VALLEY MEDICAL GROUP

PROVIDERS FOR NORTHAMPTON HEALTH CENTER

Family Practice

Gail Blanchard, FNP, PNP 

Specialty:
- Family Medicine & Pediatrics

 

Location:

- Northampton Health Center

Membership & Board Certification:
- Massachusetts Coalition of Nurse Practitoners
- American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
- National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners


Education:
- University of Massachusetts

Honors & Awards
- Women's Health & Wellness, Pediatrics, Diabetes, Working with Families

Naomi Bliss, FNP

Specialty:
- Family Medicine

 

Location:

- Northampton Health Center


Membership & Board Certification:

- Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, american Academy of Nurse Practitioners
- MammaCare Certification

- Nexplanon Insertion training Certification

- IUD Insertion Training

- Registered Nurse, Massachusetts

- Basic Life Support, American Heart Association

- Naloxone Training

- Rapid HIV Testing Training

- Birth Doula training Workshop


Education:

- Vanderbilt School of Nursing, Nashville, Tennessee

- Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA

- Greenfield Community College, Greenfield, MA

Elizabeth Coates M.D.

Specialty:
- Family Medicine

 

Location:

- Northampton Health Center


Membership & Board Certification:

-American Board of Family Medicine

- Board of Registration in Medicine

- Assistant Clinical Professor

- Instructor at University of Massachusetts Medical School


Education:

- University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

- University of Massachusetts, Worcester, MA

- University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Jennifer DePiero, M.D.

Ann Sharkey Esrick, PA-C 

Steven Esrick, M.D.

Specialty:
- Family Medicine

 

Location:

- Northampton Health Center


Membership & Board Certification:
- Licensed Physician, Massachusetts
- Board Certified, American Board of Family Medicine
- Member, Massachusetts Medical Society
- Member, American Academy of Family Physicians


Education:

- Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME
- University of Massachusetts, Worcester, MA 
- University of Pennsylvania, Philidelphia, PA
- Hamilton College, Clinton, NY

Specialty:
- Family Practice

 

Location:

- Northampton Health Center


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

- Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist, UMASS Program

Education:
- Howard University, Washington, D.C.
- Wilkes College, Wilkes-Barre, PA

Specialty:
- Family Practice

 

Location:

- Northampton Health Center


Membership & Board Certification:
- Licensed Physician, Massachusetts
- Board Certified in Family Practice
- Member, American Academy of Family Physicians


Education:
- Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC
- Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
- Wilkes College, Wilkes-Barre, PA


Honors & Awards:
- Air Force Commendation Medal

Margaret Gladski, PA-C

Specialty:
- Family Practice

 

Location:

- Northampton Health Center


Membership & Board Certification:
- Certified PA

- Massachusetts Controlled Substance

- Federal DEA Registration

- National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

- Board Certification in Advanced Diabetes Management

- Basic Life Support Certification

- Advanced Life Support Certification

Education:
- Quinnipiac University, Hamden CT

- Smith College, Northampton, MA

Laura Goldstein, PA-C

Specialty:
-  Family Practice

Location:

- Northampton Health Center


Membership & Board Certification:
- Ceritifed PA, National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
- State of Massachusetts Physician Assistant License
- Basic Life Support, American Heart Association
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support, American Heart Association
- Member, American Academy of Physician Assistants


Education:
- University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

- Columbia University, New York, NY

- Columbia University Teachers College, New York, NY
 - Springfield College, Springfield, MA
 

Emily B. Graef, MSN, FNP-BC

Specialty:
-  Family Medicine

 

Location:

- Northampton Health Center


Membership & Board Certification:
- Family Nurse Practitioner, American Nurses Credentialling Center
- Massachusetts Board of Nursing


Education:
- Simmons College, Boston, MA 

- Carleton College, Northfield, MN

Honors & Awards:
-  Simmons Graduate School of Nursing Award for Excellence in Primary Care
-  Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society

 

Betsy Green, FNP 

David Kaufman, M.D.

Shersten Killip, M.D., MPH

Specialty:
- Family Practice

 

Location:

- Northampton Health Center


Membership & Board Certification:
- Licensed Family Nurse Practitioner, Massachusetts 
- Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, American Nurses Credentialling Center
- Member Massachusetts Coalition of Nurse Practitioners


Education:
- University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 
- Greenfield Community College, Greenfield, MA 


 

Specialty:
- Family Practice

 

Location:

- Northampton Health Center


Membership & Board Certification:
- Licensed Physician, Massachusetts
- Board Certified, American Board of Family Practice
- Board Certified, National Board of Medical Examiners


Education:
- St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO
- Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA

Specialty:
- Family Practice

 

Location:

- Northampton Health Center


Membership & Board Certification:
- Licensed Physician, Massachusetts
- Board Certified, American Board of Family Practice    
- Member, American Academy of Family Physicians
- Board Certified, National Board of Medical Examiners


Education:
- School of Public Health, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
- College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, NY
- Amherst College, Amherst, MA


Honors & Awards:
- Abraham Flexner Educator Award for Educational Innovation

Fred Kim, M.D.

Specialty:
- Family Medicine

 

Location:

- Northampton Health Center


Membership & Board Certification:
- Licensed Physician, Massachusetts
- Board Certified, American Board of Family Medicine
- Member, Doctors of Global Health
- Certified, Drug Enforcement Administration
- SAMHSA Approved Buprenorphine Prescriber



Education:
- Albany Medical College, Albany, NY
- University of California at Berkley, Berkley, CA





 

Kristin Rivera, D.O., M.S.

Specialty:
- Family Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM)

 

Location:

- Northampton Health Center


Membership & Board Certification:
- American Academy of Family Physicians

- American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians

Education:
- New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, NY

- Pine Manor College, Chestnut Hill, MA


 

Scott Meyers, Psy.D.

Specialty:
- Integrated Primary Care Behavioral Health

 

Location:

- Northampton Health Center


Membership & Board Certification:
- Licensed Psychologist, Massachusetts & New York


Education:
- Pace University, New York, NY
- San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA



 

Chris Normandin, FNP

Lisa Rivera, FNP

Henry Simkin, M.D. 

Specialty:
- Family Practice

 

Location:

- Northampton Health Center


Membership & Board Certification:
- Family Nurse Practitioner, American Nurses
- Licensed Massachusetts Nurse Practitioner 
- Massachusetts Controlled Substance Registration
- Member, Massachusetts Coalition of Nurse Practitioners


Education:
- Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY
- Northeastern University, Boston, MA


Honors & Awards:
- Clinical Excellence Award, Binghamton University


 

Specialty:
- Family Practice

 

Location:

- Northampton Health Center


Membership & Board Certification:
- Massachusetts Coalition of Nurse Practitioners

- Hospice & Palliative Nurse Association

- American Heart Association, CPR Certified


Education:
- Frontier Nursing University, Hyden KY

- University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

- Smith College, Northampton, MA

 

Specialty:
- Family Practice

 

Location:

- Northampton Health Center


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


Education:
- Boston University, Boston, MA
- Williams College, Williamstown, MA


Honors & Awards:
-  Henry Bakst Award for excellence in Community Medicine
- Cum Laude

Katherine Walton-Vecchio PA-C

Specialty:

- Family Practice

Location:

- Northampton Health Center


Membership & Board Certification:
- Licensed Physician Assistant, Massachusetts 
- Certified Physician Assistant, National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
- Certified Advanced Cardiac Life Support
- Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers


Education:
- George Washington University, Washington, DC
- Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

Special Interests:

- Women’s Health , including IUD & Nexplanon placement, contraception management, managing abnormal paps & performing Colposcopies.

Behavioral Health

 

Debra Edelman, Ph.D.

Specialty:

- Behavioral Health

 

Location:

- Easthampton Health Center

- Northampton Health Center


Membership & Board Certification:
- Licensed Psychologist, Division of Professional Licensure, Massachusetts

Education:

- University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

Elissa Forman, MSW, LICSW 

Specialty:
- Behavioral Health

 

Location:

- Northampton Health Center


Membership & Board Certification:
- Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
- Licensed Massachusetts School Social Worker/School Adjustment Counselor


Education:
- George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
- Hampshire College, Amherst, MA

Stephen Gallant, MD

Specialty:
- Behavioral Health

 

Location:

- Northampton Health Center


Membership & Board Certification:
- Licensed Physician, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
- Basic Life Support, American Heart Association


Education:
- University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA
- Harvard Extension School, Cambridge, MA
- University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA

Robert Hincks, LICSW 

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

Specialty:
- Behavioral Health

 

Location:

- Northampton Health Center


Membership & Board Certification:
- Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
- Certified EMDR Level I and Level II
- Certified CT Board of Education School Social Worker
- Certified LCSW, CT Department of Health
- Certified Family Therapist, Elmcrest Family Institute
- Certified Contemplative Clinical Practice, Smith College


Education:
- University of Connecticut School of Social Work, Hartford, CT
- Trinity College, Hartford, CT



 

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 


 

Physical Therapy

 

Danielle D'Addamio, PT, DPT

Diane Fisher-Katz, PT, DPT

John J. O'Sullivan, PT, DPT, OCS

Specialty:
- Physical Therapy

 

Location:

- Easthampton Health Center

- Northampton Health Center


Membership & Board Certification:
- CPR and AED Certified

- Member, American Physical Therapy Association

- Section Member, Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy

Education:

- American International College, Springfield, MA

- University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA


Specialty:

- Physical Therapy

Location:

- Northampton Health Center

Membership & Board Certification:

- Member American Physical Therapy Association, Orthopedic 
- Certified in Mechanical Treatment and Diagnosis, McKenzie Institute

 

Education:

- College of St. Scholastica 
- Boston University, Boston, MA
- Colgate University, Hamilton, NY

Specialty:

- Physical Therapy

Location:

- Northampton Health Center

Membership & Board Certification:

- Massachusetts Physical Therapy License
- American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties in Orthopedics
- Certified in Athletic Training, National Athletic Trainers Association
- Certified Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy, McKenzie Institute
- Member, American Physical Therapy Association
- Member, National Athletics Trainers Association

 

Education:

- State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
- College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, MN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Specialties

 

Diane Alpern, RD, LDN

Jacqueline Mandile, OD 

John B. Erskine, DPM, FACFAS, FACFAOM 

Specialty:
Nutrition

 

Location:

- Easthampton Health Center

- Northampton Health Center


Membership & Board Certification:

- Registered Dietitian
- Licensed Nutritionist

Education:

- Cornell University, Ithaca, 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:
- Optometry

 

Location:

- Northampton Health Center


Membership & Board Certification:
- Licensed Optometrist, Massachusetts Board of Registration in Optometry
- Certified, Therapeutic Pharmaceutical Agent 


Education:
- Doctor of Optometry, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
- Bachelor of Science, Northeastern University, Boston, MA


Honors & Awards:
- President Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honor Society, UC Berkeley
- Summa Cum Laude, Northeastern University

James Merlin, O.D. 

GREGORY MURPHY, MD

Specialty:
- Optometry

 

Location:

- Greenfield Health Center

- Northampton Health Center


Membership & Board Certification:
- Licensed Optometrist, Massachusetts Board of Registration in Optometry
- Certified, Therapeutic Pharmaceutical Agent
- Member, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology


Education:
- New England College of Optometry, Boston, MA
- Nova Southeastern College of Optometry, Fort Lauderdale, FL
- Northeastern University, Boston, MA


Honors & Awards:
- Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honor Society
- Silver Metal Award, New England College of Optometry
- Kuperstein Memorial Award in Optics, New England College of Optometry


 

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

 

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