Anthony Witte, MD

Anthony Witte, MD

Anthony “Tony” Witte, MD

My patients’ stories are the key to their diagnosis and treatment

It’s ultimately Dr. Witte’s curiosity and desire to help people that led him down the path to medicine. Thirty-two years later, he’s still listening to his patients to uncover the best care and treatment plan for them.

Dr. Witte graduated from the School of Medicine at the University of California and did his residency in Bangor Maine at the Eastern Maine Medical Center. Soon after he decided that working at a community health center would fit well with his vision. “I believe everyone has the right to healthcare and improving the health of a community is very important.” He joined Tri-County Family Medicine in 1987.

“Though I was raised in California, I have stayed here for many reasons. Of course, it’s a great place to raise a family and I’m very invested in the community. I like working with the people here. I like the patients that I’ve come to know over a long time and the nurses that I work with. I often feel really rewarded by the trust that people will place in me, and I feel like it’s an honor and a privilege to be in that position.”

Dr. Witte is dedicated to this community beyond seeing patients at Tri-County. He has served as the Medical Director of the Livingston County Hospice since 1992 and has been involved with Noyes Memorial Hospital since 1987.

He chose Tri-County because he was impressed with their commitment to quality and continuous improvement. And it doesn’t hurt that we’re in an area where he can run, do cross-country skiing, hiking, and canoeing. When he’s not outdoors, he’s spending time with his family and grandchildren.

Meet Dr. Anthony “Tony” Witte

Dansville Health Center

Geoffrey Wittig, MD

Geoffrey Wittig, MD

Geoffrey Wittig, MD

Family Medicine was truly part of his family.

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.

Ayesha Tasaddaq, MD

Ayesha Tasaddaq, MD

Ayesha Tasaddaq, MD

“Helping my patients make informed decisions is my goal.”

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

Amber Rhow, PA-C

Amber Rhow, PA-C

Physician Assistant, Amber Rhow

She chose family medicine and then she chose to come home.

Amber Rhow, MPAS, spent ten years as an X-ray technologist but wanted to do more. She wanted more interaction with patients which sent her to the University Medical Center Nebraska to become a Physician Assistant where she graduated with High Distinction. And then she chose Tri-County Family Medicine and that’s what got her closer to home.

“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

Bridget Quibell, PA-C

Bridget Quibell, PA-C

Physician Assistant, Bridget Quibell

Inspired by her mom, Bridget is now following in her healthcare footsteps.

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.

 

Meet Bridget Quibell, PA-C
Dansville Health Center

Jill Matzek, PA-C

Jill Matzek, PA-C

Physician Assistant, Jill Matzek

For twenty years, she has been patient-focused with a passion for medicine.

Physician Assistant, Jill Matzek has been interested in medicine since she was a child. While in college, she learned about the physician assistant profession from a provider in the student health center at her school. She was intrigued, and the rest is history. Jill has been with Tri-County Family Medicine for almost 20 years.

Tri-County Family Medicine left an impression on Jill when she completed a rotation during her medical training. So much so, she joined us right after she graduated. “I was impressed with the excellent patient care, compassion, and friendliness of the entire staff. As a PA, I’m thankful to have approachable physician colleagues who are always willing to answer questions and see patients in consultation.”

As a primary care provider, Jill’s approach to patient care is patient focused. She wants her patients to understand their medical conditions and participate in their treatment plan. It’s a partnership that makes Jill’s relationship with her patients important. Her patients and colleagues motivate her, it’s the reason she comes back every day.

In her spare time, Jill enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with her husband and two sons.

 

Meet Jill Matzek, PA-C
Dansville Health Center