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Physicians and Providers

Internal Medicine

The Department of Internal Medicine has 7 physicians and 2 nurse practitioners and 1 physician assistant. They see patients in the Canandaigua office and are accepting new patients.  


Deborah Burger, FNP

Physician

 


Deborah Burger was born and grew up in Rochester, New York. She obtained her RN from Highland Hospital School of Nursing and then her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the State University College at Brockport, New York. She returned to school for her Master in Science/Family Nurse Practitioner at St. John Fisher College, graduating in 1997. Mrs. Burger is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and a member of the Nurse Practitioner Association of New York State. She joined the Canandaigua Medical Group team in our Internal Medicine Department in June of 2005.

Mrs. Burger and her husband, Jim, live in the Bristol Hills near Canandaigua, NY and enjoy many outdoor activities including snow skiing, scuba diving and hiking. Much of her spare time is involved in training and showing her two horses.


Kipling Goh, MD

Physician

 


Dr. Goh was born in Louisville, Kentucky and raised in Pittsford, New York. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Eisenhower College and went on to medical school at the University of Louisville. Dr. Goh completed his internship and residency at the University of Rochester’s Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, New York. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and is currently a member of the American Medical Association, the New York State Medical Society, and the American College of Physicians. He began his private practice in 1993 at the Canandaigua Medical Group. Dr. Goh and his wife, Adrienne, an attorney, live in Canandaigua and have three children, Katherine, Derek, and Seth. In his spare time, Dr. Goh enjoys playing the guitar and making and tasting wine.


Michael Mitchko, MD

Physician

 


Born and raised in Binghamton, New York, Dr. Mitchko completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Rochester in New York. He earned his Doctor of Medicine at the State University of New York Health Science Center in Syracuse, New York and performed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine and Primary Care at the University of Rochester. He also completed a Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine at the Monroe Community Hospital in Rochester. Dr. Mitchko is Board Certified and is currently a member of the American Medical Association, the American College of Physicians, and the American Geriatric Society. He began his private practice in 2000 at the Canandaigua Medical Group. Dr. Mitchko and his wife, Anne, a Physician Assistant, along with their daughter, Madelyn, live in Fairport, New York. The Buffalo Bills are one of Dr. Mitchko’s “Personal Favorites” as are hiking and skiing.


Jill K. Potts, MD

Physician

 


Dr. Potts was born and raised in Holland, New York and received her Bachelor of Science Degree as well as her Doctor of Medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in Rochester, New York. She then completed her internship and residency at the University of Vermont in Burlington. She is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and is currently a member of the American Medical Association as well as the American College of Physicians. She began her private practice in 1998 at the Canandaigua Medical Group.
Along with her husband, Robert Rubadeau, an employee of Finger Lakes Technical Services and son, Alex, Dr. Potts lives in Honeoye, New York where she enjoys camping, hiking, canoeing, and gardening.


Rachel Reed

Physician

 


Rachel Reed joined the Internal Medicine Department as a Physician’s Assistant in May 2013. She was born and raised in Canandaigua and obtained a BS in Biology and History from Methodist College in Fayetteville, NC in 2004 and her MS in Physician Assistant Studies from Gannon University in Erie, PA in 2006. Rachel is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. She lives with her husband Dylan and 3 children in Bloomfield. Her hobbies include reading, baking and gardening.


Carl Sahler, MD

Physician

 


Dr. Sahler was raised in Basking Ridge, New Jersey. He earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree at Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey and completed his Doctor of Medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in New York. Dr. Sahler went on to complete a Ph.D. in Cell Physiology at the State University of New York at Buffalo before performing his residency at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina, the University of Rochester’s Strong Memorial Hospital, and Highland Hospital in Rochester, New York. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and is currently a member of the American College of Physicians, the New York State Medical Society, and the Ontario County Medical Society. He began his private practice in 1977 at the Canandaigua Medical Group. Dr. Sahler and his wife, OJ, a Pediatrician, live in Canandaigua and have two children, Brian and Catherine. The Buffalo Bills, Pittsburgh Pirates, and “low fat” hot wings are a few of Dr. Sahler’s “Personal Favorites.” In addition, he enjoys bicycling with TNMC (Thursday Night Men’s Club), gardening, fishing, skiing, and making bad jokes.


Ernesto Santana, MD

Physician

 


Dr. Santana was born in Manhattan and raised in the South Bronx in New York City. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree at Fordham University in the Bronx. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree at Boston University Medical School and did his Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine at Harlem Hospital in New York City. He also earned a MPH in Environmental Medicine at New York Medical College. Dr. Santana is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and is a member of the American College of Physicians. He is starting his private practice with the Canandaigua Medical Group this year, 2013. Dr. Santana and his wife Joann Rodriguez, a psychiatric Social Worker at Unity Hospital, live in Perinton with their two children, Aleena and Matias. Dr. Santana enjoys playing basketball, exercising, Salsa dancing, listening to Jazz, Latin plus other genres.


Robert F. Weeden, DO

Physician

 


Dr. Weeden was raised in Garden City, New York. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from the University of Denver.

After working in business related fields for seven years, Dr. Weeden enrolled in a post-graduate program at SUNY Stony Brook where he completed his core science requirements. He then went on to study Medicine at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine where he earned his Doctor of Medicine.

Dr. Weeden completed his Residency in Internal Medicine at St. Vincent’s Catholic Medical Center in Staten Island, New York. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine.

Before joining the Canandaigua Medical Group, he worked as an Attending Physician in Addiction Medicine at Cornerstone of Medical Arts Center Hospital in New York City, and before that he was an Emergency Room Attending at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Staten Island.

Dr. Weeden recently relocated to the area and is living in Rochester. He is excited about the move and is slowly finding out all that Rochester and Canandaigua have to offer. In his spare time, he enjoys keeping fit and active with yoga, snow skiing, hiking, and bicycle riding.


Susan Zumbo

Physician

 


Susan Zumbo began at Canandaigua Medical Group in June of 2006. Sue has been a Registered Nurse in the area for the past 30 years. She recently completed her Nurse Practitioner Degree at the University of Rochester and will be utilizing those skills in our Internal Medicine Department.

Sue is married and lives in Canandaigua. Sue has two grown children: Erin (25) and Jason (22). In her spare time, Sue enjoys golfing, skiing, boating, traveling and gardening.