About Us

Comprehensive Christ-centered family medical care

His Branches has been helping provide Christ-centered family medical services in Rochester’s 19th Ward and surrounding community since 1978. We care for every member of the family with patients ranging from newborns and children through adolescents and adults right up into seniors in their 90s. We help women through pregnancy, labor, and delivery and take care of them and their babies in the hospital. As physicians trained in evidence based healing, we’re focused on educating you and providing tools to help you manage your own medical conditions. In addition, we recognize that everyone’s life has a vital spiritual dimension that often becomes especially important during times when personal health and relationships are changing. We take time to be thorough, listen carefully and sensitively, take your concerns seriously, develop plans together, and arrive prayerfully at a place of agreement about how to handle each situation.


Both of our offices, Grace Family Medicine and Joy Family Medicine, are certified and committed to growing with you as “Patient Centered Medical Homes” – places where you and your family become part of a medical home that surrounds you with medical care that fully addresses your needs, care that is motivated and inspired by our common faith commitment to serving our loving Heavenly Father and our neighbors in ways that are revealed in the person and life of Jesus, His Son.

His Branches Health Services is fully-licensed by the New York State Department of Health to operate both Grace and Joy Family Medicine as an integrated Community Health Center. As your primary care provider, we accept the responsibility for coordinating your care across medical specialists, hospitals, nursing facilities, and with a number of community resources. This also means that we are interested in your complete medical history and and information about care obtained outside of our practice.

Serving those in our community who need it the most has been a primary goal of ours since we opened in 1978. In support of this goal we have become recognized by the National Health Service Corps as the operator of two authorized primary care service sites and are currently seeking to be recognized as a Federally Qualified Health Center.


Undergirding it all is our commitment to follow our faith in all we say and do as we seek to serve in His Name. This commitment is supported by our active participation in the Christian Community Health Fellowship. CCHF is a community of Christian healthcare professionals who are committed to living out the gospel through healthcare among the poor. What we have in common is that we consider our careers and training in healthcare as a missional calling to serve Christ.

“Mission” is not something we hope to do one day, or plan to do next summer. Mission is an integral part of our lives. We serve Christ missionally today, and we serve Him missionally where we live now. We understand that if we are really serving Christ in healthcare, a significant part of our work will focus on caring for people who are marginalized, undervalued, and vulnerable – those who are medically underprivileged.