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!


Monday: 8:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Thursday: 8:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Saturday (Drop-In Urgent Care Hours): 10:00-1:00
Sunday: Closed
We are closed everyday 12:30–1:30 p.m. for lunch. During hours we are not open, there is always a providers on call. You can reach the service at (413) 549-8400
Holidays Observed Annually: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving (and the following day), December 24th and 25th
The office is open for all other holidays, including MLK Jr Day, President’s Day, Patriot’s Day, and Indigenous People’s Day (formerly known as Columbus Day). For real time updates about all office information, be sure to visit our Facebook 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.


Flu Season is Coming!
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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.



INSURANCE UPDATE: We accept Neighborhood Health Plan! 

Our office now accepts Neighborhood Health Plan (effective January 1st, this plan's name will change to Allways Health Partners). This update only applies to private policy holders (which includes Cooley Dickinson Hospital's sponsored health plan employees). This DOES NOT include Neighborhood Health Plan members through MassHealth.

Unsure if this applies to you? Please call or email our office with any questions or concerns about your plan.

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MassHealth and the Connector Open Enrollment 

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 (reception@doctorkate.net) 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!

Supplements


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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.

A Message from the Billing Staff

As of August 2017, all patients who have a high deductible plan will be required to pay $50 upfront for their appointments (with the exception of annual physicals and nurse visits). We have found that if patients wait for the bill to come it becomes a burden to pay a large bill all at once.  By enacting this new policy and paying this portion of the bill at the time of the visit, we are hoping it will help our patients significantly offset the future cost.

Your statements are available to view on your patient portal and, as always, you may call our billing department to discuss this. You can pay with a card online or over the phone, with a check in the mail, via PayPal on our website, or with card/cash/check in the office.

Thank you for your understanding.

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.