Family first for this experienced physician

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 and work/life balance. She says, “Listening, educating, and most of all, being compassionate are at the center of how I care for my patients.” Dr. Walker chose to become a part of a community health center because she believes FLCH puts the patient first, and that is her goal too. “I wanted a community health center because I grew up in Wayne County with very limited medical options and with many neighbors who could not afford care” she...

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From Medical Illustrations to Dentistry

Spencer Phippen – DMD Before his career as a dentist, Dr. Phippen was a Medical Illustrator and created anatomical and surgical drawings for medical textbooks. Although he felt that the work he was doing served an important role, Dr. Phippen felt he wanted to have more of a personal and immediate impact on the wellbeing of others. He soon realized that dentistry would allow him to make a positive contribution to patients’ health, and would utilize the fine hand skills he had developed in his years as an illustrator. Dr. Phippen has now been practicing dentistry for seven years. Dr. Phippen believes that patients should always have a clear understanding of their dental needs...

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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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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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