Effective Feb. 24, a longtime Farmington primary care physician is integrating his Farmington medical practice into the network of family practices run by Thompson Health, an affiliate of the University of Rochester Medical Center.
Board certified by the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, Dr. Marc S. Zarfes is a clinical associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine. He has been practicing in Farmington since 1985 and will remain at his current location, 5505 Route 96, with his current office staff.
In a recent letter to patients, Zarfes said becoming a part of Thompson will allow him “to draw upon the world-class resources and full range of specialists at Thompson Hospital and the University of Rochester Medical Center to provide more integrated health care with ease of referral and care coordination.”
In addition, Zarfes noted, his practice will now be able to convert all current paper records into electronic medical records to keep pace with modern healthcare technology. This conversion will allow Zarfes to e-prescribe medications, quickly obtain patients’ lab and x-ray results and access other information generated by patients’ other healthcare providers.
Thompson, in turn, views the addition of Zarfes as an opportunity to broaden its outreach to Farmington and the surrounding communities.
“A primary care physician of Dr. Zarfes’ caliber would be a welcome addition to any healthcare system, and we are extremely gratified he chose to align with ours,” said Thompson Health Executive Vice President Kurt Koczent.
In addition to Farmington, Thompson currently has family practice locations in Canandaigua, Honeoye, Lima, Macedon, Shortsville and Victor. The Clifton Springs practice of Dr. Zbigniew Lukawski is expected to join Thompson in the near future, pending state approval.