Christine Cimoch PA-C

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Master of Science: Long Island University
Bachelor of Science: Bridgewater State University

Physician Assistant

A graduate of Bridgewater State University and Long Island University, Christine got to know a dermatologist when she was in high school that introduced her to the medical profession and made her consider it as a career. Christine first worked in hospital medicine and emergency medicine and enjoyed the fast pace and dealing with acute medical problems. Christine believes that being a good listener is one of the most important aspects of her job. “I try to take a step back and listen to the patient,” she explains. “It sounds simple, but I think practitioners can get caught up in the moment and not always hear or understand why the patient is seeking care. I also try and relate things to all my patients in terms they can understand. Knowledge is power and if patients clearly understand what is going on, I believe their outcome will be better in the long run.”

When working with patients for the first time, Christine has noticed that not all of them have a full understanding of what an advanced practitioner does and the role that they play. “After a little explanation, however, I’ve found that patients are receptive to what I do and very positive,” she explains. “All in all, I really love helping patients and seeing a good outcome after providing their care.” In her spare time Christine enjoys being outdoors and staying in shape through running, yoga, and working out at the gym. She also loves painting, cooking, and spending time with friends and family.

Kristen Direnzo, NP

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Master of Science: MCPHS University
Bachelor of Science: University of Massachusetts Boston

Nurse Practitioner

Kristen worked as a registered nurse for nine years prior to becoming a nurse practitioner. Although she thoroughly enjoyed her years in nursing, she wanted to continue her education to expand her knowledge base and broaden her role as a caregiver. “One of my favorite things as a nurse practitioner is being able to facilitate a greater understanding among my patients of the care they receive,” she explains. “This not only helps enhance compliance with medical regimens but also helps overcome their own personal barriers to better care.” Kristen always takes the time to listen carefully to her patient’s needs. “This really allows me to understand what obstacles they may have adhering to prescribed treatment plans and allows me to work with them to make sure they get the day-to-day care they need to improve their quality of life.” When she is not busy with patients Kristen enjoys staying as active as possible and working out. She also loves being outdoors, traveling, and spending time with her husband and son. She especially enjoys visiting the New England coast.

Sarita Fage, PA-C, Associate Chief of Same Day Services

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Master of Science:
Nova Southeastern University
Bachelor of Science:
Worcester State College

Physician Assistant

Sarita Fage began her career in healthcare in 2003. While studying to become an EMT, she was also working as a home health aide taking care of a young woman with ALS. This experience helped her realize that healthcare was an ideal career choice for her. “When I was younger, I developed a strong interest in medicine and decided to pursue my career as a Physician Assistant several years later,” she explains.

Working at ReadyMED, Sarita enjoys the variety of cases she treats each day. She especially likes using her critical thinking and problem-solving skills to help her patients. Sarita loves interacting with her patients and educating them on their condition. “To provide the best possible care, it’s important to educate each patient so that they fully understand their diagnosis and treatment plan.”

Sarita believes it’s important to stay up-to-date with the latest advancements in medicine in order to provide patients with the highest level of care. “Some cases require more time and questioning, but in the end we all have the same goal – to provide proper patient care.” When she is not busy working at ReadyMED, Sarita enjoys playing the guitar, camping, reading and, most importantly, spending time with her family and friends.

Ryan Hester, PA-C

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Bachelor of Science: Westfield State University
Master of Physician Assistant Studies: Bay Path University

Physician Assistant

A graduate of Westfield State College and Bay Path University, Ryan worked as an EMT for a number of years before becoming a Physician Assistant (PA). Coming from a medical family, Ryan says it wasn’t surprising that he choose healthcare for a career. “I have always been involved in the medical field and seeing what my stepmother was able to do as a PA drove me to do the same,” he explains. Ryan chose to work in Urgent Care because he enjoys the wide variety of concerns he gets to treat. “I enjoy the fast-paced environment of Urgent Care which allows me to use my different skills helping patients each day.” In his spare time Ryan enjoys watching sports, working out at the gym, playing with his favorite pets, and spending time with friends and family.