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The American Health Council Appoints Nicholas Avitabile, MD to Board of Physicians

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NEW YORK, Aug. 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The American Health Council appointed Nicholas Avitabile, MD to its Board of Physicians for his outstanding contributions to the medical field. An endocrinologist at Crystal Run Healthcare in Middletown, N.Y., Dr. Avitabile treats patients suffering from an array of ailments including diabetes, thyroid disorders, osteoporosis and other endocrine conditions and disorders in an outpatient setting. While he has held his current role for nearly six years, Dr. Avitabile has expanded his skills and expertise in endocrinology, diabetes, thyroid, adrenal and pituitary disorders and patient care to ensure that he delivers optimal care to each patient he treats.

When he was a child, Dr. Avitabile's grandfather was diagnosed with diabetes and as a result, his illness frequently sent him to the hospital. Dr. Avitabile would often visit him — his visits quickly sparked an interest and deep curiosity in medicine. Throughout his adolescence, he excelled in the sciences and his curiosity in the medical field grew. His nurturing and helpful demeanor, coupled with his passion for medicine, led him to pursue a career as a physician. After earning a bachelor's degree from Ithaca College, he enrolled at the Ross University School of Medicine and earned a medical degree in 2007. He then completed a residency in internal medicine at Winthrop-University Hospital in Mineola, N.Y., and an endocrinology fellowship at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans. The complexity and interdisciplinary nature of endocrinology intrigued Dr. Avitabile, since it involves an interdisciplinary study of a diversity of organ systems which requires knowledge and understanding across a broad spectrum of medical training.

After completing a rigorous academic training and practice, Dr. Avitabile immediately began practicing at Crystal Run Healthcare. He connects with patients through his empathetic and caring demeanor and finds the rewards afforded by long-term, personalized and trusting interactions with patients incredibly fulfilling. In addition to treating patients, he mentors and educates medical students as well as conducts research. He has authored several peer-reviewed articles and participated in multiple clinical research trials alongside physicians. Among his many accomplishments, he is honored to have served as the Chief Fellow at Tulane University School of Medicine and is proud to have been named a 2013 Crystal Run Healthcare Top Ten Provider for Patient Experience.

To continue to evolve in his field, he is a member of several professional associations, including the American Diabetes Association, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and the Endocrine Society. He also contributes to charitable organizations, including the March of Dimes and Vietnam Veterans of America. He plans to continue to excel his career by expanding his practice, as well as become more involved with clinical research, clinical trials and evidence-based medicine.

About the American Health Council:

The American Health Council is the nation's only organization with a constituency representative of all sectors of the healthcare industry. From the coasts to the heartland, the American Health Council has drawn Affiliates from major metropolitan hubs and small communities. These Affiliates span generations and have reached different stages of their careers — from recent graduates to retirees. More information about the American Health Council and its mission can be found at: http://americanhealthcouncil.org

Additionally, the American Health Council strives to provide recognition and support for those individuals and institutions making the difference in patients' lives day in and day out. The AHC is honoring "America's Best Doctors and Nurses," as well as the nation's best medical universities and hospitals. The American Health Council's "Best in Medicine" and "Best in Nursing" awards programs honor the individuals and institutions that have contributed significantly to medicine and nursing, as well as the training and education of physicians and nurses. The most current selections for these honors may be viewed here: http://bestinmedicine.org and http://bestinnursing.org.

For more information, please contact:

Elizabeth Moore
American Health Council
Hauppauge, N.Y. United States
Phone: 1-631-617-6590
Email: media@americanhealthcouncil.org

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