Services Offered at
Atkinson Family Practice

Scroll down to see the amazing services that AFP has to offer our patients!

Sleep Consultations and Counseling

with Chaia Wolfe, LICSW and John Reino, CAGS, LMHC -- COMING SOON

Sleep is one of the pillars of good health. For various reasons, many of us are not receiving the innumerable mental and physical benefits of sleep. While sleep medications may provide short-term relief from sleep difficulties, their long-term safety and efficacy are unknown.

Please stay tuned for more information on individual behavioral sleep consultations.

The Balance Clinic

with Deb Ellis, MSPT, NSC

Are you concerned about your balance? Have you had any falls in the last six months? Do you wonder if you should be working on your balance more actively to prevent problems? If so…

TAKE STEPS TO PREVENT FALLS WITH AFP’S PHYSICAL THERAPIST, DEB ELLIS!

Come to the Monthly Balance Clinic for a FREE Balance Assessment!

Give the Front Desk a call at (413) 549-8400 to schedule your assessment, or to find out more.

TMS Therapy

with Dr. Nora Schwartz-Martin

Atkinson Family Practice is the proud home of an exciting new alternative treatment for individuals with depression called TMS! TMS stands for Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, and is the first and only FDA-approved treatment for depression that does not require surgery or medication, and is safe and effective. When medication management becomes too much, side effects overwhelming, or non-traditional approaches exhausted, individuals coping with depression may have an answer at last.

According to John Hopkins, TMS is a, “non-invasive method of brain stimulation that relies on electromagnetic induction using an insulated coil over the scalp, focused on an area of the brain thought to play a role in mood regulation.” It is comparable to MRI machines in terms of the strength and pulse of the waves it generates. The rapid succession of the pulses produces lasting, healthful results in brain activity. In some cases, TMS has shown long-lasting, favorable results, and could be a long sought-after solution.

The Co-Op

with Mark Ryan, PA-C & Careen Bertheaud, PA-C

Instead of regular suboxone follow-up meetings with providers, approved patients can attend The Co-Op every Wednesday with Careen Bertheaud and everyone other Friday with Mark Ryan. These are approximately one hour group and patients are expected to attend a minimum of two each month.

The Co-Op is optional, but the added benefits of these meetings include: no co-pay, and they will count as part of the Twelve Step visits.

Date: Wednesdays at 5:45pm with Careen Bertheaud & every other Friday at 1pm with Mark Ryan

Location: Online and In-person options

Cost: Online: no charge for AFP patients

Sign Up: Contact your provider or email events@doctorkate.net

Getting in Shape Safely

with Jason Potash, DC, LMT & Kate Atkinson, MD, FAAFP

Chiropractic Services

with Jason Potash, DC, LMT

-Neck and jaw pain

-Tension headaches and migraines

-Shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand pain

-Low back, pelvic and hip pain

-Knee, ankle and foot pain

-Disc herniation and nerve compression

-Arthritis and sciatica

-Carpal tunnel syndrome

-Plantar fasciitis

-Tendinitis

-Sports injuries

-Motor vehicle injuries

Anxiety Coaching Group

with Judy Grupenhoff, MS, M.Ed. and Anne Vaillant, Psychiatric NP

Atkinson Family Practice is excited to announce that we are starting an Anxiety Coaching Group.  The coaching group is a six-session group medical visit for people interested in learning skills and developing strategies that can help reduce their anxiety and feelings of overwhelm.

The goal of the group is to provide guidance and support in making sustainable changes in outlook and behavior.  The group will be facilitated by Anne Vaillant, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, and Judy Grupenhoff, Integrative Health and Wellness Coach. You will learn techniques to manage stress and anxiety, identify goals you would like to work toward, and take small steps toward these goals each week.

This is not a drop-in group.  The sessions and skills build on each other and consistency is important for building trust and a feeling of safety within the group.  While we understand that emergencies happen, we ask that you plan to attend all six of the scheduled sessions.

Please note that prior to registering for the Anxiety Coaching Group, patients must fill out a short informational form.  Ask your provider for more information about receiving this form and registering for this series.

Nutrition Counseling

with Fatemeh Giahi Ph D, RDN, LDN and Amanda Mittman, RDN, LDN

Dr. Giahi and Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Amanda Mittman provide nutritional consulting, weight management for children, adolescents, and adults, medical nutrition therapy for obesity, diabetes, heart disease, digestive disorders, and food sensitivity.

Dr. Giahi is also the instructor of the class, Mindful Eating, which she teaches with Greg Petrosky. Call our front desk to find out about upcoming sessions!

Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Series

with Katherine Dixon-Gordon, Licensed DBT Therapist

Are you struggling to manage emotions? DBT is an evidence-based treatment that helps people who are struggling with out of control  emotions or self-destructive behaviors to build loves worth living.

DBT skills group is an important part of that treatment, and teaches mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation, and distress tolerance.

More information and resources to come.

Consent to Receive Telehealth Services Release Form

–Pre-Screening Checklist

Health & Wellness Coaching

with Judy Grupenhoff, MS, M.Ed., NBC-HWC

The Health & Wellness Coach at Atkinson Family Practice helps clients make positive and lasting changes to their health

A Health & Wellness Coach guides patients through the process of creating a vision for their health and well-being. 

That includes developing healthy habits, sometimes introducing them to a new way of thinking about their minds and bodies and encouraging them every step of the way until they accomplish their goals.

Coaching Intake Form

Cleveland Heart Diagnostics

At AFP

Information Coming Soon…