Atkinson Family Practice
17 Research Dr.
Amherst, MA 01002
(413) 549-8400 Main
(413) 549-8409 fax
Monday: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Tuesday: 7:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5 p.m.
We are closed everyday between 12:30 and 1:30 for lunch.
We do not have weekend hours, but there is always a provider on call.
Many people have noticed the new voicemail message on our office answering machine. These are messages that were recorded by Carl Kassel and Bill Curtis from National Public Radio. That was the ‘award’ that Dr. Kate received when she won as a contestant on the radio quz show “Wait Wait, Don’t Tell Me”. If you want to hear the clip from when she was featured here is the link:
Please Welcome Jessica Jimison. We are so excited to have her join our Atkinson Family Practice Family. Jessica Jimison, Family Nurse Practitioner, will be starting with us this January. Shewas raised in Amherst, grew up as a landscaper, and got her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from UMass, Amherst. She went on to get her Master’s in Nursing from Boston College and worked her first five years as a Nurse Practitioner on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in Wolf Point, Montana. She is now home again, and joins Atkinson Family Practice with nine years of experience in family practice. She loves the blending of science with education that is the practice of medicine, but she also loves the art of working with individuals, meeting people where they are, and empowering people to care for their health. Jessica lives with her daughter and loves taking walks and road trips, pruning in the landscape, and drinking tea by a fireplace with friends.
We are starting early this year. Help us start out our food drive on Halloween this year. All donations will go to the Amherst Survival Center.
The Most Wanted Items in the Food Pantry
(no/low salt and no/low sugar options are encouraged!)
- canned protein (fish, chicken)
- canned fruit
- canned vegetables
- canned beans
- dry lentils
- rice, pasta
- side dishes (rice pilaf, ramen noodles)
- spaghetti sauce, canned tomatoes
- healthy kids’ snacks
Personal Care Items:
The Food Pantry also distributes personal care items (in all sizes including samples), such as:
- Toilet paper
- Sanitary napkins and tampons
- Disposable diapers
Here are some photos from the past Halloweens in the office. We really enjoy dress down days in our office. We get very competitive!!