Family Practice

Thomas Birk, D.O., Board Certified Family Practice

Thomas P. Birk, D.O., began his practice at the Beaver River Health Center, Beaver Falls, NY, in early November 2007. Dr. Birk received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Pennsylvania State University. Following graduation he joined the United States Army and in 1995 he attended the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine graduating with his doctorate in 1999. He performed his Internship and Residency at the DeWitt Army Community Hospital in Fort Belvoir, VA. He then went to Korea and from 2002 to 2005 he was the Officer-in-Charge and Family Physician at the Camp Hialeah Troop Medical Clinic. In 2005, Dr. Birk returned to the states and continued his career at Fort Drum, NY, as a Family Physician. Dr. Birk was honorably discharged from the Army in 2006 with the rank of Major. His practice includes a Full Family Practice scope of newborns, adolescents, adult, geriatric population, and a full scope of specialty medicines.


Tammy Camidge, Family Nurse Practictioner

Board Certified: American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

Medical School: 1996 Family Nurse Practitioner


Gary Engle, Physicians Assistant

Certifications: NCCPA

Degree/School: 1977 AAS PA, Albany Medical PA Program

Mr. Engle has lived in Lowville for over 30 years. He serves as Adult Sunday School teacher and Deacon at the Denmark Baptist Church. He is a volunteer Critical Care EMT with Lewis County Search and Rescue. He and his family enjoy martial arts. Mr. Engle holds the rank of 4th degree Black Belt and is an instructor of Tae Kwon Do with Niblett's Karate Studio. He has published three articles in the International Martial Arts publication, The Tae Kwon Do Times.


Monica Kwicklis, M.D., Board Certified Family Practice

Medical School: SUNY Downstate, Brooklyn, New York


Howard T. Meny, M.D., Board Certified Family Practice

Medical School: 1979-1981, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY

Dr. Meny's practice includes Newborn Care, Immunizations, Pediatrics, Adolescent and Adult Medicine, Geriatrics and Nursing Home Care. Dr. Meny is a member of AOA National Honor Medical Society, Diplomat of the American Academy of Family Practice, Member of New York State and Lewis County Medical Societies.  His special interests include Sports Medicine, Preventative Health Care and Geriatrics.  Dr. Meny is currently accepting new patients. Please call (315) 376-5480 for more information or to make an appointment.


Daniel Pisaniello, M.D.,

Board Certified Family Practice and American Board of Addiction Medicine

Medical School: Albany Medical College




M. Lynn Pisaniello, M.D.,  Board Certified Family Practice

Medical School: Mayo Medical School, Rochester, Minnesota 

Specialty: Family Practice and Obstetrics 

Dr. Lynn Pisaniello has been an asset to the North Country for over 20 years.  From her office in Lyons Falls and at Lewis County General Hospital, she has cared for patients of all ages with skill and compassion.  She has a special interest in women's health including birthing alternatives and breastfeeding support.


Daniel Root, M.D., Board Certified Family Practice

Medical School: University of Vermont


Brian Shambo, M.D., Board Certified Family Practice

Medical School: SUNY Upstate




Elwin Stillman, M.D., Board Certified Family Practice

Dr. Stillman is an active, highly respected and valued member of the Lewis County medical community.  He earned his medical degree cum laude from SUNY Brooklyn and completed his family practice residency at SUNY Upstate. He is certified in geriatrics. The office is state of the art with fully functional computerized medical records, electronic prescribing, and electronic library for immediate access to the most up to date information. He regularly attends continuing medical education meetings and reads extensively about recent medical advances. He is accepting new patients of all ages. An appointment may be made by calling 376-5469.


Shirley Tuttle-Malone, D.O., Board Certified Family Practice

Dr. Tuttle-Malone is a local family doctor, born and raised in Lewis County and is a proponent of preventive medicine. She completed her medical degree at the Philadelpia School of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her internship and residency at St. Elizabeth's College. Dr. Tuttle-Malone has served on several community service boards in the past and was also active on the LCGH Medical Executive Committee serving as president, vice-president and secretary/treasurer. Due to her diagnoses of ocular myasthenia gravis, she gave up full-time hospital privileges because of her difficulty with distance vision and the inability, at times, to drive. She now practices at Beaver River Family Health Center and the LCGH Residential Health Care Facility. Dr. Tuttle-Malone offers a comprehensive program of family medicine. 

Catherine Williams, M.D., Board Certified Family Practice