Month: September 2017

Opengate Welcomes New Medical Director

Opengate, Inc., a nonprofit agency which serves adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) in Westchester County, NY, recently named Dr. Andrea Ritchin as Medical Director. Dr. Ritchin comes with a background in Family Medicine, having earned her medical degree from Mt. Sinai School of Medicine and having completed her specialty training at the Residency Program in Social Medicine at Montefiore Hospital in the Bronx. During her years as a primary care physician in the Bronx, and later in Mt. Kisco, Dr. Ritchin developed an affinity for working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  In both locations, she built a faithful following of pediatric and adult IDD patients. Dr. Ritchin says that her career thus far has been very rewarding.  She found she was able to meet the challenges of caring for individuals with IDD by partnering with their families, caretakers, and advocates.  The opportunity to serve exclusively IDD adults alongside other people dedicated to the same goal pleases her: “When I received the invitation to come to Opengate, my first reaction was great …