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VALLEY MEDICAL GROUP

PROVIDERS FOR AMHERST MEDICAL CENTER

Family Practice

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Elisabeth Borkowski, PA-S

Patricia Keough, APRN, BC 

Marta M. Rodriguez, Psy.D.

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

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

 

Languages Spoken:

- Spanish

Specialty:
- Family Practice

 

Location:

- Amherst Medical Center


Membership & Board Certification:
- Certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

- Massachusetts Physician Assistant license

- Scope of Pain (Opioid Prescribing Education)

- Basic Life Support (CPR and AED)
- Advanced Care Life Support


Education:
- Westfield State University,Westfield, MA

- University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

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

Languages Spoken:

- Farsi

Sabrina Superneau-Gilman, MPAS, PA-C

Specialty:
- Family Practice

 

Location:

- Amherst Medical Center


Membership & Board Certifications:
-
Physician Assistant National Certification

- Emergency Medical Technician

- Advanced Cardiac Life Support

- Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers

- Kripalu Yoga Instructor

Education:
- Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, Worcester, MA

- Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, North Adams, MA

- Northern Berkshire EMS, North Adams, MA

Sarah Tsang, M.D.

Specialty:
- Family Practice

 

Location:

- Amherst Medical Center


Membership & Board Certification:
- American Board of Family Medicine

- California State Medical Board License

- DEA Controlled Substance Registration

- Basic Life Support certified


Education:
- University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

- University of Chicago Pritzer School of Medicine

- Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Languages:

- Cantonese

- Medical Spanish

- French

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

Robert Vigderman, M.D. 

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

- Sexual & Reproductive Health

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

AMC BH

John Anderson, Jr. Ed.D, ABPP

Sandra Gesuelle-Hart, LICSW 

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

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

Honors & Awards:

- Faculty “Distinguished Service Award,” Clinical Psychology Dept., Antioch New England Graduate School, 1999

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



 

Specialty:
- Behavioral Health

 

Location:

- Amherst Medical Center

- Easthampton Health Center

- Greenfield 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 


 

Alexandra Reed, Ph.D.

Specialty:
- Behavioral Health

 

Location:

- Amherst Medical Center


Membership & Board Certification:
- Licensed Clinical Psychologist Massachusetts

- Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Rhode Island


Education:
- University of California, Los Angeles, CA

- Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts
 

Bridgette Sacco-Laurens, Psy.D. 

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


 

AMC PT

Physical Therapy

Dianne  Iannitelli, OTR, CHT

Julio Mallonga, PT, DPT

John L. Prinzivalli, DPT, PT, MS

Specialty:
- Occupational Therapy

 

Location:

- Amherst Medical Center

- Greenfield Health Center


Membership & Board Certification:
- HTCC Certified Hand Therapist

- NBCOT certified

- Certified CPR Instructor

- American Society of Hand Therapists (ASHT)

- American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)

- Hand Therapy Certification Commission (HTCC)

Education:
- University of New England; Biddeford, ME

- Chatham University; Pittsburgh, PA

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


Membership & Board Certification:

-  Licensed Physical Therapist, Massachusetts
- Certified, BLS for Healthcare Providers (CPR and AED), American Heart Association 


Education:

- SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY

- SUNY Oswego, Oswego, NY

Linda Sharkey, DPT, PT

Specialty:
- Physical Therapy

 

Location:

- Amherst Medical Center


Membership & Board Certification:
- Massachusetts Physical Therapy Licensure


Education:
- Simmons College, Boston, MA

- Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA

 

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Severin Travis, PT, DPT, OCS

Specialty:
- Physical Therapy

 

Location:

- Amherst Medical Center


Membership & Board Certification:
- Massachusetts Physical Therapy License 
- Texas Physical Therapy License 

- Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy

- American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Member

Education:
- Texas Woman’s University Houston, TX

- Rice University Houston, TX

Languages: 

- Clinical proficiency in Spanish

AMC Spec

Specialties

Sarah Anderson, RN, BSN, CDCES

Stuart Chipkin, M.D. 

John B. Erskine, DPM, FACFAS, FACFAOM 

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

 

Special Interests:

- Gender-Affirming Hormone Therapy

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

Specialty:
- Diabetes Education/Nutrition

 

Location:

- Amherst Medical Center

- Greenfield Health Center


Membership & Board Certification:
- Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist

- Commonwealth of Massachusetts; License
- CPR Certification –  BLS for Health Care Providers 


Education:
- University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

GREGORY MURPHY, MD

Marjorie D. Sobil, RD, LDN, CDCES

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:
- Diabetes Education/Nutrition
- Medical Nutrition Therapy

 

Location:

- Amherst Medical Center

- Greenfield Health Center


Membership & Board Certification:
- Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist
- Licensed Nutritionist
- Registered Dietitian

- Member of the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Dietitians and Nutritionists
- Member, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
- Member, Massachusetts Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Member Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists


Education:
- University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

Honors & Awards:

- Excellence Commendation, Massachusetts Nutrition Board

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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