Additional Training: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD, 2004, Tropical Medicine and Travelers Health
Fellowship: Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC, 2004, Infectious Diseases
Residency: Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC, 1998, Internal Medicine
Internship: Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC, 1996, Internal Medicine
MD: Brown University, 1995
Certificate of Advanced Study: Bryn Mawr College, 1991, Pre-Medical
BS: University of New Hampshire, 1984, Business Administration with Psychology Minor
Exploration of Immunologic Mechanisms of Immune Interference and/or Cross-Neutralizing Immunity Following Various Administration Schedules with CYD Tetravalent Dengue Vaccine, a Phase II, Randomized, Open-Label, Single Center Trial in Adults Aged 18-45 Years in the US. Read more
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A team of qualified support staff assist our physicians in all aspects of a patient's medical care including scheduling, assisting with diagnostic testing, education and teaching, assisting with direct patient care, assisting with billing, and being available to answer generalized questions and concerns.
DAC Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants
A nurse practitioner functions both independently and in conjunction with the physicians in our outpatient location in order to perform evaluation and management services for patients referred for the diagnosis and treatment of HIV/ AIDS.
Theresa Feola, RN, FNP-C
Lewis Briot, RPA-C, MPAS
Linda Bartlett, RN, BSN, MSN, NP
DAC Clinic Nursing Staff
Our registered nurses assist primarily with the care of patients in the outpatient setting. The nurses are available to respond to specific patient questions, provide ongoing patient education, and provide support to the physicians.
Shannon Huggins, CMA
DAC Social Workers
The DAC social workers have both inpatient and outpatient responsibilities. The LMSW's complete psychosocial assessments and annual updates on each patient. The social workers assist patients with identifying problems that impact their daily lives and help them come up with strategies to resolve those issues. The social workers are an integral part of each patient's treatment team; they work closely with the nurse practitioners and physicians.
Kelley Flood, LMSW,
DAC Assistant Program Director
Lois Needham, LMSW
Patricia Woodruff, LMSW
Ryan White Grant Staff
Brian Amidon, LMSW
Marilyn Brown-Shakir, MSW, CASAC
Cheryl Palmer, LMSW
Terry Podolak, RD
Melissa Napierkowski, BS,
DAC Program Assistant
Martha Rodriguez, Human Services Associate,
Mental Health Case Manager
Licensed Practical Nurses
Our LPN works in the Treatment Adherence Program. The role of the TAP LPN is to provide patient education and assistance to overcome barriers that impact participation in medical care and treatment. The primary focus of TAP services is to help patients understand the importance of the medications they are taking. The LPN will address any concerns or limitations that may prevent patients from taking medications as prescribed.
Alza Johnson, LPN
Treatment Adherence Program Staff
Administrative and Secretarial Staff
Our Secretarial staff, function as schedulers and receptionists.