Atkinson Family Practice is sad to announce that we are losing one of the people most pivotal to our practice—Tom Ptaszkiewicz our Office Manager. As many of you know Tom began with us as a receptionist but soon moved up to the Office Manager position but he has always been there to do whatever was needed from janitor and handyman to dog-sitter and driver. “Not my job” was never in his vocabulary. Tom is known and loved by everyone here and has always known the names of the patients. After ten years at AFP he has become an icon for the quality care we consider so important at the office.
Tom was instrumental in the design, planning and implementation of our new office building which was occupied December 2012. Moving an entire office building, records and electronics is a Herculean task and he led us with the goodhearted manner for which he is so well known. He designed and built the custom chairs in our office for disabled patients and hand made many other items throughout the office. We will miss so much about his great cheer and knowledge but particularly his ability to fix anything!
This morning, July 7th, will be a computer upgrade and staff meeting. The office will re-open at 1:30 as usual and be available until 7pm for any of your medical needs. Please be patient–we will happily take care of you as soon as we’re back online.
FYI to anyone driving to the office through Amherst: Larkspur Drive is still under construction.
Migraine Awareness Dress Down Day!!! We are wearing purple to support the cause. Donations are appreciated.
Atkinson Family Practice has some exciting news!! We wanted to let you all know that one of our patients has a personal migraine blog that is being featured several days this month on the American Migraine Foundation’s home page in honor of Migraine and Headache Awareness Month (#MHAM). There are 6 bloggers being featured altogether and all of the other writers are unbelievable. Here is the link: http://www.americanmigrainefoundation.org/ if you are interested in reading the blog.
The office will be closed in observance of the holiday Memorial Day 5/25/2015 The office will reopen with normal business hours on Tuesday 5/26/15
There is a provider on call if you’re in need of assistance. Have a nice long weekend!
AFP Healthy Pleasures – shared medical appointments. A 12 week long program with meetings once a week. If you have been diagnosed with obesity and have a BMI>30 and you have a desire to create a healthier, happier you, Healthy Pleasures could be the resource you’re seeking! Select the link to find out more about it this wonderful new program.
Healthy Pleasures flyer
On 04/16/2015 our receptionist Sabre gave birth to a beautiful baby girl named Hayden who came in at 9.0lbs, 20.5inches long. Both mom and baby are resting happy and healthy.
FOR A CURRENT PATIENT OF THE PRACTICE
Students must be current patients of our practice and be enrolled for the coming academic year in ANY college-type full-time program. Submit one to two short paragraphs explaining what your plans are for the coming year and how a scholarship would be helpful. Award is based on need and application must be resubmitted annually. $250 a year. Open to students from local high schools.
THIS IS FOR NON PATIENT
For a young woman graduating from high school – must be enrolled for the coming academic year in a four-year college with an interest in pursuing a healthcare profession. Submit one or two short paragraphs explaining why you are interested in health care professionally. Not based on need. Chosen by Atkinson Family Practice staff with student name blocked out. Do not mention if you are a patient of the practice. Renewable if student remains full-time and in good standing in their college.
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Or Email to: Office@Doctorkate.net