New family physician joins Tupper Lake Health Center
SARANAC LAKE – Adirondack Health is proud to announce the addition of a new family doctor to the Tupper Lake Health Center.
Dr. Kristen Frank-Dixon, who was most recently caring for patients in Alaska, will be providing primary care to patients of all ages. In addition to Family Medicine, Dr. Frank also brings a special interest in women’s health.
Dr. Frank received her Medical Degree from Albany Medical College, and completed her residency in the Alaska Family Medicine Residency Program in Anchorage, Alaska. She is board certified in Family Medicine. Her most recent professional experience was as a family physician in Alaska where she provided inpatient and outpatient care including obstetrics and emergency medicine.
Prior to Alaska, Dr. Frank served as a Public Health Volunteer with the U.S. Peace Corps, and was a Community Health Coordinator with the American Refugee Committee in West Africa.
After spending several years in Alaska, the Adirondacks and North Country seemed like a perfect fit for Dr. Frank and her family. Her husband is originally from Canton, and she grew up in Pittsburgh, Pa.
“Being in the in the Tri-Lakes region of the Adirondacks puts us closer to family, and it is the perfect place for my husband and me to raise ours,” said Dr. Frank. “Providing Family Medicine in a rural setting has long been a passion of mine, particularly in under-served areas where the need is greatest.”
In her free time, Dr. Frank enjoys winter sports, hiking, knitting and family time with her husband and two young children.
Dr. Frank is accepting new patients. To schedule an appointment call (518) 897-2778.
Dr. Kristen Frank-Dixon
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JOE RICCIO, Communications Director