Family Practice

Hours of Operation:

Monday through Friday
9:00 am-5:00 pm

Appointments:

NEW HARTFORD LOCATION

1729 Burrstone Road,
New Hartford, NY 13413

Generations of Quality Care Under One Roof

Family practice is the medical specialty concerned with the total healthcare of the individual and the family. The family physician is educated to have unique attitudes and skills, which qualify him or her to provide continuing, comprehensive health maintenance and medical care to the entire family.

The family physician serves as the patient’s or family’s advocate in all health-related matters, including the appropriate use of consultants and community resources.

Like other medical specialists, Family Physicians complete additional training after medical school. After eight years of undergraduate study and medical school, these physicians complete a three-year specialty residency in family practice. The three year residency program is designed to prepare family physicians to diagnose and treat a broad spectrum of illness and to provide continuing, comprehensive health maintenance and medical care.

The family physician evaluates his patients’ total health needs, provides personal medical care within one or more fields of medicine, and refers patients, when indicated, to appropriate sources of care .

Slocum-Dickson’s Team of Family Physicians

Kathleen Garbooshian, MD is Board Certified in Family Practice and has over 20 years of experience.  She completed her Family Practice Residency at Middlesex Family Practice in Middletown, CT where she also served as Chief Resident.  Dr. Garbooshian earned her Medical Degree from the State University of New York – Health Science Center in Syracuse, NY.  She is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians.  Born and raised in Central New York, Dr. Garbooshian has been practicing medicine locally since 2001.

Wade T Hunt Jr. MD, MD completed his Family Practice Residency and Internship at Fairview General Hospital in Cleveland, OH. He received his Medical Degree from Wright State University in Dayton, OH.

Roger W. Norton, MD completed his Family Practice Residency and Internship at the John F. Kennedy Medical Center in Edison, NJ. He received his Medical Degree from Boston University School of Medicine.

Felix O. Oduwa, MD is Board Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and has over 20 years of experience as a physician. He completed his Family Medicine Residency at Darnall Army Community Hospital in Ft. Hood Texas. He completed an Obstetrics and Gynecology Internship at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu Hawaii and earned his Medical Degree from Boston University School of Medicine. He proudly served our country as a Major in the United States Military from 1996 to 2011.

N. Marino Selvarajah, MD completed his Family Practice residency in Allentown, PA, affiliated with Temple University. After completing his residency in 2004, he went on to complete his fellowship in Geriatric medicine, also in Allentown. Dr. Selvarajah was awarded “America’s Top Family Doctors” in 2008. Dr. Selvarajah’s goal is to provide the highest quality care for all his patients in a timely and respectful manner as a full spectrum family practice office specializing in the care of patients over the age of 18 years. Dr. Selvarajah is surrounded by excellent staff and an exceptional Family Nurse Practitioner. Office hours are weekdays 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Hend Abdelwahab, MD has over 20 years of experience as a general practitioner.  She is Board Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and provides a full spectrum of primary care services for patients of all ages.  Dr. Abdelwahab has been providing primary care locally since 2012. She completed her Family Medicine Residency at St. Elizabeth Medical Center and acquired experience through externships at Lewis County General Hospital and Carthage Area Hospital.  She earned her Medical Degree from Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt and served as a General Practitioner in Cairo Hospitals for several year after receiving her degree.  Dr. Abdelwahab is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Family Practice Nurse Practitioners & Physician Assistants

Working in collaboration with Dr. Selvarajah:

Timothy Kendrick, RPA-C is a graduate of the Physician Assistants Program at LeMoyne College in Syracuse, NY.  He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree from Clarkson University.  Timothy is  registered and certified as a Physician Assistant by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistant.

Working in collaboration with Dr. Selvarajah:

Jeremy Skiechs, RPA – C is a graduate of the Physician Assistants Program at the State University of New York Upstate Medical University where he graduated with high honors.  He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Industrial Psychology at the State University of New York Institute of Technology.

Working in collaboration with Dr. Oduwa:

Julie Gaetano-Carter, ANP earned her Post Masters Certificate in Adult Primary Care Nurse Practitioner from Keuka College.  She also completed her Masters Degree in Nursing Education and her Bachelors of Science Degree in Nursing from Keuka College.  Julie earned her Associates Degree in Applied Science in Nursing from St. Joseph’s College of Nursing.

Working in collaboration with Dr. Hunt:

Katherine Schulz, RPA-C earned her Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies at Jefferson College of Health Science in Radford, VA.  She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the State University of NY at Geneseo. Katherine is a member of several professional organizations including the Capt. Sean Grimes PA Student Society, the Virginia Academy of Physician Assistants, and the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

Procedures & Services

  • Physical exams
  • Immunization
  • Well women care (pap smears and pelvic exams)
  • Well-baby care
  • Coughs and colds
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Weight management
  • Fractures
  • Rashes
  • Joint injections
  • Immunizations
  • Minor skin procedures
  • Skin biopsies
  • Wart treatment
  • Placement and removal of IUD
  • Placement and removal of subdermal contraceptive implant
  • Cryotherapy for common benign skin lesions
  • Toenail removals
  • Endometrial biopsies
  • Laceraton repair/ suture removals