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03/07/18 10:00am

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One the issue of limited medical services on Shelter Island, Supervisor Gary Gerth said at Tuesday’s Town Board work session that he has yet to speak with Dr. Peter Kelt. (more…)

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02/19/18 2:00pm

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She is a frail Shelter Island senior who needed care for a wound but had to go off-Island to get treatment because no doctor was available here.

That may seem a minor inconvenience to some. But to the frail elderly among us, not having a doctor they know and can reach when there’s a medical problem that doesn’t rise to the emergency room level can be alarming.

In addition, with the seriousness of this year’s flu epidemic, an elderly resident should be able to know if she/he has just a cold or something more serious without travelling off-Island for a diagnosis. (more…)

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03/12/14 2:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Dr. Peter Kelt has now moved his practice from the back to the front of the town-owned Medical Center. The rear office will be occupied by doctors affiliated with Winthrop Hospital, although work in arranging telecommunications and information technology has slowed the move-in.

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Dr. Peter Kelt has now moved his practice from the back to the front of the town-owned Medical Center. The rear office is to be occupied by doctors affiliated with Winthrop Hospital.

If you’re a regular patient of Dr. Peter Kelt or a new patient of his associate, Dr. Barbara Cole-Phillips, you probably know that the office has now relocated from the back to the front of the town Medical Center.

But the back office, to be occupied by a doctor or doctors from Winthrop-University Hospital, could be open in about two weeks, according to hospital spokesman J. Edmund Keating. (more…)

01/20/14 5:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | A patient at the Town Medical Center receiving a vaccine that doctors maintain is the best preventative against flu.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | A patient at the Town Medical Center receiving a vaccine that doctors maintain is the best preventative against flu.

Think you’ve successfully avoided the flu so far?

You might be out of the woods, say experts at the Centers for Disease Control and the New York State Department of Health. (more…)