Lake Success, NY – August 19, 2019 – ProHEALTH Care Associates, LLP, the premiere medical practice on Long Island with over 1000 physicians who provide a full range of primary care and specialty services at over 300 locations has extended and expanded its Clinical Affiliation Agreement with ProHEALTH Dental to address the oral health needs of its 1.5M+ patients.

“The clinical literature clearly demonstrates that poor oral health is a contributing factor to many chronic illnesses including heart disease and diabetes. Recent studies reveal that it can also have a causative effect in early onset of Alzheimer’s disease and colon cancer. Recognizing that good oral health is a key element of overall health and wellness for patients of all ages, this clinical affiliation will allow our physicians to coordinate care with the clinical staff of ProHEALTH Dental which we believe will both improve health and ultimately reduce healthcare costs,” said Dr. Zeyad Baker, ProHEALTH’s CEO.

“The extension and expansion of this clinical affiliation affirms our commitment to providing high-quality medical care and dental care to our surrounding communities in furtherance of our mission to help patients understand the importance of good oral health as an important element of their overall health and well-being,” said Norton L. Travis, CEO of ProHEALTH Dental.

ProHEALTH and ProHEALTH Dental’s initial clinical affiliation was in 2016 when the first dental office was opened in Lake Success. Since that time, ProHEALTH Dental has added seven (7) state-of-the art offices throughout Long Island and Queens with three (3) more under development.

Under this Clinical Affiliation, ProHEALTH’s physicians and ProHEALTH Dental’s dentists collaborate in the care of their patients in important areas such as sleep disorders, heart disease, diabetes and pediatrics. “We believe that this is the model of the future,” said Travis. “It’s time to break down the historical barrier between medicine and dentistry and have these important healthcare professionals work together to improve the oral and overall health of their patients.”

About ProHEALTH Care Associates:
We started in 1997, creating a new patient-centric way to deliver health care. Today, ProHEALTH Care is the largest, independent, physician-run, health care organization in the Northeast. We have over 900 providers in 300 locations throughout Greater New York and New Jersey. This gives our over 1 million patients the care they need when and where they need it. We offer a full range of services including urgent, primary and specialty care. Crain’s ranked ProHEALTH Care as one of the top 10 largest physician groups in the New York Metro area. And they ranked us the largest physician group not part of a hospital.

About ProHEALTH Dental:
Based in Lake Success, New York, ProHEALTH Dental partners with health systems and medical groups to coordinate dental services with primary care medical services and promote the oral and overall health and well-being of their patients. Under these partnership arrangements, ProHEALTH Dental develops state-of-the-art dental offices to provide both preventative and restorative dentistry, as well as all needed specialty services, for both children and adults. Through its current affiliations with  ProHEALTH Care Associates, Riverside Medical Group, WestMed and The Mount Sinai Health System,  ProHEALTH Dental currently operates in Long Island and Queens, New York, with expansions planned throughout the five boroughs, Westchester and New Jersey. For more information, contact Norton L. Travis, CEO at ntravis@phdental.com or 516-654-4400 ext. 1616 or visit www.prohealthcaredental.com.