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Recipient of Leadership Award for Providing Exemplary Healthcare Services to People with Developmental Disabilities

James B. Sutton, RPA-C, Physician Assistant, Clinton Family Health Center, Rochester General Medical Group, an affiliate of Rochester General Health System


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Jim Sutton has a passion for providing high-quality medical care
to vulnerable, underserved patients - and that passion spills over into volunteer work when he's not on the clock at Rochester General Medical Group's Clinton Family Health Center. A
physician assistant for 23 years, Jim has always been eager "to place myself in areas of high need and see what
I can do to help out."

Geographically speaking, those areas have included inner-city Los Angeles, small villages in Egypt, and now an urban clinic serving a predominantly Hispanic population. But he also has a long history of working with people who have developmental disabilities, a relationship that started about 15 years ago by giving on-the-spot physicals to Special Olympics athletes who had not been medically cleared to compete.

Jim graduated from the University of Washington Physician Assistant program in 1987 and completed a residency in Pediatrics at Yale School of Medicine in 1993. He is an adjunct clinical professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology and teaches physician assistant
students in family medicine at Clinton Family Health Center, a practice in the Rochester General Medical Group, an affiliate of Rochester General Health System, where he has worked since 1997.

Author of Top 5 Questions to Ask your Doctor, Jim has a special interest in health care policy and the development of programs that target disparities in the health care system.
He is married with two daughters, and enjoys watching the Buffalo Bills and sleeping - often at the same time.

News Story from WHEC TV 10. For more information see: http://www.whec.com/article/12130/

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