Physician Practices

Dermody, Burke & Brown (DB&B) has over 60 years of experience providing accounting, tax, and business advisory services to physician practices. Our expertise allows us to serve physicians of every specialty who either practice alone, in groups, or in hospital settings. Our goal is to help our physicians stay financially healthy.

With DB&B’s distinctive business background, we help our clients with “big picture” decisions such as the appropriate organizational structure for the practice, the right mix of services and specialties, whether to open and where to locate satellite offices, and how to plan for growth and transitions. We at Dermody, Burke & Brown, are a constant partner, offering seamless services to meet all of your business and financial needs. We handle all of the details and focus on the big picture, so you can concentrate on patient care.

We have specialists who can either support QuickBooks bookkeeping software or assist you in setting up your QuickBooks system, thus providing you with the capability of assessing the financial results of your practice, allowing you to make timely decisions regarding your practice operations.

In the event that an unusual or particularly challenging issue arises, DB&B’s affiliation with Allinial Global allows our team to tap into a wealth of experience of other top tax and accounting practices. Allinial is an association of legally independent accounting and consulting Firms that seamlessly share training resources, best practices, information and expertise. Allinial allows DB&B to offer resources typically offered by national accounting firms – without their associated overhead costs and billing structures.

Our Physician Practice Services Include:

Accounting and Tax
  • Preparation of Financial Statements
  • Interim and Year-end Bookkeeping
  • Income Tax Planning
  • Preparation of Income Tax Returns
  • Tax Law Alerts
Business Advisory Services and Consultation
  • QuickBooks Consulting and Installation
  • Compensation Planning and Review
  • Retirement Plan Design and Implementation
  • Retirement Plan Administration
  • Operational Review and Analysis
  • Information Systems Review
  • Practice start-up Assistance
  • Medical Practice Valuations
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Testimonial from Dr Kiltz

"To relax, I enjoy making pottery. When I need information on growing my practice I count on Dermody, Burke & Brown, CPAs."

- Dr. Robert Kiltz, MD
Owner, CNY Fertility Center

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Running a successful practice in three, soon to be four, locations takes a significant amount of planning, coordination, and effort from myself and everyone around me. I couldn’t do it without all of the people that support me, including the team at Dermody, Burke & Brown, CPAs.  It is because of them that I can have more balance in my life and trust that the financial side of my business is getting taken care of by a team of true professionals. To relax, I enjoy making pottery. When I need information on growing my practice I count on Dermody, Burke & Brown, CPAs. They allow me to concentrate on what is most important… my patients.

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For more information email or call 315-471-9171 to contact:

Carolyn Lawless, CPA

Carolyn Lawless, CPA

Carolyn has over thirty-two years of public accounting experience.  She specializes in tax advisory services including tax planning and preparation for various entities including corporations, partnerships, trusts, estates and individuals. Carolyn also performs reviews and compilations for small businesses in various industries.

Carolyn received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from Niagara University. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants as well as the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants.  Carolyn serves on the Central New York Community Foundation Professional Advisor Council, is a member of the Financial Planning Association of Central New York and serves on the finance committee of Our Lady of Hope Church in Syracuse.  She was past President and is a current board member of both the Central New York Chapter of the Society of Financial Service Professionals and the Estate Planning Council of Central New York. Carolyn is also a past treasurer of the Historic Oakwood Cemetery Preservation Association and a past advisory board member of Francis Corps. 


Karen Matticio, CPA, CVA, CFO

Karen Matticio, CPA, CVA, CFO

Karen is a Member with Dermody, Burke & Brown and serves as the Firm’s Chief Financial Officer.  She leads the Firm’s Physician and Dental Practice groups and the Business Valuation Practice group. Karen has been with the Firm since graduating from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1990. As a Tax Member, she oversees tax, financial statement and business consulting engagements. Karen has over thirty years of consulting, accounting, and tax experience and provides professional services to a variety of physician practices. She concentrates her practice in the areas of accounting, tax compliance, tax planning and consulting with physician and dental practices, closely-held businesses in construction and manufacturing, and individuals.

Karen is a member of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA), the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), and the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA). She is a past member of the Leadership Council of the Women’s Fund of Central New York and is the past President of the Syracuse Chapter of the NYSSCPA.  She is a sustaining member and past Treasurer of the Junior League of Syracuse.

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