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

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.

Family Practice Nurse Practitioners & Physician Assistants

Working in Collaboration with Dr. Hunt:

Elizabeth Scialdone, FNP-C earned her Master’s Degree in the Family Nurse Practitioner program at the State University of New York Institute of Technology where she also earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing. Elizabeth completed her Associate’s Degree in Nursing at Mohawk Valley Community College. She is a member of several professional organizations including the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, the American Nurses Association, and the Nurse Practitioners Association of the Mohawk Valley.

Working in Collaboration with Dr. Hunt:

Marissa Vartak, FNP-C 

Marissa earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology at Gannon University in Erie, PA and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Binghamton University in Binghamton, NY.  She went on to complete her Master of Science Degree in Nursing from SUNY Upstate Medical University.  Marissa is AANP Board Certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner.  She is a member of the Nurse Practitioner Association and the Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society.

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.

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