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People news: Carthage Family Health Center adds internist

By Journal Staff


Ancy Kunnumpurath
Ancy Kunnumpurath

CARTHAGE, N.Y. — Carthage Area Hospital announced it has added Ancy Kunnumpurath, M.D., to its medical team as a board-certified internist at Carthage Family Health Center.

She began seeing patients on June 8 and is focused on a wide range of primary care services for adults.

Kunnumpurath is a 1992 graduate of Mahatma Gandhi University School of Medical Education, Kottayam, India. Following medical school, she completed a year of rotating clinical internship in internal medicine, pediatrics, surgery, orthopedics, OB/GYN, and public health, according to a Carthage Area Hospital news release. Kunnumpurath completed a three-year residency in internal medicine at United Hospital in Newark, New Jersey in 1996 and began practice in New York state the following year.

In 1998, she and her husband, Francis, a CPA, started SpectraMedi Transcription Services in Syracuse. The company provides medical transcription and billing services to hospitals, clinics, and practices nationwide. As the business grew, Dr. Kunnumpurath took leave of clinical practice to become the head of quality control for transcription. While helping to manage the business, she became a certified medical coder as “part of an ongoing endeavor to understand every aspect of health care beyond the patient-physician relationship,” per the release.

After nearly 18 years working on the business side of medicine and having raised two daughters, Kunnumpurath decided to return to medical practice earlier this year and enrolled in the Physician Refresher/Re-Entry Program at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia.

She recently completed the “intense 12-week program” at Drexel that included inpatient and outpatient clinical rotations in multiple specialties, case management, daily academic conferences, clinical assessments, and lessons on ethics and doctor-patient communications, the release stated.

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