Our Doctors

Office address:

375 Hooker Avenue Poughkeepsie, NY 12603-3600

Hours of operation:

Internal Medicine
9:00am – 5:00pm – Monday
9:00am – 5:00pm – Tuesday
9:00am – 5:00pm – Thursday
9:00am – 5:00pm – Friday
9:00am – 7:00pm – Wednesday
9:00am - Noon – Saturday


Our Dedicated Doctors

At Poughkeepsie Medical Group, LLP, our physicians are dedicated to providing the finest medical care in the Hudson River Valley, NY area. Since 1962, we have provided expert care in Internal Medicine.

Our Primary Care Physicians are board-certified in Internal Medicine, with some board-certified in sub-specialties. All are committed to the highest quality care for our hospitalized patients, as well as those who visit our offices. Our PCPs remain in constant communication to ensure a continuity of safe, convenient and personalized care.

Our Internists at Poughkeepsie Medical Group keep office hours six (6) days per week in Poughkeepsie to provide the best availability to adults of all ages.

For continuity of care, our physicians admit patients to VBH and follow them, individually, for personalized treatment. Our physicians provide the same caring service for office patients. We do not use hospitalized service.

The Poughkeepsie Medical Group presently consists of five physicians and 18 staff members. Following are biographies of our esteemed doctors: Dr. Daniel P. Hoffman; Dr. Sumita S. Mazumdar; ;Dr. Simona Meca; and Dr. Abraham Fruchter.


Dr. Daniel Hoffman

Dr. Daniel Hoffman: Internal Medicine/Endocrinology

Board-certified in Endocrinology and Metabolism. Dr. Hoffman treats a variety of Endocrine disorders with special attention to Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes.
Dr. Hoffman also treats the following: Gestational Diabetes, Insulin Resistance Syndrome, Hypothyroidism, Thyroiditis, Thyroid Nodule Disease, Thyroid Carcinoma,
Disorders of the pituitary gland; including Pituitary Adenomas Hyperprolactinemia.

1963 – 1967: BS Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
1967 – 1971: MD Chicago Medical School, Chicago, IL
1971 – 1974: Internship and Residency Montefiore Hospital, Bronx, NY
1974 – 1976: Residency in Endocrinology Montefiore Hospital, Bronx, NY
1976 – Present: Internal Medicine/Endocrinology,                                                             Poughkeepsie, NY


Dr. Sumita Mazumdar: Internal Medicine

1982 – 1989: MBBS, MPShah Medical College, India, Achievement of President’s Medal for Women’s First in State of Gujarat, India
1989 – 1992: MD Residency OBGYN at MPShah Medical College, India
1992 – 1996: MD practiced OBGYN at private hospital, Saudi Arabia
1998 – 2001: MD Residency Internal Medicine at Long Island College Hospital, Brooklyn, NY
2001 – Present: Practicing Internal Medicine at Poughkeepsie Medical Group, NY. 



AbrahamAbraham Fruchter, MD

1980 – 1983: Internal Medicine: Internship and Residency, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn NY
1983 – 1985: Pulmonary Medicine: Fellowship, St. Lukes - Roosevelt Hospital Center, NY and Columbia University, Visiting Fellowship

July 1996   Instructor of Medicine: Cornell Medical College
1985 – 2012: Private Practice: Internal Medicine/Pulmonary, Brooklyn NY
1991 – 2012: Associate Attending: NY Community Hospital of Brooklyn NY
2012 – Present: Poughkeepsie Medical Group, NY


PatPatricia Rudy, NS FNP

2000 – 2004: Mt. St. Mary College, BS
2008 – 2012: Pace University, MS, Family Nurse Practitioner
2007 – 2012: St Luke's Hospital, ICU Nurse
2012 – Present: Poughkeepse Medical Group, NY


Simona Meca, MD

Dr. Meca is a board-certified gastroenterologist, who specializes in the treatment and prevention of diseases and disorders of the digestive tract.
Dr. Meca specializes in Colon Cancer, Gastro esophageal reflux disease (GERD), Irritable bowel syndrome,
Diverticulosis, Food intolerances, Celiac disease, Peptic Ulcer Disease, Diarrhea, Constipation

Robert Gentile

Robert Gentile, PA: Internal Medicine/Pain Management

1971 : St John's University Queens, NY, B.A,
1974 : Columbia University, New York, NY, M.A.
1986 : Touro College, New York, NY, B.S.
1986 – 1994: Provided Primary care to multiple facilities in Hawaii
1994 – 1996: Urgent Care/ Doctors on Duty San Jose, CA
1996 – 2001: ER/Urgent Care Danbury Hospital, CT
2001 – 2011 Emergency Dept El Camino Hospital, CT
2011 – 2013: Primary Care/Pain Management , CA
2014 – Present: Poughkeepse Medical Group, NY