May 21, 2013

Health Notes: May 21, 2013


---- — New Health Center accepting patients

SARANAC LAKE — A new Saranac Lake Health Center operated by Adirondack Health opened Monday and is now accepting patients.

The Health Center is located on the second floor of the Medical Office Building on Old Lake Colby Road above the Wound Care Center. A team of three skilled and caring physicians will be providing patient care: Dr. Beth Bartos, Dr. Darci Beiras and Dr. Kenneth Ged. Bartos will continue to practice family medicine at the Lake Placid Health Center, and Beiras will still provide pediatric care at the Tupper Lake Health Center. Ged will be seeing patients in Tupper Lake as well.

Patient records are computerized at Adirondack Health, so current Health Center patients wishing to be seen in Saranac Lake do not have to transfer their medical records from Keene, Lake Placid or Tupper Lake.

To make an appointment, call 897-APPT. Wound care, rheumatology and ostomy care may require a physician referral prior to making an appointment. Most insurances are accepted, including Medicaid and Fidelis. Information and resources are available for those who are uninsured or underinsured; ask when calling for an appointment.

Items needed for veterans

PLATTSBURGH — The Plattsburgh Kiwanis Breakfast Club is collecting needed items to be distributed to veterans throughout the Northern New York region.

The Stratton VA Medical Center in Albany has issued a list of items that are needed. They include: men’s undershirts; briefs and boxers (all sizes); men’s and women’s sweatshirts and sweatpants (all sizes); women’s sports bras (all sizes); large-print crossword puzzle books; disposable razors (triple or quad); stick deodorant (men’s and women’s); bar soap; shampoo; bodywash; regular coffee (cans); Creamora or other brands of powdered creamer, sugar and artificial sweetener; hard candies; and gift cards from Walmart, Price Chopper, Target and Hannaford (for emergency purchases of clothing, toiletries and food items).

Donations can be dropped off at the War of 1812 Museum, 31 Washington Road, Plattsburgh from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Or, contact Tammy Brown at 534-4082 or to make arrangements to have a club member pick up items.

For more information on how to become a volunteer with the Plattsburgh Kiwanis Breakfast Club, join the group at 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Perkins Restaurant or contact club president Carrie Stone at or membership chair Tammy Brown at