Goodbye & Good Luck, Charles!

On May 18, Charles Milch, Physician Assistant, one of our most beloved providers is retiring! To say we will miss him is an understatement. Our scribe Ara remembers: At first, I felt so worried because he looked so strict and quiet but as I got to know him, I realized that he is very warm, appreciative, approachable, enthusiastic and you …

The Queen of Our Fun!

Katrina, our Clinical Supervisor, has become our Head of Good Times at AFP. And this is not being taken lightly. We seriously appreciate her imagination, her organization and her drive to bring unique and fun ideas and events into both our offices. As you know, times have been stressful for everyone, let alone healthcare workers. Katrina is a shining light …

Cope With Grief By Focusing On These Goals

Guest blog written by Camille Johnson (not sponsored by AFP) Coping with grief requires a different process for everyone. For some, taking time to work through their feelings alone is most helpful, while others need the support of their family and friends. If you’ve recently lost a loved one, you may be feeling unsure of how to start the process …

Opening Communication Within Our Families and Communities

Starting on Sunday, February 20 at 12:45pm is the first session of the Open-Hearted Family series, led by author Gina Simm and Katelyn Dutkiewicz, PA-C. The series is based on Simm’s book Heart to Heart and helps parents, caregivers and educators find more effective ways to reach out to and connect with children, especially when times are uncertain and scary …

Hidden Patterns–The Art of Sally Greenebaum

Periodically, in our Northampton office, we display the artwork of talented local artists. Thes art “galleries” are a great way to connect with our community as well as give these artists a chance to connect with AFP patients. This month, we are excited to feature occupational therapist and photographer Sally Greenebaum of Sally Greenebaum Photography. Sally was gracious enough to …

Meet Our New Chiropractor–Jason Potash!

Recently, a new chiropractor, Jason Potash came on board at AFP Noho. We are so lucky to have someone with his expertise joining our ranks. We are eager for our patients to learn more about him so he has graciously answered some questions for us–and for you! AFP:         What fueled your desire to go into chiropractic medicine?  Jason: I …

TMS Diaries – Pam’s Story–A Look Back

A Honest Look into Life with Mental Illness and the Light at the End of the Tunnel We thought it was worth a look back at some of our blog posts about Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation or TMS.  We are one of the few practices in Western Massachusetts that provides this important and progressive treatment to help combat symptoms of depression.  …

Graduation Time

We are taking this blog post to say congratulations to our own Jennifer Smolinksi, our teen and adolescent therapist, who recently graduated from American International College with her doctorate. We asked her to tell us more about what inspired her to continue with her education during these unique times and as a very busy practitioner and mother. Dr Kate notes, …

The Art of Taichi

Starting May 4 at 6pm, for six weeks, AFP will be holding in-person Taichi classes in the Amherst office parking lot. These classes will be led by Charles Milch, PA-C (Amherst Coop) and Haiying Conover, LMT (QiGong). Haiying and Charles answered some questions for us about the Taichi series. AFP: Why should our patients consider Taichi? Haiying: Traditional Chinese Medicine …

Finding Your Best Self

Starting in March, and running for 20 weeks, Atkinson Family Practice is running a series called Finding Your Best Self. These ground-breaking treatment sessions are being led by Dana Parrot, LICSW. Dana took a few moments out of her preparation for this series to answer some questions about what patients can expect when registering! AFP:Finding Your Best Self is based …