancer doesn’t care about age and doesn’t just strike the older population. Currently, one in 10 individuals under the age of 50 are being diagnosed with colorectal cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, the incidence rate in people younger than 50 is increasing, from 6% of individuals younger than 50 in 1990 to 11% in 2013. By the time of correct diagnosis, in many occasions, the cancer has progressed to the advance stages. The Colorectal Cancer Alliance has committed $1 million to young onset research in 2018 and continues to educate about early detection, establishing an open dialog with physicians to achieve correct diagnosis and screening options.

Warning signs of colorectal cancer includes: Anemia; Rectal bleeding, dark or black stool; Change in bowel habits; Diarrhea and/or constipation; Narrowing of stool; Abdominal discomfort (cramps, gas, pain, bloated); Unexplained weight loss; Weakness/fatigue; and Nausea or vomiting.

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer related death in the U.S. This year, it is estimated that more than 135,000 Americans will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer, and nearly 50,000 will die from the disease. In its early stages, colorectal cancer is highly treatable, with a five-year survival rate of 90%, making it a stoppable and preventable disease through early detection. It is estimated that 1.7 million new cases are expected in 2018 according to the American Cancer Society.

The Colorectal Cancer Alliance’s mission is to end colorectal cancer within our lifetime through providing support services, awareness of preventive measures, and funding critical research. The nonprofit is hosting several events and initiatives during the March awareness month.

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