The Chautauqua Center adds new providers

Pictured are new Dunkirk health care providers at The Chautauqua Center. From top left are Evonne Butler, Dr. Patrick Dennison, Dr. Sarah McMullin, and Dr. Leslie McNaughtan.

The Chautauqua Center has added several new providers to its roster of doctors and nurses.

Evonne Butler has joined The Chautauqua Center as a family nurse practitioner in Dunkirk. She was raised in Arkansas and received her master’s degree from Arkansas State University. Butler said she is excited to explore the region and experience winter for the first time. She loves God, family, fishing and camping.

Dr. Patrick Dennison practiced primary care at The Chautauqua Center in the past and returned to the Dunkirk clinic in September. He is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University, Akron University and The Ohio Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens, Ohio where he received his degree of Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine. He has a passion for cellular biology, infectious diseases, music, fishing and poetry.

Dr. Sarah McMullin is a pediatrician and sports medicine physician practicing out of The Chautauqua Center’s Dunkirk pediatric office located at 1134 Central Ave. She completed her residency at the University at Buffalo and a Sports Medicine Fellowship at the NYU Langone and Harkness Center for Dance Injuries. McMullin said she enjoys treating children and adolescents of all ages and has a special interest in working with young female athletes and dancers as she grew up figure skating and participating in track and field in Canada.

Dr. Leslie McNaughtan is a family medicine physician located in Dunkirk who has nearly 20 years of healthcare experience. She attended medical school at the University of Utah following her degrees in Physical Education and Exercise Science at Utah State University as well her nursing degree at the University of Utah. She is passionate about holistic primary care with a focus on preventative and integrative health with an emphasis on overall wellness.

Nina Currie is a family nurse practitioner in Jamestown. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the State University at Brockport in 2015 and her Master of Science in Nursing from Gannon University. Currie previously worked as an ICU nurse at UPMC Chautauqua and in New York City during the COVID crisis prior to becoming a family nurse practitioner at The Chautauqua Center.

Dr. Rudolph Mueller is an internal medicine and geriatric physician who has been in practice locally since 1992. He joined The Chautauqua Center’s Jamestown clinic last month. Mueller graduated with honors with a degree in Biomedical Engineering from Case Western Reserve before receiving a medical degree from Ohio State University. He completed his residency at Northwestern University Hospitals in Chicago. Dr. Mueller is a Fellow of The American College of Physicians and an accomplished author. His book As Sick As It Gets discusses the high costs of U.S. health care and the lack of coverage for millions of Americans. Mueller lives in Lakewood with his wife, Dr. Diane Mueller. They have five children.

Dr. Paul Robbins is a practicing pediatrician in Jamestown. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in the biological sciences from the University of Notre Dame before studying maternal and child health at the George Washington School of Public Health in Washington, D.C. Robbins attended medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie and was awarded the degree of Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine in 2017. His pediatric training was completed with the Medical College of Georgia at the Children’s Hospital of Georgia.

The Chautauqua Center offers community health in Dunkirk and Jamestown and is accepting new patients.


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