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Dr. William Higgins Named as New Medical Director of Westchester Medical Practice
Respected local physician to head growing medical group with offices in 15 locations in Cortlandt Manor, Cold Spring, Putnam Valley, Peekskill and Yorktown.
Dr. Higgins of Cortlandt Manor will oversee the medical operations of the group, which currently has 25 physicians with offices in 15 locations.
A multi-specialty practice offering quality medical care, Westchester Medical Practice has offices in Cold Spring, Cortlandt, Peekskill, Putnam Valley and Yorktown and is affiliated with Hudson Valley Hospital Center.
“I am very excited about this opportunity to lead this very special practice,” said Dr. Higgins. “The Westchester Medical Practice is the perfect choice for people looking for quality medical care close to home. With the great facilities at Hudson Valley Hospital Center at our disposal, we are large enough to offer state-of-the-
As President of the Medical Staff at Hudson Valley Hospital Center, Dr. Higgins has a wealth of experience as a leader in the medical community. Until recently, he served as Medical Director of the Seabury Assisted Living Facility and was a Clinical Preceptor at New York Medical College in Valhalla. Dr. Higgins is well respected in the senior community. With a sub specialty in geriatrics, he is the past Director of the Hudson Valley Region of the Alzheimer’s Association.
Dr. Higgins continues to practice internal medicine and recently joined Dr. Daniela Spitzer at offices at 2050 Saw Mill River Road in Yorktown Heights.
He obtained his Medical Degree from George Washington University School of Medicine and is working on a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine.
Also joining the Westchester Medical Practice as Practice Administrator is Carol Puchir of Cortlandt Manor. Ms. Puchir has 16 years of experience in medical office management. She will work closely with the medical director to oversee the day to day operations of the practice including operation of the individual offices, billing, electronic medical records, hiring and training.
“I have lived and worked in this community for my entire life and I’m proud to be associated with the Westchester Medical Practice,’’ said Ms. Puchir. “It is a practice of physicians who value community and are committed to the well being of their patients.’’
Ms. Puchir has a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Fordham University and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Pace University, Lubin School of Business.
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Westchester Medical Practice is a multi-specialty practice offering quality medical care at 15 convenient locations in Cortlandt Manor, Cold Spring, Putnam Valley, Peekskill and Yorktown. With Board Certified physicians in specialties from pediatrics to geriatrics, our physicians are dedicated to providing comprehensive medical care that is cutting edge, yet caring. Visit www.wmpny.com for more information or call 788-4635.