Nichole Murphy, Adult-Gerontology NP

Nichole Murphy, Adult-Gerontology NP

Nichole Murphy, Adult-Gerontology NP

Patient-centered care is all about listening to each patients’ goals including their family dynamics.

Though Nichole has experience with intensive care and even cardiology, she came back to practice primary care in our small community to prevent acute illnesses and help manage chronic diseases. It’s her goal to help educate patients to improve their quality of life.

Nichole chose a rural community because she grew up in one near the Allegheny National Forest. She enjoys smaller communities because she gets to know the patients and their families while learning about the area she lives in.

She chose Tri-County Family Medicine (TCFM) after completing a Rural Post Graduate Nurse Practitioner Residency with TCFM and appreciated the support and culture here.

Nichole has a Master of Science in Nursing and is certified as an Adult Geriatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner.

In her free time, she likes to hike with her mini-Aussie, go on adventures with her niece, travel, and spend time with her husband at her camp in Pennsylvania.

Meet Nichole Murphy, Adult-Gerontology NP

Geneseo Health Center

Christian Wightman, MD, Medical Director

Christian Wightman, MD, Medical Director

Dr. Christian Wightman, Medical Director

Helping people live better lives in the community where he grew up motivates our Medical Director.

For Dr. Wightman, a career in medicine meant an opportunity to be a life-long learner and to be of service to others. Both of which, he gets to do on a daily basis at Tri-County Family Medicine.

Growing up in Allegany County, he knew he wanted to return to the area after completing his residency. He did and has been here ever since. “I wanted to serve the people and area where I grew up and see it grow. That gives me a tremendous sense of satisfaction.”

Dr. Wightman graduated Suma Cum Laude from Binghamton University before moving on to medical school at Upstate Medical University. After doing his residency at Highland Family Medicine, he joined Tri-County in 2011.

Another form of satisfaction he gets at Tri-County is helping to train young medical professionals (and he’s very good at it). “Your first year as a physician or advanced professional, requires a mentor. I enjoy being that person and sharing what I have learned over the years. In the end, it benefits our patients to move toward greater total wellness. And that’s what it’s all about.”

When he is not providing patient care, Dr. Wightman enjoys being outdoors with his wife and three children, canoeing or hiking.


Meet Dr. Christian Wightman, Medical Director
Nunda Health Center

Carly Hank, PA-C

Carly Hank, PA-C

Carly Hank, Physician Assistant

Her compassion for families led her to family medicine.

Carly was drawn to the field of medicine at a young age. She recalls feeling frustrated that her loved ones felt powerless about their own healthcare, due to lack of communication from their doctors. “Those experiences motivated me to pursue a medical career,” Carly said. “I wanted to help individuals gain knowledge about their medical conditions and learn how to best manage them.”

Graduating from Daemen College, Cum Laude, Carly joined Tri-County Family Medicine in 2015. Having grown up in a similar small town, Carly felt comfortable here and knew that she would be able to better relate to her patients to fully understand their needs.

Carly’s patient care is led by compassion. “I try to understand and relate to my patients’ concerns and life situations to be able to better help them. Figuring out their goals for their health and how we can work together to reach them.” This philosophy coupled with the potential to make a difference in her patients’ lives is what motivates Carly to come to work every day.

In her spare time, Carly enjoys spending time with her son and husband.

Meet Carly Hank, PA-C

Nunda Health Center