Compassion and medicine always go together for this physician

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.  Dr. Reyes understands that, “being a doctor involves more than just meeting a patient’s medical needs, it’s about getting people and their families through the hardest time(s) of their lives and comforting people when they need it most.” Dr. Reyes graduated from The University of Texas Medical School at Houston and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. She also  completed a combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center,...

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Experienced Provider Loves Women’s Health

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 people and make a positive impact on their lives. She finds helping her patients rewarding work and understands the importance of providing a comfortable and trusting environment to care for them. Tammy says, “Empowering a person in their healthcare also empowers them in other areas of their life.” Tammy is a graduate of Keuka College and received her Masters of Science as an Adult Nurse Practitioner from Syracuse University. She...

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Worldly experience benefits her patients

Jennifer L. Monna, PA-C Working with patients in need has always been a part of Jennifer Monna’s passion for medicine. Jennifer is our Physician Assistant at Sodus and Newark Community Health.  As a graduate student she was inspired to study Pediatric Infectious Disease in La Paz, Bolivia.  In addition, she was a clinic volunteer in an impoverished village in Dhaka, Bangladesh.  Jennifer lived in the Middle East where she worked as a crew member on Emirates Airline as a Medical First Responder servicing destinations worldwide.  Prior to that she volunteered as a medical writer for the Refugee Resettlement Office of Albany, NY. Jennifer now practices adult and pediatric medicine as well as women’s health.  She has...

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Helping people is part of her DNA.

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 Practitioner with a focus on reproductive healthcare for men and women, STD testing and treatment, Women’s Health and OB/GYN. “I am passionate about these topics and take every opportunity to teach patients about their health,” says Dee. She believes education and developing a health plan puts patients at ease about their health concerns. “They are better able to manage their health after we talk,” she states. Dee has been a Registered Nurse for 34...

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Every patient has a story.

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 peoples and the underserved all over the globe. His grandparents were doctors in India for many years, and his parents, both doctors, worked in the Congo and rural Appalachia. Dr. Shelly enjoys getting to know his patients: “I feel privileged to hear my patients’ personal stories.  I learn something from every person, and the relationships that form over time often mean more than the medicines I prescribe or the tests I order.”  His philosophy...

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