Dr. Callie Stone, Chief of Pediatric Same Day Services

Dr. Callie Stone

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

Pediatrician

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.

Elizabeth Tarpinian, NP

Master of Science: Endicott College

Nurse Practitioner

A graduate of Endicott College, Elizabeth started her career as a nurse and became a nurse practitioner in 2017. She likes her expanded role helping patients as an advanced practitioner and enjoys diagnosing and treating a wide array of conditions across the entire lifespan. Elizabeth has extensive experience in burn, trauma and emergency surgery which she gained at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. “I chose to join the ReadyMED team because I enjoyed the fast-paced environment of trauma and knew that working in urgent care would be a great fit for me,” she explains.

Elizabeth says that what she loves the most about being a nurse practitioner is being able to provide patients with the high quality medical care they deserve. “Being a nurse allows me to view the patient as a ‘whole’ and utilize holistic, non-pharmacological treatments when appropriate to help patients live their best lives,” she explains. Elizabeth strives to see patients as more than just a diagnosis on paper. “Many times illness becomes present from outside influencing factors in one’s life, i.e.; stress, diet, sleep, lack of exercise, etc.,” she explains. “If we can correct underlying issues patients can achieve optimal outcomes. That’s why I like to take the time to talk with patients and get a proper history. When we get patients to feel comfortable and able to better communicate with their healthcare provider we can often learn valuable information needed to best treat the patient.”

When she is not busy with patients Elizabeth enjoys spending time with her fiancé doing activities such as hiking, skiing and traveling. She also enjoys crafting and DIY projects. Elizabeth is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, the international nursing honor society.

Hoang Trinh, PA

Master of Physician Assistant: Bay Path University

Physician Assistant

A graduate of the University of Connecticut and Bay Path University, Hoang has been practicing as a physician assistant since 2015.

Hoang became interested in becoming a physician assistant during his undergraduate years when he explored the medical field and had the opportunity to shadow a physician assistant (PA). “I admired the respect they received from collaborating physicians, other members of the healthcare team and patients in their communities,” he explains. “Now as a practicing PA, I really appreciate the flexibility to work in different fields of medicine and make impactful positive changes for an individual’s health. In medicine, you truly never stop learning and I have been fortunate to experience that now first hand as a physician assistant.”

Hoang enjoys the challenge of working at ReadyMED, treating many different problems each day. “I believe coming to ReadyMED can save people an unnecessary trip to the ER and help catch an illness before it worsens to the point of hospitalization,” he explains. “I think patients really appreciate the care they receive at ReadyMED.”

Hoang believes the patient is a vital part of the healthcare team. “I think the best outcomes are achieved when everyone listens, understands, and works together. I also enjoy educating patients in the community about taking charge of their preventative health, so they can work to optimize their health as they age.”

In his spare time Hoang enjoys rock climbing, running, hiking, exploring the arts, and spending quality time with family and friends.