OUR PEOPLE

All Tri-County Family Medicine professionals have expertise in family medicine, are board-certified in their specialty, and possess impeccable credentials.

But what looks good on paper doesn’t always translate to great patient skills.  That’s why we take a great deal of care to find professionals with that “something extra”—great people skills, a sense of humor, empathy, and the ability to communicate with a wide variety of patients.  From the receptionist who greets you, to the nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant who helps you with routine ailments, to the doctor who presides over your care—you’ll find approachable, caring professionals who are genuinely committed to your health and well-being.

Joseph DePra, MD

Called into medicine from a young age, he loves the variety and relationships he builds in family medicine. Those relationships are what keep him motivated. He’s known many of his patients for over 20 years.

Gayle Mosher, MD

Dr. Mosher has been a pediatrician for over 25 years and with Tri-County since 2015. Her training and everyday experience as a pediatrician help her meet the unique needs of children as they grow and mature.

Christian Wightman, MD, Medical Director

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.”

Kiera Kuhn, MS-HQS, BSN, RN, Director of Practice Transformation, Quality, and Corporate Compliance

Kiera wanted to be a nurse from a very young age. She shares a fond memory of taking a career class in the late ’70s 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.”

Karen Stone, Director of Operations and Human Resources

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.

Anita Eck, PA-C

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!”

Bernard Sweeney, MD

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.

Anthony Witte, MD

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.

Melinda Tellier, FNP-C

Family Nurse Practitioner, Melinda Tellier says that she didn’t choose a family practice, it chose her. Her mother was a Physician Assistant at Tri-County Family Medicine for several years.

Geoffrey Wittig, MD

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.

Ayesha Tasaddaq, MD

Family medicine allows Dr.Tasaddaq to be a part of some of the most important events of her patients’ lives including delivering their babies and watching them grow up.

Norman Wetterau, MD

For many years, Dr. Wetterau was well known as the “town doctor” in Nunda. He now divides his time between the Nunda and Dansville Health Centers.

Richard Parker, MD

“I chose a career in medicine because I felt like it was the best way that I could help others.”

Nicholas Apostoleris, PhD, MBA, Chief Executive Officer

Nicholas Apostoleris is a clinical psychologist who became CEO of Tri-County Family Medicine in 2018.  He previously served as CEO of a new Federally Qualified Health Center system in western North Carolina and has a 20-year career in health center program development and medical education.

Carly Hank, PA-C

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.”

Nadine Bailey, PA-C

“I love working in family medicine because you get more than a snapshot of a patient,” she said. “You build long-term relationships, which is good. There is a relationship of trust that is built that works both ways and is helpful to patients.”

Amber Rhow, PA-C

“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.”

Debra Reifenrath, PA-C

“Family health is at the heart of good health. A healthy family means supporting one another to thrive and do well together and it’s the foundation of overall community health.”

Maggie Schuyler, PA-C

Maggie believes that an informed patient is a happy patient. “I want my patients to have all the information regarding their condition and the potential options for management available to them.” This helps patients make informed decisions about their healthcare.

Bridget Quibell, PA-C

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.

Jill Matzek, PA-C

Jill was impressed with the excellent patient care, compassion, and friendliness of the entire staff at Tri-County. As a PA, I’m thankful to have approachable physician colleagues who are always willing to answer questions and see patients in consultation.”

Lauren LaFrance, PA-C

Lauren has always been interested in family medicine. “I have always been motivated by the community, family and patient-based perspective of family medicine. No other specialty embraces all of this.”

Martha Yanda, PA-C

Martha Yanda has been practicing medicine for 43 years and with Tri-County Family Medicine for over 30.