Dr. Stephen Alsdorf, family practice physician, is a graduate of UMass Medical School. He completed his internship and residency in the Boston area, at Boston University Family Medicine Program, Boston Medical Center and Codman Square Health Center. Dr. Alsdorf is a member of the Massachusetts Academy of Family Physicians and a member of the Medical Executive Committee of Berkshire Medical Center, where he is also on staff. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine and a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians.
Dr. Andrew Beckwith is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA where he was a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He completed his residency at Brigham & Women’s Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital, where he was a co-administrative chief resident. Dr. Beckwith has also served as Division Chief of OB-GYN at Berkshire Medical Center.
Dr. Chi Cheung is a board certified Internist. He received his Doctorate of Medicine in 1998 and completed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital in New Haven, CT. Having completed his undergraduate studies in Mathematics at University of Chicago, he earned a Juris Doctorate at New York University. After several years as an attorney, his interest in health care led him to study medicine at University of Illinois College of Medicine. Dr. Cheung is also certified by the American Board of Obesity Medicine.
Dr. El Khoury received his Doctor in Medicine at Moscow Medical Academy in Russia. He was trained and practiced general surgery and trauma care at Staten Island University Hospital before receiving his OB/GYN, also at Staten Island University Hospital. He is a member of the American Medical Association and American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists. He is fluent in French, Russian, Arabic, Lebanese and English.
Ms. Farevaag, adult nurse practitioner, earned her bachelor’s degree in literature from Charter Oaks State College. She has an Associate of Science degree in Nursing from Berkshire Community College, and a master’s degree in nursing from Sage Graduate School. As an adult nurse practitioner, she has many years of experience working with cardiac, surgical, neurological, respiratory and psychiatric patients.
Kathleen Floyd, family nurse practitioner, has been providing primary care for more nearly three decades, and has extensive experience in rural health and community nursing. She earned both her M.S. in nursing and her M.S. in family practice nursing from Pace University. She provides disease management, routine physicals, and acute care in our Great Barrington Health Center, and she follows her passion of serving residents in more isolated and rural communities as the lead provider of medical services on our mobile medical unit, known as “CHP on Wheels”.
Lisa Fraine worked most recently at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany and at Saratoga Midwifery and Women’s Primary Care at Saratoga (N.Y.) Hospital. She earned her B.S.N. in nursing from College Misericordia. She received a certificate in nurse-midwifery from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and went on to earn her Master’s degree in Midwifery from the Philadelphia College of Textile and Science. In addition, she has advanced degrees in Transpersonal Psychology and Complementary Medical Therapies, and she is also ordained as a non-denominational minister. She has been a practicing midwife in hospital, home birth and birth center settings since 1991.
Rebecca Gamache is a family nurse practitioner at CHP Neighborhood Health Center. After receiving her undergraduate degree from UMass-Amherst she went on to earn her M.S. at Sage Graduate School in Troy, N.Y. She is a Berkshire County native and worked as a registered nurse at Berkshire Medical Center and Berkshire County ARC before becoming a primary care practitioner. Rebecca’s primary focus is health promotion and disease prevention, and she has a strong passion for holistic treatment options.
Laura Gariepy, family nurse practitioner, provides primary care to people of all ages in the Great Barrington area. After earning her undergraduate degree from George Washington University, she earned her M.S. in nursing at Simmons College School of Nursing and Health Sciences in Boston. She worked as a nurse at Lee Family Practice prior to joining the Community Health Center in Great Barrington. Ms. Gariepy’s clinical interests include preventative care and wellness, as well as adolescent and women’s health.
Ms. Gebo-Wilber received her B.S. in physical therapy from the University of Connecticut and has been providing physical therapy services for more than 15 years. She is accepting new patient referrals through CHP health centers in Great Barrington and Lee. She provides physical therapy to children and adults with disabilities and works with a diverse group of clients using manual therapy techniques such as massage, exercise therapy, craniosacral manipulation and muscle energy.
Susan Greenberg-Yarmush earned her master’s degree in midwifery from SUNY Downstate College of Nursing in Brooklyn and completed her B.S. in nursing from Columbia University Nursing School in New York. She also earned a Bachelor of Arts undergraduate degree from Vassar College. Susan has been a staff midwife at Metropolitan Hospital (NYC), Brigham and Women’s Hospital (Boston) and Mount Sinai Hospital (NYC). She also worked in a private ob/gyn practice affiliated with Emerson Hospital in Concord, MA.
Dr. Horth, family practice physician, graduated cum laude from the University of Notre Dame. She earned her medical degree from the University of Massachusetts School of Medicine in Worcester and trained at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island. Her wide ranging medical interests include preventative medicine, adolescent and women’s health.
Ms. Hummel has more than 25 years of critical care, emergency and transport nursing. She received her undergraduate nursing degree from Russell Sage College and went on to earn a Master of Public Administration as well as a second Master of Science in Nursing. She also served as Emergency Services Director for the Albany Fire Department.
Dr. Jones, who has been practicing pediatric medicine since 2003, graduated from Williams College and Albany Medical College. She completed her pediatric residency at Albany Medical Center.
After receiving his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, Dr. Joslin completed his residency training at Albany Medical Center. He holds professional memberships with the American College of Physicians, the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Medical Association. In 2000, Dr. Joslin was honored with the Excellence in Primary Care Award from Blue Cross Blue Shield.
Dr. Kaplan, family medicine physician, has more than three decades of experience caring for patients from birth through elder years. He received his undergraduate degree from Columbia College and his medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He completed his residency in family medicine at Middlesex Memorial Hospital, an affiliate of the University of Connecticut. In 1980, he became board certified in family medicine and in 1988, he earned additional certification in geriatric medicine.
Kathy Korte is a licensed Family Nurse Practitioner who has been caring for Berkshire County residents for over 35 years. After receiving her undergraduate nursing degree from Russell Sage College, she earned her Master of Science in Nursing at the Sage Graduate School. Her clinical interests include preventive care and wellness, as well as education.
Dr. Sandeep Kumar, pediatrician, is a graduate of Sindh Medical College’s Dow University of Health Sciences in Karachi, Pakistan, and most recently worked with Mayo Clinic Health Systems in Minnesota. He completed his internship at the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre in Karachi, Pakistan, where he worked as a pediatrics resident medical officer. He completed his pediatric residency at The Brooklyn (N.Y) Hospital Center; he also worked as clinical research assistant in the Department of Pediatric Endocrinology at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn.
Ms. Landes has both a B.A. in psychology from the University of Hawaii and a B.S. in nursing from Catholic University of America. She earned joint master’s degrees in public health and pediatric primary care nursing from Columbia University. Brenda has worked at Berkshire Pediatrics since the 1990s.
Dr. Lehmann received her Bachelor degree in Medicine and a Bachelor degree in Surgery at Trinity College, University of Dublin. Settling in the area in 1979, she has cared for residents of Berkshire County for almost 35 years in private practice. Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Dr. Lehmann brings with her a wealth of experience and knowledge.
Dr. Levitan has been providing health care to children and adults in Berkshire County for more than three decades. After receiving her undergraduate degree from the University at Albany, she earned her M.D. from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She completed her family practice residency at St. Clare’s Hospital in Schenectady, N.Y. Dr. Levitan has studied complementary medicine including nutrition, stress management techniques and homeopathy, and she offers these modalities to her patients.
Ms. Minor, registered dietician and wellness educator, has expertise in medical nutrition counseling, with a focus on education, fitness and program design. She received a bachelor’s degree in behavioral neuroscience from Lehigh University, a bachelor’s degree in human nutrition from University of Massachusetts-Amherst and a master’s in holistic nutrition from Clayton College of Natural Health. Ms. Minor has broad wellness experience including in hospice programs, visiting nurse settings, spa settings and private practice.
Dr. Lisa Nelson is a University of Massachusetts School of Medicine graduate and completed her residency and internship in family medicine at Boston Medical Center and South Boston Community Health Center. She has worked in private practice family medicine since 2005, and also serves on the faculty of the UMass Medical School and the University of New England College of Osteopathic Physicians. She has served as director of medical education at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health and as medical director of The Nutrition Center. Dr. Nelson integrates lifestyle approaches for prevention and treatment of chronic diseases through changes in diet, exercise, and stress management. She is also co-author of Yoga & Diabetes.
Gina Nickels-Nelson is a licensed family nurse practitioner providing primary care to children and adolescents. After receiving her undergraduate nursing degree from Northern Michigan University, she earned her M.S. in nursing at the University of Rochester. She has specialized in pediatric emergency and wellness care.
A native of Dublin, Ireland, Dr. O’Loughlin earned a bachelor of arts in medicinal chemistry at Trinity College, Dublin and attended medical school at the Royal College of Surgeons. She completed her pediatric residency at Baystate Medical Center and has been providing pediatric care in Berkshire County since 2014. Her medical interests include early childhood development and adolescent medicine, and she is a strong breastfeeding advocate.
Erin Pacheco, registered dietician and certified lactation counselor, has special expertise in childhood and adolescent weight management. She earned a B.S. in health studies from Boston University and earned her M.S. in nutrition at the University of Vermont. Ms. Pacheco works with patients in need of wellness support for primary health care as well as more complex medical conditions.
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Dr. Pena-Sisto received her undergraduate degree from Santiago de Cuba, Cuba Medical School, and completed her family practice residency in Cuba. Dr. Pena-Sisto also completed a fellowship in Cuba, earning a degree as a nephrologist, and practiced as a primary care physician there for 5 years. She completed her training in internal medicine at Berkshire Medical Center, and was chief resident in the program. She is the assistant director of ambulatory education of BMC‘s Internal Medicine Residency Program at CHP Neighborhood Health Center.
Dr. Molly Rivest brings to CHP her passion for patient care as well as a specialty in women’s and adolescent health. She earned a B.A. in physics with a minor in engineering from Smith College, and completed her Doctor of Nursing Practice at the University of Massachusetts Graduate School of Nursing. She worked as a family nurse practitioner for UMass-Hahnemann Family Health Center before joining CHP. Her clinical interests include the full spectrum of women’s health.
Caitlin Roberts is a family nurse practitioner providing primary care to older teens and adults. After receiving her undergraduate degree from Carleton College, she earned her B.S. and M.S. in nursing at Northeastern University. Ms. Roberts’ clinical interests include preventative care and wellness, in addition to diagnosis and management of acute and chronic illness.
Dr. Rudin graduated Cum Laude with a B.A. in Physics from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He earned his M.D. at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and then completed his Internal Medicine residency at the University of Maryland. His medical interests for his adult patients include illness prevention and patient wellness. He is a member of the American Board of Internal Medicine.
Dr. Samale is board certified in family medicine. He completed his Bachelor of Science in biology at Boston College and earned his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy. He attended medical school at St. George University, interned at Mount Sinai Hospital, Conn., and completed his residency at Northeastern Hospital in Pennsylvania. With more than 20 years experience in private practice, Dr. Samale practices a “whole person” approach to preventing and treating illnesses.
Dr. Setti earned her B.A. in human development and social relations at Earlham College in Richmond, IN. She completed her M.D. at the School of Medicine, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and then attended Harvard University, where she earned her M.S. in public, with a focus on international public health. Dr. Setti completed her family medicine internship and fellowship at Ventura County Medical Center in California, and in 2003, served as chief resident there. Her medical interests for patients of all ages include patient wellness and illness prevention, complementary medicine, immigrant care and innovative approaches to health care access.
Dr. Shalan has been providing comprehensive care to children in Berkshire County for more than two decades. He received his B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College and earned his medical degree at the University of Chicago. He completed his internship and residency at the Rhode Island Hospital/Brown University general pediatrics program. He is a longstanding fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Mr. Sibner received a master’s degree in physical therapy from Hahnemann University Hospital, associated with the Drexel University College of Medicine. He has practiced in Berkshire County for 23 years, with a focus on orthopedics, sports injuries, pediatric, performing arts and dance injuries, as well as neurologic rehabilitation. Mr. Sibner uses manual therapy techniques that include visceral manipulation, exercise therapy, craniosacral and muscle energy.
Dr. Singer earned her undergraduate degree from Colgate University and then attended the New Jersey Medical School of Rutgers University. She completed her internship in internal medicine, her Residency in ophthalmology and a fellowship in cornea and external disease—all at the University of Rochester Department of Medicine. Dr. Singer’s extensive experience in eye care includes serving as a clinical assistant professor of ophthalmology at University of Rochester Eye Institute. At the Atlanta, Georgia Veterans Administration Medical Center, she staffed the VA’s walk-in vision clinic.
Candice Smith received her undergraduate nursing degree cum laude from UMass-Amherst, and went on to earn her M.S. in nursing, also at UMass. She practiced as a registered nurse in acute care hospital settings for many years prior to returning to school for her advanced degree. Her clinical interests include preventive care and wellness, as well as the importance of providing access to quality care in rural communities.
Pediatrician Dr. Barbara Snyder specializes in adolescent medicine. She was chief of adolescent medicine at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Jersey from 1990-2015. Snyder, who also holds a master’s degree in social work from Columbia University, is a Fellow with the American Academy of Pediatrics and is chair of its executive committee on Adolescent Health, among other professional affiliations. She has worked at several academic medical centers, as well as in the U.S. Air Force in Europe. Her community work includes past board memberships for organizations focused on eating disorders, sexuality education, LGBT family advocacy, suicide prevention and teen pregnancy.
Stephanie Taylor, pediatric nurse practitioner, provides primary pediatric care to children of all ages. After receiving her B.A. from Smith College, she earned her M.S. in nursing from Yale University School of Nursing. She received clinical training a the Hospital of St. Raphael, New Haven, Conn., in both the Pediatric Primary Care Center and post-partum units. Ms. Taylor’s extensive experience includes rural health and community outreach.
Donna Tew is a registered adult nurse practitioner with extensive experience providing primary health care. She earned her undergraduate degree from the State University of New York Institute of Technology, and completed her M.S. in nursing at the State University of New York at Binghamton. She has worked as a primary care provider in community health centers and private practices in Florida and Arizona, including work at an Arizona prison. Ms. Tew, a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S Air Force Reserves, served as a military nurse practitioner from 1998-2010, with the Air National Guard and the U.S. Air Force Reserves in Arizona.
Dr. Valade has been practicing pediatric medicine since 2008 in Berkshire County. She completed her undergraduate degree at Bowdoin College, followed by a medical degree from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her pediatric residency at Baystate Medical Center.
Brittany Wallace is a Family Nurse Practitioner providing primary care to adult and geriatric patients. After receiving her undergraduate nursing degree from Russell Sage College, she earned her Master of Science in Nursing at the Sage Graduate School in Troy, N.Y.; she worked previously as a staff nurse at Berkshire Medical Center. She is ANCC certified and she is focused on preventive health and holistic whole-body health.