Dr. Wittig experienced family medicine from a young age when he followed his grandfather, a pediatrician, to visit families who needed care. From that point on, he knew he wanted to make people’s lives better, to lessen their suffering so that they could live happy and healthy lives.
“I wanted to serve a community need and I chose Tri-County. It’s very satisfying to do a challenging job well, knowing that our patients are so appreciative. I treat patients like family and close friends. I know no other way to practice medicine.”
Upstate New York is home to Dr. Wittig, and that’s where he’s spent 30 years practicing medicine at Tri-County. Dr. Wittig did his undergraduate work at the University of Rochester and then continued to medical school at SUNY Health Science Center in Syracuse. His residency was completed at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center.
In his spare time, you’ll find Dr. Wittig with his wife, children and grandchildren. He also likes to express his love of nature through art, both painting and photography.
Dr. Tasaddaq believes that family and social issues impact the health of individuals. Understanding those dynamics help her fully develop relationships and provide sound advice to her patients. And family medicine allows her to be a part of some of the most important events of their lives including delivering their babies and watching them grow up.
She always wanted to make an impact on the community in which she lived. Following her residency at Lutheran Medical Center, Family Medicine in Brooklyn, New York, she joined Tri-County Family Medicine. Dr. Tasaddaq has been practicing here since 2010. She was born in Punjab, Pakistan and is fluent in three languages – English, Urdu and Hindu.
Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends particularly hiking and travelling together.
Meet Dr. Ayesha Tasaddaq
Dansville Health Center
For many years, Dr. Wetterau saw patients at the Nunda Health Center and was well known as the “town doctor.” He now divides his time between Tri-County and Casa to offer consultative services to assist with care for people with addictions to opioids plus those struggling with alcohol, cocaine, and marijuana. This important work has taken him all over the world to speak on this topic. His biggest area of interest is prevention of drug use.
Dr. Wetterau is a graduate of the Duke Medical School and one of the first graduates of the University of Rochester Family Medicine Program. With over 30 years of dedication to family medicine, he was chosen as the New York State Family Physician of the Year and later as New York State Rural Physician of the year. We’re glad he’s still part of the Tri-County team helping to combat the opioid crisis in our community.
When he’s not working, you can find him spending time with his wife and two children. Many may know his wife Nancy as she taught Spanish at the Dansville High School.
Meet Dr. Norman Wetterau
Dansville Health Center
“I love the sense of community here, you just can’t get that in a big city. The pride Dansville has is contagious. I enjoy being surrounded by the Tri-County team that truly cares about their patients.”
Amber chose family medicine because she wanted to establish long term relationships with her patients. Connecting with her family in the area is the bonus.
It’s safe to say Amber is comfortable in our small community. She likes seeing familiar faces when she goes out for her groceries. She also enjoys having an impact on people’s lives – explaining health options and allowing them to choose what’s best for their lifestyle.
Outside of work, Amber likes being with her big family who get together any chance they get. She enjoys the Finger Lakes area especially when hiking with her dogs.
Meet Amber Rhow, PA-C
Dansville Health Center
As an adolescent, Bridget Quibell, knew she wanted a career that would allow her to help people. Inspired by her mother, who was a registered nurse, Bridget has been a physician assistant for 26 years, 18 of them at Tri-County.
Graduating Cum Laude from Saint Francis College, Bridget began her career in Elmira, New York before relocating to Pennsylvania. It wasn’t long before she found herself back in New York state practicing medicine. Bridget joined Tri-County in 2001 and has been with us ever since.
Tri-County has something that’s made Bridget stay all these years. “I chose Tri-County Family Medicine because we put the patient first. We have so many ways to help people in our care and in our community.”
Why does she continue to practice medicine? “My patients motivate me to come to work every day. So many patients are looking for help and working hard to stay healthy. It is a real privilege to share in a patient’s success story.”
Outside of work, Bridget likes to read and walk her dog, Jack. She also loves to travel with her husband to visit their daughter and together they enjoy being a part of the community.