Hi! I'm Mary Ellen. I live in Oneonta with my simply amazing husband, "J," and my feisty, funny and inspiring children Jamie and Beckett.
I grew up in Alfred, NY, so I'm a small town girl. I went to Ithaca College where I studied Biochemistry and Exercise Science. I was also a softball player (center fielder) for the Bombers.
After graduating from Ithaca in 1997, I went to SUNY Upstate Medical University where I earned my medical degree. It was also in Syracuse where I met the love of my life, "J," while playing Ultimate Frisbee. While at Syracuse, I participated in the Rural Medical Education (RMED) program where I had the honor of living and working here in Oneonta for 9 months while working at Oneonta Family Practice under Dr. Benjamin Friedell's mentorship. While doing this program I was able to get a very good sense of this community along with other specialists in the area. This would factor in greatly in our decision to move back here.
"J" ended up getting a job in Manhattan, so we headed down near the city. I'm not a city girl, so I did my residency at Somerset Family Practice Residency at Somerset Medical Center in Somerville, NJ. I graduated in 2004. After residency, I worked at Towne Centre Family Practice in Hillsborough, NJ for seven years. It was a very hard decision to leave such wonderful people there, but we were ready to come back up to Upstate NY...to Oneonta.
I have worked at Oneonta Family Practice since 2010 and am ready to start my new adventure with Hoffman Family Medicine!!
That's me in a nutshell. (No! This is me in a nutshell!)
Jennie Buffington, LPN
I am so excited to have Jennie as my nurse!! She is such a compassionate human being. We are all lucky to have her in our lives.
Casey Grant, Medical Office Assistant (MOA)
I am also very excited to have Casey working with us at the office. Her dedicated work ethic combined with kindness and compassion will be an amazing addition!! Picture to come soon.
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