1. Acupuncture
  2. Advanced Gastroenterology and Nutrition
  3. Audiology
  4. Autism
  5. Bariatric Surgery
  6. Behavioral Health
  7. Billing
  8. Blood Donation
  9. Breast Care Program
  10. Bright Tomorrows Preschool and Child Care Center
  11. Briteside Adult Day Center
  12. Cancer Care
  13. Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
  14. Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation
  15. Careers
  16. Center for Advanced Weight Loss
  17. Center for Bone and Joint Health
  18. Center for Endocrine Health
  19. Center for Healthy Aging
  20. Center for Nutrition and Diabetes Management
  21. Central Jersey Regional Memory Center
  22. Child Development Center
  23. Concussion
  24. CPR Training Center
  25. DaVinci Robotic Surgery
  26. Daycare
  27. Developmental Pediatric Associates
  28. Diabetes
  29. Diabetes / Center for Nutrition and Diabetes Management
  30. Diabetes and Endocrine Associates of Hunterdon
  31. Donate Blood
  32. Donate to Hunterdon Healthcare
  33. Early Intervention Program
  34. Emergency Department
  35. Employment
  36. Family Medicine
  37. Family Medicine Residency Program
  38. Geriatrics
  39. Hearing
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  41. Heart & Vascular Care
  42. Hip Replacement
  43. Home Health
  44. Hospice
  45. How to Make an Appointment
  46. Hunterdon Behavioral Health
  47. Hunterdon Center for Dermatology
  48. Hunterdon County Medication Access Program
  49. Hunterdon County Special Child Health Services Case Management Unit
  50. Hunterdon Family & Sports Medicine at Hopewell Valley
  51. Hunterdon Family Medicine
  52. Hunterdon Family Medicine at Branchburg
  53. Hunterdon Family Medicine at Cornerstone
  54. Hunterdon Family Medicine at County Line
  55. Hunterdon Family Medicine at Delaware Valley
  56. Hunterdon Family Medicine at Highlands
  57. Hunterdon Family Medicine at Phillips-Barber
  58. Hunterdon Family Medicine at Riverfield
  59. Hunterdon Health and Wellness Centers
  60. Hunterdon Healthy Connections
  61. Hunterdon Infectious Disease Specialists
  62. Hunterdon Internal Medicine Associates
  63. Hunterdon Lifeline
  64. Hunterdon Medical Center Foundation
  65. Hunterdon Pediatric Associates
  66. Hunterdon Pulmonary and Critical Care
  67. Hunterdon Reflux and Motility Center
  68. Hunterdon Regional Breast Care Program
  69. Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center
  70. Hunterdon Regional Community Health
  71. Hunterdon Regional Pharmacy
  72. Hunterdon Urological Associates
  73. Hunterdon Women’s Imaging Center
  74. Hunterdon Wound Healing Center
  75. Infusion Services
  76. Integrative Medicine Program
  77. Internships
  78. Knee Replacement
  79. Laboratory Services
  80. Lifeline
  81. Mammography
  82. Maternity
  83. Medical Imaging
  84. Medication Program
  85. Memory Center
  86. Neurodevelopmental Pediatricians
  87. Nursing Services
  88. Nutrition
  89. Pain Management
  90. Palliative Care
  91. Partnership for Health
  92. Pediatric Rehabilitation
  93. Pediatric Speech and Hearing Services
  94. Physical & Occupational Therapy
  95. Physicians
  96. Primary Care
  97. Psychiatric Associates of Hunterdon
  98. Pulmonary Care
  99. Reflux
  100. Sleep Disorders Centers
  101. Speech & Hearing
  102. The Child Development Center
  103. The Early Intervention Program
  104. Thrift Shop
  105. Visiting Health and Supportive Services
  106. Volunteer Resources
  107. Weight Loss
  108. Wellness Centers
  109. Wound Healing
  110. X-ray
  111. Yesterday's Treasures
 

Hunterdon Family Medicine Residency Faculty

Administration


Patricia H. Kroth, DO, MBA, FAAFP

Patricia H. Kroth, DO, MBA, FAAFP
Program Director

Dr. Kroth joined the faculty in 2007 and became the Associate Program Director of the Family Medicine Residency Program in 2012. Dr. Kroth is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and the American Board of Osteopathic Family Physicians; and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. She was awarded the Hunterdon Medical Center Residency Faculty Teacher of the Year Award in 2010. Dr. Kroth received an MBA in Medical Management in 1994 from St. Joseph’s University and graduated from the Philadephia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1996. She served as chief resident and graduated from the Warren Hospital (now St. Luke’s Warren) Family Medicine Residency Program in 1999. Dr. Kroth’s interests include women’s health, practice management, and medical education curriculum development.

 


Julianne M. Lucco, MD

Julianne M. Lucco, MD
Associate Program Director

Dr. Lucco has been a faculty member based at Delaware Valley Family Health Center since graduating as a resident of the program in 1999, having served as chief resident. She is a 1996 graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine. Her interests include preventive care, women’s health, and patient education. She is involved in the teaching of the weekly gynecology clinic. She is one of the members of the Core Faculty being involved in curriculum including directing resident research projects and co-directing the practice management curriculum with Dr. Kroth. She has an active outpatient practice as well as is involved with the inpatient service on a rotating basis. She formerly was involved in obstetric care earlier in her career. She lives with her husband and children in Holland Township.

 

Core Faculty


Cindy Barter MD, MPH

Cindy Barter MD, MPH, IBCLC, CTTS, FAAFP

Dr. Cindy Barter graduated from the University of Kansas Medical School and did her residency training at DeWitt Army Community Hospital, Ft. Belvoir, VA. She was a Flight Surgeon, residency faculty member, and taught at USUHS (The Uniformed Services University Health Sciences Medical School) during her time in the Army. She then taught at Family Medicine residency programs in St. Louis, MO and Allentown, PA. Since coming to Hunterdon, she has taken on several roles that speak to her passion of taking care of the community and maternity care. She is the Medical Director for the Hunterdon County Health Department. She is the Co-Chair of the Latino Healthcare Access Committee. She provides and instructs residents and students in maternity care and was instrumental in starting the Centering prenatal group visit within the residency at Phillips-Barber Family Health Center. She has been instrumental in getting grants to be able to provide access to care for prenatal patients in Hunterdon County. As a Certified Lactation Consultant, she has been working to help the hospital become a WHO Baby Friendly Hospital. She is a faculty member for the Institute for Healthcare Communication and is frequently teaching and role modeling Motivational Interviewing skills. She is now one of the Core Faculty for the Residency. She enjoys learning new languages, traveling and running with her dogs.

 


William Kayal, MD

William Kayal, MD

Dr. Kayal has worked as a faculty physician at Hunterdon Medical Center Family Residency in Flemington, New Jersey, since 2010. He enjoys teaching residents and medical students as well as providing full-spectrum patient care. His responsibilities include outpatient precepting, curriculum development, resident evaluation and implementation of the ACGME milestones, and coordination of New Innovations for the residents and faculty. He is also actively involved in maternity and newborn care, supervision of residents on our family medicine inpatient service, and maintains a busy outpatient continuity practice. He is a certified Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) instructor and teaches at both our own and local ALSO courses. His other interests include practice management and quality improvement at the Delaware Valley Family Health Center.

Dr. Kayal did his residency training at New York Presbyterian Hospital at Columbia Medical Center and served as Chief Resident during his third year. He did his medical school training at Rutgers (formerly UMDNJ) Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and graduated in 2007. At graduation he received the Excellence in Family Medicine Award. He was also inducted as a member of Arnold P. Gold Humanism Society. He graduated with honors from The University of Scranton in 2003, where he received an excellent, well rounded, Jesuit, liberal arts education.

He lives in beautiful Hunterdon County in Union Township with his wife and two young children. When he’s not riding his lawn tractor with his 3.5-year-old son or blowing bubbles with his 2-year-old daughter, he enjoys playing basketball, running, and biking. If he and his wife haven’t fallen asleep by 9pm, they enjoy watching the latest series on Netflix. He’s done a few sprint triathlons with some friends since graduating from residency and hopes to continue this hobby for years to come.

 

Faculty


Susan Bauman, MD, FAAHP, FAAHPM

Susan Bauman, MD, FAAHP, FAAHPM

Susan Bauman, MD, FAAFP, FAAHPM has been a faculty member at Hunterdon Medical Center Family Practice Residency Program for 30 years; clinical professor of Family Medicine at Rutgers-RWJ and medical director of Hunterdon Hospice.

She received her undergraduate education at Lafayette College, her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and her post graduate training in family medicine from Hunterdon Medical Center. Board certified in family medicine, geriatrics, and palliative medicine, she has a certificate in bioethics from Columbia University. Licensed in NJ and PA, she is past chair of the Biomedical Ethics Committee of the Medical Society of NJ and the hospital’s ethics committee. She coordinates the ethics and palliative care curriculum for the residency.

In January 2007, she became the founding director of the Palliative Care Service for Hunterdon Medical Center. In November 2007, she was named Hospice Physician of the Year for the state of New Jersey by the New Jersey Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.

She was drawn to Family Medicine for its holistic approach to patients in the context of their family and community and practiced full spectrum family medicine including obstetrics for over 20 years. While she continues to practice office family medicine and precept residents, she has found a passion for improving end-of-life care. In addition to her clinical activities in hospice and palliative care, she runs the hospice rotation for third year residents and offers a palliative medicine elective.

Her outside interests include visiting National Parks with her grandchildren, travelling internationally, and enjoying cultural events with her husband, Ralph Slaght, PhD, philosophy professor emeritus at Lafayette College and chef extraordinaire.

 


Margaret J. Eichman, MD

Margaret J. Eichman, MD

Dr. Eichman is a well-established faculty member based out of Phillips-Barber Family Health Center where she sees patients and teaches medical students and residents on a regular basis in addition to rotating on the inpatient service. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson Medical College in 1989 and from the University of Cincinnati University Hospital Family Practice Residency in 1992, having served as chief resident in her final year. Her interests include pediatrics, women’s health, and ADHD.

 


Jeremy C. Hewens, MD

Jeremy C. Hewens, MD

Dr. Hewens is a long-time faculty member at Hunterdon, currently seeing his own patients and precepting and teaching residents and medical students at Delaware Valley Family Health Center. Dr. Hewens also formerly did inpatient medicine and obstetrics at Hunterdon Medical Center. He is a 1976 graduate of Case Western Reserve School of Medicine and a 1979 graduate of Hunterdon Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Hewens has been a full-time faculty member since 1979. He has special interests in pediatrics and school medicine and is author of a parenting book “In Sickness and in Health – A Guide for Parents of a Young Family.” For his many years of being a top-notch family physician and mentor to many residents and students including a number of the current faculty members, he was recently honored by the New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians as the 2014 New Jersey Family Physician of the Year.

Dr. Hewens is married and has two grown children and two grandchildren. He enjoys traveling in his RV, wood working, backpacking, and model railroading in his spare time as well as working on his home garden. He lives in a picturesque setting overlooking the Delaware River in Holland Township, NJ.

 


Carla M. Jardim, MD

Carla M. Jardim, MD

Carla M. Jardim, M.D. is the Medical Director of Delaware Valley Family Health Center. Dr. Jardim graduated from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (now Rutgers), New Jersey Medical School in 1988. She completed her residency in 1991 at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital where she served as chief resident. After completing residency, Dr. Jardim was a clinical instructor in Family Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Pennsylvania Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Medical School. She has been on the faculty of Hunterdon Medical Center since 1994.

Dr. Jardim serves as the Cancer Liaison for Hunterdon Medical Center, is a member of the Hunterdon Healthcare Partners Board of Directors, and is the school physician for Delaware Valley Regional High School. Dr. Jardim is committed to ensuring that Delaware Valley Family Health Center continues to provide high-quality, accessible and efficient health care as a certified level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home. In addition to an interest in Practice Management, Dr. Jardim's passions include Women's Health, Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine, Adolescent Medicine, Work/Family Balance, and Creative Writing. She enjoys living in Frenchtown, New Jersey with her spouse and spending time with her three grown daughters.

 


Michaela Lei, DO

Michaela Lei, DO

Dr. Lei is our newest faculty member. She received her medical degree from UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine (now Rowan) in Stratford, NJ where she was inducted into Arnold P. Gold Humanism Honor Society. She graduated with high honors from The College of New Jersey with a degree in Biology, where she also met her husband Jason, who is a surgical resident at Morristown Memorial Hospital. They currently live in Bridgewater, NJ.

Dr. Lei is a graduate from Hunterdon Family Medicine residency where she served as a chief resident and received STFM Resident Teacher Award upon graduation. She practices full-spectrum family medicine out of Phillips-Barber Family Health Center and her areas of interest include maternity and pediatric care, as well as osteopathic manipulative medicine.

A native of Slovakia, Dr. Lei enjoys singing and playing her guitar, tasting various cuisines, learning about different cultures around the world, and traveling.

 


Melissa Burgos, MD

Melissa Burgos, MD

Dr. Burgos has been an active faculty member based out of Phillips-Barber Family Health Center since returning to Hunterdon in 2012. She graduated from Rutgers (formerly UMDNJ) Robert Wood Johnson Medical Center in 2005 and graduated from our program at HMC in 2008, having attended medical school with and served as chief resident alongside Dr. Koorie. She worked for 4 years in the well-recognized Geisinger Health System in Pennsylvania before returning to our program. She is involved in teaching medical students and residents in both the office and the hospital setting on the inpatient service. She has special interests in women’s health, adolescent health, and international medicine, leading the development of our global health programs.

 


Victoria Cox, MD

Victoria Cox, MD

Dr. Cox attended medical school at Temple Medical School in Philadelphia, PA in 2009 and then completed residency here at Hunterdon Medical Center in 2012. She is originally from Arizona and has been living in New Jersey for the past 10 years. She chose Family Medicine because she has always loved teaching and Family Medicine allows her to teach her patients every day. She has a passion for maternity care and practices Family Medicine Obstetrical Care based out of the Phillips-Barber Family Health Center. When she is not working, she loves to read fiction, practice yoga, and spend time with her husband cooking and enjoying the outdoors.

 


Debra Wohl Curry, M.D., FAAFP

Debra Wohl Curry, M.D., FAAFP

Dr. Curry has been a full-time faculty member since 1990 at Delaware Valley Family Health Center. Dr. Curry graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University at Syracuse College of Medicine and subsequently did her residency at St. Joseph’s Family Practice Residency in Syracuse, NY where she served as chief resident and graduated in 1990. Dr. Curry is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. She leads our obstetrics and gynecology programs coordinating prenatal care and teaching the residents in prenatal care, labor and delivery, and weekly gynecology clinic at our offices. She is a lead instructor in contraceptive procedures.

 


Laurie Turenne-Kolpan, MD

Laurie Turenne-Kolpan, MD

Laurie Turenne-Kolpan, MD graduated from Rutgers (formerly UMDNJ) Robert Wood Johnson Medical School with a degree in medicine in 1998 and went on to complete her Family Medicine residency here at Hunterdon Medical Center in 2001. She joined the US Air Force where she was a member of the Family Medicine Faculty for the residency program at Malcolm Grow Medical Center, Andrews AFB. During this time, she was awarded “Family Practice Attending of the Year” in 2003. Additionally, she was an Associate Professor for the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) where she taught classes in Medical Ethics. In 2006, she came back to Hunterdon County and joined the residency program here at the medical center. In 2012, Dr. Kolpan was awarded the degree of Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Dr. Kolpan’s special areas of interest are curriculum development for residency education and she was instrumental in developing the current Tuesday afternoon academic day. Dr. Kolpan enjoys women’s health and obstetrics and is one of the 5 physicians on faculty who still practices maternity care. She is the chair of the Perinatal committee for all OB providers and support staff here at HMC. She is an ALSO advisor faculty as well as instructor and runs the annual ALSO course held at Hunterdon. Dr. Kolpan also coordinates medical students at the Delaware Valley Family Health Center. Finally, Dr. Kolpan really enjoys dermatologic procedures and is working on establishing a dermatology procedure clinic to increase residents’ experience.

Her husband Brett is also a Family Medicine physician and HMC graduate, who is the medical director at Riverfield Family Health Center in Clinton and Washington (Warren County), NJ. They have 2 children. Outside of work, she loves being the soccer/basketball/baseball/swim mom along with being a Girl Scout leader for her daughter’s troop. She loves to cook, entertain, and read.

 


Lisa Bryhn, MD

Lisa Bryhn, MD

Dr. Bryhn is a part-time outpatient clinician at Delaware Valley Family Health Center where she sees patients. She is involved in taking night call periodically as well as regularly works on weekends at the office where she precepts third year residents on some Saturdays. She graduated from Rutgers (formerly UMDNJ) New Jersey Medical School in 1995 and graduated from own our program at HMC in 1998. She has been at Delaware Valley Family Health Center since 1998. She has six children whom she home-schools. Her interests include preventive medicine, fitness, and nutrition.

 


Dario Lecusay, MD

Dario Lecusay, MD, FAAFP

Dr. Lecusay received his medical degree from the SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse College of Medicine in 1998. He is a 2001 graduate of the Hunterdon Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program.

While a resident, Dr. Lecusay received the HMC Resident Excellence in Teaching Award in 2000 and the NJAFP New Jersey Family Practice Resident of the Year award in 2001. He is a former faculty member of the Virtua-West Jersey Family Practice Residency Program and subsequently served as the medical director of Cornerstone Family Practice in Flemington for over 10 years prior to returning to residency education at Hunterdon in 2013.

His special interests include practice management and care of indigent populations. He is fluent in Spanish and has been involved in multiple endeavors focusing on the medical concerns of the local Hispanic community. He works at the Delaware Valley Family Health Center in Milford and is board certified in family medicine.

His outside interests include baseball, politics, reading, movies, and his family. He lives in Flemington with his wife and four children.

 


Monica A. Meyer, MD

Monica A. Meyer, MD

Dr. Meyer has been a faculty member since 1993. She graduated from Jefferson Medical College in 1990 and then was a resident at the Brown University/Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island program, graduating in 1993. She is board-certified in both family medicine and in integrative medicine, having recently become certified with the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine. She is now Medical Director of the Hunterdon Integrative Medicine Program that began in 2014 and is the coordinator of the integrative medicine curriculum and the family medicine inpatient service. She has a special interest in integrative medicine and CAM therapies and techniques. She chose family medicine because of the special relationships with patients over a lifetime and the opportunity to have a positive effect on their lives and health. She sees every patient interaction as a chance to offer both conventional and complementary treatments and enjoys teaching about this to the residents as well.

 


Elizabeth Koorie, MD

Elizabeth Koorie, MD

Dr. Koorie has worked as a faculty physician at Hunterdon Medical Center Family Residency in Flemington, New Jersey, since 2008. Her responsibilities include inpatient and outpatient care, supervision and teaching of residents and medical students, and organizing the culturally responsive care curriculum. Her other interests include office preventative medicine and quality improvement. She is currently working on a project evaluating office flu vaccination rates. She is also interested in peer mentorship for new physicians and has started a local group of new doctors that meets monthly. She is the current medical staff secretary for the hospital and the 2014-2015 President of the Hunterdon County Medical Society. She was honored in 2010 to receive the Kirk Seaton Memorial Award for her work in the family medicine residency and the community.

She completed her residency training at Hunterdon Medical Center in 2008 and was Chief Resident. She enjoyed it so much that she stayed on as faculty. She also received an award during residency for the Best Resident Research Presentation, at the UMDNJ-RWJMS Network Resident Research Symposium in 2008. She attended Rutgers (formerly UMDNJ) Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and graduated in 2005. At graduation she received several awards including Excellence in Family Medicine, Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award, and the Excellence in Community Service Award. She was inducted as a member of Arnold P. Gold Humanism Society. One of her greatest accomplishments was founding the Promise Clinic – a Student-Run Healthcare Clinic in New Brunswick, serving primarily the local homeless and indigent populations served by the Elijah’s Promise Soup Kitchen.

Her family is a very important part of her life. She is lucky to have 6 nieces and nephews ranging from 1 to 13 years old and is pretty busy with birthday parties and sporting events all year long. She also has a pet turtle named Gladys and had her for 17 years and counting. For fun, she loves to watch movies - pretty much all kinds. She particularly likes drama and fiction TV shows. For relaxation, she enjoys walks, runs, or hikes outside when the weather permits.

 


Robert Murry, MD

Robert Murry, MD

Dr. Murry is a part-time clinician at Delaware Valley Family Health Center where he sees his own patients. He spends the remainder of his time worling for NextGen, the outpatient electronic medical record (EMR) system used in all of the primary care and specialty practices of the Hunterdon Healthcare Partners including Delaware Valley Family Health Center and Phillips-Barber Family Health Center. He is a graduate of our residency program and has stayed on at Hunterdon since then.

 


David J. Schmitt, MD

David J. Schmitt, MD

Dr. Schmitt is an experienced faculty member based out of Phillips-Barber Family Health Center where he sees a large number of patients and regularly teaches medical students and residents. He periodically also rounds on the inpatient service. He graduated from Rutgers (formerly UMDNJ) New Jersey Medical School in 1992 and graduated from our program at HMC in 1995, serving as chief resident. He lives with his wife and children in Flemington, NJ. His wife, Dr. Pisatowski, is one of the obstetrician/gynecologists of the All Women’s Healthcare Ob/Gyn group at Hunterdon, who is also actively involved in resident teaching. His interests include colposcopy and office gynecology teaching in the weekly gynecology clinic as well as geriatrics and preventive medicine.

 


John S. Waters, MD

John S. Waters, MD

Dr. Waters is the Medical Director of Phillips-Barber Family Health Center. He is a 1981 graduate of Wake Forest University SOM. He served as chief resident while completing his family medicine residency at Hunterdon Medical Center in 1984. After practicing in Raleigh, NC for 3 years, he returned to Hunterdon and joined the faculty of the residency program in 1987. In 1988, he achieved status of CAQ in geriatrics and later completed a visiting fellowship in geriatrics and academic skills at East Carolina University Medical School. In 1993, he helped to develop the geriatric assessment program at Hunterdon. He has served as chairperson of the family practice department and president of the medical staff. His interests include geriatric assessment, geriatrics education, and issues related to pharmacotherapeutics. Dr. Waters precepts all residents in the nursing home continuity care program at Hunterdon Care Center along with other members of the Hunterdon Medical Center Geriatrics/Senior Services Program.

 

Behavioral Science Faculty


Beverlee Ciccone, PhD

Beverlee Ciccone, PhD

Beverlee Ciccone PhD is Associate Director of Behavioral Sciences at Hunterdon Family Medicine Residency Program. She is a Pennsylvania licensed psychologist, and she completed Masters and Doctorate degrees from Temple University in Psychology/Health Behavior. In addition, she trained at the Marriage Council of Philadelphia, which was then a part of the Department of Psychiatry at University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Ciccone has taught family medicine residents for over 20 years and she loves working with residents. She originally worked at Hunterdon and then worked at another residency program before returning again.

 


Jan Downs-Barrett, MPS, ATR

Jan Downs-Barrett, MPS, ATR

Jan is the Director of the Behavioral Science program within the Family Medicine Residency program at Hunterdon Medical Center. She has been on the faculty for 20 years. The extensive behavioral science curriculum includes didactics, resident case presentations, balint, one on one teaching time and precepting. Besides teaching the behavioral science curriculum, Jan is part of the core faculty as Hunterdon. As a core faculty member, Jan has been active in developing new ideas particularly for the community medicine and professionalism curriculum. Jan tends to take a collaborative, facilitative, and mentoring role in her relationships with residents.

Jan enjoys teaching residents about primary care counseling by seeing patients with residents. She also has expertise in teaching residents the nuances patient relationships.

Jan holds a masters degree from Pratt Institute as a creative art therapist and is a board certified art therapist. In addition, Jan is a graduate of the Family Institute of Philadelphia and a licensed marriage and family therapist. She is a clinical member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. She maintains a private practice in Riegelsville, Pennsylvania where she lives with her husband and son. Jan also breeds horses, is an avid dressage rider and harvests her own hay.

 

Nurse Practitioners


Ballard, DNP, MSN, NP-C

Valerie Ballard, DNP, MSN, NP-C

Dr. Valerie Ballard is a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, on staff at both the Delaware Valley Health Center and Phillips Barber Health Center.

Valerie graduated from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, Provo, Utah with a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree and also holds a Master’s Degree in Nursing from Drexel University in Philadelphia. Nationally certified in Gynecology and Obstetrics, as well as Women’s Health, Dr. Ballard is also a faculty member of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia Pa, leading the Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Program there. She also precepts Family Health Nurse Practitioners from local New Jersey Universities at both health centers.

Dr. Ballard helps with the coordination of obstetric patients for the Family Medical Residency Program and loves working with residents discussing obstetric as well as Women’s Health issues.

Married, with two adult children, Dr. Ballard and her husband now share their home with a menagerie of four-legged rescues. Golfing, biking, gardening and cheering on the Pittsburgh Steelers are favorite past-times.

 


Patricia Vokes, MSN, NP-C, RN

Patricia is a Family Nurse Practitioner, having recently graduated with her Masters of Science in Nursing and joined the Delaware Valley Family Health Center as a family medicine nurse practitioner in 2014. Patricia was formerly an RN, in numerous capacities at Hunterdon Medical Center, most recently in the PACU. She was also formerly an RN at Delaware Valley Family Health Center many years prior. She is happy to be back in her new role.