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Robbyn O. Upham, M.D.

Family Medicine, Primary Care

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 276-7640

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentAccepting New Patients

Biography

Dr. Upham strives to deliver patient-centered care by working closely with her patients and supporting them as they make decisions about their health. Dr. Upham emphasizes the importance of nutrition and exercise as the gateway to all aspects of health.

As a Family Medicine physician, Dr. Upham enjoys caring for individuals of all ages. She has a special interest in women's health and caring for children.

Dr. Upham is accepting pediatric patients only.

Professional Background

Dr. Upham's clinical practice in family medicine focuses on taking care of entire families, from newborns to their parents, all the way to grandparents, aunts, uncles and even friends and neighbors. Understanding patients in the context of family is important because it allows Dr. Upham to know who they are in relation to a wider family structure. She has a special interest in caring for newborns, young children and their parents, as she is the mother of four children herself. This includes promoting breastfeeding and nurturing the parent-child relationship. Other areas of clinical interest include contraceptive planning of all varieties, ranging from IUDs, Nexplanon, and Depo to natural family planning. She places particular emphasis on discerning what patients desire for their own health, and then empowering patients to act on their plans. For each person, she regards both natural birth and natural death as processes to be respected, and not overly medicalized.

Dr. Upham trained here in Rochester in Family Medicine through the University of Rochester at Highland Family Medicine, and she attended medical school at the Medical School for International Health located in Beer Sheva, Israel, in conjunction with Columbia University in NYC. She has additional training in OBGYN in Stamford, Connecticut, and completed a chief year administrative fellowship at Highland Family Medicine. She calls the city of Rochester her home and enjoys caring for urban residents from diverse backgrounds.

With her other colleagues in the office, Dr. Upham performs basic office procedures including mole removals, wart cryotherapy (freezing), IUD insertions, Nexplanon insertions, pap smears, and joint injections. She also offers point-of-care urine tests, strep tests and pregnancy tests for patient convenience.

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

Specialties

  • Family Medicine - American Board of Family Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

06/15/2009 - 06/14/2010
Internship in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Stamford Hospital

06/26/2013 - 06/24/2014
Fellowship in Family Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center

06/16/2010 - 06/25/2013
Residency in Family Medicine at Highland Hospital

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