Bertrand, Cymeran join Heritage Family Medicine

— Heritage Family Medicine, a Cazenovia-based affiliate of St. Joseph’s Physician Health PC, recently announced the addition of Karen Bertrand, M.D., and Raymond “Jack” Cymerman, RPA-C, to the practice.


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Karen Bertrand, M.D.

Dr. Bertrand received her doctorate of medicine from SUNY Upstate Medical University, graduating in 2006. She completed her residency in family medicine at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center.

Bertrand’s areas of interest include geriatrics, women’s health and fitness. Before beginning her doctorate degree, she worked as a certified nursing assistant at Highlands Living Center in Pittsford.

She is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and Challenger Continuing Medical Education. In her spare time, Bertrand is an avid triathlete. She and her family currently reside in Manlius.


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Raymond “Jack” Cymerman, RPA-C

Cymerman has spent the past 30 years of his career providing care to others. Cymerman joins the practice after working at several area hospitals including St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center, Community Memorial Hospital and Bassett Hospital Health Center.

He attended George Washington University and graduated from the physician assistant program in 1976. Additionally, Cymerman specializes in emergency, urgent care and family medicine. He is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the New York State Society of Physician Assistants and the Society of Emergency Medicine Physician Assistants.

In 2008 Cymerman was honored with the award for Physician Assistant of the Year by the New York State Society of Physician Assistants. He is an adjunct professor with a number of physician assistant programs and has been invited to guest lecture at many conferences. He currently resides in Hamilton.

Heritage Family Medicine physicians are dedicated to promoting and preserving the health of each of their patients. Services include adult and geriatric medicine, women’s health, obstetric services and pediatric care. To learn more, visit sjhsyr.org/sjhphysician.

Bertrand and Cymerman are currently accepting new patients. To schedule an appointment, call 655-8171.

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