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Renee Rodriguez-Goodemote

Family Medicine Interests: Dr. Rodriguez-Goodemote has spent her career serving and advocating for marginalized populations in a community medicine model. That service is centered on integrated care incorporating substance use care, behavioral health, dental and primary care both in the health center and out in the community. Advocacy work focuses on health equity through social innovation and systems change work using the nationally recognized Baldrige framework.

Dr. Rodriguez-Goodemote was recognized for her work with Bosnian and Russian refugee populations by the Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees. She was also awarded the Saratoga Hospital Medical Staff Community Service award and most recently the Albany Medical College PATH (Providers Aspire Toward Health Equity) award. She was named a Saratoga Today Woman of Influence for her community work and advocacy. Dr. Rodriguez-Goodemote received the Albany Medical College Alice E. Fruehan Award for Excellence in Teaching and Clinical Precepting and this recognition was awarded again to the entire clinician staff at the Saratoga Community Health Center recognizing staff excellence in teaching integrated community medicine.

Dr. Rodriguez-Goodemote currently leads the Saratoga County Communities of Excellence collaborative applying the nationally recognized Baldrige performance excellence framework to advance Health Equity for Saratoga County residents. This cross collaborative multi-sectorial group has developed innovative programs including Street Outreach Health Project, Food as Medicine Nutrition Rx and school based psycho-emotional health and wellness. Students have opportunities to learn and lead within a true community medicine model deploying systems innovation, data analysis, project design and project management of community directed programs.

In her free time Dr. Rodriguez-Goodemote enjoys gardening, running, spending time at the lake waterskiing and swimming. The northeast winters are enjoyed by baking, reading and snowshoeing.