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David A. Johnson, MD, FACP

Board certification: American Board of Internal Medicine

Dr. Johnson is the Vice-President, Treasurer and co-founder of Adirondack Internal Medicine & Pediatrics, PC and has practiced in the Tri-lakes area since 1976.

Dr. Johnson received his MD in 1973 from the University of Rochester and completed his residency training in Internal Medicine at the University of Oregon Health Sciences Center in 1976.

He has been a member of the active medical staff at Adirondack Medical Center since 1978, is past president of the medical staff and teaches a program in diabetes management for patients.

His hospital special interests include service on the ethics, pharmacy, nutrition and cancer care committees. He originated the echocardiography laboratory in 1982 has been an active advocate for the oncology program at AMC since the mid 80s.

Dr. Johnson has supported and participated in community arts programs for many years. He is a founding member of the Saranac Lake Young Arts Association, has served on the board of directors of the Lake Placid Sinfonetta and sings for fun in an acappella group.

After work and family there is always some time for sailing, windsurfing, skiing, fly-fishing and woodworking.

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Elizabeth K. B. Buck, MD

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine American Board of Pediatrics

Dr. Buck received her MD from the Indiana University School of Medicine in 1991 and completed her residency in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of North Carolina Hospitals at Chapel Hill.

Dr. Buck joined our practice in 1995, at which time we expanded to include pediatrics and changed our name to Adirondack Internal Medicine & Pediatrics, PC. She currently serves as President of the group.

She served on the Medical Executive committee at Adirondack Medical Center for six years, two years as president of the medical staff.

Dr. Buck has worked on the governance committee for the Adirondack Medical Home Pilot project over the last seven years and also sits on the Board of Directors of the Adirondacks Accountable Care Organization.

She is looking forward to spearheading a new Advanced Care Planning program through Adirondack Health. The program is modeled after the Respecting Choices program that was developed in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. She will be working with many other members of Adirondack Health staff and the surrounding communities to roll out this program throughout the region over the next two years.

She resides in Saranac Lake with her husband and reports both of their children are almost out of the nest. She enjoys all activities Adirondack, playing bridge, reading and working on her home and garden.

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Patricia K. Monroe, MD, FAAP

Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics

Originally from Saranac Lake, Dr. Monroe received her MD and completed her residency in Pediatrics at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY.

She returned to the area in 1999 to begin her practice with our group. Dr. Monroe works at our Saranac Lake site.

Her special interest is infants and young children and she especially enjoys the ongoing relationships with the families of her patients that are part of private practice.

Dr. Monroe currently serves on the Board of Directors of Adirondack Medical Center and the Board of Directors of the Voluntary Health Agency.

She and her husband Ray live in Saranac Lake where they have raised their three sons.

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Brian P. Guadagno, MD, FAAP

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine American Board of Pediatrics

Dr Guadagno joined our practice in August 2010. He received his MD from Albany Medical College in 2006, and completed his training at Geisinger Health Systems in Pennsylvania, where he was Chief Resident in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics.

He currently serves as President of Trudeau Health System.

Dr. Guadagno is an avid outdoorsman; a member of the Catskill 3500 Club and the ADK 46er's.  He is working towards his winter 46er patch.

His other interests include travel, mountain biking and reading. 

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Cornelia (Candy) Bolgehn, MSN, FPN-BC CDE

Board Certification: ANCC - Family Nurse Practitioner  

NCBDE - Certified Diabetic Educator

Originally from Glendale, New York, Candy has spent the past thirty years in Palm Harbor, Florida.  After receiving her nursing degree from SUNY at Downstate, Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY and her MSN from South University, she returned to New York and attended C.W Post in Northshore, Long Island, earning her post master’s degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner.   Candy has been working in a Family/Internal Medicine private practice in Florida since obtaining her FNP.  She is a certified diabetic educator, a member of the ADA, adjunct clinical faculty for the University of South Florida and a preceptor for nurse practitioner students from USF and University of Tampa.

Candy has four children, all attending college in Florida.  In her spare time she enjoys arts and crafts, reading, ice skating and biking. 

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