Suffolk County Family Practice

Family Practice in Suffolk County, NY

The knowledgeable physicians and staff at Heart and Health Medical PLLC on Long Island, New York, in Plainview, North Babylon and Middle Island, NY provide personalized attention and excellence in family medicine and cardiovascular care to fit the needs of each patient. Our cardiologist, podiatrist, and family medicine physicians can see to all of your health care needs. Heart and Health Medical family practice delivers comprehensive and compassionate health care to patients all across Long Island.

The practice administers Carotid Doppler, Echocardiogram, Radiation Free and Nuclear Stress Testing, Holter and Event Monitoring, Metabolic Testing, and Peripheral Vascular Studies in our convenient North Babylon NY office, conveniently located in central Long Island.

Heart and Health works along with your primary care physician to help care for your heart and your overall well-being for a longer and healthier life. Heart and Health has won the Patient Choice Award in 2008, 2009 and 2010. Dr. Kavesteen is recognized as a “Leading Physician of the World” and the “Top Cardiologist in Babylon, NY” by the International Association of Cardiologists, and as “One of America's Top Cardiologists 2010” by the Consumers’ Research Council of America. He was also rewarded 2013 - Best of Long Island Cardiologist by The Long Island Press.

The Doctors

The Cardiologist:

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David Kavesteen MD FACC

Board Certified in Cardiovascular Diseases
Board Certified in Nuclear Medicine

Dr. David Kavesteen received his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from SUNY Stony Brook. He pursued his passion for medicine at SUNY Health Science Center’s School of Medicine in Brooklyn, NY, and completed his internal medicine internship and residency at the prestigious New York University Medical Center. Dr. Kavesteen continued with further education in cardiovascular diseases and nuclear cardiology, completing his fellowship training at Maimonides Medical Center. He has received numerous awards and published many medical articles, and founded Heart and Health to pursue his holistic, preventative approach to cardiology.

Dr. Kavesteen believes that prevention is the key to longevity and maintaining a healthy heart. His genuine interest in prevention has given him a unique perspective in healing and rejuvenation, combining Eastern medical techniques with Western medicine. He believes that human body should be treated as a whole.

“In today’s world, we are inundated with different stressors that can cause significant health issues. If we were to take a keen assessment of our current health status using the most current technology, we can deliver a health plan that can improve our health and cardiovascular system. This will optimize our body’s metabolism and health and further reduce risk of developing chronic illness.”

- David Kavesteen, M.D

Family Medicine

photos-f Suffolk County Family PracticeBehrouz Farahmandpour, D.O.

Board Certified in Family Medicine

Dr. Behrouz Farahmandpour graduated cum laude from Hofstra University in 1994 with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology. He completed his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine in May 2002 from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in Old Westbury, New York. While completing his Family Practice internship and residency training at Long Beach Medical Center, he gained experience by working in hospitals and in private practice before returning to NYCOM as Assistant Professor in the Family Medicine Department.

In addition to providing patient care in the Family Health Care Center in Central Islip,
New York, Dr. Farahmandpour assisted in teaching first and second year students. He participated in the instruction of classes by taking part in teaching Doctor-Patient Relationship courses run by the Family Medicine Department, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine labs run by the OMM Department, and problem-based learning courses as part of the Doctor-Patient Continuum track.

His expertise in musculoskeletal medicine and osteopathic medicine provides his patients with an alternative holistic approach to pain management and other medical diseases. Through the use of “Hands-on healing”, Dr. Farahmandpour has been able to heal different disease processes including headaches, low back pain, and arthritis, without the use of medications.

Dr. Farahmandpour’s deep dedication to his patients and students is reflected in participation in many different academic and medical endeavors. As a member of nationally recognized osteopathic associations, Dr. Farahmandpour has found another way to participate in and give back to the osteopathic community. He is involved with the American Osteopathic Association, American Academy of Osteopathy, American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians and New York State Osteopathic Medical Society. His involvement in these organizations enriches both his personal skills and his contributions to the students and faculty at NYCOM.

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Kimberley Levy has been a Physician Assistant since 2007. She graduated from her class Salutatorian with a Magna Cum Laude standing and was awarded the Maimonidies award—which is the highest recognition a PA can receive. She also graduated with awards for “highest clinical” and “highest academic” achievements.

She has years of clinical experience in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine and Urgent Care. She keeps current with her Emergency medicine by moonlighting at Brookhaven Emergency Room. She is accredited by the AAPA, the AAFP and is ACLS/BLS certified. She also holds certifications in sleep medicine, infection control and bioterrorism.

In 2007, Kimberley conducted a study on teenage practices and control of the HPV virus as well as use of the (then newly approved) Gardisil vaccination. Her paper was presented at the AAFP conference in Orange County Florida and her paper was published shortly thereafter.


mer Suffolk County Family PracticeMaria Elena Rodriguez, RD, CDN, CDE, Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator & Weight Loss Specialist

Maria Elena Rodriguez RD, CDN, CDE a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator joined The Diabetes and Cardiovascular Alliance Program with Mount Sinai in November of 2011.

She resides in Queens,NY and travels to multiple Mount Sinai off site locations throughout The New York Metro area where she's able to reach many patients needing Medical Nutrition Therapy and Diabetes education.

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Dr. Esther Hansen received her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from SUNY Stony Brook. She completed her Doctor of Podiatric Medicine from New York College of Podiatric Medicine in New York, N.Y. While completing her Podiatric Surgical residency training at The Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Northport, N.Y., she had the opportunity to work in wound care at Stony Brook University Hospital Leg and Foot ulcer Group. Prior to joining Heart and Health, Dr. Hansen had been in private practice for eight years.

Dr. Hansen is a member of American Podiatric Medical Association. She is also a Podiatric Surgical Attending at North Shore LIJ Southside, Bay Shore, N.Y., and consulting podiatrist for The Hamptons Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, Southampton, N.Y.

With three convenient locations across Long Island, New York, you can be seen by the knowledgeable doctors and staff at Heart and Health Medical, PLLC whether you live in Nassau County or Eastern Suffolk County. With offices in Plainview, NY, North Babylon, NY, and Middle Island, NY, our doctors are all Board Certified in their respective fields, including Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Cardiology, and Podiatry. Call us today or schedule an appointment now!