Garrett Kirkpatrick, D.O.
Jessica DeStefano, D.O.
Lance Joseph, D.O
David Moaddel, M.D.
Barbara Naimoli, D.O.
Khadia Phillip, M.D.
Sarah Reinhardt, D.O.
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7 Family Medicine Specialists Join Local Practices
ALTOONA, Pa., July 14, 2017 - Seven newly graduated residents of the UPMC Altoona Family Medicine Residency Programs will join local practices to provide much-needed primary care to families in Blair County.
The program graduated 10 new physicians with specialty training in family medicine on June 30. Five graduates will join UPMC-affiliated practices and two will serve the program as adjunct faculty. Since the residency was founded in 1975, more than 40 percent of graduates have stayed in the region, said Program Director Don Beckstead, M.D.
Graduates choosing to make the Altoona area home are:
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