Family Medicine Residents

PGY I

Bhardwaj_PriyankaPriyanka Bhardwaj, MD

Hometown: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Undergrad School: York University
Medical School: American University of Antigua 
What drew me to Family Medicine: The broad clinical tool set and the ability to serve and guide a community to make healthier day-to-day choices has always attracted me to the field. I enjoy building trust and forming meaningful relationships with patients and their families through multiple visits over time, which serves as a vital asset when delivering care.  
What do I like to do in my free time: Spending time with family and friends, trying new recipes, listening to podcasts and learning about mind-body medicine. I also like to hike, explore new restaurants in my community and take part in some retail therapy from time to time. 

Buntoro ShirleyShirley Buntoro, DO

Hometown: Surabaya, Indonesia
Undergrad School: The University of Texas at Dallas
Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences COMP
What drew me to Family Medicine: Practicing Family Medicine allows me to be the gatekeeper in patients' continuous and longitudinal care. I would like to be able to take care of patients of all ages and be exposed to various pathology. 
What do I like to do in my free time: Baking, watching movies, and hanging out with family/ friends.
 

Dale DexterDexter Dale, DO

Hometown: Kearney, Missouri
Undergrad School: Truman State University
Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
What drew me to Family Medicine: The flexibility and breadth of medicine I get to practice so rewarding. You have the opportunity to treat people from all walks of life or can tailor your practice to specific specialties (i.e. sports medicine, geriatric care, OB/GYN, etc.) depending on your own personal interests.
What do I like to do in my free time: Playing musical instruments, video games, racquet sports, rock climbing. Supporting my Kansas City Chiefs and Royals. Spending time outdoors with my wife and our dogs, chickens, and duck.

Dhaliwal GunveerGunveer Dhaliwal, MD

Hometown: Surrey, BC
Undergrad School: University of British Columbia
Medical School: St George's University
What drew me to Family Medicine: I have a strong interest in community and preventative medicine and family medicine allows me to focus on these. I love the fact that as a family physician, I can get to know my patients well and take a broader approach to patient health care.
What do I like to do in my free time: Spending time with friends and family, traveling, going for walks outdoors and exploring new places.
 

Gagnon DanielleDanielle Gagnon, MD

Hometown: Lakeville, MA
Undergrad School: Providence College
Medical School: Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
What drew me to Family Medicine: I was drawn to Family Medicine by the wide scope of practice and the ability to treat patients of all ages. I especially enjoy working with geriatric and pediatric populations.
What do I like to do in my free time: I enjoy cooking, hiking, riding my bike, or just going for a walk to help me relax.

Hui PatriciaPatricia Hui, MD

Hometown: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Undergrad School: McMaster University
Medical School: St. George's University School of Medicine
What drew me to Family Medicine: I chose Family Medicine because I value the concept of continuity of care and developing lasting relationships with patients. I also enjoy the wide scope of practice, caring for patients of all ages, and having the opportunity to pursue my interests including OB/GYN and preventative care.
What do I like to do in my free time: Baking, spending time with friends and family, traveling, swimming, golfing, and hiking.


PGY II

Maria Caperelli Gergel, DOMaria Caperelli Gergel, DO

Hometown: Doylestown, PA
Undergrad School: Drexel University
Medical School: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
What drew me to Family Medicine: I like the wide variety of options that Family Medicine can offer. I love that I can take care of a mom through her pregnancy, be there to deliver her baby, and then take care of her and her baby after birth, as well as the rest of the family. The full spectrum of care is something that isn't seen in other specialties and really drew me to Family Medicine.
What do I like to do in my free time: I love to bake and cook and am a huge foodie. I enjoy spending time outdoors, whether it be at the beach or on a ski slope. I love watching sports, especially the Philadelphia Eagles and Flyers. At the end of a rough day, I love to come home and snuggle up with my husband, our two dogs and cat.
 

Michael Gergel, DOMichael Gergel, DO

Hometown: Shavertown, PA
Undergrad School: King's College
Medical School: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
What drew me to Family Medicine: Family Medicine allows me to gain a solid foundation in all aspects of medicine to allow me to provide the best care for my patients. It provides me with the chance to help those with both acute and chronic illnesses. I really enjoy following along with patients and their medical well-being. It will also allow me the chance to pursue any of my current interests which are Primary Care, Sports Medicine, and Emergency Medicine.
What do I like to do in my free time: Going to the gym, playing with my dogs, and skiing in the winter. I also enjoy watching some football, specifically Penn State or the Green Bay Packers.
 

William Wardell, DOWilliam Wardell, DO

Hometown: Jackson, NJ
Undergrad School: The College of New Jersey
Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
What drew me to Family Medicine: Family Medicine allowed me to continue to further my education and career goals, while still being able to spend time with Sports Medicine and focusing on the musculoskeletal system.
What do I like to do in my free time: Watching baseball, football, hockey and basketball. I enjoy Snowboarding, Golfing, and playing any other sports. As well as hanging out with my dog.
 

 Claudia DiBlasi, DOClaudia DiBlasi, DO

Hometown: Upper Darby, PA
Undergrad School: Rosemont College
Medical School: TouroCOM NY
What drew me to Family Medicine: The variety of the patient population, the enjoyment of working with pediatric and obstetric patients, and the ability to improve health outcomes by practicing preventive medicine.
What do I like to do in my free time: Hiking, watching movies, baking, spending time with friends, riding horses, being active and outdoors.
 

Molly Witham, DOMolly Witham, DO

Hometown: Owego, NY
Undergrad School: Indiana Wesleyan University
Medical School: Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine
What drew me to Family Medicine: I love the ability to care for all ages and stages in Family Medicine, as well as the opportunity to care for people on a long term basis. I had a wonderful family physician growing up that really modeled a great care for his patients while being involved in his community and I have aspired to follow his example since a young age.
What do I like to do in my free time: Enjoying time with my daughter, husband and our two German Shepherds. Traveling and spending time outdoors hiking and kayaking whenever possible!
 

Patricia Cátala, MDPatricia Cátala, MD

Hometown: Puerto Rico
Undergrad School: Northeastern University
Medical School: University of Puerto Rico
What drew me to Family Medicine: Passion for primary care and women's health.
What do I like to do in my free time: Dancing, traveling.

 


PGY III

Miranda Beeman, DOMiranda Beeman, DO

Hometown: Broken Arrow, Okla.
Undergrad School: Northeastern State University
Medical School: Oklahoma State University - College of Osteopathic Medicine
What drew me to Family Medicine: The versatility of family medicine allows for me to follow all of my passions including osteopathic manipulative medicine, rural medicine, international medicine, wound care, and more.
What do I like to do in my free time: Bring a little bit of Oklahoma here through southern home cooking, spending time with the family, and hunting. I also enjoy living life full of adrenaline including jujitsu, judo, competitive chess, and collecting board games!
 

Jerod Buell, DOJerod Buell, DO

Hometown: Binghamton, NY
Undergrad School: Binghamton University
Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
What drew me to Family Medicine: I enjoy the variety of patient interactions that family medicine offers. During medical school I found that I was interested in emergency medicine, OB, urgent care, and addiction medicine. Being a family medicine physician allows me to be involved in all of these areas of medical care.
What do I like to do in my free time: I enjoy cooking, baking, hiking, and reading.
 

Anna Konstas, MDAnna Konstas, MD

Hometown: Montrose, Pa.
Undergrad School: Misericordia University
Medical School: Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
What drew me to Family Medicine: Family medicine allows my love of continuity and connecting with patients of all ages to grow while meeting people from all walks of life.
What do I like to do in my free time: Reading, baking, knitting, going on hikes, geeking out to science fiction, playing computer games and fantasy football, associating most things to song lyrics and learning something new. #DrNerd
 

Merugu BhavaniBhavani Merugu, MD

Hometown: Hyderabad, India
Undergrad School: Osmania Medical College
Medical School: Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad India
What drew me to Family Medicine: As a Family physician I feel I can put preventative medicine to practice. I like the idea of being able to care for patients of different age groups and building long term relationships with them.
What do I like to do in my free time: I enjoy spending time with my family, cooking and painting.

Robert Terry, MDRobert Terry, MD

Hometown: Clarks Summit, Pa.
Undergrad School: Willkes University
Medical School: Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
What drew me to Family Medicine: I enjoy family medicine because of the ability to care for anyone at any age, form the beginning to the end of life. I also like to know things about different areas of care, as well as the heavy emphasis on preventive medicine.
What do I like to do in my free time: Cooking, mixology, wine tasting, sleight-of-hand card magic, traveling (particularly the beach), spending time outdoors, golf.
 

Min Je Woo, DOMin Je Woo, DO

Hometown: Vancouver, Canada
Undergrad School: University of British Columbia
Medical School: Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine- NY
What drew me to Family Medicine: I couldn't see myself doing anything else. It's exciting that I am able to see all patients, and being an integral part of their health and life. It is also the perfect specialty where I can combine traditional osteopathy with modern medicine.
What do I like to do in my free time: Practicing and studying osteopathy, magic tricks, stage hypnosis, being a cool guy #DrCool

Ben DiNovo, MDBen DiNovo, MD

Hometown: Albany, NY
Undergrad School: Siena College
Medical School: Albany Medical College
What drew me to Family Medicine: I chose Family Medicine because it is holistic from every point of view. As a Family Medicine physician in training, I have the privilege of being able to focus on the entire patient; I work with my patients within their own communities in an ongoing effort to educate them on how to change their lives to become healthy, achieve their goals, and make informed decisions. Every day I can go home and feel like I reached somebody, and that fits perfectly with my career aspirations for academia and service to my community!
What do I like to do in my free time: I really enjoy cooking and trying out new recipes - my favorite thing to do with my free time is have friends over for dinner parties and game nights! I like staying physically fit, playing my drums and guitar, or planning impromptu weekend trips. I also love experiencing and learning new cultures – I have an upcoming trip to Europe planned, but am also hoping to visit Southeast Asia and/or South America within the next two years!