Beginning February 1, 2023, Family Medicine Associates of Ithaca will become part of Cayuga Medical Associates (CMA). The new practice, to be re-named Cayuga Primary Care Family Medicine, brings together two well-respected practices and expands quality care to the community.

Patients should experience minimal change, as the 209 W State Street and 8 Brentwood Drive locations and contact information for providers remain the same.  Medical records will be transitioned to Cayuga Medical Associates unless patients request a records transfer.

“CMA is excited to work with all the amazing providers and the entire team joining us from Family Medicine Associates. They have a long-standing tradition of excellent, patient-centered, and collaborative care that we look forward to helping carry forward,” says Jeffrey Penoyer, Chief Operating Officer of Cayuga Medical Associates.

“Family Medicine Associates of Ithaca was born in the mid-1970s and has become synonymous with patient-centered health care in this region. We’re extremely proud of our reputation and commitment to our community, and in looking for a practice partner, we sought to align ourselves with an organization dedicated to carrying on our values. We believe CMA is that organization,” says Lloyd Darlow, MD, of Family Medicine Associates. “We are excited for the future, knowing that our new venture will continue the tradition of family-focused compassionate care to which we have devoted ourselves for nearly fifty years.”

With any questions, call (607) 277-4341 or email


About Family Medicine Associates

Family Medicine Associates (FMA) of Ithaca has served the community for 46 years with a team of providers and nurses dedicated to serving patients and their families.  FMA is a certified Patient Center Medical Home where patients receive quality care and a personal relationship with their health care provider.

 About Cayuga Medical Associates and Cayuga Health

Cayuga Medical Associates is a multi-specialty group that is part of Cayuga Health (CH) – a clinically integrated, regional health system that includes two hospitals, Cayuga Medical Center and Schuyler Hospital. Combined employment, including affiliate organizations, is over 2,500 employees. CH has clinical affiliations with Mayo Medical Laboratories, Rochester Regional Health for cardiac services, and the University of Rochester for neurosciences. Visit for more information.