White Plains, NY (April 15, 2012) - Raj Buddhavarapu, MD, Director of Geriatrics and Palliative Care at White Plains Hospital, has opened a clinical office where he will provide outpatient consultations and ongoing medical care to the growing numbers of older adults in Westchester county and surrounding areas.
Dr. “Buddha,” as he prefers to be known, joined the White Plains Hospital staff in August, 2011 in this newly created position, where he works with other physicians to consult on geriatric inpatients and help identify and address the complex needs specific to the elderly population.
He is board-certified in both Geriatric Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Dr. Buddha also serves as a geriatric medicine consultant to residents of several assisted living facilities in the area, including the Esplanade in White Plains, Willow Towers in New Rochelle, and the Atria at Rye Brook.
His new outpatient office will be located at 311 North Street in White Plains. More information and consultation appointments are available by calling (914) 681-1072.
White Plains Hospital (WPH) is a 292-bed voluntary, not-for-profit health care organization with the primary mission of offering high quality, acute health care 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 Center, The William & Sylvia Silberstein Neonatal & Maternity Center, The Ruth and Jerome A. Siegel Stroke Center and The Westchester Orthopedic Institute. The Hospital has the busiest Emergency Department in Westchester County, with more than 55,000 visits a year. White Plains Hospital is the only community hospital in Westchester County licensed to perform emergency & elective angioplasty. The Hospital is a nine-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. WPH is a member of the New York-Presbyterian Healthcare System and the Stellaris Health Network, Inc. For additional information, visit http://www.wphospital.org.