Colleen Tracy, MD

Colleen Tracy, MD

Colleen Tracy, MD

Listening to patients. Understanding their story. It’s the foundation of a healthy relationship.

Dr. Colleen Tracy has a long history with Tri-County Family Medicine starting as a patient. She was born in Dansville and grew up in Loon Lake, outside of Wayland, NY.

From watching and experiencing great care at Tri-County, she knew early on that becoming a family physician was the best way to give back to her community. She graduated from Union College in Schenectady, NY with a Masters Degree in Healthcare Management and then went on to study and graduate from Albany Medical College and finally, the University of Rochester Family Medicine Residency Program.

Her approach to care has always been all about the patients making community health a great match for her. She finds it to be a true honor and privilege that her patients feel comfortable enough to share their time with her – it’s a key motivator for her to come to work every day!

“I find that patients want to share their story if offered the time to do so. From their concerns and fears to their motivations and goals, understanding a patient’s story is the basis for creating a relationship to build a healthy life. And it’s one of the most important clinical tools that we can employ.”

What does Dr. Tracy do in her spare time? She spends time with her family! She is also an avid hiker and runner. She loves to run around town on the weekends with her Hungarian Vizsla, Copper.

Meet Colleen Tracy, MD

Dansville Health Center

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