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Mary Price Baker, MD

 

Mary Price Baker, MD joins Internal Medicine Associates of Auburn in January 2015.

Dr. Baker received her MD at the Louisiana State University School of Medicine in 2006. She completed her post graduate Internal Medicine residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center, Strong Memorial Hospital in 2010. Dr. Baker is certified through the American Board of Internal Medicine and is a member of the American Medical Association and The Medical Society of Cayuga County.

She has served as a Hospitalist at the Cortland regional Medical Center and most recently as a Hospitalist at Auburn Community Hospital, Auburn, NY.
 

Brian R. Bennett, MD

 

Brian R. Bennett, MD joined Internal Medicine Associates of Auburn in August 2007.

He graduated medical school at the University of Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. He came to Auburn from the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC)/Strong Memorial Hospital where he completed his residency. He served as Chief Resident and resident preceptor in the Medicine Resident Urgent Care Clinic and was also on staff with the Hospitalist Unit.

Dr. Bennett is the recipient of the White Family Memorial Scholarship for Rural Medicine and the Milton S. Luria Award for exceptional clinical ability, enthusiasm and attitude. In addition to joining IMAA, he also serves as the Medical Director at Mercy Rehabilitation Center in Auburn. He is originally from Bath, N.Y.; he is married and has three children.

William J. Childres, MD

 

William J. Childres, MD joins Internal Medicine Associates of Auburn in September 2013.

Dr. Childres received his MD at SUNY Upstate Medical University in 2002 where he also served as Chief Resident and as a Practice of Medicine Instructor 2005 - 2006. He received the Harry A. Feldman Preventive Medicine Award in 2002 at SUNY Upstate Medical University in recognition of excellence and interest in preventive medicine. He also received the Resident Teacher Award and Outstanding Primary Care Clinic Resident award in recognition by students of the internal medicine clerkship and in recognition of excellent care provided at the primary care clinics, both through SUNY Upstate Medical University 2004 - 2005.

Dr. Childres is certified through the American Board of Internal Medicine and is a member of the American College of Physicians and the Society for Hospital Medicine. He has served as a Hospitalist at the VA Medical Center in Syracuse and Auburn Community Hospital in Auburn, NY.

Jeffrey M. LeGrett, MD

 

Jeffrey Legrett, MD is a native of Auburn, NY and has been with Internal Medicine Associates of Auburn since 2000.

Dr. Legrett graduated medical school at the University Of Buffalo School Of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. He returned to Auburn from Millard Fillmore Hospital, Buffalo, N.Y., where he completed his residency in Internal Medicine. He is the recipient of various awards including the Merck Index award for excellence in organic chemistry; the Bausch & Lomb Science award for excellence in science and the Coe Memorial and James Seymour awards for excellence. Board certified in Internal Medicine, he is also a certified Clinical Densitometrist and a member of the International Society of Clinical Densitometrists.

In addition to his work at Internal Medicine Associates of Auburn, Dr. Legrett also serves as Medical Director of the VA Clinic at Auburn Community Hospital. He is married and has a daughter.


David White, MD

 

David M. White, MD has been with Internal Medicine Associates of Auburn since July 1990.

He is a graduate of the University Of Maryland School Of Medicine. He came to Auburn from the University of Michigan Medical Center where he completed his residency in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

In addition to his work at Internal Medicine Associates of Auburn, he also serves as the Medical Director for Finger Lakes Center for Living in Auburn. He is originally from Adrian, Michigan; he is married and has three children.

Marilyn Colletta, LCSW, CASAC

 

Marilyn Colletta, LCSW, CASAC has been with Internal Medicine Associates of Auburn since August 2015.

She is a credentialed drug and alcohol therapist and has been providing mental health therapy to individuals, families and groups at Cayuga Counseling Services, Inc. since 2012. She is a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corps and is a lifelong resident of Central New York.

Joanne Chekansky, RN, FNP-C

 

Joanne Chekansky, RN, FNP-C has been with Internal Medicine Associates of Auburn since April 2005.

She is a graduate of the Community General Hospital Nurse Practitioner program. Joanne has years of nursing experience working with a diverse population of patients providing wellness education, gynecological care and health counseling. She is a nationally board certified Family Nurse Practitioner and a member in good standing of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Before joining Internal Medicine Associates, Joanne was staff nurse at Auburn Community Hospital and a Family Nurse Practitioner at East Hill Family Medical Group.
 

Alissa Dippolito, MSN, RN, FNP-C

 

Alissa Dippolito, MSN, RN, FNP-C:  Alissa began her nursing career as an RN, earning her BS in nursing from Binghamton University, NY. She continued her education to earn a Master's degree in Nursing at SUNY Upstate Medical University and graduated Summa Cum Laude in May 2017. She is nationally certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner through the Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She is a member of the Nurse Practitioner Association of NYS; the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. Prior to achieving the status of Family Nurse Practitioner, Alissa worked as a staff nurse at Cortland Regional Medical Center, Cortland, NY as well as the Cayuga Medical Center Urgent Care Emergency Department, Cortland, NY.

 

Jeanne M. Kuhfta, MSN, RN, FNP-C

 

Jeanne M.Kuhfta, FNP-C has been with Internal Medicine Associates of Auburn since July 5, 2011.

Jeanne began her nursing career as an LPN until she graduated from Auburn Community College with an AAS in nursing. She continued her education to earn a BS in nursing from Syracuse University and a Master’s degree in Nursing from SUNY Upstate Medical University. Jeanne is nationally certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner through the Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She is also a member of the Nurse Practitioner Association of New York State and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She is Oncology Certified. Prior to achieving the status of Family Nurse Practitioner, Jeanne worked as a staff nurse, critical care nurse and nurse manager in the hospital setting and as outpatient administrator for the hematology oncology department at SUNY Upstate, Syracuse.


Michelle Heater, DEXA Technician

 

Michelle Heater, RT(R)(M)(BD), CBDT Bone Densitometrist

Michelle Heater has been with Internal Medicine Associates of Auburn since 2000. She is a graduate of Northeastern University, Boston, MA since 1977. She is certified by both the International Society of Clinical Densitometry since 1998 and the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists since 2001. She is also a member of the National Osteoporosis Foundation and the INternational Society of Clinical Densitometry. Michelle is a faculty member of Herzing University. She lives in Baldwinsville, NY with her husband and has three grown daughters.

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