Internal Medicine

Hours of Operation:

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

Appointments:

NEW HARTFORD LOCATION

1729 Burrstone Road,
New Hartford, NY 13413

ILION LOCATION

55 Central Plaza,
Ilion, NY 13357

Generations of Quality Care Under One Roof

An Internal Medicine physician provides primary care for adult patients. This type of physician specializes in the prevention and treatment of adult diseases and the general health care of the patient. Because Internists have a wide range of medical knowledge, they are able to treat the whole person and provide quality life-long care.

Internal Medicine is devoted to the comprehensive care of adult patients and includes diagnosis and treatment of such problems as:

  • Heart disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Gastrointestinal problems
  • Arthritis and other joint problems
  • Allergies
  • Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Infections
  • Depression
  • Skin disease
  • Diabetes
  • Nutritional problems

Why do I need a primary care physician?

  • It is important to select a primary care physician because he or she will be responsible for about 90% of your health care.
  • A primary care physician coordinates your medical care including: referring you to the appropriate specialist when needed, ordering diagnostic tests and treatments and answering questions regarding your health.
  • A primary care physician can provide continuity of care including routine physicals which can help prevent or detect the onset of certain diseases and conditions.
  • Establishing a relationship with a primary care physician allows him or her to better understand your medical history and gain knowledge about you overtime, therefore when problems arise a better diagnosis can be made.

Slocum-Dickson’s Internal Medicine Physicians

Gunnar H. Anderson, MD

Gunnar H. Anderson Jr., MD is board certified in Internal Medicine as well as Endocrinology and Metabolism by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Anderson completed a fellowship in Endocrinology at SUNY Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, NY. He completed a residency at Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, IL. He also completed an internship at Northwestern University, Passavent Hospital in Chicago, IL. He received his Medical Degree from Tufts University in Medford, MA.

Roger Breslow, MD

Roger Breslow, MD completed a GI Fellowship at the Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, NY. Dr. Breslow spent several years as a Flight Surgeon in the B-52 Squadron, United States Air Force. He completed his Internal Medicine Residency and Internship at the Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, NY. Dr. Breslow received his Medical Degree from the State University of New York in Syracuse, NY.

Adnan Cemer, MD

Adnan Cemer, MD completed his Internal Medicine Residency at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse. He earned his Medical Degree from Ross University School of Medicine in Roseau, Dominica, West Indies.

Daniel Goodman, MD

Daniel Goodman, MD completed his Internal Medicine Residency and Internship at St. Vincent Hospital in Worchester, MA. He received his Medical Degree at SUNY Downstate Medical College in Brooklyn, NY.

Celesta M. Hunsiker, MD

Celesta M. Hunsiker, M.D. completed her Internal Medicine Residency and Internship at Wilford Hall Medical Center at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas. Dr. Hunsiker received her Medical Degree from Louisiana State University in Shreveport Louisiana.

Thomas John, MD

Thomas John, MD completed his Internal Medicine Residency and internship at Mercy Catholic Medical Center in Darby, PA. He received his Medical Degree from the University of Jos in Jos, Nigeria.

Timothy H. LaFont, MD

Timothy H. LaFont, MD completed his Residency in Internal Medicine at San Joaquin General Hospital in French Camp, CA. Dr. LaFont completed an Internal Medicine internship at Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn, NY and a Surgery Internship at Booth Memorial Medical Center in Flushing, NY. He received his Medical Degree from the Autonomous University of Guadalajara in Jalisco, Mexico.

Steven LaGrant, MD

Steven LaGrant, MD completed his Internal Medicine Residency at Jamaica Hospital in Queens, NY. He completed an Internship at Roger Williams Hospital in Providence, RI and received his Medical Degree from the University of Technology at Santiago, Santo Domingo, DR. Dr. LaGrant is also certified in FLEX and ECFMG.

Thang Le, MD

Thang Le, MD completed his Internal Medicine Residency and internship at Saint Vincent’s Hospital and Medical College of New York located in New York City. Dr. Le received his Medical Degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, LA.

Jerry B. Sloan, MD

Jerry B. Sloan, MD completed his Residency in Internal Medicine at Presbyterian Hospital UHCP in Pittsburgh, PA where he also completed an Internship. Dr. Sloan received his Medical Degree from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, NC.

Mohsin Syed, MD

Mohsin Syed, MD completed his Internal Medicine Residency and Internship at Albany Medical Center in Albany, NY. He received his Medical Degree from Sindh Medical College.  He is Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Addiction Medicine.

Saira Syed, DO

Saira Syed, DO provides comprehensive primary care for adults.  She specializes in the prevention and treatment of adult diseases, providing lifelong quality care.

Dr. Syed is Board Certified in Internal Medicine.  She completed her Internal Medicine Internship and Residency at Albany Medical Center.  She earned her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Degree from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine of New York Institute of Technology in Old Westbury, NY.  She is a member of the American Osteopathic Association.

George K. Tomy, MD

George K. Tomy, M.D. completed his Internal Medicine Residency and Internship at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York Medical College, in New York. Dr. Tomy received his Medical Degree from Kottayam Medical College in Kerala, India.

Kenneth Visalli, DO

Kenneth Visalli, Jr., DO, MPH is Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. He specializes in the total healthcare of adults and children of all ages.

Dr. Visalli was born and raised in Utica, NY. He is a graduate of Notre Dame High School and Utica College. Dr. Visalli completed a combined Internal Medicine and Pediatric Residency at the University of South Florida, Morsani College of Medicine in Tampa, FL, serving as Chief Resident from 2015 to 2016. Dr. Visalli earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Degree and his Master of Public Health Degree from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford, ME.

Internal Medicine Nurse Practitioners & Physician Assistants

Working in collaboration with Dr. John:
LeShan Broniszewski-Burlingham, FNP-C

Working in collaboration with Dr. John:
Michelle Chambrone RN, ANP-C

Michelle earned her Master’s Degree in the Adult Nurse Practitioner program at the State University of New York Institute of Technology where she also earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing. She is a graduate of St. Elizabeth School of Nursing and a Nationally Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner.  She is a member of the American Nursing Credentialing Center and the Nurse Practitioner Association.

Working in collaboration with Dr. Goodman:
Kathleen W. Davis RN, ANP-C

Kathleen earned her Master’s Degree in the Family Nurse Practitioner Program at University of Rochester.  She graduated from Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing.  Kathleen is a member of the national honor society for nurses and certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Working in collaboration with Dr. Tomy:
Hillary K Holden PA

Hillary earned her Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Daeman College in Amherst, NY where she also earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Science.  She has New York State Certification and is also certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.  Hillary is a member of the New York State Physician Assistant Society.

Working in collaboration with Dr. Hunsiker:
Jillian M Ives RPA-C

Jillian is Board Certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.  She earned her Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies at LeMoyne College in Syracuse, New York where she also earned her Bachelor of Science Degree.  She is certified in Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support and has training in infection control / blood borne pathogens, health insurance, sexual harassment prevention and prevention of child abuse and neglect.

Working in collaboration with Dr. Syed:
Pony Sokiri, PA 

Pony earned her Masters of Science Degree in Physician Assistant Studies at Mercy College.  She earned her Bachelors of Science in Biology from SUNY Albany.

Working in collaboration with Dr. Syed:
Janice Schwartz LCSW-R (Mental Health Services)

Janice is a Registered Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 19 years of experience including several supervisory roles.  She has worked with individuals from ages 5 to 77. Her training includes working with patients with a wide variety of mental health disorders. Her experience includes working with patients with depression, anxiety, mood disorders, bipolar disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and numerous other emotional disorders and mental illnesses. The services Janice offers can help improve an individual’s overall health and wellbeing. Janice received her Master’s of Social Work Degree from Syracuse University School of Social Work in Syracuse, NY and her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Chatham College in Pittsburgh, PA. She is also a New York State Department of Education Certified Social Worker.

Working in collaboration with Dr. Le:
Tami Q Williams FNP-BC

Tami earned her Master’s Degree in the Family Nurse Practitioner Program at the State University of New York Institute of Technology.  She graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Keuka College in Keuka Park, NY and earned her Associate Degree from St. Elizabeth’s College of Nursing. She is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the American Nursing Credentialing Center.

Procedures & Services

All aspects of Adult Medicine

Physical examinations

General healthcare

Treatment for chronic medical problems

Diagnosis and treatment of:

  • Heart disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Gastrointestinal problems
  • Arthritis and other joint problems
  • Allergies
  • Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Infections
  • Depression
  • Skin disease
  • Diabetes
  • Nutritional problems