"I live in Oneonta with my simply amazing husband, "J," and my feisty, funny and inspiring children Jamie and Beckett. I grew up in Alfred, NY, so I'm a small town girl. I went to Ithaca College where I studied Biochemistry and Exercise Science. I was also a softball player (center fielder) for the Bombers. After graduating from Ithaca in 1997, I went to SUNY Upstate Medical University where I earned my medical degree. It was also in Syracuse where I met the love of my life, "J," while playing Ultimate Frisbee. While at Syracuse, I participated in the Rural Medical Education (RMED) program where I had the honor of living and working here in Oneonta for 9 months while working at Oneonta Family Practice under Dr. Benjamin Friedell's mentorship. While doing this program I was able to get a very good sense of this community along with other specialists in the area. This would factor in greatly in our decision to move back here. "J" ended up getting a job in Manhattan, so we headed down near the city. I'm not a city girl, so I did my residency at Somerset Family Practice Residency at Somerset Medical Center in Somerville, NJ. I graduated in 2004. After residency, I worked at Towne Centre Family Practice in Hillsborough, NJ for seven years. It was a very hard decision to leave such wonderful people there, but we were ready to come back up to Upstate NY...to Oneonta. I have worked at Oneonta Family Practice since 2010 and have enjoyed my new adventure with Hoffman Family Medicine since 2016!"
"Hoffman Family Medicine is a Direct Primary Care office. Direct Primary Care is a model of care that has developed as a way of bringing back the direct patient-doctor relationship and removing barriers between you and your doctor. Patients pay a flat monthly fee($100/month for adults, $30/month for <21 years old). This means that we are working for YOU, not your insurance company. As a patient at HFM, you get a doctor who can sit down, spend time with you, listen and help you improve your health. You also get access to your doctor via phone/text or email 24/7. We can work with you to help you in whatever way we can, whether it’s by phone or email or sitting face to face in the office. We are able to get patients seen on the same day or the next day when needed and also have the time set aside to also help coordinate care with specialists. We even do home visits for our established patients when necessary. Direct Primary Care is a “new way” of getting back to the “old way” of medicine!"