Alyssa Cichon

Alyssa Cichon, PA -ReadyMED at Reliant Medical Group

Bachelor of Science:
Quinnipiac University
Master of Science:
Quinnipiac University

Physician Assistant

A graduate of Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut, Alyssa decided to become a Physician Assistant because she wanted a challenging career in which she could be involved in helping others each day. Alyssa strives for her patients to view her as their partner in health and encourages them to be proactive in their care. She enjoys knowing that she is able to make a difference in people’s lives and improve their overall well being. Alyssa especially enjoys caring for children as they always seem to make her laugh or smile.

In her spare time Alyssa enjoys exercising, including running, yoga and Pilates. She also enjoys reading, cooking, traveling and shopping as well as relaxing with friends and family.

Dr. Michael Connors

Dr. Michael Conners -ReadyMED by Reliant Medical Group

Medical Education:
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Internship:
Worcester Memorial Hospital
Residency:
Worcester Memorial Hospital

Physician

When Dr. Michael Connors first became a doctor, he practiced as a primary care internist. However, after doing some part-time work at a walk-in clinic, he realized how much he enjoyed taking care of patients’ immediate needs. In 1990, he switched over to working full-time in Urgent Care at Reliant Medical Group. “I love Urgent Care because you have to know a little about everything – you never really know what you are going to see. Every day is different and that keeps it interesting,” he explains.

Dr. Connors finds working in Urgent Care highly challenging. “You literally have seconds to decide if a person is sick or not. It’s all about providing appropriate care, at the appropriate moment. Here, we always strive to ere on the side of caution and do what’s right for the patient – that’s the most important thing.”

When he is not helping patients at ReadyMED and Reliant Medical Group, Dr. Connors keeps very busy with his wife and six children. He enjoys family activities, playing sports with his children, gardening, and just puttering around the house when he has the chance.

Sarita Fage, PA-C

Sarita Fage, PA-C -ReadyMED

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

Ryan Hester 4X6X200

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.