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Dr. Michael Baxter is a graduate of Miami University in Ohio and Temple University School of Medicine. He completed his Family Medicine Residency training at St. Margaret’s Memorial Hospital at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Following his residency, he served three years with the United States Public Health Service at the Keam’s Canyon Indian Hospital in Arizona. In addition to serving as Deputy Director of the Temple University Family Medicine Residency Program, he designed and directed a second-year level course for medical students emphasizing primary clinical skills and principles of public health. He completed a Faculty Development Fellowship at Temple University and joined Reading Hospital's Family Medicine Residency Program in 1990, serving as Program Director for 20 years. In addition to his responsibilities as Department Chair, Dr. Baxter teaches residents and medical students in the in-patient and ambulatory settings. Dr. Baxter’s professional interests include public health, preventive healthcare, and geriatrics. He is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. In addition to being certified by the American Board of Family Physicians, he has a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Geriatric Medicine. Dr. Baxter recently served as President of the Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians and President of the Berks County Medical Society.
Dr. Lee Radosh is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Temple University School of Medicine. He completed his Family Medicine Residency training at Lancaster General Hospital. He then joined the faculty of Reading Hospital and completed a Faculty Development Fellowship at Michigan State University. He became the Associate Director of the Family Medicine Residency Program in 2006 and became the Program Director in 2011. He completed the National Institute for Program Director Development (NIPDD) program in 2013. His professional interests include quality improvement, medical informatics, and practice management. He has given talks nationally on such topics as the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and AAFP Scientific Assembly conferences. Dr. Radosh is also the host of the local cable television show, "Medicine in the News." He is on the faculty of the Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians (PAFP) collaborative to assist family medicine residency programs to help improve their clinical practices. He has been worked with several initiatives, including site representative of an IPIP (improving performance in practice) regional collaborative, member of the Payment Methodology Work Group of Pennsylvania's State Healthcare Innovation Plan (through a CMS innovation grant), and member of several committees relating to his health system's clinical integration. Dr. Radosh is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Temple University School of Medicine, a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Penn State College of Medicine, and a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Family, Community, and Preventive Medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine. He is married to Jodi Radosh, PhD, a professor at Alvernia University, and the father of two young girls. He has served on the board of Berks Community Television, a local non-profit that produces hundreds of local, live call-in programs every month, and he has coached Little League girls’ soccer.
Dr. Brigandi graduated from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1999. She did a rotating internship in the Crozier-Keystone Health System and then went on to do a three-year family medicine residency at Montgomery Family Practice Residency in Norristown, Pa., an affiliate of Temple Hospital.
Dr. Brigandi then worked for a year as a Teaching Attending at Montgomery Family Practice Residency. She went on to practice as a Faculty Associate in the Reading Family Medicine Residency from 2004 until 2013. She worked in private practice from 2013-2014, and again returned to Reading Hospital in August of 2014 as the new Director of the Osteopathic Family Medicine Residency Program. She has more than 13 years of experience teaching residents and medical students.
Her interests are in global health, osteopathic manipulation, ultrasound, alternative medicine (particularly acupuncture in medical practice), and teaching the residents she serves.
Dr. Deborah Bevvino received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Western Connecticut University and a Master’s in Nursing Science from the University of Arkansas. She has held clinical nursing positions, serving as nurse manager in coronary critical care and has practiced as an Adult Nurse Practitioner in primary care and addiction medicine.
Dr. Bevvino has held full-time faculty positions at both Hahnemann University and Albright College and served as Chairperson of the Albright Nursing Department for three years. Following a pre-doctoral clinical psychology internship at Reading Hospital, Dr. Bevvino received her Ph.D. in Psychology from Lehigh University.
Dr. Bevvino oversees the Behavioral Medicine curriculum and education for the Family Medicine Residency Program. She is also a licensed psychologist and has a psychotherapy practice at Reading Hospital's Center for Mental Health.
Dr. Bevvino is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine at Penn State College of Medicine and the Sidney Kimmel Family and Community Medicine College of Jefferson University. Her professional interests include attachment theory, Ayur-Veda Medicine, and integrated healthcare.
Dr. Nipa Doshi is a graduate of Loyola College and Hahnemann University School of Medicine. She completed her Family Medicine Residency training at Lancaster General Hospital. Following completion of a Faculty Development Fellowship at Lancaster General Hospital, she joined the Family Medicine Residency Program at Drexel University’s Warminster Hospital, serving as Associate Program Director and then Interim Program Director. Dr. Doshi joined Reading Hospital's Family Medicine Residency Program in 2007. She coordinates the PGY-1, PGY-2, and PGY-3 curriculum, in addition to teaching residents and medical students in the inpatient and ambulatory settings. Dr. Doshi is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine at Penn State College of Medicine. She is also the Medical Director the Western Berks Free Medical Clinic.
Dr. Lovett obtained his BSAg degree from the University of Delaware and his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College. He completed his Family Medicine Residency at Chestnut Hill Hospital in Philadelphia. Following residency, he worked with the National Health Service Corps in Denton, Md. He then joined the Fredericksburg Community Health Center and precepted medical students in his office. In July 2008, he joined the Penn State/Good Samaritan Family and Community Medicine Residency Program and served as Assistant Program Director. He joined the Reading Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program in April 2012 and coordinates the geriatric experience for the residents. Dr. Lovett has volunteered on international medical missions in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. He is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and holds a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Geriatric Medicine.
Dr. Aimee Luo completed her undergraduate training at Albright College in Reading, Pa., and received her medical degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. After completing her family medicine residency at Bryn Mawr Family Practice in Bryn Mawr, Pa., she spent four years in private practice at Lower Merion Family Medicine in Narberth, Pa., where she enjoyed teaching medical students, residents, and nurse practitioner students.
Dr. Luo joined Reading Hospital’s Family Medicine Residency Program in 2016 and helps with its osteopathic curriculum. She also serves as the program’s Medical Student Clerkship Site Director. Her professional interests include OMT, palliative care, and medical ethics.
Dr. Louis Mancano completed his undergraduate education at St. Joseph’s University and his medical education at Temple University School of Medicine. Following completion of his family medicine residency training at Montgomery Hospital Medical Center, Dr. Mancano worked in a semi-rural private group family practice for five years. He then joined the faculty of the Montgomery Family Medicine Residency Program; and, after completing the American Academy of Family Physicians Program Director Fellowship, he served as their Program Director. He joined Reading Hospital's Family Medicine Residency Program in 2001 as Associate Director, and after obtaining a Masters of Business Administration, he was appointed Medical Director of Ambulatory Services. Dr. Mancano continues to be very active with the residency, teaching residents ambulatory care with a special interest in dermatology, office procedures, and practice management. Dr. Mancano is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Penn State College of Medicine and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Temple University School of Medicine.
Dr. Tom Raff completed his undergraduate studies at Houghton College in New York. A recipient of the Jenner Award for International Study from the Medical College of Virginia, he spent the first two years of medical school studying at St. Andrews University in Scotland before returning to complete his degree at the Medical College of Virginia. He holds medical degrees at both universities. His Family Medicine Residency training was done at Lancaster General Hospital, where he developed an interest in women’s health, including maternity care. He included this in his seven years of private practice experience in the Lancaster area before joining Reading Hospital's Family Medicine Residency Program in 1999. His primary role has been overseeing the maternal health curriculum. As do all of our faculty, he teaches the residents and medical students in the ambulatory and in-patient settings. Dr. Raff holds appointments as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at Jefferson Medical College and Clinical Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine at Penn State College of Medicine in Hershey. His research interests include involvement in the IMPLICIT network, a continuous quality improvement initiative (CQI) focused on maternal health outcomes in 12 residencies in the mid-Atlantic region, as well as the use of CQI to improve opiate-prescribing practices for patients with chronic pain. He also has extensive emergency medicine experience, as he continues to work weekly in Reading Hospital's Emergency Department, one of the busiest emergency departments in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Dr. Raff is one of our Global Health Track faculty, having spent time in South America doing missionary work.
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