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

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Naomi Bliss, FNP

Specialty:
- Family Medicine

 

Location:

- Northampton Health Center


Membership & Board Certification:

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

- Registered Nurse, Massachusetts

- Basic Life Support, American Heart Association

- Birth Doula training Workshop

- Health at Every Size ® approach

- Association for Size Diversity and Health member.


Education:

- Vanderbilt School of Nursing, Nashville, Tennessee

- Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA

- Greenfield Community College, Greenfield, MA

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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

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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

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 

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 


 

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Aaron Grinstein, PA-C

Jeanne Johnson, M.D.

Shersten Killip, M.D., MPH

Specialty:
- Family Practice

 

Location:

- Northampton Health Center


Membership & Board Certification:
- FMCSA Certified Medical Examiner
- BLS for Health Care Providers
- Certified Yoga Instructor


Education:
- MCPHS University, Worcester, MA

- Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA

Specialty:
- Family Practice

 

Location:

- Northampton Health Center


Membership & Board Certification:
- Massachusetts State Board of Medicine

- Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine

- American Board of Family Practice

Education:
- Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

- Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA
 

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

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



 

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Madelyn McCadden, FNP

Specialty:
- Family Practice

 

Location:

- Northampton Health Center


Membership & Board Certification:
- Family Nurse Practitioner Certification (FNP-BC)American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers 

- Buprenorphine X-Waiver 30 patient Certificate

- Merck Nexplanon Provider Certificate Issued

- Paraguard VirtaMed Training

- National Council for Mental Wellbeing Mental Health First Aid Certificate

Education:
- Yale School of Nursing, Orange, CT

- University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

- Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

Chris Normandin, FNP

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


 

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

Lisa Rivera, FNP

Henry Simkin, M.D. 

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


 

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

 

Elissa Forman, MSW, LICSW 

Stephen Gallant, MD

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Audra T. Winn, MSW, LICS

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

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

Specialty:
- Behavioral Health

 

Location:

- Easthampton Health Center

- Northampton Health Center


Membership & Board Certification:
- Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, ASWB Massachusetts

- National Association of Social Workers, Massachusetts Chapter; Phi Beta Kappa

- Certified Domestic Violence Counser

- Special Interests: racial & cultural traumas; intimate partner abuse

- Bilingual in Spanish and English

Education:
- Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

- Smith College School for Social Work, Northampton, MA

Physical Therapy

 
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Danielle D'Addamio, PT, DPT

Diane Fisher-Katz, PT, DPT

John J. O'Sullivan, PT, DPT, Executive Vice President

Specialty:
- Physical Therapy

 

Location:

- 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

John B. Erskine, DPM, FACFAS, FACFAOM 

Specialty:
Nutrition

 

Location:

- Easthampton Health Center

- Northampton Health Center


Membership & Board Certification:

- Registered Dietitian
- Licensed Nutritionist

- Member of the Diabetes Practice Group of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND)

- Member of the Western Area Massachusetts Dietetics Association (WAMDA)

- Member of the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Dietitians and Nutritionists

- Member of the MA Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (MAND)

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

Bonnie Grenier, RN, BSN, CDCES

Specialty:
- Diabetes Education

 

Location:

- Amherst Medical Center

- Easthampton Health Center

- Northampton Health Center

- Greenfield Health Center


Certifications:
- Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist
- Certified Pump Trainer
- Member of the Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists
- Member American Diabetes Association


Education:
- Boston College, Chestnut Hill , MA 

GREGORY MURPHY, MD

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