Graceful Teachings

Jennifer Jordan’s new class and certification No matter where you go, no matter what you do, you are exposed to all sorts of advertising and marketing.  Whether it’s posted on the side of a bus, on a billboard, in a newspaper, on the television, on social media or simply listening to the radio.  There are all kinds of exposure from …

Anne Valliant, an NP with a different specialty

Anne Vaillant, RN, CNM, PMHNP joined AFP in January of 2019, as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in the Amherst office. Having worked as a Nurse Midwife, Anne comes to AFP with passions in both psychiatry and women’s health. Her goal—to treat both mind and body. In her experience “psychiatry has a history of neglecting the context of the body, the …

New Nutritionist Brings Joy Into Diet

Atkinson Family Practice is happy to welcome Amanda Mittman, RDN, LDN to our Northampton location as our new Nutritionist.  Amanda has five years’ worth of experience at Head Start and Early Learning Programs as a Nutrition Specialist and Health Manager in addition to private practice. “As a health manager for three years, I really enjoyed collaborating with other departments to …

Atkinson Family Practice welcomes new psychologist Jennifer Smolinski

Atkinson Family Practice is excited to welcome our new child psychologist, Jennifer Smolinski, JD, MS, M.Ed to our stellar staff of therapists. Jennifer comes to AFP with degrees as a school adjustment counselor and attorney while working on an Educational Leadership and Supervisions Doctorate at American International College in Springfield, Mass.   Jennifer’s Doctoral dissertation will be focused on college students …

Summer-time Health

Summer is in full swing here in Western Massachusetts, and so is the sun and all sorts of insects.  We are talking about mosquitos, UV rays, and ticks; all of which can affect our health in negative ways.  Here at Atkinson Family Practice, we want to let you know about the effects of all of these effects along with preventative …

Life is a Highway

Nora Holland’s life as a Lactation Consultant on the road Most medical providers spend hours in one location, at times living a nine-to-five life.  However, this is not the case for Nora Holland, RNC-MNN, IBCLC. She drives her Volkswagen Sportwagen, which she calls her office and puts at least 2,400 miles on it each month.  The back of her car? …

Welcome Allison Marino! AFP NoHo’s new clinical massage therapist

Atkinson Family Practice welcomes Allison Marino, LMT, Clinical Massage Therapist to the new AFP NOHO office. She brings many years of experience in healthcare having worked with patients of all ages, from professional athletes to the elderly.  Allison is committed to making her patient’s visits accessible and comfortable to all. She provides care for those of any orientation, gender-expression, color, …

All About Liz

Learn About Liz’s Health Coach Journey For three years, Liz Gelotte has been working as one of Atkinson Family Practice’s Medical Scribes, working in the Functional Medicine Suite. With a new goal in mind, Liz has been receiving her health coach training through the internationally accredited Functional Medicine Coaching Academy. Liz has never heard of a health coach until Jessica …

Making Big Moves

Katelyn Dutkiewicz to move across the bridge to the new Northampton Office Since the birth of her daughter Rosa, Katelyn Dutkiwicz PA-C has been working in our Amherst Office for the past six years.  With the opening of our Northampton office, Katelyn will be one of several Primary Care Providers at AFP: NoHo. “I am absolutely thrilled to be expanding …

Atkinson Family Practice welcomes back Mark Ryan as a new PA

Mark Ryan PA-C will be coming back to Atkinson Family Practice to be a Physician Assistant at AFP’s new building in Northampton, Mass.  Mark was a student at AFP during a clinical rotation for his PA studies. He then immediately fell in love with AFP, “I greatly enjoyed working in such a unique and integrative practice,” Mark explained.  He also …