Fairlawn Family Practice has added Dr. Adrienne Hester to its staff, and added Thursday evening hours, in addition to Tuesday evenings and Saturdays.

Practice Expands Staff/Hours


Published: 08/16/2012

by Mimi Vanderhaven

Walking into Fairlawn Family Practice, patients are noticing a new face on the physician staff: Dr. Adrienne Hester. Since joining Fairlawn Family Practice this summer, Dr. Hester has been busy caring for patients and enjoying her new role.


“The office has a very friendly atmosphere and it feels like we are all on the same team,” says Dr. Hester, who recently finished her family practice residency at Akron General Medical Center. She is trained to provide primary care for the entire family—from children to adults and the elderly. She says she chose family medicine because she wants to be able to interact with all family members in a caring way and educate patients about healthy lifestyles.


Dr. Hester joined Fairlawn Family Practice in part because it is one of the few family practices that continue to do rounds at hospitals and nursing homes, a service she insists is essential to patients because it allows for consistency of care.


With the addition of Dr. Hester, Fairlawn Family Practice is adding Thursday evening hours in addition to its existing Tuesday evening and Saturday hours. The move allows the practice to accommodate more new patients and those who need to be seen the same day they call for an appointment.


Patient records are computerized, and over the next year the practice plans to install software that will allow patients to access their own medical records online.


In addition to Dr. Hester, Fairlawn Family Practice features four other physicians: Marcie Groesbeck, M.D.; Douglas Lefton, M.D.; Edward Parisi, M.D.; and Joseph Payton, D.O.


“Dr. Hester is a talented doctor and she has great people skills,” says Dr. Lefton. “Patients are really going to like her.”

Fairlawn Family Practice is located at 50 North Miller Rd., in Fairlawn. To schedule an appointment, call 330-836-9721. Visit to learn more about the physicians, services provided, and office hours.