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New Primary Care Center, Family Health at Lake Placid Now Open

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Hudson Headwaters Family Health at Lake Placid, the Network’s 24th health center, is now open. Family Health at Lake Placid has five exam rooms and will provide primary care to patients of all ages. The Network will operate the practice on the first floor of the facility located at 203 Old Military Road, in Lake Placid, owned by Adirondack Health.

“As a nonprofit, Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), our mission is to expand primary care access,” said Hudson Headwaters CEO Tucker Slingerland, M.D. “The new location in Lake Placid will be a helpful addition to the vital primary care access that has been provided by Adirondack Health, a fellow safety-net provider, and other providers for many years.”

“Adirondack Health appreciates the opportunity to collaborate with Hudson Headwaters Health Network to expand primary care access in Lake Placid and the surrounding communities,” said Aaron Kramer, Adirondack Health president and CEO. “Co-locating our services benefits both the patient experience and the continuum of care. We are pleased to welcome them to the neighborhood.”

Family Health at Lake Placid will focus on comprehensive advanced primary care services such as family medicine, care management, family planning (birth control), preventive women’s health services (pap smears) and integrated behavioral health. The center will also address enrolled patients’ acute needs as they arise via same-day access.

“Although Family Health at Lake Placid is not an emergency department or urgent care facility, we understand that access is important to the community,” said Melissa Gooley, RN, regional practice leader – northern region. “We are building same-day appointments into our scheduling for enrolled patients of Hudson Headwaters and community members who are not yet patients, as space allows. We encourage community members without primary care to enroll as Hudson Headwaters patients.”

Providers of Family Health at Lake Placid are Danielle King, NP, Emily Monaco, PA, Sarah Thompson, M.D. and Arianne Wilson, M.D. These providers also see patients at Saranac Lake Family Health and will see patients at both locations to expand access and convenience. Family Health at Lake Placid continues to accept employment applications from providers to plan for anticipated growth.

Family Health at Lake Placid is open this summer Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Plans are underway to expand hours in the fall. New patients are welcome. For more information, call the center at 518-824-2564 or visit Hudson Headwaters’ website at A virtual tour of the facility can be found at