The Clifton-Fine Hospital Primary Care Clinic is a convenient way to keep your entire family healthy. We provide a full range of services for patients of all ages, including: preventative care, pediatrics, women's health, acute care for short-term illnesses and injuries, and chronic illness care (such as asthma, high blood pressure, or arthritis). Our doctors can easily transfer you to specialists if needed, and provide you with year-round care. We're here to help you live a longer, healthier life!

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John Carthy, MD

Dr. Carthy worked at Clifton-Fine Hospital from 1971 to 1986, and has recently returned to the delight of many local residents who remember him well. He received his bachelor's degree from Fordham College, New York, NY, his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College, and completed his residency at St. Vincent's Hospital,New York, NY. Dr. Carthy has a New York State License in Medicine and Surgery. He served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps as Major,USAMC, Tokyo, Japan from 1968-1970. Dr. Carthy and his wife, Hiroko,reside in Star Lake, and they have 5 sons and a daughter.

R. Brian Shambo, MD

Dr. Shambo grew up in Copenhagen and attended St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY. He received his medical degree from Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, NY, and completed his Family Medicine residency training at UHS Wilson Medical Center, Johnson City, NY. Dr. Shambo is Board-certified with the American Board of Family Medicine. He has provided care for families in Copenhagen, Lowville and the surrounding areas for the past 25 years. This has included fifteen years as an Emergency Medicine physician and Medical Director of the Lewis County General Hospital Emergency Department as well as ten years as a family physician. Most recently, Dr. Shambo was part of Lowville Medical Associates in Lowville.

Deborah Body FNP

Deborah Body has been a board certified family nurse practitioner for 14 years. She has worked in the medical field in one role or another for over 35 years. Most recently she worked at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY in the interventional radiology department.

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