Significant changes have taken shape at Cortland Regional Medical Center
within the last month that impact the continual enhancement of the quality
of care offered to patients in the Cortland area and surrounding communities.
The medical staff at CRMC recently announced the addition of Dr Robert
J. Arleo to the surgical team. Having performed more than 15,000 eye surgeries,
Dr. Arleo will now add to that number as he puts his skills and experience
to work for patients who wish to have their procedures take place in Cortland.
His specialized expertise pulls from experience with glaucoma and cataract
that are two of the most common conditions that effect the eye. When he
is not attending to patients, Dr Arleo lectures nationally and internationally
on specific surgical techniques.
As of September 1st, the CRMC Hospitalists joined the team of physicians that make up the
Regional Medical Practice – an affiliate of CRMC. The Hospitalists
are all board certified or board eligible internal medicine physicians
that specifically excel in working in a hospital environment. They function
as a patient’s primary care physician following their admission
and are part of a team that is available on-site 24 hours a day. Now that
they are part of the Regional Medical Practice, the team of Hospitalists
will work closely with the RMP physicians from a cross-section of specialty
areas, which will result in an a significantly heightened level of communication
among medical teams.
The practice formerly known as Cortland Orthopedics on 135 N. Main Street
in Cortland is now part of the Regional Medical Center. Current and future
patients will continue to receive care and treatment related to hip and
knee replacements, ACL knee reconstruction, arthroscopic surgery, carpal
tunnel and fracture care. Dr. James Lawsing, Dr. Henry David and physician
assistant Melony Sands lead the team and appointments can be made by calling
“We are very pleased to be able to announce these new developments
in our medical services, “ mentioned Dr. Robert Karpman, Vice President
of Medical Affairs at CRMC, “The changes that are taking place are
enhancing the quality of care that continues to be a priority for the
patients that we serve in this community”.