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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.

AnnaMaria C. Arias, DO

Dr. Arias, DO is dual Board Certified in Family Medicine and Obesity Medicine. Dr. Arias practices full scope family medicine, treating patients of all ages at our Township 5 location in Camillus, NY. Dr. Arias clinical practice includes management of chronic and acute conditions in the pediatric and adult populations, as well as a strong emphasis on preventative medicine. In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Arias is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University and teaches clinical skills to medical students in the Practice of Medicine course. Dr. Arias graduated medical school the NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine in Old Westbury, NY and completed her residency at Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown, NY.

Abigail M. Brunner, NP

Abigail specializes in Family Medicine, Acute & Chronic Diseases and Conditions in Adult & Pediatric Patients, Chronic Disease Management, Family-centered Care, Health & Wellness, and Holistic & Preventive Care. She is board certified in Family Nursing Practice by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), and has a Master’s of Science in Nursing and Education Certification from Upstate Medical University. Her clinical Interests include evidence-based practice, lifestyle and wellness counseling, integrative and holistic care, and family-centered practice. She is also a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).

Makayla Flath, NP

Makayla is a Family Nurse Practitioner who specializes in treating and managing acute and chronic conditions in pediatric and adult populations. She completed both her Bachelor of Science in Nursing, as well as her Master of Science in Nursing degrees at Le Moyne College. She holds a board certification with the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). Her clinical interests include preventative and holistic care, evidence-based practice, and wellness promotion.

Laurence E. Torpey, MD

Dr. Laurence E. Torpey is a Board-Certified Family Physician with 20+ years of clinical practice. He brings diverse experience to his medical practice and provides patients with the compassionate, integrative health care that they need and deserve. Utilizing evidence-based practices, Dr. Torpey strives to offer a personalized healthcare experience that is comfortable, friendly, and respectful. Dr. Torpey assures his availability to patients through an open office, where patients are encouraged to call with acute concerns and have them addressed quickly before they progress.

Dr. Torpey is a 2000 graduate of the University of Rochester (Highland Hospital Family Practice Residency Program, Rural Track), a 1997 graduate of SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine, and a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He is excited to join the Upstate University Medicine practice and meet new patients.





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