What Is Intuitive Eating?

With Covid-19 keeping us indoors more and playing havoc with our emotional state, we have noticed significant changes in what and how we eat. In this time of stress, emotional eating has seen many of us putting not the greatest choices in our mouths and feeling it as we gain pounds and lose energy. One way to take charge of …

Our New Certified Health & Wellness Coaches!

Not long ago, two members of our AFP staff became National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coaches! Judy Grupenhoff and Liz Gelotte completed hours of training to achieve this certification and we are so proud of them both. Judy and Liz took a few minutes out of their busy day to talk more about what it means to work for …

Keeping Our AFP Family Safe

During these unprecedented times, we at Atkinson Family Practice have made it our priority to keep our patients and staff as safe as possible while still maintaining the level of service we are known for. We are so proud that we have been able to do this and thought it worthwhile to share with you what we have put in …

Art is Freedom

The title of today’s blog is actually part of a quote about art by Christo (1935 – ), the famous environmental artist. The entire quote is “The work of art is a scream of freedom.” Art is amazing and can be transformational, even life-changing. We are so fortunate to have both offices located in areas heavily into the art scene. …

Senior Decisions: When It’s Time to Consider Assisted Living

We are very fortunate this blog post to have a guest blogger–Lydia Chan. Lydia is the co-creator of Alzheimerscaregiver.net, which provides tips and resources to help caregivers. Today, she writes about when it might be time to consider assisted living. Lydia can be reached at lydia@alzheimerscaregiver.net. As your parents or other loved ones get older, you may have to help them decide the …

‘Tis the season for giving…

Besides the fundraiser we do with the beautiful quilt we get to give away each year (and congratulations to our winner!), we have two other ways we give back to our patients and the community during the winter season. Did you know that we have sponsored a different family each year right here in our Practice? We begin to raise …

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is one of the most-loved holidays of the year. The day means family, friends, football…and amazing food. Many aren’t able to enjoy the day because there are so many difficult choices to make at the dinner table. Our very own Amanda Mittman, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, wrote a blog post on her website–Happy Valley Nutrition, that she has graciously allowed …

Aging Gracefully with AFP

Jennifer Jordan, DNP, wants to pass along some pretty incredible information with you. She provides a valuable service by showing how both men and women can soften lines and wrinkles, sharing ways she can help people look on the outside as young as they feel on the inside, and telling everyone that it is possible to gain confidence and exceed …

We Love Our New Location!

Atkinson Family Practice is growing! With so many patients who live In the Northampton area, we knew we needed to open an office on the other side of the bridge. Driving to Amherst can be quite a trip when someone doesn’t feel well or has a sick child. So we are so excited that in July of this year, we …

AFP NOHO would like to welcome Natasha Campbell to the DragonFly team

Atkinson Family Practice would like to welcome Natasha Campbell to the DragonFly Collaborative team at Atkinson Family Practice.  She comes to us with a degree in Social Work from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Fla. and her Clinical Masters in Social Work from Baron University in Miami, Fla.  When Natasha made the move to Massachusetts six years ago, …