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Upstate Family and Preventive Medicine

Upstate Family Medicine cares for patients in Syracuse and Central NY, our board-certified physicians and staff at Upstate Family Medicine are committed to providing quality health care in a compassionate manner. We partner with patients, learners and our community to improve health.

Laurence Torpey, MD

Dr. Laurence E Torpey, M.D is a Board-Certified Family Physician and is a 2000 graduate of the University of Rochester/Highland Hospital Family Practice Residency Program and a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. With 20 years of clinical practice he brings diverse experience to his practice of medicine. Dr Torpey provides patients with the compassionate, integrative health care that they need and deserve, while striving to meet the needs of our community with the goal of personalizing a healthcare environment which is comfortable, friendly, helpful and respectful. Dr. Torpey utilizes evidence-based practices to provide the right medical care for the right reason, to improve the health and well-being of our patients and our community.

Payton Hannon, FNP-C

Payton specializes in Family Medicine, Acute & Chronic Disease Management, and Preventative Care, treating patients across the lifespan. She is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner through the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She earned a Master’s of Science in Nursing from Upstate Medical University and completed a Family Nurse Practitioner Residency Program through Bassett Healthcare Network. She is also a member of the Nurse Practitioner Association, Sigma Theta Tau International (Pi Psi Chapter), and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

Dainelle Kich, FNP-BC, DNP

Dainelle is a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner with a Doctorate of Science in Nursing from the University of Pittsburgh. She treats patients of all ages and backgrounds focusing on preventative medicine and managing chronic and acute conditions. Dainelle also has a special interest in women’s health and gender affirming care.





    ​Mon - Fri

    ​8:00 AM – 4:30 PM