Masking Update 5/3/2023
To our patients:

Given the low amount of Covid and the low transmission rate of the virus in Tompkins County, Cayuga Family Medicine has a new mask policy for patients and staff.

1) If you are sick (fever, cough, runny nose, vomiting, etc.) we still require you to wear a mask.

2) If you are not sick, wearing a mask in the office is optional.

3) If you would like the staff of Cayuga Family Medicine to wear a mask while caring for you, simply ask and the staff will immediately put on a mask whenever they are interacting with you.

Please note that this policy may change if the amount of virus, the transmission rate, or severity of Covid illness changes in the future.

Cayuga Family Medicine is excited to welcome

Dr. Betsy Horst to our practice!

Betsy Horst, DO has been practicing Family Medicine in York, Pennsylvania for the last 8 years. She grew up in York, attended York College and medical school at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine graduating in 2014. She completed residency at Wellspan York Hospital in 2017. Her practice has focused on addressing barriers to care and wellness both in communities and in lifestyles. She enjoys working with all ages from infancy through geriatric care and tries to minimize medications needed. Outside of medicine you will find her gardening and spending time with family. 

Special Annoucement

Dear patients,

We would like to announce that Dr. Jamie Loehr will be cutting back his patient hours to half time starting February 2023. Dr. Loehr does not plan to retire for several more years but is spending more time working with the CDC on vaccine policies. We know this will be a change for some of you and we ask for your patience and understanding if you are not able to schedule an appointment with him.

We are happy to announce the new addition of Dr. Elizabeth “Betsy” Horst, an osteopathic physician who has practiced in Pennsylvania for eight years before moving to Ithaca in 2022. Both Dr. Horst and our wonderful nurse practitioner, Benjamin Kornblum, are available to see Dr. Loehr’s patients for well and problem visits.

Thanks so much for working with us during this time of transition.

Cayuga Family Medicine


At this time Cayuga Family Medicine is NOT administering COVID vaccines.

For current information and recommendations regarding COVID-19, including how to protect yourself and keep our community healthy, can be found through the links below.

The providers, nurses, and staff of Cayuga Family Medicine welcome you to our virtual home. We hope you will take the time to look through our website to learn about our practice, the advantages that we can offer to you, and to gather the information that you may need to care for yourself and your family. We are so happy to be your family doctor. Ithaca, NY and the surrounding community have treated us well and we hope to continue to do the same for you.  Enjoy!

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