NCFHC Welcomes New Pediatrician


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North Country Family Health Center (NCFHC) is pleased to welcome Diane Keating Jones, D.O., F.A.A.P. to their staff as the Health Center’s new Pediatrician. Dr. Jones will provide care for newborns through young adults age 21. She joins the Health Center’s current team of community-based primary care providers: Scott Stern, MD; Kit Veley, FNP; Cassandra Jackson, FNP; Kate Gates, ANP-BC; Shelby Scordo, PA; and Robin Frost, RPA-C all who coordinate care for adults and children within the Center’s Pediatric & Family Practice located at 238 Arsenal Street, Watertown and at NCFHC’s Health & Wellness Center located on the campus of Jefferson Community College.

Dr. Jones completed her undergraduate education at Canisius College, Buffalo, New York in 1997 and then received her Doctor of Osteopathy from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Westbury, New York in 2001. She completed her pediatric residency at the Woman & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, Buffalo, New York in August 2004 and it was there she was awarded the Outstanding Resident Teaching Award in June 2002. Dr. Jones is certified by the American Academy of Pediatrics, is a member of the Academy, and too is a member of the Jefferson Physician Organization.

Prior to joining the staff at the Family Health Center, Dr. Jones was the Medical Director of Pediatrics at Carthage Area Hospital; the Chief Medical Officer for the Carthage Central School District; and the Medical Director of School-Based Clinics for Carthage Central, Beaver River Central, and LaFargeville Central School Districts. Dr. Jones has a particularly close connection with the North Country as she began her medical career in the military by serving as the Chief of Pediatrics at Guthrie Clinic at Fort Drum, 2004-2015. Additionally, she served as the Chief of Pediatrics and Family Medicine at West Point Military Academy at Keller Army Community Hospital from 2015-2016.

“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Diane Keating Jones to our organization. Dr. Jones has committed her career to providing high quality, family-centered care to children and we look forward to having her join our team of highly dedicated providers,” comments Joey Marie Horton, Chief Executive Officer, North Country Family Health Center.

If you are interested in making an appointment with Dr. Jones please call our office at 315-782-9450. She is actively taking new patients, newborn through age 21. Additionally, the Health Center’s other pediatric and family practice providers are actively taking new patients as well. Please call to make your appointment, our patient service representatives will be glad to assist you.  North Country Family Health Center prides itself on being a Patient-Centered Medical Home and provides high quality services that are accessible, affordable, patient-centered, and integrated.

“I welcome the opportunity to work at the North Country Family Health Center and am excited to begin working with and educating patients and their families,” comments Dr. Jones. “My years of pediatric experience has exposed me to so many different medical situations and educational opportunities. I look forward to bringing my experiences, and knowledge, to my patients at the Health Center.”  Dr. Jones resides in Carthage with her husband, Jason, and their three children. The family enjoys exploring all that the North Country and the Thousand Islands has to offer.