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

Kiera Kuhn,  MS-HQS, BSN, RN, Senior Director of Community Relations and Pharmacy Affairs, Corporate Compliance Officer

Kiera Kuhn, MS-HQS, BSN, RN, Senior Director of Community Relations and Pharmacy Affairs, Corporate Compliance Officer

Kiera Kuhn, MS-HQS, BSN, RN

Senior Director of Community Relations and Pharmacy Affairs, Corporate Compliance Officer​

 A career in nursing has led to developing innovative solutions for all our patients.

Kiera wanted to be a nurse from a very young age. She shares a fond memory of taking a career class in the late 70’s with a Tri-County Family Medicine Physician’s Assistant (PA) for young students interested in the healthcare profession. “The opportunity to explore the hospital environment with a PA from Tri-County certainly helped me confidently choose a career in health care.”

She joined Tri-County in 2017 after serving as Director of Quality at both major healthcare systems in Rochester, NY. She is also a board member for the Greater Rochester Quality Council. Kiera also received a Master’s in Healthcare Quality and Safety from Thomas Jefferson University. The program outlined approaches to improving the delivery of healthcare.

As a native of the area, she chose to return “home” to Tri-County to share expertise acquired to build systems to help support the surrounding communities with better access to affordable healthcare.

Kiera is motivated by patients and believes that going the extra mile for them is the best approach to patient care. “Instead of judging people, stand by them and help to build their future. I believe you should treat others the same way as you or your family would want to be treated.”

In her spare time, Kiera enjoys spending time with her family, both human and fur babies. During the summer, her favorite pastime is relaxing in her pool while thinking of new innovative approaches to healthcare

Kiera Kuhn, MS-HQS, BSN, RN

Senior Director of Community Relations and Pharmacy Affairs, Corporate Compliance Officer​

Administration & Billing Center

10869 State Route 36 South
P.O. Box 601
Dansville, NY 14437
Phone: 585-335-3416 - Admin
Phone: 585-335-3100 - Billing

 

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Karen Stone, Senior Director of Operations and Human Resources, Privacy Officer

Karen Stone, Senior Director of Operations and Human Resources, Privacy Officer

Karen Stone

Senior Director of Operations and Human Resources, Privacy Officer

It started with a desire to be a part of the healthcare solution in her hometown. Meet Karen Stone, Senior Director of Operations and Human Resources, Privacy Officer.

Thirty-two years ago, Karen began working at Tri-County Family Medicine with a desire to give back to her community. Tri-County was making great strides in providing health care to her family and neighbors and she wanted to be a part of it.

Karen has consistently risen in roles of responsibility at Tri-County from a variety of administrative positions, starting with a medical secretary/receptionist, which then lead her to a job as a Roving Office Manager, and ultimately landed her in the administrative office. She now is hiring people who can also have an impact on the community and making the health centers more efficient in her role as Senior Director of Operations and Human Resources, Privacy Officer.

Karen leads the effort at Tri-County to implement the Electronic Medical Records System (EMR) that makes communication between medical professionals better, improves the overall accuracy of personal health records, and makes reimbursement from insurance more efficient.

“Every morning I get up early and know that today will be rewarding for me. We’re always thinking about how we can make it easier for our patients to receive the best care. Whether we’re hiring newly qualified clinicians, improving processes such as patient/provider communications or providing our patients with electronic results on the portal; each has an important role to play,” said Karen.

In her spare time, Karen enjoys gardening, craft projects, and hiking.

Karen Stone
Senior Director of Operations and Human Resources, Privacy Officer

Administration & Billing Center

10869 State Route 36 South
P.O. Box 601
Dansville, NY 14437
Phone: 585-335-3416 - Admin
Phone: 585-335-3100 - Billing

 

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Anita Eck, PA-C

Anita Eck, PA-C

Anita Eck, Physician Assistant

Caring for patients through all aspects of their life.

Anita Eck, PA has been with Tri-County Family Medicine for over 20 years. She has been serving our community as a primary care provider and preceptor for physician assistant students. Anita has called Tri-County home for her entire career!

Receiving her education in Texas, Anita graduated from the University of Texas and relocated to New York state to begin her career as a physician assistant. Later, she expanded her career by becoming a clinical instructor for Rochester Institute of Technology’s physician assistant students.

Tri-County’s focus on family and sense of community is what drew Anita to practice here. “Being in a rural community has allowed me to interact with my patients, both while caring for them and interacting with them in the community. I enjoy that!”

Anita’s love of helping people influenced her to practice family medicine. Her position enables her to care for patients through all aspects of their lives, from newborn to the elderly. “I have patients that are now having children and am caring for them as well as their aging parents. Not only is this a bonus, but this family history aids me in caring for them.”

Beyond work, Anita serves in the community as a board member at the Vincent House, a local hospice home and volunteers at the Cohocton Food Pantry. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Meet Anita Eck, PA-C
Wayland Health Center

Bernard Sweeney, MD

Bernard Sweeney, MD

Bernard Sweeney, MD

Love of family medicine and the outdoors brought him to Tri-County. And keeps him here!

Dr. Sweeney is passionate about medicine as well as the outdoors. When his wife came to Rochester to train as a Physician Assistant, he came too. He discovered Letchworth State Park, Stoneybrook, Niagara Falls, and the Finger Lakes. And he hasn’t looked back.

Dr. Sweeney is a graduate of the Georgetown University School of Medicine and has practiced for 34 years, 20 of them at Tri-County. He chose family medicine because he enjoys its diversity and personally understanding his patients’ values and outlook on life.  His approach to patient care is to treat people with respect and to listen. “I need to acknowledge their difficulties and try to work with them to stay healthy. The challenge of primary care is very enjoyable because every person is unique.”

There were many reasons Dr. Sweeney chose Tri-County but one stands out. He likes working with a diverse group of providers here but interestingly they all share the same goal – to treat people as you would want to be treated.

Needless to say, after 20 years in Geneseo, Dr. Sweeney is pretty well known in the community and he enjoys it. “I’ve diagnosed a few cases of Shingles in the grocery store,” he says with a chuckle.

In his spare time, he enjoys the outdoors and gardening. Yoga is another passion along with jigsaw puzzles.

Meet Dr. Bernard Sweeney
Geneseo 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