VALLEY MEDICAL GROUP

PROVIDERS FOR AMHERST MEDICAL CENTER

Family Practice

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Katie Coleman. MS, RN, FNP-BC

Tina Furcolo, D.O. 

Patricia Keough, APRN, BC 

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

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

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Nora Mahoney, PA-C

Specialty:
- Internal Medicine

 

Location:

- Amherst Medical Center


Membership & Board Certifications:
- Massachusetts Physician Assistant License

- Massachusetts Controlled Substances Registration

- Drug Enforcement Administration License

- National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

- Basic Life Support

- Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support


Education:
- University of Dayton, Dayton, OH

- Keene State College, Keene, NH

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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
 

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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

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April Tremblay-Davis, DNP, APRN, NP-C
 

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Sarah Tsang, M.D.

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 

Specialty:
- Family Practice

 

Location:

- Amherst Medical Center


Membership & Board Certifications:
-
Journal for Nurse Practitioners May 2020- present

Member

- American Association of Nurse Practitioners April 2020- present

Member

- American Nurses Association April 2020- present

Member

American Association of Critical Care Nurses June 2016- present

Member



Education:
- College of Our Lady of the Elms, Chicopee, MA

- Keiser University, West Palm Beach, FL

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

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

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Mariah Dixon-Wheeler, LICSW

Specialty:
- Behavioral Health

 

Location:

- Amherst Medical Center

- Easthampton Health Center

- Greenfield Health Center

- Northampton Health Center


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

- Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) Vermont

Education:
- Westfield State University, Westfield, MA

- Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA

- Radford University, Radford, VA

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

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Justine McCarthy, M.D.

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

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 


 

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 


 

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


 

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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

John L. Prinzivalli, DPT, PT, MS

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Linda Sharkey, DPT, PT

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:
- Massachusetts Physical Therapy Licensure


Education:
- Simmons College, Boston, MA

- Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA

 

 

Specialties

Stuart Chipkin, M.D. 

John B. Erskine, DPM, FACFAS, FACFAOM 

GREGORY MURPHY, MD

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

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

 

Matthew Spitzer, M.D.

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