Massena Memorial Hospital would like to announce that Matthew Prionas, MD, has joined the MMH medical staff. Prionas is Board Certified in Family Medicine and welcome new patients and referrals for all family medical needs including specializing in comprehensive health care, caring for you as a whole person, diagnosing and treating acute and chronic illnesses, routine health screening and counseling on lifestyle changes in an effort to prevent illnesses before they develop, family health services; preventive and acute care to include immunizations, hypertension, diabetes, smoking cessation, weight management, and more. Dr. Prionas will treat and see the whole family from newborns to the golden years.
“We are very happy to have Dr. Prionas join the medical staff here at the hospital,” said Bob Wolleben, FACHE, Chief Executive Officer. “We have a very strong medical staff and a good community for a physician to practice in. I believe Dr. Prionas brings great credentials to the community and will do well in his practice serving the people in the North Country. His expertise in Family Medicine is greatly needed for the families and communities we serve.”
Dr. Prionas will be practicing in the MMH Medical Group, joining Dr. Ammar Kafa, Dr. Dr. Rohit Barreto and Physician Assistant Cassandra Debien LaShomb in the group practice. Before joining the MMH staff, Prionas completed a residency program through the Florida Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program in Orlando, Florida where he started in 2013. From 2009-2013, Prionas attended St. George’s University School of Medicine in St. George’s, Grenada where he received his medical degree. From 2003-2008, Prionas attended Western University in London, Ontario where he received his undergraduate degree in Kinesiology with Honors.
When interviewed, Dr. Prionas talked about why he joined Massena Memorial Hospital and what skills he brings as a doctor.
Why did you choose to join the MMH medical staff?
Dr. Prionas: Being in a small town is something that I have always wanted and being here in Massena allows me to be close to home (Trenton, Ont. Canada) but do something that I love to do. Practicing family medicine is the only kind of medicine I have ever known.
Why should someone seeking medical care choose you and why?
Dr. Prionas: I believe my training to up to date and will really help me throughout my career as a doctor. I try to focus on whole body medicine meaning I want all my patients to be in the right mindset and have their bodies be the same way.
What’s most important to you in delivering patient care?
Dr. Prionas: I want my patients to know we are going to work together to form a plan to help make sure they maintain a healthy lifestyle. I also want patients to know that I am very easy to talk to and they can open up to me about any problems they have.
Prionas welcomes new patients and referrals to his office at the MMH Medical Office Building on 181 Maple Street, Massena. Please call to schedule an appointment with Dr. Prionas, please call 315-769-4704.