Listening to patients. Understanding their story. It’s the foundation of a healthy relationship.
Colleen Tracy, MD
Dansville, NY Family Practice PhysicianTri County Family Medicine Program, Inc
Dr. Colleen Tracy has a long history with Tri-County Family Medicine starting as a patient. She was born in Dansville and grew up in Loon Lake, outside of Wayland, NY.
From watching and experiencing great care at Tri-County, she knew early on that becoming a family physician was the best way to give back to her community. She graduated from Union College in Schenectady, NY with a Masters Degree in Healthcare Management and then went on to study and graduate from Albany Medical College and finally, the University of Rochester Family Medicine Residency Program.
Her approach to care has always been all about the patients making community health a great match for her. She finds it to be a true honor and privilege that her patients feel comfortable enough to share their time with her – it’s a key motivator for her to come to work every day!
“I find that patients want to share their story if offered the time to do so. From their concerns and fears to their motivations and goals, understanding a patient’s story is the basis for creating a relationship to build a healthy life. And it’s one of the most important clinical tools that we can employ.”
What does Dr. Tracy do in her spare time? She spends time with her family! She is also an avid hiker and runner. She loves to run around town on the weekends with her Hungarian Vizsla, Copper.