Purposeful Commitment to Your Wellness

Intention Internal Medicine is a primary care practice for adults founded by Dr. Shannon Schamel. We are committed to providing care of the whole person, partnering with patients to help them reach their health and wellness goals. Care is provided in person at our office in Watkins Glen, as well as virtually via telemedicine appointments.

Patient Portal

Click on the button below to register as a new patient, schedule appointments, and communicate with Dr. Schamel via the patient portal.

Physician, mother, wife, coach

Hi, I’m Dr. Schamel

I am a board certified Internal Medicine physician practicing primary care in Upstate New York.  In my practice of medicine, I’m passionate about treating each individual comprehensively, with a team focused on empathy.  The system can be exhausting to navigate, and I am committed to walking each patient through with compassion.

In addition to providing primary care, I am a certified Physician Development Coach. In this role, I have the opportunity to partner with other healthcare professionals and organizations, to help them navigate issues of burnout and align better with their purpose

Outside of the practices of medicine and coaching, you’ll find me on the soccer field cheering on one of my three littles, on Seneca Lake soaking up the beauty of the Finger Lakes, or pacing the room watching my Buffalo Bills.

A brief list of

The Care We Provide

Annual physicals

We offer yearly wellness exams, which focus on assuring you are up to date with recommendations for vaccines, reviewing screening blood work, and setting health goals for the future.

Preventative screenings

Our office can assure you are up to date with all recommended screenings, whether it be assessing for chronic diseases such as high blood pressure, or ordering age appropriate cancer screenings.

Chronic disease management

We can partner with you to manage a range of chronic diseases: high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, asthma, thyroid disorders, and GERD, to name a few.

Women’s health

Dr. Schamel provides a range of women’s health services, including pap smears, management of menopause, and screening for osteoporosis.



Obesity is a chronic disease that requires a whole tool box to address. Dr. Schamel can walk you through the different options that may work for you, including nutrition, exercise, and medication.

Depression and anxiety

Treatment of mood disorders often helps with the control of other co-morbid diseases. Whether it is with therapy, life-style interventions, or medication, Dr. Schamel can guide you towards the right path to optimize your mental health.


Our office offers not only in-person services, but telemedicine visits that can be used to address many routine and acute issues.

Contact our Office

Have more questions about the care we can provide? Click the button below to call our office.

Intention Internal Medicine and Physician Coaching

Where You Can Find Us


609 N Franklin Street
Watkins Glen, NY 14891

Office Hours

Monday – Thursday
8 AM – 4.30 PM

8 AM – 2 PM


(607) 210 6111


(607) 210 6110


Here are the answers to some

Frequently Asked Questions

These are some of the most common questions we receive from prospective patients of our practice.  If you have a question not addressed here, please don’t hesitate to call our office and speak with our team.

Does Dr. Schamel accept insurance?

Yes, Dr. Schamel accepts several major insurance plans including Medicare, Fidelis and Excellus BC/BS. Please call the office with specific questions.

Does Dr. Schamel offer cash based services?

Yes, we offer a cash discount for patients wishing to pay out of pocket for their services.

Are you affiliated with a specific hospital?

We have no formal affiliation with a specific hospital. We have relationships with all local health systems and are happy to work with your specialists to assure continuity of care.

Does Dr. Schamel take care of patients in the hospital?

No, Dr. Schamel does not practice hospital medicine. In the case you are admitted to a hospital, you would be cared for by that hospital team, with whom we’d communicate with about your care.

What happens if I need something when the office is closed?
Urgent issues should prompt an emergency room visit. Non-urgent medical questions that cannot wait until the office is open will be triaged by the on-call answering service.