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Soundview Medical Associates in the News
House Calls: Secret to Why Some Medications Work Better than Others (It's in your Genes)
July 7, 2014, Darien News and The New Canaan News
 

For his regular column "House Calls" in July 7th's New Canaan News and Darien News, our very own Dr. Michael Schwartz reveals the secret to why some medications work better than others given your genetic makeup. A simple genetic test can help determine this. Read this interesting article.

House Calls: Should Retail Stores Be Giving You Your Health Care
May 2, 2014, Darien News and The New Canaan News
 

For his regular column "House Calls" in the New Canaan News and Darien News, our very own Dr. Michael Schwartz recently wrote an article that addresses his concerns about drug store chains jumping in to provide actual patient health care. Read this thought-provoking article.

Doctors at Soundview Medical Associates Named as Connecticut's Top Docs, Five Years in a Row
Connecticut Magazine, April 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, and 2010
 

Dr. Erik Beger
Rheumatology
Dr. Timothy Bookas
Family Pract
Dr. Debra Schussheim
Endocrinology
Dr. Glenn Siegel
Endocrinology
Dr. Maura Sparks
Int Medicine
Dr. John Svogun
Family Pract

For the fifth year in a row, our doctors were named by their peers as Connecticut's "Top Docs". Connecticut Magazine annually showcases their annual Top Docs listings, featuring the most recommended physicians in the state as selected by their peers. Connecticut Magazine surveyed over 5,000 physicians across the state and asked them all the same question: "Other than yourself, to whom would you send a loved one in need of medical attention?"

House Calls: When to Undergo Preventative Tests
Nov 29, 2013, Darien News and The New Canaan News
 
 

For his regular column "House Calls" in the New Canaan News and Darien Times, our very own Dr. Michael Schwartz wrote an article that lays down the current guidelines on how often patients should undergo preventative tests. Read this very useful article.

 

Norwalk Hospital Presents Dr. Tao-Nan Chi with the 2013 Tracey Award
May 2013
 

Norwalk Hospital celebrated Doctor's Day by presenting our very own Dr. Chi with the 2013 Tracey Award. The Tracey Award goes to the doctor who best displays leadership, character, involvement in community service and exemplary clinical skill. Norwalk Hospital chose to honor two doctors this year: Dr. Tao Nan Chi (L) and Dr. Richard Zelkowitz. Dr. Chi was nominated for his 39 years of compassionate patient care, superior clinical skill and leadership at Soundview Medical Associates. Read details.

 

Doctors at Soundview Medical Associates Named as Connecticut's Top Docs, Four Years in a Row
Connecticut Magazine, April 2013, 2012, 2011, and 2010
 

Dr. Erik Beger
Rheumatology
Dr. Timothy Bookas
Family Pract
Dr. Debra Schussheim
Endocrinology
Dr. Glenn Siegel
Endocrinology

For the fourth year in a row, our doctors were named by their peers as Connecticut's "Top Docs". Connecticut Magazine annually showcases their annual Top Docs listings, featuring the most recommended physicians in the state as selected by their peers. Connecticut Magazine surveyed over 5,000 physicians across the state and asked them all the same question: "Other than yourself, to whom would you send a loved one in need of medical attention?"

Soundview Medical Associates Continues to Receives ICAEL Accreditation for Its Echocardiography Laboratory
January 2013
 

Dr. Tao Nan Chi
Director of Cardiology
Soundview Medical

Soundview Medical Associates' echocardiography laboratory was granted continuing accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission. Echocardiography is a complex imaging technique used in the detection and management of many types of heart disease. Soundview's laboratory is one of the first 1,000 echocardiography locations in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico to be so recognized for its commitment to high quality patient care and quality diagnostic testing.  Dr. Tao Nan Chi and his staff were commended for demonstrating the laboratory's pursuit of excellence. Soundview Medical Associates has been an accredited echocardiography facility since 2009.

 

"House Calls" article by Dr. Michael Schwartz on Drug Store Health Care
Darien News - May 2, 2013
 

Read this op-ed article written by our very own Dr. Michael Schwartz in the Darien News on his concerns about drug stores providing actual patient healthcare and treating patients with acute and chronic medical conditions. 

 

Soundview Medical Associates Earns National Recognition for Patient-Centered Care
Press Release - November 13, 2012
 

Certificate of Recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance. (Click image to enlarge).

Soundview Medical Associates achieved national recognition from The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) in Washington, DC for their certification as a Level 3 Physician Practice Connections—Patient-Centered Medical Home. The Patient-Centered Medical Home is a model of healthcare based on an ongoing, personal relationship between a patient, doctor and the patient's care team. Whatever the medical needs, the patient has a medical "home"; a single, trusted doctor and care team, through which continuous, comprehensive and integrated care is provided. The ultimate goal is to keep patients healthy and prevent illness.

To receive recognition, Soundview Medical demonstrated the ability to meet the program’s key elements, embodying characteristics of the medical home. The accreditation is good for 3 years. Read press release.

Doctors at Soundview Medical Associates Named as Connecticut's Top Docs, Three Years in a Row
Connecticut Magazine, April 2012, 2011, and 2010
 

For the third year in a row, four of our doctors were named by their peers as Connecticut's "Top Docs". Connecticut Magazine annually showcases their annual Top Docs listings, featuring the most recommended physicians in the state as selected by their peers. Connecticut Magazine surveyed over 5,000 physicians across the state and asked them all the same question: "Other than yourself, to whom would you send a loved one in need of medical attention?"

Dr. Charles Cochran Receives 2011 Best of Norwalk Award
November 16, 2011
 

Dr. Charles Cochran has been selected for the 2011 Best of Norwalk Award in the Internal Medicine Practitioners category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA). The USCA "Best of Local Business" Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. The 2011 USCA Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the USCA and data provided by third parties. Read press release.

Dr. Schwartz Elected to CT Boxing Hall of Fame
July 25, 2011
 

Dr. Michael Schwartz, who works at our Darien office, has been elected to the Connecticut Boxing Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will be held at Mohegan Sun Resort on Oct 29, 2011. Since 1991 when he was appointed ringside physician for the State of Connecticut, Dr. Schwartz has been committed to improving the safety and health of the professional boxer. Read this press release.

Dr. Schwartz selected as Patient's Choice Awardee
2010, 2009, 2009
 

Dr. Michael Schwartz was awarded the Patient's Choice Award in 2010 and 2008-2009.  He also received the 2010 Most Compassionate Doctor Award. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores as voted by patients. Of the nation's 720,000 active physicians, less than 6% were accorded this honor by their patients in 2010.

Dr. Erik Beger Appears on Channel 84
February 15-21, 2010
 

Dr. Erik Beger, rheumatologist with Soudview Medical Associates, appeared on Channel 84 on the popular Norwalk Hospital Health Talk television show. Dr. Beger will talk about Rheumatoid Arthritis. Channel 84 is on Cablevision local programming. The show was broadcast from Monday, Feb 15 through Feb 21. Broadcasts were are at 6:30PM, 8PM, 9:30 PM and 11PM each evening. See the announcement on The Hour.

Soundview Medical Associates Selects Allscripts Electronic Health Record and Practice Management
October 29, 2009
 

Allscripts announced that Soundview Medical Associates has selected Allscripts Electronic Health Record (EHR) and Practice Management (PM) to enhance the quality of the care delivered by its 22 physicians, improve patient communications, and better manage the cost of care delivery. Soundview plans to establish connectivity between the new system and key information systems at Norwalk Hospital. “Our goal is to provide state-of-the-art care for the patients of the Norwalk region, and Allscripts is helping us get there with capabilities like connectivity to Norwalk hospital’s clinical information systems so our providers have all the information needed, whether from other physicians or the hospital, to provide true continuity of care for better health results,” said Smith. Read press release. (Click thumbnail to enlarge photo with caption.)

Soundview Medical Associates Receives ICAEL Accreditation for Its Echocardiography Laboratory
April 28, 2009
 

Dr. Tao Nan Chi
Director of Cardiology
Soundview Medical

Soundview Medical Associates was granted accreditation by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories (ICAEL). Soundview's laboratory is one of the first 1,000 echocardiography locations in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico to be so recognized for its commitment to high quality patient care and quality diagnostic testing.  Dr. Tao Nan Chi and his staff were commended for demonstrating the laboratory's pursuit of excellence. Read press release.

Soundview Medical Associates Receives Business Award
The Hour, June 5, 2008
 

Eileen Smith, executive director of Soundview Medical Associates is shown accepting the 2008 Small Business Award from the Greater Norwalk Chamber of Commerce. Norwalk Mayor Richard Moccia (right) looks on.  Read article.  (Article reprinted with special permission from The Hour)

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Medical Group Settles at i.Park
The Hour, March 20, 2008
 

Read all about our move to our brand new, 25,000 square foot state-of-the-art offices at iPark. Pictured here is our spacious waiting room with 4 flat screen televisions. (Article reprinted with special permission from The Hour)