Dr. Teresa Schraeder

Dr. Teresa Schraeder -ReadyMED by Reliant Medical Group

Medical Education:
Tufts University School of Medicine
Internship:
Mt. Auburn Hospital
Residency:
Mt. Auburn Hospital
Fellowship:
Kaiser Family Health Care Journalism, The New England Journal of Medicine

Physician

Originally from Colorado, Dr. Teresa Schraeder came to New England to attend medical school in Boston and now enjoys taking care of patients in an Urgent Care setting. “I really like working in Urgent Care, there’s a different challenge every day and the patients always make it interesting,” she explains.

Dr. Schraeder says she enjoys the challenge of caring for new patients she may never have treated before. “When you work in Urgent Care you have to quickly communicate with the patient and determine what they need. There’s a whole set of communication challenges that don’t really exist in primary care. It’s a unique situation every time.”

An outdoor enthusiast, Dr. Schraeder enjoys skiing, biking and hiking when she has the time. She also enjoys reading, especially history and non-fiction, and also enjoys cooking gourmet meals and knitting.

Nancy J. Shaffer, NP

Nancy Shaffer, ReadyMED, Central MA

Bachelor of Science:
Drexel University
Master of Science:
Drexel University

Nurse Practitioner

A graduate of Drexel University in Philadelphia, Nancy Shaffer worked for over six years as a registered nurse before receiving her post-graduate certificate for Family Nurse Practitioner in 2014 from University of Massachusetts Boston. As a Nurse Practitioner, Nancy hopes to make a broader contribution to the field of nursing, and is excited by the challenge of keeping up with the constant advances in medicine. “I hope to always remain flexible in my mode of approach and stay as educated as possible,” she explains. In her spare time, Nancy likes reading science fiction, baking, camping, hiking, and playing board games.

Dr. Hugh Silk

Dr. Hugh Silk -ReadyMED by Reliant Medical Group

Medical Education:
McMaster University School of Medicine
Internship:
UMass Memorial Medical Center
Residency:
UMass Memorial Medical Center

Physician

Throughout his career Dr. Silk has enjoyed working in an Urgent Care setting. “Practicing in this environment you get a real sense of satisfaction, people come in with a problem and you can make a real difference for them – it makes you feel good at the end of the day. Another great thing about Urgent Care is that people can get quality care quickly, without having to wait at the Emergency Room or be saddled with a big co-pay.”

In addition to his work in Urgent Care, Dr. Silk has experience in practicing Family Medicine and has also taught residents and medical students. Recently, he took a year off abroad and went to New Zealand to practice. “My wife and I decided to pack up the house and headed over there with the kids,” he explains. “It was a great experience and I really enjoyed working in New Zealand.”

When he is not busy at work, Dr. Silk enjoys spending as much time as possible with his wife and family. Some of the outdoor activities they enjoy include cross-country skiing, biking, and swimming. During the summer they also like to spend time in the garden growing vegetables and flowers.

Dr. Callie Stone

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Residency: University of Massachusetts Medical School
M.D.: University of Massachusetts Medical School
Bachelor of Science: University of Massachusetts Amherst

Physician

Dr. Callie Stone truly enjoys being a pediatrician and helping patients with their urgent care needs. “I feel that urgent care is a great way to practice medicine. I really like the variety of patients and never really knowing what you are going to treat next,” she explains. “Every day is interesting when you work in urgent care.”

Some of the common problems that Dr. Stone treats include sore throats, colds and fever, urinary tract infections, and simple lacerations and fractures. No matter what the problem is, she truly enjoys interacting with her young patients. “It’s fun taking care of kids in general, and its especially rewarding for me to have a sick kid come in, be able to give some advice to them and the family, and then see them get healthier – it’s always great to make a difference in that way.”

One of things that Dr. Stone has noticed is that she is treating more kids for mental-health issues now. “Oftentimes kids and teenagers don’t outwardly say, ‘I’m stressed’ or ‘I’m depressed.’ A lot of times they come in complaining about headaches, backaches, or a change in their appetite, and you have to delve into the symptoms a little bit more to realize that maybe the problem is not something physical but something mental-health related.”

No matter where she is working at Reliant, Dr. Stone enjoys the ability to utilize an electronic medical record when treating patients. “Having access to electronic medical records is really great. It makes it easy to keep track of patients no matter which provider they are seeing – whether it’s urgent care, primary care, or a specialist. It’s great to have all that information at your fingertips and have it available at a moment’s notice.”

When she is not busy helping patients Dr. Stone enjoys spending time with her husband and two dogs, which were both adopted from a shelter. She also likes to go bike riding and hiking, as well as traveling to Europe, the Caribbean and places closer to home.