Dr. Rohini Thodge has been a pediatrician since 1985. Her patients range in age from newborn to 21 years old, which gives her plenty of time to form strong, trusting relationships with not only the little ones in her care, but their families, too. 

When Dr. Thodge meets a newborn patient for the first time, she checks in with the parents first to find out how moms and dads are adjusting to the arrival of their new family member. She finds that first-time parents often have concerns that aren’t adequately covered in books or online resources, something Dr. Thodge herself experienced as a new mother. That’s why she’ll take the time to talk about feeding, baths, rashes, crying, hiccups, or anything else keeping new parents up at night. 

One of Dr. Thodge’s favorite parts of her job is watching her littlest patients go from being tiny babies just a few weeks old to eventually walking into her office and talking up a storm. As children get older, she’ll talk through milestones with parents, check to make sure kids are meeting motor, speech, and mental indicators, and work with families to find early intervention resources if she suspects delays. 

When Dr. Thodge isn’t taking care of her young patients, she likes to listen to Indian music and the radio, read in her native Marathi language, and work out. Exercise is her passion, and she usually fits in a combination of cardio, strength, and stretching five or six days a week. Without it, she says, she just doesn’t feel her best. 


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The reasons why Dr. Avani Kanneganti became a doctor in the first place are the same reasons why she still loves her job today: By connecting an intricate set of symptoms and information, she can help patients avoid serious illness later.

Dr. Kanneganti enjoys the complexity and diversity of medicine. As a primary care physician, she concentrates on all the systems of the body, combining careful observation, patient concerns, vital statistics, and medical histories to address medical issues before they become catastrophic. She is diligent about catching warning signs of cancer early while it’s still treatable, controlling diabetes before medication is required, or lowering blood pressure so it doesn’t become a heart attack. Dr. Kanneganti says healthy habits are a huge part of prevention and include exercising for at least 30 minutes most days (if not every day), focusing food on produce and lean protein, and cutting back or quitting smoking – a change that patients have to be willing and ready to make on their own. 

 When it comes to lifestyle choices aimed at disease prevention, Dr. Kanneganti practices what she preaches – and truly enjoys her healthy habits. She likes cooking from scratch and is most comfortable preparing the Indian recipes she grew up with. She spends as much time outdoors as possible, especially in the summer, and loves to work out with a combination of cardio and strength training. To save time and money – a tip she shares with patients – Dr. Kanneganti opts to sweat it out at home rather than joining a gym. 


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Linda Fuller, ANP-BC, CDCES

Linda Fuller, ANP-BC, CDCES, has been taking care of people for about two-thirds of her life. She became a registered nurse in 1982 and has worked as a visiting nurse and in doctors’ offices and hospitals throughout Chautauqua County for her whole career. 

The more Linda works with her patients, the more she wants to be able to help them. Since the ’80s she had seen an increasing number of people coming in with severe diabetes that affects every aspect of their lives, so in 2008, she studied to become a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist. 

In this role, she works one-on-one with each patient to manage their individual diabetes risk factors and symptoms to reduce the effects of the disease. But as a nurse without a prescribing license, Linda wasn’t able to help manage her patients’ medications – an important part of controlling diabetes for many. She went back to school to become an Adult Nurse Practitioner, which now allows her to meet all of her patients’ diabetes and overall health needs. 

Born and raised in Randolph, Linda is a country person who comes from a farming family and firmly believes that a day out in the fresh air and sunshine is some of the best medicine. She’s an avid crafter who makes most of the gifts she gives to friends and family (whether they like it or not, she jokes). She’s kept company by her two dogs – an 11-pound Yorkipoo and a 145-pound St. Weiler (a cross between a St. Bernard and a Rottweiler). 


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