Shaina LaBonte, NP

Master of Science: MCPHS University

Nurse Practitioner

Like many nurse practitioners, Shaina first started her career in medicine as a registered nurse. Back when she was working as an RN at a large teaching hospital, she marveled at the growth of the interns as they progressed through their residency. “One day, I said to myself, ‘Why can’t I do what they’re doing?’ Going to medical school didn’t seem to fit into my life at that point, but working alongside nurse practitioners and physician assistants made me realize that they were just as competent and experienced as doctors were. It was then I made the decision to become an advanced practitioner so I could continue to help patients and families in a more advanced role.”

Shaina is board-certified in Family Medicine and has a strong interest and background in Emergency Medicine, which is a great asset to her at ReadyMED. “Having an FNP degree has allowed me to assess, diagnose, and treat patients of all ages and stages of life,” she explains. “In addition, working in emergency medicine and urgent care has allowed me to deal with almost every type of patient problem and perform procedures in a quick, fast-paced environment.”

When treating her patients, Shaina never forgets that she is caring for someone’s loved one. “I always make a point to treat every patient with the kind of respect and care I would want for my own family and friends,” she explains. “Medicine is both an art and a science. Time and experience have shaped what we know as the medicine of today. They help to guide us in the right direction when caring for patients. But, dealing with people who are vulnerable and coming to you in a time of need requires empathy, listening, and support that must be tailored to each individual.”

In her spare time Shaina enjoys being outdoors, hiking, traveling, yoga, and experiencing life through the eyes of her two amazing daughters.

Dr. Quang Le

Medical Education:
Tufts Medical School (MD/MPH)
Internship:
Lahey Clinic (General Surgery)
Residency:
Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island (Family Medicine)

Physician

Born in Vietnam, many members of Dr. Quang Le’s family are pharmacists, but he decided a career as a doctor best suited him. “I’m really a people-person, and enjoy interacting with people and helping them each day. So for me, being a doctor is really the ideal career.”

Dr. Le enjoys the unpredictable nature of working in Urgent Care. “The work is always interesting and challenging, because you never know what you are going to see. It’s one reason why I enjoy coming to work so much each day.”

In his spare time, Dr. Le enjoys being with his wife and family. He also likes playing golf in the warmer months and snowboarding in the winter. Dr. Le also enjoys watching his favorite local teams, the Patriots, Red Sox and Bruins.

Jennifer Markey, NP

Jennifer Markey, NP

Master of Science
University of Massachusetts Worcester Graduate School of Nursing
Bachelor of Science
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Nurse Practitioner

A graduate of UMass Amherst and UMass Worcester, Jennifer is a highly experienced nurse practitioner, and has cared for adults, children and pregnant women. Jennifer’s area of expertise is family practice medicine. “I chose family practice because I wanted to be able to care for whoever walked in the door whether they are a week old or 90 years old,” she explains. “I like the variety of patients I see in family practice and I know my experience will be a great asset working in an urgent care environment.” Jennifer is a big believer in listening to, educating, and empowering her patients. “I approach caring for patients as a team effort. I am a member of the team and together with the patient we make treatment decisions that work best for the patient and their needs. No one likes being sick, that’s why I love being able to make a difference in patient’s lives by helping them get back to being themselves again and resuming their everyday activities.” In her spare time Jennifer enjoys traveling with her husband and being with family and friends. She also likes to play volleyball, cook, and find new wines to enjoy.