Amherst Family Practice, we
are committed to providing
people of all ages
a comfortable and friendly setting.
have a safe and easily accessible office location
at 29 Cottage Street in Amherst, MA. Conveniently located within walking distance
of the high school, the University of Massachusetts, Amherst College, and the
center of town, we are also close to the PVTA bus route.
We have ample free parking, with reserved parking spaces for handicapped persons
and for people with infants.
have convenient office hours. We offer same-day
appointments for most "sick" visits. We are committed to providing prompt,
courteous, and friendly service.
Dr. Weaver and Dr. Santiago are each board certified in both
Pediatrics and adult Internal Medicine. They provide primary care for all
ages: newborns, children, teens, adults, and elders. They are on the
staff of the Cooley
Dickinson Hospital in Northampton, MA, where they partner with the Hospitalist
program. They provide routine gynecologic services to women, including breast,
PAP, and pelvic exams. The office is equipped to do basic medical procedures,
including suturing and punch biopsies. We offer laboratory services on site.
We believe strongly in preventive care and in life-style management to maintain
wellness. We are respectful and accepting of individual differences and welcome
people of all ages, creeds, and ethnicities to our practice. We enjoy being able
to care for the entire family, allowing us to get to know you in your wider context,
and affording you the convenience of one visit for several family members. We
are open to the use of alternative modalities of wellness and healing and are
willing to help our patients assess the risks and benefits of these therapies.
We encourage our patients to take an active role in their care.
are active learners, continually studying to keep abreast of new medical knowledge
and developments. We are glad to help you learn more about your own health or
illness. To facilitate this, we provide links to some reliable
and informative Web sites.
want to be accessible. We maintain a Web site, and provide email access for scheduling
appointments, requesting refills, or for quick non-urgent questions for the doctor.
We cannot make house calls except in rare circumstances, but we do make "mouse
calls" -- low-cost Web-based visits for many non-urgent problems (see "Email
Us" on the left side of this page). We have a phone voice-mail system that
allows you to leave a non-urgent message or to reach a doctor for urgent concerns
at any time after-hours. We use an electronic medical record, one of the first
practices in the area to implement this exciting technological advance.
always welcome suggestions from our patients on how to improve our services.