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Southcoast Center for Primary & Specialty Care, 208 Mill Road, Fairhaven




CARDIOLOGY

Philip Formica, MD
Philip Formica, MD

  • Philip Formica, MD received his medical degree from the Boston University School of Medicine. He completed a residency in internal medicine at New York University Medical Center, followed by a residency in cardiovascular disease at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

  • Dr. Formica was a heart failure/heart transplant clinical research fellow at the Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, New York. Dr. Formica served as a clinical instructor at the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University. He is a fellow-in-training with the American College of Cardiology and the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology.

  • Dr. Formica is board certified in internal medicine and board eligible in cardiovascular disease.

  • He is fluent in Italian.

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    To make an appointment with Dr. Formica call 508-973-2207


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FAMILY MEDICINE

Joseph A. Costa, DO
Joseph A. Costa, DO

  • Dr. Costa is a board certified specialist in family medicine and practices at Southcoast Physicians
    Group in Fairhaven. He is also a staff physician at St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford.

  • A graduate of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Costa completed his residency in family medicine at Abington Memorial Hospital in Abington, Pa., where he also served as chief resident.

  • He is a clinical assistant professor in family medicine at the Alpert Medical School at Brown University in Providence, R.I.

  • Dr. Costa is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the Massachusetts Academy of Family Physicians and the Massachusetts Medical Society.

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    To make an appointment with Dr. Costa call 508-758-3781


Drew L. Nahigyan, MD
Drew L. Nahigyan, MD

  • Dr. Nahigyan is a board-certified family medicine specialist who practices at Southcoast Physicians Group in Fairhaven.

  • He is an attending physician in the Department of Family Practice at St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford.

  • Dr. Nahigyan earned his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine, and completed his residency in family medicine at Overlook Hospital, an affiliate of Columbia University of Physicians and Surgeons, where he was chief resident.

  • Dr. Nahigyan is a member of the American Academy of Family Practice, the American Medical Association and the Massachusetts Medical Society.

  • Dr. Nahigyan has received his Certification of Added Qualification in Sports and Adolescent medicine.

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    To make an appointment with Dr. Nahigyan call 508-758-3781

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Gastroenterology

Suzana Brozovic, MD
Suzana Brozovic, MD, PhD, DDS

  • Dr. Brozovic holds an MD and DDS, as well as a PhD in biomedicine and health, from the University of Zagreb, Croatia. Her internship and residency in medicine were completed at North Shore Medical Center in Salem, Mass., and she completed a fellowship in gastroenterology and hepatology at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston. Dr. Brozovic’s areas of clinical interest include gastrointestinal bleeding, small bowel pathology, fatty liver disease, cirrhosis, and hepatitis. She has performed clinical and translational research in liver inflammation and cancer.

  • Dr. Brozovic is board eligible in gastroenterology and hepatology. She is fluent in Croatian, Slovene and German.

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    To make an appointment with Dr. Brozovic call 508-973-2207


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INTERNAL MEDICINE


Kristin L. Anderson, MD
Kristin L. Anderson, MD

  • Dr. Anderson is part of Southcoast Primary Care at Buttonwood in the practice of Internal Medicine and is on staff at St. Luke's Hospital.

  • Dr. Anderson earned her medical degree from Albany Medical College in New York and completed her residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children's Hospital affiliated with Brown University.

  • She served as Co-Chief Resident and received a number of awards, including the Women and Infants Hospital Department of Medicine award for excellence in consultative medicine and the Edwards Collins Memorial Fund Award in recognition of her work in advocacy and community service.

  • Dr. Anderson was on the staff at Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children's Hospital and was a clinical instructor in Medicine and Pediatrics. She practiced at Women's Health Associates, an Internal Medicine group caring for women.

  • Dr. Anderson is a member of the American College of Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. She is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

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    To make an appointment with Dr. Anderson call 508-996-1800


David S. Chesney, MD
David S. Chesney, MD

  • Dr. Chesney is board certified in internal medicine and pediatrics and is on the medical staff at St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford.

  • Dr. Chesney received his medical degree from the Penn State University College of Medicine in Hershey, Pa. He completed a combined residency program in internal medicine and pediatrics at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, where he also served as chief resident.

  • He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Physicians.

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    To make an appointment with Dr. Chesney call 508-758-3781


Gary A. Grosart, MD
Gary A. Grosart, MD

  • Dr. Grosart specializes in Internal Medicine, practicing at Southcoast Primary Care in New Bedford. He is a member of the medical staff at St. Luke's Hospital, New Bedford, and has served as the Chairman of the hospital's Department of Medicine.

  • Dr. Grosart received his medical degree from the University of Maryland in Baltimore, and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School.

  • He is board certified in Internal Medicine, with an extended accreditation in Geriatrics. He is a member of the American College of Physicians and the Massachusetts Medical Society.

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    To make an appointment with Dr. Grosart call 508-996-1800


Michael Kelly, MD
Michael Kelly, MD

  • A graduate of Dartmouth College, Dr. Kelly earned his medical degree at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He completed his residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Mass., where he also served as a clinical associate with the Tufts University School of Medicine.

  • Dr. Kelly is trained in all phases of pediatrics, including newborns, and also provides care to adults of all ages.

  • He is a member of the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

  • Dr. Kelly is board certified in internal medicine and pediatrics.

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    To make an appointment with Dr. Kelly call 508-758-3781


Ansi K. Pillai, MD
Ansi K. Pillai, MD

  • Dr. Pillai graduated from the University of Debrecen in Hungary and completed residency in internal medice at the Wilson regional Medical Center in Johnson City, NY.

  • She is board certified in internal medicine and is fluent in Hungarian and Malayalam, a South Indian Dialect.

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    To make an appointment with Dr. Pillai call 508-996-1800


John J. Podkowa Jr., DO
John J. Podkowa Jr., DO

  • Dr. Podkowa completed a residency in internal medicine at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, where he served as chief resident.

  • He earned his medical degree at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Pennsylvania.

  • He was a National Health Corps scholar and was a member of the Osteopathic Honors Fraternity at Lake Erie College of Medicine.

  • Dr. Podkowa is board certified in internal medicine.

  • His clinical interests include smoking cessation, weight loss, heart disease, diabetes and preventive medicine.

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    To make an appointment with Dr. Podkowa call 508-996-1800


Rashmi Sharma, MD
Rashmi Sharma, MD

  • Dr. Sharma is an internal medicine physician at Buttonwood Internal Medicine in New Bedford, Mass.

  • After receiving her medical degree at Lady Hardinge Medical College and Hospitals in New Delhi, India, she spent eight years continuing her education with various medical training in the United Kingdom. Most recently she completed her internal medicine residency at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, Pa.

  • Dr. Sharma is a member of the American Medical Association and the American College of Physicians.

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    To make an appointment with Dr. Sharma call 508-996-1800


Dilma H. Silva, MD
Dilma H. Silva, MD

  • Dr. Silva is in practice at Southcoast Primary Care in New Bedford. She is on the active medical staff at St. Luke's Hospital.

  • Dr. Silva received her medical degree from the University of Lisbon in Portugal. She completed residencies in family practice at hospitals in Portugal and a residency in Internal Medicine at UMass Memorial Health Care in Worcester.

  • She is a member of the Massachusetts Medical Society.

  • In addition to English, she is fluent in Portuguese and Cape Verdean Creole, and can communicate in Spanish and French.

  • Dr. Silva is board certified in Internal Medicine.

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    To make an appointment with Dr. Silva call 508-996-1800

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PEDIATRICS

David S. Chesney, MD
David S. Chesney, MD

  • Dr. Chesney is board certified in internal medicine and pediatrics and is on the medical staff at St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford.

  • Dr. Chesney received his medical degree from the Penn State University College of Medicine in Hershey, Pa. He completed a combined residency program in internal medicine and pediatrics at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, where he also served as chief resident.

  • He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Physicians.

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    To make an appointment with Dr. Chesney call 508-758-3781


Michael Kelly, MD
Michael Kelly, MD

  • A graduate of Dartmouth College, Dr. Kelly earned his medical degree at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He completed his residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Mass., where he also served as a clinical associate with the Tufts University School of Medicine.

  • Dr. Kelly is trained in all phases of pediatrics, including newborns, and also provides care to adults of all ages.

  • He is a member of the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

  • Dr. Kelly is board certified in internal medicine and pediatrics.

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    To make an appointment with Dr. Kelly call 508-758-3781


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Southcoast Center for Primary and Specialty Care
208 Mill Road
Fairhaven, MA 02719

Cardiology
Family Medicine
Gastroenterology
Internal Medicine
Pediatrics







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