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Meet our providers
Scott Akins, A.N.P., G.N.P.
Scott Akins is certified as both an Adult and Geriatric Nurse Practitioner who specializes in geriatrics and adult primary care. He has served as a charge nurse and assistant program director for the Aging Well Adult Day Care in Marlborough, and as a staff nurse at Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital in Westborough. Scott received his Masters of Science degree in Nursing from University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester. He also brings experience in the field of psychology, having earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Franklin Pierce College in Rindge, NH.
Rebecca Alexander, FNP-C
Rebecca Alexander is a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner at Summit ElderCare. Her nursing experience includes certification as a Certified Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse Specialist (WOCN). She received her master’s degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Stony Brook University School of Nursing, and has worked in private physician practice, home care and in long-term care settings.
Tanya D. Campus, M.D.
Dr. Campus is a family and geriatric medicine clinician who brings both home care and nursing home experience to the Summit ElderCare team. She is a graduate of the Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia and completed her residency at Maine Dartmouth Family Medicine in Augusta, Maine. Dr. Campus completed her geriatric fellowship there. Before joining Summit ElderCare, she was the medical director of Sebasticook Valley Home Care and practiced at the Pittsfield Health Care Center, both in Pittsfield, Maine.
Nicole Cornelius, A.N.P., G.N.P.
Nicole Cornelius has previously served as a Nurse Practitioner for a community medical office and as an R.N. for a home health agency, and also provided nursing care to adult-medical-surgical-oncology patients in an area acute care hospital. She holds a Masters degree from the University of Massachusetts in Worcester Graduate School of Nursing and is both a certified Adult Nurse Practitioner and Gerontological Nurse Practitioner.
Ashraf F. Elkerm, M.D.
Dr. Ashraf F. Elkerm is a graduate of Alexandria University in Alexandria, Egypt, where he received his medical degree and master of surgery degree. He completed a residency at Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester, where he served as chief medical resident. Dr. Elkerm has more than 20 years of experience in clinical practice and research at hospitals in Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United States. Dr. Elkerm maintained a private practice for 10 years serving the needs of a large panel of elderly patients. He is an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, and is board certified in internal medicine.
David R. Fields, M.D.
Dr. Fields is a board-certified geriatrician, clinician and educator. He obtained his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia and completed his residency in internal medicine at the Bronx Municipal Hospital, Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, N.Y., and held a fellowship in geriatric medicine at Harvard Medical School at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Prior to joining Summit ElderCare’s medical team, Dr. Fields practiced at UMass Memorial Medical Center, where he was the Clinical Chief in the Division of Geriatrics.
Robert Fitzpatrick, D.O., M.P.H.
Dr. Robert Fitzpatrick is a primary care physician who received his medical degree from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford, Maine and his master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Massachusetts School of Public Health in Amherst, Massachusetts. Dr. Fitzpatrick’s clinical experiences include his many years in a primary care office practice, patient care in nursing homes with residents living there long term as well as residents there for sub-acute care, and responsibilities as a hospitalist at Mary Lane Hospital in Ware. He also previously worked for some years in occupational health and has credentials with the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE). He is board certified in Internal Medicine.
Tinevimbo Jaravaza, M.D.
Dr. Jaravaza received her medical degree from St. George's University School of Medicine in Grenada, West Indies, and completed her residency in internal medicine and fellowship in geriatric medicine from Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center in Michigan. As a board certified geriatric physician on the Summit ElderCare medical team, Dr. Jaravaza provides comprehensive medical care, including chronic disease management, acute care and preventive care.
Judith E. Lengieza, A.N.P.
Judith Lengieza is a certified Adult Primary Care Nurse Practitioner with additional certification in Hospice and Palliative Care. Judy is responsible, in coordination with the primary care physicians, for providing primary and acute medical care for the program participants at all Summit ElderCare sites. Judy’s 20-plus years of experience as a nurse include adult primary care, preventive health care, urgent care and care of frail elders. She received her Masters of Science degree in Nursing from Simmons College, Boston, and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Marquette University, Marquette, Wis.
Ruth M. Miller, G.N.P.
Ruth Miller brings more than 25 years of experience in geriatric nursing disciplines, including psychiatry, adult sickle cell care, hematology and oncology to Summit ElderCare. Ruth received her Masters of Public Administration from the University of North Carolina in Greensboro and her bachelor’s degree in Gerontology/Administration at High Point University, High Point, N.C. She is certified as a Geriatric Nurse Practitioner.
Kathy Pulda, A.N.P., G.N.P.
Kathy Pulda is a certified Adult and Geriatric Nurse Practitioner with Summit ElderCare. In this role, she provides primary and acute medical care to program participants in coordination with the primary care physicians. Kathy brings more than 30 years of experience. She has served as a guardianship nurse, director of the homemaking program for Jewish Family Services in Worcester, and as a nursing supervisor in longterm care. Ms. Pulda has also held positions as a surgical staff nurse and nurse unit manager. Kathy received her Masters of Science in Nursing at the University of Massachusetts Graduate School of Nursing in Worcester.
Glenn R. Randall, M.D., M.P.H.
Dr. Glenn Randall brings more than 25 years of experience in clinical practice to the Central Massachusetts community. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, Rush Medical College in Chicago and the University of California Berkeley School of Public Health. Prior to joining the Summit ElderCare team, he practiced in a large multi-specialty practice in Massachusetts and in a private practice in California. Dr. Randall is board certified in geriatrics and internal medicine. Additionally, he is active in the teaching program at the Saint Vincent Hospital Department of Medicine.
David Wilner, M.D., FACP, AGSF
Dr. David Wilner, a clinician and educator in geriatric medicine, is a graduate of Tufts University College of Liberal Arts and Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Wilner holds the position of Coordinator of Geriatric Medicine Training in the Department of Medicine at Saint Vincent Hospital at Worcester Medical Center. He is an associate professor in the Division of Geriatrics at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and a fellow of both the American College of Physicians and the American Geriatrics Society. Dr. Wilner is a PACE physician and the Summit ElderCare medical director.
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