Meet Our Family Medicine Team
Dr. Anna Perrone (Family Medicine: Newington): Her interests include geriatric care, nutritional counseling, pediatric and adolescent medicine, women’s health, and the management of chronic conditions. (860) 594-1199. Click here to learn more about Dr. Perrone including a video.
Dr. Kimberly Gygi (Family Medicine: Newington): She sees patients of all ages, but has a special interest in geriatric medicine, women’s health, LGBTQ medicine, preventative care, and chronic disease management.
Dr. Diamond Tyrell-Smith (Family Medicine: Hartford): Loves all aspects of family medicine with a special interest in women’s health, pediatric and adolescent care, weight loss, and management of chronic diseases. (860) 522-1621. Click here to learn more about Dr. Tyrell-Smith including a video.
Dr. Umara Saleem (Family Medicine: Enfield): Enjoys newborn, pediatric and adolescent care, and women’s health, with a strong focus on maternal/ post-partum care/new families. (860) 253-5330.
Dr. Muhammad Iqbal (Family Medicine: Enfield): Dr. Iqbal brings his expertise in adult, geriatric, and addiction medicine, as well as women’s health to the Greater Enfield/ Western Massachusetts region. (860) 253-5330.
Click here for an interview with Drs. Perrone and Tyrell-Smith.
Key Differences Between Family Medicine & Internal Medicine
One of the biggest differences is that internal medicine doctors care for adults, while a family practitioner cares for patients of all ages.
Another difference is continuity of care. Family medicine physicians focus on meeting the needs of the entire family and are uniquely trained to care for the whole person throughout his or her life, from birth to old age.
A third difference is that family doctors often receive training outside of general medicine in the areas of pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, and geriatrics. Many also can perform in-office procedures such as pap smears, birth control placement, joint injections, and dermatology procedures such as biopsies and removals.
Why Our Doctors Chose Family Medicine
“I am very family-oriented and I bring this to the forefront of my patient care. I make sure that I treat all my patients as if they were all my own family. Caring for patients throughout their lifespan is a true honor.”
“ My goal is to provide the highest quality, most individualized, and thoroughly comprehensive care possible.”
“My pediatric patients call me Dr. Smiley since I treat children as if they were my own and take great care in focusing on the totality of their needs”.
“ I enjoy family medicine which incorporates mental health and well-being in patient-centered care.”