(June 11, 2018) CARTHAGE, NY — Carthage Area Hospital is excited to welcome Ancy Kunnumpurath, M.D., to its medical team as a Board-Certified internist at Carthage Family Health Center, 117 N. Mechanic St. She began seeing patients on June 8 and is focused on a wide range of primary care services for adults.
Dr. Kunnumpurath is a 1992 graduate of Mahatma Gandhi University School of Medical Education, Kottayam, India. Following medical school, she completed a year of rotating clinical internship in internal medicine, pediatrics, surgery, orthopedics, OB/GYN and public health. Dr. Kunnumpurath completed a three-year residency in internal medicine at United Hospital, Newark, N.J., in 1996 and began practice in New York State the following year. She is Board-Certified in internal medicine.
In 1998, she and her husband, Francis, a Certified Public Accountant, started SpectraMedi Transcription Services, Syracuse. The company provides medical transcription and billing services to hospitals, clinics and practices nationwide. As the business grew, Dr. Kunnumpurath took leave of clinical practice to become the head of quality control for transcription. While helping to manage the business, she became a Certified Medical Coder as “part of an ongoing endeavor to understand every aspect of health care beyond the patient-physician relationship.”
After nearly 18 years working on the business side of medicine and having raised two daughters, Dr. Kunnumpurath decided to return to medical practice earlier this year and enrolled in the Physician Refresher/Re-Entry Program at Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pa.
“Now that my children are out of the house, I found myself missing what got me into medicine in the first place, the patient-physician interaction,” she said.
She recently completed the intense 12-week program at Drexel that included inpatient and outpatient clinical rotations in multiple specialties, case management, daily academic conferences, clinical assessments and lessons on ethics and doctor-patient communication.
Dr. Kunnumpurath said she was attracted to Carthage because of the “opportunity it presented to practice in a small community and spend quality time with patients.”
Her husband continues to lead Spectrum Software Solutions and also operates HillTopFarms in Lafayette, where they raise a variety of pheasants, exotic waterfowl, peacocks and rosella.
Daughter, Lisa, 23, holds an undergraduate degree in biology and is presently enrolled in the accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at Utica College while her daughter Julie, 20, studies computer science engineering at SUNY Binghamton and is spending her summer as an intern at Google in Mountain View, Calif. Her husband and younger daughter are also licensed private pilots.
Outside of practice, Dr. Kunnumpurath is a hobby seamstress and enjoys making dresses, traveling and spending time outdoors.
Carthage Family Health Center always welcomes new patients. The primary care clinic is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Carthage Area Hospital’s Community Health Center, 117 N. Mechanic St. Call 315-493-4187 to schedule an appointment today.
About Carthage Family Health Center Primary Care
Primary care at Carthage Area Hospital’s Family Health Center serves people of all ages. The highly qualified, Board-Certified medical staff delivers comprehensive, compassionate health care services and treatment to all adults and families.
Providers treat injuries; diagnose illnesses and long-term conditions; complete regular check-ups and immunizations and offer hospital and outpatient care while encouraging the development of strong, healthy lives. In addition to family care, services include EKGs, physicals, allergy shots, a blood draw station and clinical nutrition counseling.
About Carthage Area Hospital
Carthage Area Hospital was established as a not-for-profit rural community hospital in 1965. It operates today as a fully accredited 25-bed Critical Access Hospital, serving approximately 83,000 residents in Jefferson, northern Lewis and southern St. Lawrence counties. The hospital formed a clinical affiliation with Crouse Health, Syracuse, in 2017.
The hospital also operates a network of community-based clinics, including its Philadelphia Medical Center, Family Health Center, Pediatric Clinic and Women’s Way to Wellness and provides a range of specialty care, including general surgery, orthopedics, podiatry, urology, neurosurgical care, physical and occupational therapy and behavioral health.
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