Our Doctors and Nurse Practitioners

Neighborhood Family Practice is a health center with a family practice approach. All of our physicians are board certified in family practice. All medical providers see the entire family (unless noted) and work to identify problems negatively impacting the health status of the family as well as the individual. Our doctors, nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, and social workers provide care that is based on the needs of each person in a respectful, confidential, and caring manner.

Medical Providers

Ridge Road Community Health Center

Erick Kauffman, MD, MPH Chief Medical Officer Erick Kauffman, MD received his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1997. He did his training in family practice at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington. He came to Neighborhood Family Practice in 2000 to fulfill his service commitment with the National Health Service Corps and has made NFP his career. He enjoys seeing patients of all ages, including prenatal care. He also speaks Spanish. Dr. Kauffman is married, has three children and enjoys family and outdoor activities.

Erick Kauffman, MD, MPH
Chief Medical Officer

Erick Kauffman, MD received his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1997. He did his training in family practice at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington. He came to Neighborhood Family Practice in 2000 to fulfill his service commitment with the National Health Service Corps and has made NFP his career. He enjoys seeing patients of all ages, including prenatal care. He also speaks Spanish. Dr. Kauffman is married, has three children and enjoys family and outdoor activities.

Ann Reichsman, MD Senior Medical Advisor Ann Reichsman, MD is recognized as leader in the delivery of high quality community health care. Dr. Reichsman graduated from Antioch College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences and a minor in Dance. She received her medical degree from the SUNY Downstate Medical Center and did her residency in family medicine at MetroHealth Medical Center. Dr. Reichsman is board certified in family medicine. She currently has the academic appointment of assistant clinical professor at the School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University. In 1996 Dr. Reichsman was recognized as the Family Physician of the Year by the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians. In 2008 Dr. Reichsman was named the Physician Health Care Hero by Crain's Cleveland Business.

Ann Reichsman, MD
Senior Medical Advisor

Ann Reichsman, MD is recognized as leader in the delivery of high quality community health care. Dr. Reichsman graduated from Antioch College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences and a minor in Dance. She received her medical degree from the SUNY Downstate Medical Center and did her residency in family medicine at MetroHealth Medical Center. Dr. Reichsman is board certified in family medicine. She currently has the academic appointment of assistant clinical professor at the School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University. In 1996 Dr. Reichsman was recognized as the Family Physician of the Year by the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians. In 2008 Dr. Reichsman was named the Physician Health Care Hero by Crain's Cleveland Business.

Heidi Gullet, MD Heidi Gullett, MD earned her bachelor’s degree from Denison University, her medical degree from Wright State University and a Master of Science in Public Health from Portland State University. She is board certified in both family and preventive medicine. Dr. Gullett has spent most of her career working in health centers that serve low income and vulnerable populations.

Heidi Gullet, MD

Heidi Gullett, MD earned her bachelor’s degree from Denison University, her medical degree from Wright State University and a Master of Science in Public Health from Portland State University. She is board certified in both family and preventive medicine. Dr. Gullett has spent most of her career working in health centers that serve low income and vulnerable populations.

 
Lauren Lasko, CNP Lauren Lasko, CNP, holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing and received her education and training as a family nurse practitioner from Columbia University’s School of Nursing. Lauren has professional experience as a registered nurse and family nurse practitioner in a medical center and family health center setting. She has a passion for women’s health.

Lauren Lasko, CNP

Lauren Lasko, CNP, holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing and received her education and training as a family nurse practitioner from Columbia University’s School of Nursing. Lauren has professional experience as a registered nurse and family nurse practitioner in a medical center and family health center setting. She has a passion for women’s health.

Donna Kelly, CNP Donna Kelly joined Neighborhood Family Practice in 2016 as a certified nurse practitioner. A Cleveland resident for 16 years, she has been involved in the health care field for over two decades. Donna received both her Master of Science in Nursing and Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Ohio University. With her degrees, she has continued her career of helping those in need, especially the homeless. Donna’s passion for her work can especially be seen through her post-graduate residency at Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Donna Kelly, CNP

Donna Kelly joined Neighborhood Family Practice in 2016 as a certified nurse practitioner. A Cleveland resident for 16 years, she has been involved in the health care field for over two decades. Donna received both her Master of Science in Nursing and Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Ohio University. With her degrees, she has continued her career of helping those in need, especially the homeless. Donna’s passion for her work can especially be seen through her post-graduate residency at Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Joannah Lynch, CNP Joannah Lynch, MSN received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Cincinnati and a Master of Science in Nursing from Case Western Reserve University. Joannah speaks Spanish and enjoys providing the highest quality, culturally competent nursing care to all of her patients.

Joannah Lynch, CNP

Joannah Lynch, MSN received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Cincinnati and a Master of Science in Nursing from Case Western Reserve University. Joannah speaks Spanish and enjoys providing the highest quality, culturally competent nursing care to all of her patients.

Natalia Parkanzky, CNP Natalia Parkanzky, CNP received her Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science from Miami University and a Master of Science in Nursing from Case Western Reserve University. She is a family nurse practitioner. Natalia grew up and currently resides on the west side of Cleveland. She enjoys encouraging patients of all ages to maintain a healthy lifestyle with daily exercise and a balanced diet. She speaks Spanish and Ukrainian. Her outside hobbies include running, baking desserts, and dancing and singing with her children.

Natalia Parkanzky, CNP

Natalia Parkanzky, CNP received her Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science from Miami University and a Master of Science in Nursing from Case Western Reserve University. She is a family nurse practitioner. Natalia grew up and currently resides on the west side of Cleveland. She enjoys encouraging patients of all ages to maintain a healthy lifestyle with daily exercise and a balanced diet. She speaks Spanish and Ukrainian. Her outside hobbies include running, baking desserts, and dancing and singing with her children.

Medical Providers

Tremont Community Health Center

Chad Garven, MD, MPH Chad Garven, MD received his bachelor’s degree from Marquette University. He earned a Masters of Public Health and his medical degree from Wright State University. Dr. Garven completed his family medicine residency in 2015 at The Medical University of South Carolina and returned home to Cleveland to practice family medicine at Neighborhood Family Practice.

Chad Garven, MD, MPH

Chad Garven, MD received his bachelor’s degree from Marquette University. He earned a Masters of Public Health and his medical degree from Wright State University. Dr. Garven completed his family medicine residency in 2015 at The Medical University of South Carolina and returned home to Cleveland to practice family medicine at Neighborhood Family Practice.

Sharon Allen, CNP Sharon Allen, CNP received her Associate of Applied Science in Nursing from Cuyahoga Community College, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Akron, and a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of California. Sharon has a strong interest in preventative care, patient education and community awareness.

Sharon Allen, CNP

Sharon Allen, CNP received her Associate of Applied Science in Nursing from Cuyahoga Community College, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Akron, and a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of California. Sharon has a strong interest in preventative care, patient education and community awareness.

 

Medical Providers

Detroit Shoreway Community Health Center

Anne Wise, MD, MPH Anne Wise, MD received her medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine. She completed her residency in family medicine at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut, followed by a fellowship in Occupational and Environmental Medicine at the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington. Dr. Wise has practiced at Neighborhood Family Practice since 1995. Fluent in Spanish, her other interests include prison medicine, immigration policy, advocating for national health insurance and mystery novels (lots of them!).

Anne Wise, MD, MPH

Anne Wise, MD received her medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine. She completed her residency in family medicine at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut, followed by a fellowship in Occupational and Environmental Medicine at the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington. Dr. Wise has practiced at Neighborhood Family Practice since 1995. Fluent in Spanish, her other interests include prison medicine, immigration policy, advocating for national health insurance and mystery novels (lots of them!).

Joseph Labastille, MD Joseph Labastille, MD received his medical degree from the State University of Haiti. He has over 30 years of experience in family medicine.

Joseph Labastille, MD

Joseph Labastille, MD received his medical degree from the State University of Haiti. He has over 30 years of experience in family medicine.

Amy Ebbitt, CNP Amy Ebbitt, CNP received her bachelor's degree from Wheaton College in Anthropology and a Master of Science in Nursing from Case Western Reserve University. Amy has worked at Neighborhood Family Practice since 2009. Prior to working at NFP, Amy worked in Infectious Disease and Women’s Health at University Hospitals. Amy is committed to ensuring healthcare access for all. Amy enjoys spending time with her family in her free time.

Amy Ebbitt, CNP

Amy Ebbitt, CNP received her bachelor's degree from Wheaton College in Anthropology and a Master of Science in Nursing from Case Western Reserve University. Amy has worked at Neighborhood Family Practice since 2009. Prior to working at NFP, Amy worked in Infectious Disease and Women’s Health at University Hospitals. Amy is committed to ensuring healthcare access for all. Amy enjoys spending time with her family in her free time.

 

Medical Providers

Puritas Community Health Center

Stephen Flynn, MD, M.S.P.H Stephen Flynn, MD received his bachelor’s degree from Fordham University and his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College. He is board certified in family medicine and medical acupuncture. Dr. Flynn began his career in the United States Navy as a family physician. Following his service, he established a practice in Cleveland, eventually becoming the director of family medicine at Fairview Hospital and the residency director of MetroHealth’s Family Practice. Dr. Flynn currently serves as a clinical professor in Case Western Reserve’s department of family medicine.

Stephen Flynn, MD, M.S.P.H

Stephen Flynn, MD received his bachelor’s degree from Fordham University and his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College. He is board certified in family medicine and medical acupuncture. Dr. Flynn began his career in the United States Navy as a family physician. Following his service, he established a practice in Cleveland, eventually becoming the director of family medicine at Fairview Hospital and the residency director of MetroHealth’s Family Practice. Dr. Flynn currently serves as a clinical professor in Case Western Reserve’s department of family medicine.

James Diekroger, MD James Diekroger, MD graduated from the Ohio State University College of Medicine in Columbus, Ohio. He completed his residency training at the University of Rochester Highland Hospital in Rochester, New York. His areas of interest include prevention and education, as well as integrative medicine. He speaks French and a little Spanish. He is married and enjoys disc golf, as well as movies and books, especially those that involve science fiction.

James Diekroger, MD

James Diekroger, MD graduated from the Ohio State University College of Medicine in Columbus, Ohio. He completed his residency training at the University of Rochester Highland Hospital in Rochester, New York. His areas of interest include prevention and education, as well as integrative medicine. He speaks French and a little Spanish. He is married and enjoys disc golf, as well as movies and books, especially those that involve science fiction.

Katie Edwards, CNP Katie Edwards, MSN, APN received a Master of Science in Nursing from Rush University in 2012. Katie has over 10 years of clinical experience and works with Neighborhood Family Practice as a nurse practitioner.

Katie Edwards, CNP

Katie Edwards, MSN, APN received a Master of Science in Nursing from Rush University in 2012. Katie has over 10 years of clinical experience and works with Neighborhood Family Practice as a nurse practitioner.

Medical Providers

West 117th Community Health Center

Melanie Golembiewski, MD Associate Medical Director Melanie Golembiewski, MD received her bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University and her medical degree from Wright State University. She completed her family medicine residency program at University Hospitals and is currently doing her preventative medicine residency with the hospital. Dr. Golembiewski has a strong interest in maternal and neonatal care, global health and geriatrics.

Melanie Golembiewski, MD
Associate Medical Director

Melanie Golembiewski, MD received her bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University and her medical degree from Wright State University. She completed her family medicine residency program at University Hospitals and is currently doing her preventative medicine residency with the hospital. Dr. Golembiewski has a strong interest in maternal and neonatal care, global health and geriatrics.

Sasha Yurgionas, MD Sasha Yurgionas, MD received her bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College and her medical degree from the Latin American School of Medicine. She completed her family medicine residency at MetroHealth in 2015 and now works at Neighborhood Family Practice’s W. 117 community health center.

Sasha Yurgionas, MD

Sasha Yurgionas, MD received her bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College and her medical degree from the Latin American School of Medicine. She completed her family medicine residency at MetroHealth in 2015 and now works at Neighborhood Family Practice’s W. 117 community health center.

Aleksandra Rabinovich, CNP Aleksandra Rabinovich, CNP, holds a Master of Science in Nursing, and received her education and training as a family nurse practitioner from The Ohio State University College of Nursing. Aleksandra has professional experience as a family nurse practitioner in both outpatient and inpatient settings, and has previous experience as an Emergency nurse in an urban trauma center. She has a passion for preventive care. Aleksandra speaks fluent Russian, and in her free time, she enjoys salsa dancing and spending time with her family.

Aleksandra Rabinovich, CNP

Aleksandra Rabinovich, CNP, holds a Master of Science in Nursing, and received her education and training as a family nurse practitioner from The Ohio State University College of Nursing. Aleksandra has professional experience as a family nurse practitioner in both outpatient and inpatient settings, and has previous experience as an Emergency nurse in an urban trauma center. She has a passion for preventive care. Aleksandra speaks fluent Russian, and in her free time, she enjoys salsa dancing and spending time with her family.