Happy August! We hope you have been staying cool during the recent heatwave. Below we have updates on new staff members joining the AFP family, new services we offer, and a puppy!

COVID-19 UPDATE: We now have COVID-19 vaccines for primary series and booster doses available in both offices for all ages! (6 mo and up). Please call  (413) 549-8400 to book a nurse visit for a vaccine at your convenience. 

 Welcome New Staff to AFP

Please join us in welcoming Careen Bertheaud, PA-C,  Susan Daily, LCMHC, and Hanna Vaughn, LCSW, to the AFP family! Continue reading for brief bios, staffs full bios can be found on our website

Careen received her M.S. in Physician Assistant Studies at Bay Path University after graduating from the University of Rochester with a M.S. in Medical Humanities and Bioethics and UMass Amherst with a B.S. in Biology because she wanted to be a strong advocate for patients and their families. She was raised in Western Massachusetts and remains very family-oriented!

Susan is thrilled to join AFP after moving here from Asheville, North Carolina. She works primarily with tweens, teens, young adults and parents of adolescents, as well as adults. Susan uses a multi-modal approach with her clients, drawing from CBT, Reality Therapy, DBT, Narrative Therapy and Psychodynamic Therapy. 

Hanna is a licensed social worker specializing in children and young adults. Her style is warm, trauma-informed, and client-centered. As a queer, neurodivergent therapist, she is passionate about providing LGBTQIA+ and neurodiversity affirming care. Her therapeutic approach is informed by the Health At Every Size and disability justice paradigms. 

New Services Offered 

Atkinson Family Practice in Amherst is the ONLY place in the Hampshire County where you can receive Emsella® treatmentEmsella® is a noninvasive treatment for urinary incontinence that utilizes high frequency electromagnetic energy to stimulate and strengthen the pelvic floor. It can be used by both men and women. 

One course is six treatments, or twice weekly for three weeks (and one follow up after six months). Only 28 minutes sitting fully clothed on the relaxing Emsella® chair is equivalent to doing over 10,000 Kegels! 

To book, call us at 413-549-8400 or email reception@doctorkate.net.

AFP in Amherst is the ONLY place to offer EMFEMME 360 in New England! Improve function and pleasure in the pelvis. Women of all ages are seeking treatments to improve their genital area, sexual health, decrease pain, improve appearance and tone and even decrease urinary incontinence.

EmFemme is a brand new, highly effective treatment option that allows women to feel more confident and comfortable about their bodies!

To book, call us at 413-549-8400 or email reception@doctorkate.net.

Have you seen our chiropractor, Jason Potash yet?

Jason is a recent graduate of New York Chiropractic College. He is a certified chiropractic sports physician, teaches about ergonomics and safe exercise and treats everything from neck and jaw pain to tension headaches to Tendinitis, to Arthritis and sciatica and so much more!

Head to our services page for a full list of Jason’s services as well as other services we offer at AFP. 

No referral is needed. To book, call us at 413-549-8400 or email reception@doctorkate.net.

Fun Happenings

Dr. Kate adopted a dog. Meet Suzie! Staff is so excited to have a new coworker but Cami isn't so sure yet! 

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