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Alison Flynn, ANP

Alison Flynn is an Adult Nurse Practitioner at CHP Neighborhood Health Center. After receiving her undergraduate degree from Curry College, she went on to earn her M.S. at Sage Graduate School in Troy, N.Y.  She is a Berkshire County native and worked as a registered nurse at Berkshire Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital before becoming a primary care practitioner. She is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Alison’s primary focus is health promotion, disease prevention, and treating acute and chronic diseases.

Location: Pittsfield Neighborhood Health Center

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Andrew Beckwith, MD

Dr. Andrew Beckwith is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA, where he was a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He completed his residency at Brigham & Women’s Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital, where he was a co-administrative chief resident. Dr. Beckwith has also served as Division Chief of OB-GYN at Berkshire Medical Center.

Location: Barrington OB/GYN

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Ann T. Hummel, FNP-C

Ms. Hummel has more than 25 years of critical care, emergency and transport nursing. She received her undergraduate nursing degree from Russell Sage College and went on to earn a Master of Public Administration as well as a second Master of Science in Nursing. She also served as Emergency Services Director for the Albany Fire Department.

Location: Lee Family Practice

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Antoine El Khoury, MD, FACOG

Dr. El Khoury received his Doctor in Medicine at Moscow Medical Academy in Russia.  He was trained and practiced general surgery and trauma care at Staten Island University Hospital before receiving his OB/GYN, also at Staten Island University Hospital. He is a member of the American Medical Association and American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists. He is fluent in French, Russian, Arabic, Lebanese and English.

Location: Barrington OB/GYN

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Barbara Snyder, MD

Pediatrician Dr. Barbara Snyder specializes in adolescent medicine. She was chief of adolescent medicine at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Jersey from 1990-2015. Snyder, who also holds a master’s degree in social work from Columbia University, is a Fellow with the American Academy of Pediatrics and is chair of its executive committee on Adolescent Health, among other professional affiliations. She has worked at several academic medical centers, as well as in the U.S. Air Force in Europe. Her community work includes past board memberships for organizations focused on eating disorders, sexuality education, LGBT family advocacy, suicide prevention and teen pregnancy.

Location: Great Barrington Health Center

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Betsy Valade, DO

Dr. Valade has been practicing pediatric medicine since 2008 in Berkshire County.  She completed her undergraduate degree at Bowdoin College, followed by a medical degree from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her pediatric residency at Baystate Medical Center.

Location: CHP Berkshire Pediatrics Center

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Brittany Wallace, FNP-C

Brittany Wallace is a Family Nurse Practitioner providing primary care to adult and geriatric patients. After receiving her undergraduate nursing degree from Russell Sage College, she earned her Master of Science in Nursing at the Sage Graduate School in Troy, N.Y.; she worked previously as a staff nurse at Berkshire Medical Center. She is ANCC certified and she is focused on preventive health and holistic whole-body health.

Location: Pittsfield Neighborhood Health Center

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Cecilia Pena-Sisto, MD

Assistant Director of Ambulatory EducationBMC Internal Medicine Residency Program Dr. Pena-Sisto received her undergraduate degree from Santiago de Cuba, Cuba Medical School, and completed her family practice residency in Cuba. Dr. Pena-Sisto also completed a fellowship in Cuba, earning a degree as a nephrologist, and practiced as a primary care physician there for 5 years. She completed her training in internal medicine at Berkshire Medical Center, and was chief resident in the program. She is the assistant director of ambulatory education of BMC‘s Internal Medicine Residency Program at CHP Neighborhood Health Center.

Location: Pittsfield Neighborhood Health Center

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Claire A. Horth, MD

Dr. Horth, family practice physician, graduated cum laude from the University of Notre Dame. She earned her medical degree from the University of Massachusetts School of Medicine in Worcester and trained at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island. Her wide ranging medical interests include preventative medicine, adolescent and women’s health.  

Location: Great Barrington Health Center

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Cornelia Lenherr, MD

Dr. Lenherr is a family practice physician at CHP Great Barrington Health Center. She is certified in both functional medicine and family medicine, and her practice incorporates muscle release therapy, psychoanalysis, stress reduction, mind-body medicine, meditation, biofeedback, and other health management techniques. She has previously worked at Canyon Ranch in Lenox and private practice in Rochester, NY, and at student health centers at the University of Santa Cruz and the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Lenherr earned her medical degree at Dartmouth Medical School and she received her bachelor’s in pre-medical studies at Simon’s Rock College of Bard. She completed her family medicine residency at the University of Rochester/Highland Hospital. She also completed a fellowship in family systems medicine at Highland Hospital, focusing on family therapy training.

Location: Great Barrington Health Center

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Courtney Preston, PNP

Courtney Preston is a pediatric nurse practitioner at CHP Berkshire Pediatrics. She earned her master's degree in nursing from Regis College and received her bachelor of nursing degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She earned her associate degree in nursing from Springfield Technical Community College. Ms. Preston has worked as a registered nurse at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton, MA, and as a registered nurse in the labor and delivery department of Mercy Hospital in Springfield. She has completed the neonatal resuscitation program of the American Academy of Pediatrics and has also worked as a volunteer in the neonatal intensive care unit at Baystate Medical Center.

Location: CHP Berkshire Pediatrics Center

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Dawn Kohanski, FNP

Dawn Kohanski is a family nurse practitioner at CHP North Adams Family Medicine.  She completed her family nurse practitioner education at the State University of New York (SUNY) Institute of Technology and earned her master of science in nursing and health care administration from the University of Phoenix. She earned her bachelor of science in nursing also at SUNY Institute of Technology. Most recently, she was a hospitalist practitioner at Berkshire Medical Center, where she coordinated adult acute care in the hospital setting. She also worked as a family nurse practitioner with Columbia Memorial Health in Cairo, N.Y., caring for patients of all ages.  During the early months of Covid-19 in 2020, Kohanski also worked as a temporary ICU nurse practitioner at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. She is certified in basic life support, advanced cardiac life support, pediatric advanced life support, trauma nursing, pediatric emergency nursing, stroke care, infection control, and other areas of care. Kohanski is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.  She resides in Williamstown.      

Location: North Adams Medical & Dental

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Diane Singer, MD

Dr. Singer earned her undergraduate degree from Colgate University and then attended the New Jersey Medical School of Rutgers University. She completed her internship in internal medicine, her residency in ophthalmology and a fellowship in cornea and external disease—all at the University of Rochester Department of Medicine. Dr. Singer’s extensive experience in eye care includes serving as a clinical assistant professor of ophthalmology at University of Rochester Eye Institute. At the Atlanta, Georgia Veterans Administration Medical Center, she staffed the VA’s walk-in vision clinic.

Locations: Great Barrington Health Center, Lee Family Practice

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Donna Tew, ANP-BC

Donna Tew is a registered adult nurse practitioner with extensive experience providing primary health care. She earned her undergraduate degree from the State University of New York Institute of Technology, and completed her M.S. in nursing at the State University of New York at Binghamton. She has worked as a primary care Clinician in community health centers and private practices in Florida and Arizona, including work at an Arizona prison. Ms. Tew, a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S Air Force Reserves, served as a military nurse practitioner from 1998-2010, with the Air National Guard and the U.S. Air Force Reserves in Arizona.

Location: North Adams Medical & Dental

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Gary Shalan, MD, FAAP

Dr. Shalan has been providing comprehensive care to children in Berkshire County for more than two decades. He received his B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College and earned his medical degree at the University of Chicago. He completed his internship and residency at the Rhode Island Hospital/Brown University general pediatrics program. He is a longstanding fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Location: CHP Berkshire Pediatrics Center

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Janell Hostetler, MSN, ARNP, FNP-BC

Janell Hostetler, MSN, ARNP, FNP-BC is a family nurse practitioner who will see patients of all ages. She received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and a Masters in Nursing (MSN) from Chamberlain University in Illinois. She is board-certified in Family Health by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). As a family trained nurse practitioner, she provides care for patients of all ages. Her clinical focus includes: adult/pediatric and LGBTQIA+ care, wellness, prevention, and mindfulness. In addition to her registered nursing and family nurse practitioner certification, she is certified in pediatric advanced life support, and certified basic life support. She is bilingual in English and Spanish and is committed to personalized and compassionate patient care.

Location: Lee Family Practice

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Jennifer Rubino, DNP, FNP-BC

Dr. Jennifer Rubino, DNP, FNP-BC, provides primary care for adults and children and is based at CHP Great Barrington Health Center. Dr. Rubino is a 2022-23 resident in the CHP Family Nurse Practitioner Residency Program, specializing in women's health. She completed her Doctor of Nursing practice at Our Lady of the Elms College, where she also earned her bachelor's degree in nursing. Earlier she earned her associate degree in nursing from Maria College in Albany.

Most recently, Rubino worked as a community and rural health nurse with the CHP mobile health unit, and previously she worked at the Center for Motivation and Change in New Marlborough, providing nursing care to patients in the addiction treatment setting. She began her nursing career as CNA through the American Red Cross and has also worked in long-term care settings. She has also worked for the Dermatology Center in the Berkshires and at Sharon Hospital in Sharon, Conn. In the community, she has volunteered with Volunteers in Medicine (VIM), and she is board certified by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

Location: Great Barrington Health Center

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Jeremy Stoepker, MD

Dr. Jeremy Stoepker graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC, then did his residency training at Columbia Presbyterian in New York City. He received an award in “Patient Centered Care” and was also ranked one of New York City's top doctors for LGBTQ health.  His interests/strengths are in LGBTQ health, Alternative/Complementary medicine, and holistic care of individuals and whole families.

Location: Lee Family Practice

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Jill Jolin, DNP, FNP

Jill Jolin, DNP, FNP is a family nurse practitioner at CHP Berkshire Pediatrics. She has been practicing as a pediatric nurse practitioner in the Berkshires since 2017. A graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, she holds a doctor of nursing practice-family nurse practitioner degree.  She earned her bachelor of science in nursing from the University of Phoenix, and she received her associate degree in nursing from Berkshire Community College. As a registered nurse she worked at Berkshire Medical Center, where she specialized in diabetes education. She also worked as an oncology nurse and in other roles at BMC. She has additional experience in long-term care, and private home care settings.

Location: CHP Berkshire Pediatrics Center

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Jill Samale, MD

Dr. Jill Samale is a magna cum laude graduate of Amherst College. She earned her medical degree at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and completed her residency at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. Dr. Samale is a diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a graduate of Monument Mountain Regional High School.

Location: Barrington OB/GYN

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Kathleen Floyd, FNP

Kathleen Floyd, family nurse practitioner, has been providing primary care for three decades, and she devotes most of her time seeing patients on the CHP Mobile Health Unit, She has extensive experience in rural health and community nursing. She earned both her M.S. in nursing and her M.S. in family practice nursing from Pace University. She provides routine health screenings, disease management and routine physicals on our mobile medical unit.

Location: Mobile Health Units

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Keturah Baker, MD

Keturah Baker, M.D., practices pediatric medicine at Berkshire Pediatrics in Pittsfield. She is a 2017 graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine, and earned her undergraduate degree in molecular biology from the University of California at Berkeley. She completed her pediatric residency at Marshfield Clinic in Wisconsin, where she earned distinction as Resident of the Year. She is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics, and resides in the Berkshires.

Location: CHP Berkshire Pediatrics Center

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Kimberly Loring, PMHNP-BC

Kimberly Loring is a psychiatric nurse practitioner at CHP Berkshire Pediatrics in Pittsfield. She earned her master’s degree in psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner from Northeastern University in Boston, and she holds another master’s degree in education from Cambridge College in Boston; she earned her bachelor of science in nursing at Northeastern. At CHP Loring works with pediatric primary care clinicians and behavioral health team members caring for children in need of mental health support.

Location: CHP Berkshire Pediatrics Center

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Lara Setti, MD, MPH, FAAFP

Dr. Setti earned her B.A. in human development and social relations at Earlham College in Richmond, IN. She completed her M.D. at the School of Medicine, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and then attended Harvard University, where she earned her M.S. in public, with a focus on international public health. Dr. Setti completed her family medicine internship and fellowship at Ventura County Medical Center in California, and in 2003, served as chief resident there.

Location: Great Barrington Health Center

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Laura Gariepy, FNP

Laura Gariepy, family nurse practitioner, provides primary care to people of all ages in the Great Barrington area. After earning her undergraduate degree from George Washington University, she earned her M.S. in nursing at Simmons College School of Nursing and Health Sciences in Boston. She worked as a nurse at Lee Family Practice prior to joining the Community Health Center in Great Barrington. Ms. Gariepy’s clinical interests include preventative care and wellness, as well as adolescent and women’s health.

Location: Great Barrington Health Center

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Laura Need, MD

A graduate of Harvard Medical School and Wellesley College, Dr. Need completed her pediatric medicine internship and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, and she completed a clinical fellowship in pediatric cardiology at Boston Children’s Hospital. Her practice at Berkshire Pediatrics focuses on general pediatric medicine, and she has a special interest in newborn medicine and pediatric cardiology. Most recently, she practiced in the Boston area, and has been on staff at Mount Auburn Hospital. She has also held hospital appointments at Cambridge Health Alliance in Cambridge, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Children’s Hospital in Boston. She has also worked at Emerson Hospital in Concord, MIT Medical Services and St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Boston.

Location: CHP Berkshire Pediatrics Center

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Lauren Young, FNP

Lauren Young, family nurse practitioner, sees patients of all ages at CHP Great Barrington Health Center. She earned her M.S. in nursing/family nurse practitioner from Simmons University, and she holds a master’s degree in health promotion from Mississippi State University. She earned her B.S. in dietetics from Colorado State University. She completed family nurse practitioner rotations at medical practices in the Plymouth, N.H. area. and at the New Hampshire Veterans Home before joining CHP.  In her free time, she enjoys traveling, skiing, boating in NH with friends and family, and working on her new home.

Location: Great Barrington Health Center

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Lisa Nelson, MD

Dr. Lisa Nelson is a University of Massachusetts School of Medicine graduate and completed her residency and internship in family medicine at Boston Medical Center and South Boston Community Health Center. She has worked in private practice family medicine since 2005, and also serves on the faculty of the UMass Medical School and the University of New England College of Osteopathic Physicians. She is director of medical education at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health and also serves as medical director of The Nutrition Center. Dr. Nelson integrates lifestyle approaches for prevention and treatment of chronic diseases through changes in diet, exercise, and stress management. Dr. Nelson leads two group medical programs at CHP,  "Healthy Eating, Healthy Living" and "Managing Stress During Stressful Times."  For more information on group medical visits, please contact your clinician.  Dr. Nelson is also co-author of Yoga & Diabetes.

Location: Great Barrington Health Center

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Melanie Levitan, MD

Dr. Levitan has been providing health care to children and adults in Berkshire County for more than three decades. After receiving her undergraduate degree from the University at Albany, she earned her M.D. from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She completed her family practice residency at St. Clare’s Hospital in Schenectady, N.Y.  Dr. Levitan has studied complementary medicine including nutrition, stress management techniques and homeopathy, and she offers these modalities to her patients.

Location: Lee Family Practice

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Michael Kaplan, MD, FAAFP

Dr. Kaplan, family medicine physician, has more than three decades of experience caring for patients from birth through elder years. He received his undergraduate degree from Columbia College and his medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He completed his residency in family medicine at Middlesex Memorial Hospital, an affiliate of the University of Connecticut. In 1980, he became board certified in family medicine and in 1988, he earned additional certification in geriatric medicine.

Location: Lee Family Practice

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Patricia Lehmann, MD

Dr. Lehmann received her Bachelor degree in Medicine and a Bachelor degree in Surgery at Trinity College, University of Dublin. Settling in the area in 1979, she has cared for residents of Berkshire County for almost 35 years in private practice. Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Dr. Lehmann brings with her a wealth of experience and knowledge.

Location: Pittsfield Neighborhood Health Center

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Rebecca Gamache, FNP-C

Rebecca Gamache is a family nurse practitioner at CHP Neighborhood Health Center. After receiving her undergraduate degree from UMass-Amherst she went on to earn her M.S. at Sage Graduate School in Troy, N.Y.  She is a Berkshire County native and worked as a registered nurse at Berkshire Medical Center and Berkshire County ARC before becoming a primary care practitioner. Rebecca’s primary focus is health promotion and disease prevention, and she has a strong passion for holistic treatment options.

Location: Pittsfield Neighborhood Health Center

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Rita Willey, DNP

Rita Willey, DNP has been caring for Berkshire County residents for over 25 years.  She earned her doctorate of nursing (DNP) and her master’s degree in family nurse practitioner (FNP) from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Willey holds her master’s in business administration, with a concentration in health care management, from Western New England College. She earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from UMass and completed her associate degree in nursing at Berkshire Community College. A resident of Lenox, she has volunteered with the Berkshire County Military Family Support Group, a program of the American Red Cross during the Iraq War from 2003-2010.   She is an active volunteer member for 26 years with the National Ski Patrol and holds certification in outdoor emergency care.

Location: Lee Family Practice

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Shannon Kurzeski, FNP

Shannon Kurzeski is a family nurse practitioner at CHP Neighborhood Health Center in Pittsfield. She earned her M.S. in nursing from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and she received her post-master’s degree as a family nurse practitioner from University of Massachusetts-Boston. She is board certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Before joining CHP, Ms. Kurzeski owned and operated her own family primary care practice in Ludlow, Complete Care for All. She has also worked in medical practices in the Springfield area, including Ludlow Pediatrics Inc., Caring Health Center and New England Sports, Orthopedic, Spine, and Rehab.  

Location: Pittsfield Neighborhood Health Center

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Sophie Jannen, FNP

Ms. Jannen is a family nurse practitioner working on CHP’s Mobile Health Unit. A graduate of Simmons University’s master’s degree in nursing program, she earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing at Northeastern University. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. She has worked previously for Southwestern Vermont Medical Center and Berkshire Medical Center as well.

Location: Mobile Health Units

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Stephanie Taylor, PNP

Stephanie Taylor, pediatric nurse practitioner, provides primary pediatric care to children, teens and young adults up to age 22. After receiving her B.A. from Smith College, she earned her M.S. in nursing from Yale University School of Nursing. She received clinical training at the Hospital of St. Raphael in New Haven, Conn., in the Pediatric Primary Care Center and post-partum units. Ms. Taylor’s extensive experience includes rural health and community outreach.

Location: Great Barrington Health Center

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Stephen Alsdorf, MD

Dr. Stephen Alsdorf, family practice physician, is a graduate of UMass Medical School. He completed his internship and residency in the Boston area, at Boston University Family Medicine Program, Boston Medical Center and Codman Square Health Center. Dr. Alsdorf is a member of the Massachusetts Academy of Family Physicians and a member of the Medical Executive Committee of Berkshire Medical Center, where he is also on staff. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine and a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Location: Great Barrington Health Center

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Susan Ray-Lamond, M.D.

Dr. Susan Ray-Lamond is a pediatrician with CHP Berkshire Pediatrics. A graduate of Southern Illinois University, she completed her residency at the University of Virginia. She worked in pediatric practices in the Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts from 1998 to 2021, and previously in Wilmington, N.C. She owned and operated her own practice, Hampshire Pediatrics, in Easthampton from 2003-2021. Dr. Ray-Lamond works with pediatric patients of all ages, and enjoys collaborating with other specialists, including behavioral health practitioners, to provide the most comprehensive care to her patients.

Location: CHP Berkshire Pediatrics Center

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Terrance Clarke, FNP

Terrance "TC" Clarke is a family nurse practitioner at CHP Lee Family Practice, where he cares for adult patients. A graduate of the University of Massachusetts School of Nursing, he has worked previously in an urgent care setting and caring for patients with substance use disorders. He has also worked as a charge nurse in the Massachusetts state prison system, and he also served as a Peace Corps volunteer. A resident of Lenox, he enjoys hiking and helping behind the scenes at local theaters.

Location: Lee Family Practice

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