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November 21st, 2012 issue of the SA Current

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    Attorney Carolyn A. D'Agostino

    Albany Mediation Center

    Samaritan Counseling Center of the Capital Reigion

    Community Care Physicians, PC (CCP)

    Latimer/Stroud

•     Whitney M. Young Health Services

•     Bayada Home Health Care

•     Schenectady Arc

    Payprep, Inc.

•     Veterinary Specialties Referral Center, LLC

•     Hudson Valley Design

    Proactive Resources, Inc.

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ALBANY'S FINEST 2013 PROFILE SERIES is produced by Proactive Resources for the October 17th issue of Metroland. Our knowledgeable team of researchers and writers mine the wealth of current and readily available information to find the best in your field.

For more than 29 years, we have profiled some of the most influential lawyers, doctors, educational and financial institutions in the country, taking direct referrals from your colleagues, Martindale-Hubbell, the Chamber of Commerce, Better Business Bureau, and more. We know a winner when we see one!

The Community Prevention and Treatment Services Department at WHITNEY M. YOUNG HEALTH SERVICES has been taking care of people living with HIV & Hepatitis C in Albany, Schenectady & Rensselaer Counties for more than 20 years. They have qualified, trained & recognized specialists who will work with you to create a treatment plan. Medical case managers will assist you in developing an appointment schedule, keeping your appointments & supporting you with your medication. Their social worker, nurses & other support staff will help you stay healthy and keep your HIV or Hepatitis C under control. They can also help with transportation, referrals to community resources & support groups. In addition, if you are living with other chronic conditions, they can help manage them through their primary care services.

If you are diagnosed with HIV or Hepatitis, or if you know someone who is, they can provide the confidential services you need to stay healthy – physically, socially & emotionally. No matter what your situation, you do not have to face it alone!

 

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Whitney M. Young Health Services

920 Lark Drive

Albany, NY

(518) 465-4771 x4481

www.wmyhealth.org

Community HIV Medical Care

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When someone you love is discharged from the hospital or needs care at home, make sure that the care received is designed by an agency that specializes in meeting the unique needs of your family. At first, choosing the appropriate agency might seem overwhelming. BAYADA HOME HEALTH CARE has the professionals who can turn an overwhelming situation into a healing environment. Their professional staff employs a holistic approach, encompassing all areas of treatment. In collaboration with the physician, they will plan and manage the care with skill and compassion, achieving high-quality outcomes.

At Bayada, experienced and trained nurses and home health aides help clients at every level of care from pediatrics to geriatrics. They also offer specially-trained pediatric nurses who are experts in caring for children with special needs from newborn through adolescents. Nursing care helps clients with short-term or ongoing needs, ranging from basic wound care to high-tech tracheostomy and ventilator care. Home health aides help adults manage activities of daily living, including bathing, dressing, mobility, housekeeping, meals & errands.

 

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Bayada Home Health Care

80 Wolf Rd, #308

Albany, NY

(518) 437-5177

www.bayada.com

Premier Home Health Services

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It’s all about community. SCHENECTADY ARC provides services and supports to people with intellectual & developmental disabilities and their families, including workforce preparation, life skills training & residential services. Schenectady ARC’s goal is to encourage and enable individuals to enjoy a life of self-determination and independence. A caring, professional staff of approximately 600 offers programs at five main locations, 21 homes and 25 apartments located throughout Schenectady County.

Schenectady ARC, a private non-profit organization, offers a broad spectrum of supports for individuals with special needs, from young adults who seek to continue their education in a college atmosphere to medically fragile individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities & multiple physical challenges. Schenectady ARC offers employment support at its work center and in the community to people of all abilities. The agency also provides primary health care and other clinical services through its two clinics. Selected by its employees as a “Great Place to Work” for the last three years, the agency offers caring professionals, outstanding employment and career development opportunities.

 

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Schenectady Arc

214 State Street

Schenectady, NY

(518) 372-1160

www.arcschenectady.org

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Animals can’t tell you in words what is wrong with them so making a correct and timely diagnosis can sometimes be challenging. VETERINARY SPECIALTIES REFERRAL CENTER, LLC is a referral-only veterinary specialty practice providing advanced surgical & diagnostic services to animal patients. Founded in 1990, and the first specialty practice in the Capital District, their team of Board-Certified Specialists and Licensed Veterinary Technicians provides 24-hour patient care utilizing the latest equipment and techniques.

Working by referral means Veterinary Specialties partners with primary care veterinarians when one of their patients’ needs the additional training and expertise of a specialist. By using state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging technologies, VSRC specialists are able to view internal organs and bone structures in a non-invasive way and obtain valuable information to expedite a diagnosis and formulate the most appropriate treatment plan. A broad array of advanced surgical procedures are available at VSRC including orthopedic, soft tissue, minimally invasive, oncologic, and neurologic. Utilizing the safest anesthetic protocols and an individualized pain management program for each patient, VSRC remains a trusted resource for advanced care from three locations, Pattersonville, Latham and Gansevoort.

 

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Veterinary Specialties Referral Center, LLC

1641 Main Street

Pattersonville, NY

(518) 887-2260

www.veterinaryspecialties.com

Advanced Surgical & Diagnostic Vet Services

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“Design is in everything we do. Our design solutions reflect our clients’ values, whether it’s corporate branding or a family’s lifestyle,” says Patricia Green, of HUDSON VALLEY DESIGN. Working closely with the contractor or owner, she considers all elements of design and function involving floors, walls, windows and space planning, including remodeling and renovating spaces.

For residential & commercial projects, Hudson Valley Design is well-known in the Capital Region and beyond, and has worked with a multitude of satisfied clients for many years. “I enjoy solving interior challenges in ways that reflect who you are and how you work and live. My interiors are clean and relaxed and give you the best value for your design dollar,” says Patricia. The firm specializes in creating a sophisticated palette using innovative design ideas, placing well-chosen furniture pieces and exercising careful restraint. The result is a quietly confident interior space with an understated elegance that is at once both soothing and elevating.

 

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Hudson Valley Design

6 Madison Place

Albany, NY

(518) 755-4614

www.designhv.com

Creating the Setting for Success

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PROACTIVE RESOURCES DESIGN, INC. is a full-service marketing agency offering turnkey marketing & advertising strategy, PR support, graphic design, corporate identity, business development, event planning and Web planning & implementation.

PRD has helped many businesses sharpen their brand, refine their materials & present a strong consistent image. They offer affordable design services for websites, business cards, logos, stationery, brochures, print ads and eblasts. Visit their website for a complete list of services, starting rates and portfolio of client work.

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•  Harvard Law School

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•  Deloitte & Touche

•  Dun & Bradstreet

•  Embry-Little Aeronautical University

 

 

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•  Jackson Lewis, LLP

•  Make A Wish Foundation

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•  Rhode Island Hospital

•  Stetson University of Law

•  University of North Carolina

•  University of Pittsburgh

•  Yale University

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ATTORNEY CAROLYN A. D’AGOSTINO is an Albany attorney & mediator whose practice is dedicated to restoring sanity to divorce through mediation and the collaborative divorce process. She holds her LLM in Elder Law & Estate Planning, and advises gay & straight couples in these areas. Carolyn is the 2012 President of the Rensselaer County Bar Assn and is the 2013 winner of the Barry A. Gold Award for Law Firm Leadership, given by the Legal Project for commitment to pro bono services for victims of domestic violence. She is assisted by her highly capable & talented paralegal Rebekah Shaver.

With 20 years of legal experience, Carolyn knows that mediation and the collaborative divorce process focus on solutions rather than problems and are based on a shared commitment to minimize emotional & financial damage, respect the needs of each individual, and create a foundation for effective co-parenting. As a statewide expert on division of retirement assets in divorce, Carolyn brings to the table a unique understanding of the financial impact of divorce, along with a solution-oriented approach to settlement.

 

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Attorney Carolyn A. D'Agostino

40 British American Blvd.

Latham, NY

(518) 713-2144

www.qdroassistance.com

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Attorney-Mediator Lisa Gordon of the ALBANY MEDIATION CENTER states that if you’re contemplating divorce or already involved in seemingly endless court proceedings, you should consider mediation. In opting for mediation, couples can sever their marital ties with less anguish and without the animosity created by litigation, and thereby avoiding unnecessary depletion of their financial assets and their emotional resources. If the parties have children, mediation is the ideal modality to craft a thoughtful parenting agreement which best enables the children to maintain close relationships with both parents.

Lisa has 21 years of experience in mediation, and is quick to point out that mediation does require a commitment to settling the issues involved without the intervention of a 3rd party decision maker. However, independent attorney review of the formal separation agreement is always encouraged. Lisa is an advanced practitioner member of the Association for Conflict Resolution and has spoken extensively on the subject both on television and before a variety of groups.

 

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Attorney-Mediator Lisa Gordon

Albany Mediation Center

278 Delaware Ave.

Delmar, NY

(518) 439-6900

www.albanymediationcenter.com

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Far too many marriages end in divorce. Building a healthy marriage in the midst of multiple life pressures is difficult, and couples need all the support they can receive to create and sustain long-lasting relationships. SAMARITAN COUNSELING CENTER OF THE CAPITAL REGION has more than 25 years of experience in helping couples build strong, healthy relationships.

If you are in need of solutions for a troubled relationship, they encourage you to make an appointment with one of their licensed therapists who have additional training in couples therapy. Appointments are available in Albany, Saratoga, Schenectady, and Rensselaer Counties. Additional services include counseling for youth and families, and mental health counseling for anxiety, depression, stress management, grief and loss, and other issues.

 

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Samaritan Counseling Center of the Capital Reigion

220 N Ballston Ave

Scotia, NY

(518) 374-3514

www.samaritancounselingcenter.org

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When choosing health care for you and your family, you can trust the skilled and caring providers at COMMUNITY CARE PHYSICIANS, PC (CCP). CCP is the largest independent multi-specialty medical group in the Capital Region, with over 35 practices and more than 250 providers in four counties. CCP offers services in Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, ImageCare Medical Imaging, Image Guided Radiation Therapy, Interventional Radiology, General Surgery, Urology, Physical Therapy, Laboratory, Audiology, Dermatology and Mohs Surgery, Podiatry, Diabetes Education and Nutrition, Occupational Medicine, Bariatric Medicine, Sports Medicine and Plastic Surgery. CCP provides easy access to Urgent Care Centers for medical care nights, weekends and holidays and offers unique wellness and exercise programs to help keep patients healthy.

For over 29 years, CCP has been on the cutting edge of healthcare. Utilizing the latest technology and care options, patients can feel comfortable knowing they are in the capable hands of CCP’s providers and staff. CCP values its relationships with current patients and welcomes new patients.

 

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Community Care Physicians, PC (CCP)

711 Troy-Schenectady Road

Latham, NY (Main Office)

(518) 640-9729

www.communitycare.com

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Attorney Suzanne L. Latimer at LATIMER/STROUD is a Capital Region attorney & mediator who has 21 years of legal experience in divorce & family law and is well versed in the collaborative divorce process.

Suzanne explains that collaborative divorce is the shared belief by participants that it is in the best interest of the parties & their families to commit themselves to avoiding litigation. This eliminates the negative economic, social & emotional consequences of protracted litigation. In the collaborative process, the parties & attorneys commit to settle their case without court intervention; give full, prompt & accurate disclosure of all information pertinent to their case and engage in conferences to settle all issues. If either party chooses to go to court, both attorneys withdraw & the parties each retain new counsel. Litigation is not an option for collaborative attorneys. Suzanne has a previous background in medicine as a Physician’s Assistant (and carries a current license). She is also available for divorce & family law issues and will litigate on her clients’ behalf when necessary.

 

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Attorney Suzanne L. Latimer

Latimer/Stroud

951 Albany-Shaker Rd., #100

Latham, NY

(518) 785-9702

www.latimerstroudlaw.com

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PAYPREP, INC. is considered to be one of the leaders in the Capital Region for customized payroll services. Locally owned & operated, they provide a unique and comprehensive service nationwide. Payprep prepares payroll and tax deposits, including filing all applicable payroll tax returns. Payprep maintains extensive expertise and reference material to answer questions concerning State or Federal Labor and Tax laws.

Payprep offers a reasonable fee structure for any of their customized payroll services. They feature low weekly fees, no charge for employee changes or initial set-up. Payprep prepares certified payroll, offers low cost W2s & 1099s, automatic tax payments, and direct deposit. Deductions for 401(k)s, Simple IRAs, Section 125s, including reports and payments made directly to the Plan Administrators. Garnishes, Tax Levys, and Sheriff Levys calculated with payments, as well as payroll & tax reports automatically prepared and submitted. Payprep employs highly skilled personnel and their service is personalized, fast, accurate and economical.

 

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Payprep, Inc.

235 Saratoga Rd

Glenville, NY

(518) 399-2972

payprep@nycap.rr.com

www.payprep.net

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