Donald F. Brautigam, MD, FAAFP
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Susan A. Mackowiak, ANP, WHNP-C
Susan Mackowiak, joined WFP in March 2011. She graduated from Erie Community College as a Registered Nurse in 1987 and began her nursing career at Buffalo General Hospital before moving to Dunkirk in 1997. She also worked at Westfield Memorial Hospital and Brooks Memorial Hospital as an RN in the maternity unit.  She later went on to complete her Baccalaureate degree at the University of Buffalo, School of Nursing and continued with her graduate studies to obtain her Masters in Nursing as a Womanís Health Nurse Practitioner, in 2006. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Buffalo. She returned to expand her practice focus, by obtaining a Post Masterís certificate as an Adult Nurse Practitioner in 2010, from Daemen College.  She is certified as a Womenís Health Nurse Practitioner by the National Certification Corporation. Susan has a strong passion for womenís health.

Susan and her husband Rick live in Dunkirk with their children. They enjoy snowmobiling and attending NASCAR races during the regular season.

Associations
Nurse Practitionerís Association of Chautauqua/Cattaraugus County
Sigma Theta Tau-Gamma Kappa Chapter

Certifications
National Certification Corporation-Womenís Health Nurse Practitioner
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Donald F. Brautigam, MD, FAAFP
Donald F. Brautigam, MD, FAAFP
Donald Brautigam, M.D. established Westfield Family Physicians in 1979. Prior to that, he was a Major in the U.S. Army. He completed a three-year Family Practice residency at Fort Benning, Georgia, and served two additional years as Chief of a Family Practice group at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. His medical degree is from Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, New York, and he received a B.A. in chemistry from Houghton.

Dr. Brautigam's non-medical interests include gardening, fishing, hunting, reading, and spending time with his grandchildren. He is active in his church where he serves on the Board of Elders. The Brautigam family lives in Westfield. He and his wife have traveled to Kenya, Alaska and Haiti on short-term medical missions.

Associations
Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians (1979-present)
Christian Medical and Dental Associations
Westfield Memorial Hospital, active staff
Clinical Faculty, SUNY at Buffalo
Principal Investigator, Great Lakes Medical Research
Gary E. Eggleston, MD, FAAFP
Gary Eggleston, M.D. is a Chautauqua County native. He graduated from Ripley Central School then attended Houghton College, where he earned a B.A. in biology. He received his M.D. degree from S.U.N.Y. at Buffalo Medical School. In 1981 he completed a three-year Family Practice residency at Aultman Hospital in Canton, Ohio. After an additional year of emergency room experience, he returned to Chautauqua County to practice medicine.

Dr. Eggleston and his wife live in Westfield and have four sons. He enjoys fishing, hunting, tennis, golf, and basketball. He is active in his church where he currently serves as a deacon. He has done short-term medical mission trips to Togo, Ecuador, Alaska, and the Dominican Republic.

Associations
Family Physician (Board Certified)
Fellow American Academy of Family Physicians (1981-present)
Christian Medical and Dental Associations
Certificate of Added Qualifications in Geriatric Medicine (1988)
Westfield Memorial Hospital, active staff, (Past President)
Westfield Memorial Hospital (Previous Member of the Board of Directors)
S.U.N.Y. at Buffalo Medical School (teaching staff)
Gary E. Eggleston, MD, FAAFP
Gary E. Eggleston, MD, FAAFP
Donald F. Brautigam, MD, FAAFP
Gary E. Eggleston, MD, FAAFP
Timothy A. Gorman, MD, FAAFP
Timothy M. Kitchen, MD, FAAFP
Lorie A. Lashbrook, MD
Matthew D. Wehr, MD
Susan Murawski, FNP
Natalie N. Pierce, RPA-C
Sarah Cook, RPA-C
Susan A. Mackowiak, ANP, WHNP-C

Krista Przybelinski, ANP
 
 
Timothy A. Gorman, MD, FAAFP
Timothy Gorman, M.D. joined Westfield Family Physicians in 1987. He graduated summa cum laudefrom Taylor University with a degree in Biology and Systems Analysis. He received his M.D. degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania, followed by a three-year Family Practice residency at St. Vincent Health Center in Erie, Pennsylvania.

Dr. and Mrs. Gorman have five children and make their home in Westfield. In his leisure time he enjoys running, bike riding, reading, and spending time with his wife and children. He is an active member of his church. He has done short-term medical missions trips to Zambia, Bangladesh, and Ecuador.

Associations
Fellow American Academy of Family Physicians
Christian Medical and Dental Associations
S.U.N.Y. at Buffalo Medical School (clinical faculty)
Westfield Memorial Hospital (past President of the Medical Staff)
Timothy A. Gorman, MD, FAAFP
Timothy A. Gorman, MD, FAAFP
 
Timothy M. Kitchen, MD, FAAFP
Timothy Kitchen, M.D. joined Westfield Family Physicians in September, 1993. He graduated summa cum laude from Houghton College in 1986. He attended medical school at S.U.N.Y. Health Science Center in Syracuse, NY, and graduated Alpha Omega Alpha in 1990. He completed his Family Practice residency in 1993 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Syracuse, NY. Dr. Kitchen has received numerous honors in recognition of his scholarship and achievements.

Dr. Kitchen enjoys soccer, cycling, cross-country skiing, and woodworking. He, his wife and their five children enjoy living in Westfield and fully integrating into the life of their church and community.  He and his family have done mission trips to Kenya and Zambia.

Associations
Fellow American Academy of Family Physicians
Christian Medical and Dental Associations

Affiliations
Westfield Memorial Hospital (active staff, past president)
SUNY Buffalo Medical School (teaching staff)
Hospice Chautauqua County (medical director) - 2004-2009
Principal Investigator, Great Lakes Medical Research
Timothy M. Kitchen, MD, FAAFP
Timothy M. Kitchen, MD, FAAFP
 
Lorie A. Lashbrook, MD
Lorie A. Lashbrook, M.D. joined Westfield Family Physicians in October, 2004. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in 1997 and completed her Family Practice Residency at Naval Hospital Pensacola, Florida in 2000. She came to Westfield from Meridian, Mississippi where she was a U.S. Navy Senior Medical Officer and Family Physician.

Dr. Lashbrook is married and has two children. She enjoys the outdoors and camping.

Associations
American Academy of Family Physicians
Christian Medical and Dental Associations

Affiliations
Westfield Memorial Hospital
Lorie A. Lashbrook, MD
Lorie A. Lashbrook, MD
Matthew D. Wehr, MD
Matthew D. Wehr, MD joined Westfield Family Physicians in August 2008. He is board certified in Family Medicine and came to this area from New Paris, PA. Dr Wehr graduated from Pennsylvania University College of Medicine and completed residency at Conemaugh Memorial Medical in Johnstown, PA.

Dr Wehr and his family live in Westfield, NY.  Dr. Wehr and his wife have one child.  They enjoy fishing, hunting and stamp collecting.

Associations
American Academy of Family Physicians
Christian Medical and Dental Associations
 
Matthew D. Wehr, MD
Matthew D. Wehr, MD
 
Susan Murawski, FNP
Susan Murawski, F.N.P. comes to Westfield Family Physicians with a rich background in medical care and human services. Her commitment to people and their quality of life is evident in her experience as a former elementary school teacher and VISTA volunteer.

Ms. Murawski entered the healthcare profession in 1983 when she received her LPN certification. Continuing her education, she graduated magna cum laude from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, PA, with her B.S. in Nursing. In 1994, she received her Masters Degree in Nursing with honors from the University of Pittsburgh and became a Nurse Practitioner. She is certified by the American Nurses' Credentialing Center as Family Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, and Geriatric Nurse Practitioner.

Sue lives outside of North East, Pennsylvania with her husband Tim Lyons. They enjoy hiking, biking, and bird watching.

Associations
American College of Nurse Practitioners
New York Coalition of Nurse Practitioners
Susan Murawski, FNP
Natalie N. Pierce, RPA-C
Natalie Pierce is a registered Physician Assistant working in our office in Sherman, NY. Natalie graduated from Jamestown Community College with a major in Math and Sciences. She then graduated cum laude from D'Youville College in the Physician Assistant Program. After her graduation, she worked with an internal medicine practice in Buffalo, NY. She has been part of our practice since February 2001.

Natalie and her husband have two daughters and one son. She lives in the Falconer area which is where she and her husband grew up.

Associations
National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
American Academy of Physician Assistants
 
Natalie N. Pierce, RPA-C
 
Sarah Cook, RPA-C
Sarah Cook is a registered Physician Assistant who joined our Westfield staff in October 2007. She graduated from Houghton College with a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology. In 2007, Sarah graduated summa cum laude with a Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Married in 2004, Sarah and her husband Tim enjoy many activities together including hunting, fishing, and hiking. The have two sons. They are actively involved in their church youth program and worship team.

Certifications
National Commission on Certification of Physicians Assistants
Advanced Cardiac Life Support

Associations
American Academy of Physicians Assistants
Sarah Cook, RPA-C
 
Susan A. Mackowiak, ANP, WHNP-C
 
We invite you to read about our experienced staff of medical professionals.  At Westfield Family Physicians, we offer our patients quality health care in a comfortable, caring environment.  Each of our physicians has unique talents and abilities that enable them to work with their patients effectively through services such as preventive care, physicals, chronic disease management, health education,  special procedures, immunizations and vaccinations.
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Susan Murawski, FNP
Natalie N. Pierce, RPA-C
Sarah Cook, RPA-C
Susan A. Mackowiak, ANP, WHNP-C
 
Krista Przybelinski, ANP
Krista Przybelinski joined WFP as an Adult Nurse Practitioner in March 2014. She graduated as a Registered Nurse from Jamestown Community College in 2003 and began working at WCA Hospital while pursuing her Baccalaureate degree in Nursing from Daemen College, graduating in 2005. The majority of her nursing experience was in the emergency room in Rochester, NY. She earned her Master of Science in Adult Nurse Practitioner from Daemen College in 2013. She is seeing patients ages 18 and above at WFP.

Krista is very happy to have returned to her native southern tier region. She is looking forward to her research on controlled drug agreements being published in December 2014.

Certifications
Krista holds national certification as an Adult Nurse Practitioner through the American Nurses' Credentialing Center.
Krista Przybelinski, ANP