Primary Care

‘Fated’ for healthcare career, physician assistant offers primary care in Rhinebeck

Headshot of Mitchell Forshey

By Nuvance Health Primary Care


“Fated” to be in healthcare, Mitchell Forshey comes from a long line of registered nurses, including his grandmother and mother, and he’s married to a nurse practitioner.

As a new primary care physician assistant at Nuvance Health Medical Practice in Rhinebeck, he looks forward to getting to know his patients beyond what ails them.

“I will always be genuinely concerned with their health and livelihood, and help care for them through life's endeavors,” he said.

Forshey grew up in Scotia, Schenectady County, and now lives in Milton, Ulster County. Prior to joining Nuvance Health, Mitchell completed his master’s degree from the Center for Physician Assistant Studies at Albany Medical College.

He earned a biochemistry degree from The College of Saint Rose in Albany. As an undergraduate, he worked as a patient care assistant at Albany Medical Center, where his wife, Kellie Forshey, was a nurse. They married in 2018 and entered different medical schools.

“My decision to fully commit to healthcare was solidified when I met my wife,” he said. “Now we are both in primary care with shared goals to provide the best possible care.”

In his spare time, Forshey likes to work around his house and yard, and to spend time outdoors, golfing and fishing.

Rhinebeck’s Nuvance Health Medical Practice is on the campus of Northern Dutchess Hospital at 6511 Springbrook Ave. To make an appointment, visit our website or call (845) 876-4432, TTY/accessibility (800) 421-1220.

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