HORSEHEADS, N.Y. (WENY) -- A new office for the Southern Tier Medical Group has just opened up in Horseheads with the ribbon cutting ceremony taking place Wednesday afternoon.

The medical group takes care of the sick and they also get patients referred to special care if they need it. They also offer same day X-Rays for patients.

Doctor Rodrigo Samodol was among the speakers at the event along with Wendy Rifenberg, the practice manager at Lourdes hospital. She says the new opening will better serve the community.

What's really important is that Dr. Samodol was practicing in this community three years ago," says Rifenberg. "He really wanted to give back to the community that he loves to serve, so we worked in partnership with Lourdes Hospital to make this happen."

The new office will be on 3345 Chambers Road in Horseheads. This practice is the second Southern Tier Medical Care office in the area, having recently opened an office at 135 Victory Highway in Painted Post.