Sarah Vacca PA-C and Mark Ryan PA-C are now accepting new patients

New providers Sarah Vacca PA-C and Mark Ryan PA-C are now accepting new patients at the AFP NOHO location in Northampton.  If you are interested in becoming a patient at the AFP NOHO location, call the front desk at 413-549-8400 to schedule your first patient appointment today.

Integrative Family Care

Atkinson Family Practice is an Amherst-based family medical home. We balance a science-based approach to health and wellness with an attitude of fun, compassion, and openness. Here, you’re more than just a patient—you’re part of our family. We feel that we have built something special and are looking forward to caring for you and yours. Let us tell you more about ourselves and our policies regarding our partnerships with patients seeking their best health. You can find more info about our policies here!

A Letter to our Patients with High Deductible Plans

News and Announcements

There is HOPE

We are currently accepting patients for TMS therapy - a revolutionary treatment for depression that is FDA approved, non-invasive, and non-drug. If you're interested in TMS, please don't hesitate to call or email. To learn more, take a look at our page for TMS Treatment or visit our Facebook page.

Introducing Televisits

A faster, more convenient way to see your provider.

Televisits allow patients to see their providers from the comfort of their home, workplace, etc. when an office visit isn't necessary. If your provider wants to schedule you for a televisit, you can access the video chat through our patient portal here on our website or through the healow app. These virtual visits are only available for certain appointments and are not covered by all insurances. Your provider will let you know if a televisit is acceptable for your next visit.

Latest Happenings at AFP

A Sleep Class – For Your Baby!

Functional Medicine: We’ve Expanded!

Since we received such positive responses from our first session, we decided to make our baby sleep class ongoing!

Are you a parent of a young one or expecting?

  • This sleep class is designed for parents/guardians and babies age 0-12 months.
  • The classes are taught by Wendy Chabot, M.D. a pediatrician, health and wellness coach, and instructor of mindfulness based stress reduction. 
  • You will learn important lifelong skills to help your child  develop healthy sleep habits.

A Sleep Class for your Baby is a shared medical appointment. Most insurances cover the cost and there is no co-pay. The class will be offered every three months - upcoming dates have not been determined yet. We will update this website and our Facebook page when dates are set.

Please call (413-549-8400) or email ( our office to schedule

Are you interested in a science-based approach to wellness that utilizes the body's natural healing mechanisms?

Then you might want to try a Functional Medicine consult!

Functional Medicine is a customized and comprehensive approach to wellness that is scientifically based, addressing your health concerns by supporting your body's natural healing mechanisms on a cellular level. Functional Medicine uses the latest understanding in genetic research, optimizes the body's metabolic pathways, and addresses the underlying dysfunctions of the body that lead to symptoms and disease. At AFP, we take the time it takes to:

  • Review extensive life history through the use of labs, questionnaire, conversation, and medical records
  • Review existing labs and order in-depth labs to assess current biochemical status
  • Create a comprehensive and rich plan
  • Identify triggers and mediating events
  • Find the correct path to wellness without taking shortcuts
  • Work within insurance so that all patients benefit (most Functional Medicine clinics are cash only)

The Functional Medicine journey can take anywhere from 6-24 months. The Functional Medicine program at AFP addresses deep, complex imbalances that have developed over a lifetime, so developing a plan requires multiple visits. Improvements are subtle, and take time. Lab results are discussed in-depth and in-person; There is simply too much information to convey over the phone!

Interested in learning more, or scheduling your first Functional Medicine appointment? Call the Front Desk at (413) 549-8400 today!


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Xymogen and Moss Nutrition– Please call the Office at (413) 549-8400 to ask your provider for access to Xymogen and Moss Nutrition products

We’re trying to make ordering supplements easier and more efficient! Use the links above to order the supplements recommended for you. If you need specific supplement recommendations, please meet with your provider.

Latest News from the Office

Patient Testimonials

“When I walk into AFP I’m with trusted friends who holistically want what’s best for my health. Sometimes medicine is the answer but other times nutrition or mindfulness or therapy answers were best. With these services and a lab right in the fabulous Atkinson Building, getting all the health care I need is convenient.

Best of all Dr Kate is an awesome human being. She is pragmatic and caring and a real delight to be around. Our community is so lucky to have Dr Kate’s practice filling the void where massive medical conglomerates have wiped out most local family doctor’s offices.”

Atkinson Family Practice offers cutting-edge, integrative, evidence-based care with a personal, warm, whole-family approach.