By Kaylee Lindenmuth
ASHLAND - A partnership between a local doctor and nurse practitioner has brought a family practice to this borough's downtown, under the umbrella of an eastern PA healthcare provider.
According to a press release, Gregory Dobash, M.D., has joined Kristin O'Donnell, CRNP, to form St. Luke’s Ashland Family Practice, located at 530 Centre Street, under the umbrella of the Lehigh Valley-based St. Luke's University Health Network.
“St. Luke’s Ashland Family Practice will offer increased access to care for more people in this area by moving the two providers to a larger space and expanding office hours,” says Valerie Klass, St. Luke’s Physician Group Regional Director, Primary Care-North.
Dobash has been a part of the health network since 2012, providing care at Ringtown Family Practice’s Ringtown and Coaldale locations.
Dobash is a graduate of the Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, and served his residency at Warminster Hospital in Bucks County. He is a recipient of the National Committee for Quality Assurance and Patient Centered Medical Home recognition, and board certified in addiction medicine.
O'Donnell has worked in the medical field in the region since 1999, and owned AngelRay Family Medical in Mahanoy City, where she also served as a nurse practitioner. She holds a bachelor of science in nursing from Wilkes University and a master of science in nursing-family nurse practitioner from Widener University.
A registered nurse, O'Donnell is also a certified registered nurse practitioner, holds national board certification as a family nurse practitioner, and is certified in basic life support and basic dysrhythmia.
With the opening of the Ashland facility, Ringtown Family Practice and AngelRay Family Medical have closed, moving their operations to the Ashland location.
For more information about St. Luke’s Ashland Family Practice or to make an appointment, call (570) 645-1670.
St. Luke's operates nine hospitals and nearly 300 outpatient sites across the counties of Lehigh, Northampton, Carbon, Schuylkill, Bucks, Montgomery, Berks and Monroe in Pennsylvania, as well as Warren and Hunterdon counties in New Jersey.