Matthew Brown, PA

Matthew Brown, PA

Master of Physician Assistant Studies: MCPHS University
Bachelor of Science: University of Connecticut

Physician Assistant

A graduate of the University of Connecticut, Matthew started out working as an EMT before becoming a Physician Assistant. He enjoys putting his skills to work in an urgent care setting. “At ReadyMED, every day is something new and you never know what will walk through the door,” he explains. “Plus there are many different procedures I can perform here.” Matthew enjoys the wide variety of patients he gets to see each day. His philosophy is to treat every patient with an open mind and the way he would want to be treated. He looks forward each day to having a positive effect on his patient’s lives. “It’s very satisfying to work with a patient and have a big impact on their life even with a relatively short interaction,” he explains. In his spare time Matthew enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter.

Christine Cimoch PA-C

Christine Cimoch, PA-C

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.

Kate DiFiore, NP

Kathryn Difiore, NP

Master of Science in Nursing: UMass Graduate School of Nursing
Associate of Science in Nursing: Genesee Community College
Bachelor of Science: State University of Geneseo

Nurse Practitioner

Kate DiFiore was inspired to enter the field of medicine after losing her mother to an aggressive form of cancer in 2010. Kate worked as an RN on a medical surgical floor for several years, and then moved to the Emergency Room at UMASS Memorial for more a fast paced, challenging environment. After realizing that her passion was truly for critical decision making, she pursued a master’s degree at UMass.

One of her favorite things about medicine is watching people leave feeling better than when they walked in. She also enjoys the challenge of never knowing what is going to walk through the door, which makes for an exciting and interesting work environment. Her philosophy of care is to provide timely, efficient and competent care to patients. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her 3 boys, trips to the Cape, watching movies, and trying new restaurants with friends.