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They have treated children in Bangladesh, helped families in Appalachia, and worked at top medical centers here at home. Our providers aren’t just experienced practitioners, they’re amazing people too.
Connie Christensen, FNP, Penn Yan Community Health From an early age, Connie knew that she would grow up to be a nurse. Coming from a family of caregivers, caring for others was a strong value that she learned early on. She recalls her father...read more
Meet Dr. Rachel Long. She began her career in medicine with the desire to serve those most in need. Joining the National Health Service Corps while in medical school gave her the opportunity to experience this first hand. Originally from the mid-west, Dr....read more
Matthew Thuja – PA-S, Ovid Community Health Matthew Thuja has always had a strong interest in all aspects of medicine. From working with people, to the science behind it, and to serving his community -- he loves the fact that there are so many different...read more
Janine Brink, FNP-BC Simply put, Janine Brink chose a career in medicine because she enjoys helping people. From working 16 years in hospitals, nursing homes, hospice, emergency medicine, she finds that it comes naturally to care for others. With a...read more
Meet Dr. Stacey Walker. With over 10 years of medical experience, Dr. Walker joins Finger Lakes Community Health with board certifications in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. As a mom and a physician, she understands the importance of family medicine...read more
Jose Canario, MD, FLCH Medical Director; seeing patients at Ovid Community Health From the time he was in Kindergarten, Dr. Jose Canario always knew that he wanted to be a doctor. Family Medicine appealed to him at a young age as his father was a family...read more
Emma D. Dizon, FNP-C Healing patients and promoting good health has always been rewarding, meaningful, and challenging for Emma Dizon, as it has driven her to healthcare. Originally from Manila, Philippines, she worked there as both a Registered Nurse and...read more
Rebecca Martin, FNP-BC Rebecca Martin chose to become a medical professional for one simple reason: she has a passion for helping people. After four years as an RN in the Emergency Department, Rebecca began noticing the critical need for primary care for patients,...read more
Dr. Raquel Reyes - Geneva Community Health A series of life events led Raquel to study medicine. She chose a practice that would provide the opportunity to care for a diverse patient population, from young to old, and across socioeconomic backgrounds. ...read more
Tammy Bogart (Smalt), Nurse Practitioner That’s her passion, women’s health! And you can find her at Bath and Penn Yan Community Health. With over 20 years of experience, Tammy Bogart (Smalt), NP, continues to love her job as it enables her to meet new...read more
Darlene “Dee” Brezinsky, R.N., M.S.N., F.N.P., Family Planning Darlene “Dee” Brezinsky grew up with two uncles who were physicians and a tremendous inspiration to her – one did house calls and delivered babies! It motivated Dee to become a Nurse...read more
Dr. Robert Shelly, Finger Lakes Community Health Dr. Shelly says that “bringing quality healthcare to people who have difficulty finding a doctor is what gives meaning to my life.” He comes from a long line of doctors providing medicine to indigenous...read more