Nice to meet you.

Wellness encompasses a healthy body, a sound mind and a tranquil spirit.
Enjoy the journey as you strive for wellness.

– Laurette Gagnon Beaulieu

After 26 years of practicing traditional family medicine, we started Living Proof MD as a specialized anti-aging and wellness practice. The practice has evolved over the past ten years, but our philosophy has remained true. We take time to understand each patient from the inside out. We develop a comprehensive plan for a lifestyle change that is at the core of prevention and wellness. Our mission is to provide an environment where we can design a wellness program to help you achieve optimal health. We invite you to join us on our journey to health, wellness, and vitality.

Who we are

Our team members
Dr. Susan Merola-McConn
As your primary care doctor, my goal is to foster an environment where we can discuss a personalized wellness program to achieve optimum health. I believe in combining the art and science of medicine in order to treat the whole person.
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Dr. Mark McConn
As your Primary Care Doctor, I am focused on identifying signs of inflammation and treating them aggressively to promote vitality, graceful aging, and healthy living. For the past 26 years, I have provided personalized care focused on wellness and disease prevention for my patients in Fayetteville and throughout the Greater Syracuse area of New York.
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Dr. Michael Schiano
I consider it my privilege to be able to provide my patients with unparalleled, highly personalized medical care. I believe it is of the utmost importance to deliver compassionate, easily accessible treatment provided abundantly in both quantity and quality. My goal is to truly make my patients feel confident that they are receiving a high standard of care in a warm, hospitable atmosphere.
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The rest of our team

Anne Penizotto

RN, Clinical Nurse Manager

Dawn Scott

Registered PA

Mary Ellen Thibault

Registered Nurse

Linda Heeney

Billing Manager

Chrisy Penizotto

Medical Assistant

Mike Merrifield


Margaret Donovan



Your personalized healthcare program

MDVIP is a personalized healthcare program that supports health and wellness goals through in-depth knowledge, expertise and one-on-one coaching with some of the finest physicians in America. We have recently affiliated with MDVIP, a practice model that shares our philosophy of spending time learning our patients’ stories and focusing on prevention and wellness.