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More primary care options in Delaware, Chenango counties

“Expanding access and convenience for our patients is at the heart of the changes we are making,” says Drake Lamen, MD, president and CEO at UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital. “Our plans in 2014 include increasing access to primary care in several ways because we believe that having regular, consistent primary care, with appropriate follow-up, is essential to every person’s health.”

This same sentiment is echoed at UHS Delaware Valley Hospital. New providers, expanded hours, same-day appointments and the ability to welcome new patients into practices are priorities in both Delaware and Chenango counties. Recent additions include:

Cindy Cantwell, FNP-C, is now providing primary care to patients of all ages, with a special interest in women’s health, at UHS Primary Care Walton.

Manish Shah, MD, is now providing gynecologic and obstetric care at UHS Primary Care Walton on Tuesdays. He continues seeing patients at UHS Primary Care Sidney as well, and delivers babies at UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital.

A new geriatrics practice has opened at 4 Newton Avenue in Norwich, under the direction of Mushtaq Sheikh, MD, FACP, along with Patricia Mitchell Bowman, FNP. Office hours are Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m.–6 p.m.

Mahmoud Fathalla, MD, a primary care physician, is now seeing patients at UHS Primary Care, Newton Avenue, Norwich.

Tom Burkert, PA, a physician assistant, is now seeing patients at UHS Primary Care Oxford.

A Saturday morning convenience clinic is now open at 4 Newton Avenue in Norwich from 9 a.m.–noon. It serves pediatric and adult patients by appointment.

Extended hours are now available at several locations. UHS Primary Care Walton is now open Monday–Thursday, 8:30 a.m.–7 p.m. and Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. UHS Primary Care Roscoe is now open five days per week: Monday–Thursday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. and Friday 8:30 a.m.–noon. UHS Primary Care Sherburne is now open weekdays 7:15 a.m.–5 p.m., Wednesdays until

6 p.m. UHS Pediatrics Norwich is now open weekdays 7:15 a.m.–5 p.m., Wednesdays until 7 p.m. UHS Primary Care Sidney is now open weekdays 8 a.m.–5 p.m., Tuesdays until 6 p.m.


Learn more about the new providers and get maps and directions to their offices. Or, call NurseDirect at 763-5555 or 1-800-295-8088 for personalized help finding a primary care provider.