A History of the Practice
Drs. David Newman and Jamie Walker started this medical practice in north east Ithaca. After Dr. Walker left, the practice was transferred to an office in Buffalo Street. Nurse practitioner Shirley Ladd worked with Dr. Newman during this period. Dr. Adam Law joined the practice on May 10, 1994, incidentally the date of a total solar eclipse over Ithaca. Dr. Law took over the practice in August 1994 when Dr. David Newman became director of student health at Ithaca college.
Rosa Tingey joined Dr. Law as a nurse practitioner at this office in 1995 and was sorely missed when she left in 2005. Nancy Peckenpaugh, a registered dietitian and Alma Coats, an RN and Certified Diabetes Educator, joined as part of the Ithaca Diabetes Team in 1995. Nancy Peckenpaugh introduced to Tompkins County carbohydrate counting as a simple dietary approach than the exchange system for patients with diabetes mellitus.
On May 20, 1996, the entire practice moved to the newly renovated premises on Cayuga Street. Dr. Eileen Lucey joined the practice from June 1998 and continued working in the practice until March 2000. During this time, she attracted many new patients to the practice.
Anne Neirynck joined as an endocrinology and diabetes mellitus nurse practitioner in 1999. She is a Certified Diabetes Educator and also an insulin pump trainer. Kathy Williams became part of the internal medicine team with a special interest in home, nursing home and hospital visits. She brings to the office experience in the areas of geriatrics and hospice. Kristin Stevens joined us in 2006 as a women’s health nurse practitioner.
In May 2000 with the help of many patients living in the vicinity of the practice and concerned about the continuation of a community centered approach to medicine, a zoning variance was granted for conversion of the second floor residential apartment into much needed office space. Work was started on this at the end of March 2001 and was completed in July 2001. Dr. John-Paul Mead joined this office in June of 2002, bringing an interest in internal medicine and primary care. Dr. Jonathan Kirsch joined this office in September 2005, bringing an interest in internal medicine, primary care, migrant healthcare and travel medicine. Both Dr Mead and Dr. Kirsch left the practice in 2007.