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.

Dr. Jenny Temps

Dr. Jenny Temps, MD -ReadyMED PLUS Urgent Care

Medical Education:
Temple University School of Medicine
Residency:
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Physician

When she started medical school, Dr. Jenny Temps thought that she would never want to work in urgent care or emergency medicine. “However, I was ultimately drawn to this field because I like the variety,” she explains. “You get to see everyone, young patients, older patients, men, women…I really like the cross-section of care and the fast pace that urgent care provides.”

Dr. Temps also enjoys the challenges that practicing in urgent care offers. “You often don’t know the patient. So you really have to work hard to find out what’s going on in a limited amount of time. It’s a challenge, but one I really enjoy.”

Most of all, Dr. Temps enjoys interfacing with patients each day. “I love chatting with people, I love interacting with patients. I love hearing people’s stories and the insights they provide. It really gives you a window into somebody’s world. And when you can make a difference for that person, it’s really gratifying. That’s why I’m drawn to this area of medicine.”

One of reasons that Dr. Temps came to Reliant Medical Group and ReadyMED is that she enjoys using state-of-the-art tools like electronic medical records and electronic prescriptions. “These tools really do benefit patients. They help prevent errors, because the pharmacist doesn’t have to worry about a doctor’s handwriting. And if the pharmacist has a question about dosage, it’s much easier to contact the doctor. Plus with an electronic prescription you can’t lose it and your dog can’t eat it…”

When she is not busy helping patients, Dr. Temps enjoys being with her family. A resident of Harvard, she enjoys biking with her husband and daughter on the town’s back roads. She also enjoys reading and exercising at the YMCA. Dr. Temps and her family also enjoy traveling and have recently been to Europe and Costa Rica.