VALLEY MEDICAL GROUP

PROVIDERS FOR AMHERST MEDICAL CENTER

Family Practice

Carol Anderson, APRN BC 

Katie Coleman. MS, RN, FNP-BC

Tina Furcolo, D.O. 

Specialty:
Family Practice

 

Location:

- Amherst Medical Center


Membership & Board Certification:

- Family Nurse Practitioner, American Nurses Credentialing Center

- Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist, University of Massachusetts Medical School Division of Preventative and Behavioral Medicine

Education:

- Pace University, New York Medical College, Briarcliff, NY

- University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Specialty:
- Internal Medicine

 

Location:

- Amherst Medical Center


Membership & Board Certification:
- Board Certified, American Board of Internal Medicine
- Massachusetts Licensure


Education:
- College of Osteopathic Medicine, University of New England, Biddford, ME
- University of California, Santa Cruz & Berkeley, California



Honors & Awards:
- Community Medicine Achievement Award
- National Health Service Corps Scholar

Specialty:
Family Practice

 

Location:

- Amherst Medical Center


Membership & Board Certification:

-Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

- MA Registered Nurse

- Basic Life Support Certified

Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certified

Education:

- University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA

- Northeastern University, Boston MA

Patricia Keough, APRN, BC 

Specialty:
- Family Practice

 

Location:

- Amherst Medical Center


Membership & Board Certification:
- ANCC Adult Certified Nurse Practitioner

- Registered Nurse, Massachusetts
- Basic Life Support, CPR & AED for Healthcare Providers, American Heart Association


Education:
- MGH Institute of Health Professions, Charlestown, MA

- University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

Erica Madara, MSN, FNP-BC

Specialty:
- Family Practice

 

Location:

- Amherst Medical Center


Membership & Board Certifications:
- Professional Registered Nurse

- Basic Life Support Certification

- ANCC Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

- Member, American Association of Nurse Practitioners


Education:
- American International College, Springfield, MA

Ross S. Midler, M.D. 

Specialty:
- Family Practice

 

Location:

- Amherst Medical Center


Membership & Board Certification:
- Licensed Physician, Massachusetts
- American Board of Family Practice


Education:
- Pennsylvania State University Medical college at Hershey, Hershey, PA
- Washington and Jefferson College, Washington, PA

Marta M. Rodriguez, Psy.D.

Specialty:
- Integrated Behavioral Health

 

Location:

- Amherst Medical Center


Membership & Board Certification:
- Licensed Psychologist, Massachusetts 


Education:
- Ponce School of Medicine, Ponce, Puerto Rico

- University of Puerto Rico, Ponce, Puerto Rico
 

Jon Schiller, M.D.

Specialty:
- Family Medicine, Primary Care

 

Location:

- Amherst Medical Center


Membership & Board Certifications:
- Licensed Physician, Massachusetts
- American Board of Family Practice
- American Academy of Family Physicians
- Massachusetts State Academy of Family Physicians


Education:
- University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Honors & Awards:

- Phi Beta Kappa, University of Iowa
- Alpha Omega Alpha, University of Iowa

 

Niloufar Shoushtari, M.D.

Specialty:
- Internal Medicine

 

Location:

- Amherst Medical Center


Membership & Board Certifications:
- American Board of Internal Medicine

- National Board of Medical Examiners

- Certified with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

- Fellow of American College of Physicians (FACP)


Education:
- Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA

- California State University, Fresno, CA

Erin Svrcek, PA-C

Specialty:
- Family Practice

 

Location:

- Amherst Medical Center


Membership & Board Certifications:
- Ceritifed PA, National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
- Member, American Academy of Physician Assistants
- Member, Massachusetts Academy of Physician Assistants


Education:
- The George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences, Washington, DC
- University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 

Sara Utzschneider, MSN, NP-C, WHNP-BC

Specialty:
- Family Practice

 

Location:

- Amherst Medical Center


Membership & Board Certification:
- National Certification AANP, NP-C

- National Certification NCC, WHNP-BC

- MA APRN License

- Basic Life Support Certification

- Buprenorphine Waiver


Education:
- Yale University School of Nursing, New Haven, CT

- Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME

Special Interests:

- LGBTQ+ Care

- Women's Health

Robert Vigderman, M.D. 

Specialty:
- Family Practice

 

Location:

- Amherst Medical Center


Membership & Board Certification:
- Licensed Physician, Massachusetts 
- Board Certified, American Board of Internal Medicine


Education:
- George Washington University, Washington, DC
- University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

 

Behavioral Health

John Anderson, Jr. Ed.D, ABPP

Specialty:
Behavioral Health

 

Location:

- Amherst Medical Center

- Greenfield Health Center


Membership & Board Certification:
- Licensed Psychologist
- Board Certified in Clinical Psychology (ABPP)
- Fellow, Academy of Clinical Psychology
- Fellow, Massachusetts Psychological Association
- American Psychological Association


Education:

- LEND Fellow, University of Massachusetts Medical School

- University of Massachusetts, Amherst

- Denison University

Sandra Gesuelle-Hart, LICSW 

Specialty:
- Behavioral Health

 

Location:

- Amherst Medical Center


Membership & Board Certification:
- Licensed Independent Certified Social Worker (LICSW)

Education:
- School of Social Work, Smith College, Northampton, MA 
- Antioch University, Keene, NH
- Bristol Hospital Mental Health Clinic, Bristol, CT



 

Jasmina Ibrahimi, M.Ed, LMHC

Specialty:
- Behavioral Health

 

Location:

- Amherst Medical Center

- Greenfield Health Center


Membership & Board Certification:
- Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Massachusetts


Education:
- Utica College of Syracuse University, Utica, NY
- Springfield College, Springfield, MA 


 

Justine McCarthy, M.D.

John J. Novo, M.Ed.,LMFT, CADC II, LADC 

Bridgette Sacco-Laurens, Psy.D. 

Specialty:
- Behavioral Health

 

Location:

- Amherst Medical Center

- Easthampton Health Center


Membership & Board Certification:
- Licensed Physician, Massachusetts
- Massachusetts Controlled Substance Registration
- Licensed Drug Enforcement Agency Controlled Substance Prescriber
- Member, Western Masachusetts Psychiatric Society
- Member, American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry


Education:
- Wright State University, Dayton, OH
- Ohio University, Athens, OH

Specialty:
- Behavioral Health

 

Location:

- Amherst Medical Center

- Easthampton Health Center

- Greenfield Health Center

- Northampton Health Center


Membership & Board Certification:
- Licensed Marital and Family Therapist
- Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor
- Member Motivation Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT)
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Levels I & II


Education:
- University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 


 

Specialty:
- Behavioral Health

 

Location:

- Amherst Medical Center


Membership & Board Certification:
- Licensed Psychologist, Massachusetts 


Education:
- Antioch New England Graduate School, Keene, NH
- Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY


Honors & Awards:
- Gene Pekarik Research Award for Outcome Studies, American Psychological Association Presentation on Outcome Research
- Grants Awarded, New Hampshire Charitable Foundation


 

Jean A. Schwartz, Psy.D.

Specialty:
- Behavioral Health

 

Location:

- Amherst Medical Center


Membership & Board Certification:
- Licensed Psychologist, Massachusetts 
- Certified, Panic Control Treatment, Psychological Therapeutic Systems

- Member, Ethics Committee, Hospice of the Fisher Home

Education:
- Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI
- Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

 

Julianne Yanko, PHD

Specialty:
- Behavioral Health

 

Location:

- Amherst Medical Center


Membership & Board Certification:
- Board of Registration of Psychologists, Massachusetts

- Ad hoc reviewer, Clinical Psychologust; Special Issue on Aging

- UMass memorial End-of-Life Working Group


Education:
- University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

- California State University, Long Beach, CA

University of California, San Diego, CA
 

 

Physical Therapy

Alyse Bynum, MBA, OTR, CHT

John L. Prinzivalli, DPT, PT, MS

Aiena Laya Griffith, PT, DPT, CSCS

Specialty:

- Physical Therapy

Location:

- Amherst Medical Center

Membership & Board Certifications:

- Certified Hand Therapist, Hand Therapy Certification Commission
- Certified Occupational Therapist, Board of Allied Health Professions

 

Education:

- University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
- State University of New York, Buffalo, NY

 

Specialty:
- Physical Therapy

 

Location:

- Amherst Medical Center


Membership & Board Certification:
- Massachusetts Physical Therapy Licensure
- Member, American Physical Therapy Association
- Member, Massachusetts Physical Therapy Association
- Member of the Orthopedic Physical Therapy Section of the APTA


Education:
- Doctor of Physical Therapy, College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, MN
- Master of Science, University of Scranton, Scranton, PA
- BS in Physical Therapy, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY


 

Specialty:
- Physical Therapy

 

Location:

- Amherst Medical Center

- Northampton Health Center


Membership & Board Certification:
- Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, National Strength and Conditioning Association
- Certified Clinical Instructor, American Physical Therapy Association


Education:

- Boston University, Boston, MA

Special Interests:

- Black Lives Matter Friendly

- Young athletes, female athletes and dance-related injuries.


 

Specialties

YiHong Cai, OD

Stuart Chipkin, M.D. 

John B. Erskine, DPM, FACFAS, FACFAOM 

Specialty:
- Optometry

 

Location:

- Amherst Medical Center


Membership & Board Certification:
- Licensed Optometrist, Massachusetts
- Certified, Therapeutic Pharmaceutical Agent 


Education:
- O.D. New England College of Optometry, MA
- DEA Program, Transplantation Immunology, ITERT,
- INSERM, Unit 437, France
Medical Degree, Pediatrics, TongJi Medical School, China


Honors & Awards:
- Bourses d’Etudes Pour la Recherche, France, 1998
- The Award of Medical Achievement, Joint, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, China, 1994
- Honorary Fellowship of TongJi Medical University, China, 1991
- Honorary Fellowship of TongJi Medical University, China, 1989
- Award of Chinese Academy of Environmental Sciences, China, 1987

 

Specialty:
- Endocrinology

 

Location:

- Amherst Medical Center

- Easthampton Health Center


Membership & Board Certifications:
- Board Certified, American Board of Internal Medicine
- Board Certified, Endocrinology and Metabolism


Specialty Training: 
- Fellowship, Endocrinology and Metabolism, University of Massachusetts Worcester

University Affiliations:
- Research Professor, University of Massachusetts School of Public Health and Health Sciences

Professional Activities:
- Editor, Endocrinology and Diabetes- American Journal of Medicine

Education
- SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

 

Specialty:

- Podiatry

 

Location:

- Amherst Medical Center

- Easthampton Health Center

- Northampton Health Center



Membership & Board Certification:
- Board Cerified, American Board of Podiatric Surgery
- Board Certified, American Board of Podiatric Medicine
- Fellow American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons
- Fellow American College of Foot & Ankle Orthopedics & Medicine
- American Podiatric Medical Association
- Massachusetts Podiatric Medical Association


Education:

- New York College of Podiatric Medicine, New York, NY

GREGORY MURPHY, MD

Matthew Spitzer, M.D.

Specialty:
- Sports Medicine

 

Location:

- Amherst Medical Center

- Easthampton Health Center

- Greenfield Health Center

- Northampton Health Center


Membership & Board Certification:
- American College of Sports Medicine
- American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
- American College of Emergency Physicians
- American Board of Emergency Medicine
- Certificate of Qualification in Sports Medicine


Education:
- Albany Medical College, Albany, NY
- Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA


Honors & Awards:
- Fellow American College of Emergency Physicians

 

Specialty:
- Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

 

Location:

- Amherst Medical Center

- Easthampton Health Center

- Greenfield Health Center


Membership & Board Certifications:
- Licensed Physician, Massachusetts
- Board Certified, American Board of Internal Medicine
- Board Certified, American Board of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
- Endocrine Certification in Neck Ultrasound


Education:
- School of Public Health, Boston University, Boston, MA
- SUNY Downstate College of Medicine, Brooklyn, NY
- Cornell University, Ithaca, NY


Honors & Awards:
- Annals’ Junior Investigator Recognition Award, 2012
- T32 Postdoctoral Training Grant, 2010-2012
- Endowed Honor Scholarship, SUNY, 2007
- The Endocrine Society Medical Student Acheivement Award, SUNY, 2007
- Member, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society 



 

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