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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 Philadelphia 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.

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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.


Melinda Rosner, RPA-C, Family Practice

Melinda graduated from LeMoyne College, Syracuse, in 2006 with her Physician Assistant Degree and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology with a minor in Spanish from Wells College in Aurora, NY in May 2003.  Mrs. Rosner is certified in CPR and Advanced Cardiac Life Support. Mrs. Rosner offers a comprehensive program of family medicine and is currently accepting new patients.