Professional Staff

The Elmwood Health Center is proud of the professional staff it has assembled. All of our providers offer personal attention and sensitivity to the health needs of each of their patients. They take the time to get to know you and your individual needs and how to best take care of you. The Elmwood Health Center is a neighborhood medical center with a full staff of professionals who can help you get well and stay well.

 

PRIMARY CARE

Michael Aronica, MD
Board Certified in Internal Medicine & Pediatric Care
Hospital Affiliation: Oishei Children's Hospital

William W. Blymire, MD
Board Certified in Internal Medicine & Pediatric Care
Hospital Affiliations: Buffalo General Hospital and 
Oishei Children's Hospital

Chantel Dockstader, MD
Board Certified in Internal Medicine & Pediatric Care
Hospital Affiliation: Oishei Children's Hospital


Mark Zambron, MD
Board Certified in Internal Medicine & Pediatric Care
Hospital Affiliations: Buffalo General Hospital and 
Oishei Children's Hospital

Karen Peltan, MS, FNP-BC
Family Nurse Practitioner 

Madonna Reddington, MS, FNP-BC
Family Nurse Practitioner

 

GYNECOLOGY

Theodore Costich, MD
Hospital Affiliations: Millard Fillmore Surburban Hospital, Oishei Children's Hospital

 

NEUROLOGY

Sarah Finnegan, MD
Pediatric Neurology
Hospital Affiliation: Oishei Children's Hospital

 

PODIATRY

Howard A. Penn, DPM
Podiatrist

 

REHABILITATION SERVICES

Shelley H. Curl, PT 
Director of Rehab Services

Lisa Passarelli, PT, DPT, ATP
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy

Cert. Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Molly A. Zern-Hehir, PTA

Rehabilitation Coordinator 


ARTICLE 16 COORDINATION

Peggy McDonnell, PTA
Article 16 Treatment Coordinator 

Alice Milleville, MS
Article 16 Treatment Coordinator


PHYSICAL THERAPY 

April Biggins, PTA

Madeline Guszcza, PT, DPT

Nick LaMarca, PTA

Charlene Lichota, PT, DPT

Christina S. Miller-Lesniak, PTA

Anna Moreland, PTA

Kimberly Schillace, PT

Amanda Serafini, PT, DPT

Molly Switzer, PTA

Lisa Zambron, PT, DPT


OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Kathy Arch, OTR/L

Jennifer Ball, OTR/L

Laura Duncan, MS OTR/L

Jill Echtenkamp, COTA

Nicole Houck, OTR/L

Amanda Kujawinski

Ann Leitten, OTR/L

Donna Malik-Buckley, COTA

Laurie Smith, COTA

Wendy Tanti, COTA


SPEECH THERAPY

Sarah Larkin, MA, CCC-L/SLP

Kelly Duncan, MS, CCC-L/SLP

Elizabeth Galland, MS, CCC-L/SLP

Morgan Lester, MA, CCC-L/SLP

Carrie Thiel, MA, CCC-L/SLP


COUNSELING SERVICES

Patti Merritt, LCSW-R
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
EMDR Trained Clinician
Supervising Social Worker

Theano Fouskaris, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Lead Social Worker

Julie Haase-Smith, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Jillian Henderson, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Sally Vicari, LMSW
Licensed Master Social Worker
EMDR Trained Clinician

Jennelle Whitcomb, LCSW-R
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Heather Zukowski, LMSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

 

2128 Elmwood Avenue | Buffalo, New York 14207 | Phone: 716.874.4500