Providers

Dr. Patrick Riccardi

Dr. Patrick Riccardi

Dr. Riccardi, a member of the American College of Rheumatology, is a Board Certified Rheumatologist since 1982. He received his fellowship training for Rheumatology – Immunology at the University of California’s San Francisco School of Medicine. He earned his medical degree from SUNY, Upstate Medical University in 1976. He is also Board Certified in Internal Medicine since 1979. He completed his internship for Internal Medicine in Madison, Wisconsin at Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics affiliated with the University of Wisconsin Medical College in 1981. Dr. Riccardi is a Fellow of the American College of Rheumatology. He is a member of the New York State Society of Internal Medicine, the New York State Medical Society, and the Onondaga County Medical Society Dr. Riccardi is one of the founders of Arthritis Health Associates, PLLC which was established in 1998.
Dr. James Hyla

Dr. James Hyla

Dr. Hyla, a member of the American College of Rheumatology, is a Board Certified Rheumatologist since 1978. He received his fellowship training for Rheumatology at the University of Michigan Hospital, Anne Arbor, Michigan in 1977. He earned his medical degree from the University of Rochester, Rochester, NY in 1972. He has been Board Certified in Internal Medicine since 1975. He also has a Board Certification with the National Board of Examiner which was obtained in 1973. Dr. Hyla completed his internship while at Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital (affiliated with Columbia University) in Cooperstown, NY in 1973. His residency program for Internal Medicine was also complete at Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital in 1975. Dr. Hyla is also a member of the American College of Physicians, the Onondaga County Medical Society and the Medical Society of the state of New York.
Dr. Mary Abdulky

Dr. Mary Abdulky

Dr. Abdulky, a member of the American College of Rheumatology, is a Board Certified Rheumatologist since 1997. She received her fellowship training for Rheumatology – Immunology at the New York Medical College, New York, NY in 1993. She earned her medical degree from University of Damascus, Syria in 1987. She is also Board Certified in Internal Medicine since 1993. She completed her internship and residency for Internal Medicine in New York, NY at the Our Lady of Mercy Medical center in 1993. Dr. Abdulky is also a member of the New York State Rheumatology Society, New York State Medical Society, the Onondaga County Medical Society, and the Circle of Red/American Heart Association. Dr. Abdulky joined our practice in 2000. We are proud to say that we have the honor of having the 2017 president of the Onondaga Medical Society on our team.
Dr. George Mtanos

Dr. George Mtanos

Dr. Mtanos, a member of the American College of Rheumatology, is a Board Certified Rheumatologist since 1996. He received his fellowship training for Rheumatology at SUNY – Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY in 1995. He earned his medical degree from Faculatea De Medicina Generala, Cluj-Napoca, Romania in 1987. He is also Board Certified in Internal Medicine since 1993. He completed his residency for Internal Medicine at the American University of Beirut in 1991 and the Maryland General Hospital, Baltimore, MD in 1993. Dr. Mtanos is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine. He is a member of the Onondaga Medical Society, the New York Start Rheumatology Society and the American Medical Society. Dr. Mtanos joined our practice in 2004.
Dr. Ramzi Khairallah

Dr. Ramzi Khairallah

Dr. Khairallah, a member of the American College of Rheumatology, is a Board Certified Rheumatologist since 2003. He received his fellowship training for Rheumatology at SUNY – Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY in 2003. He earned his medical degree from Saint Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon in 1997. He is also Board Certified in Internal Medicine since 2001. He completed his residency for Internal Medicine at Staten Island University Hospital, Staten Island, NY in 2001, and his internship at Hotel Dieu de France, Beirut, Lebanon in 1998. Dr. Khairallah, is also a member of the New York State Rheumatology Society, the American Medical Association, the Medical Society of the State of New York, and the Lebanese Medical Order. Dr. Khairallah joined our practice in 2007.
Dr. Maria I Pasniciuc

Dr. Maria I Pasniciuc

Dr. Pasniciuc, a member of the American College of Rheumatology since 2016.  She received her fellowship training for Rheumatology at SUNY – Upstate Medical University, Syracuse , NY in 2018.  She earned her medical degree form Carol Davlia Medical School, Bucharest, Romania in 1998.  She completed her Internship in 2003 and Residency in 2005 for Internal Medicine at Huron Hospital, Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland, OH.   Dr. Pasniciuc, is also a Fellow of the American College of Physician, the American Medical Association.  Dr. Pasniciuc joins our practice in 2018.  We are proud to say that Dr. Pasniciuc, brought 11 years of Internal Medicine experience to our team.
Lynne McILvain, PA-C

Lynne McILvain, PA-C

Lynne a member of the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants since 1980. She earned her Physician Assistant Degree at Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland Ohio in 1980. Lynne joined our practice in 2000. We are proud to say Lynne brought 14 years of Family Practice experience to our team.
Jeffrey Slavich, PA-C

Jeffrey Slavich, PA-C

Jeff a member of the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants since 2006. He earned his Physician Assistant Degree and his Biology Degree at LeMoyne College, Syracuse, NY in 2004. Jeff joined our practice in 2006.
April Summerfield, PA-C

April Summerfield, PA-C

April, a member of the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants since 2004. The American College of Rheumatology and is a Fellow member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. She earned her Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Arcadia University, Glenside PA in 2004 and her Bachelors of Arts Degree in Biology in 2002. April joined our practice in 2010. We are proud to say April brought 3 years of OB/GYN and 3 years of Primary Care experience to our team.
Gale Testa, NP-C

Gale Testa, NP-C

Gale, a member of the American Associations of Nurse Practitioners since 2009. She is also a member of the Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Society. She earned her Nurse Practitioners Degree at Community General Hospital, Syracuse NY in 1997 and Master’s Degree of Nurse Practitioners SUNY Upstate Medical, Syracuse, NY in 2009. Gale joined our practice in 2010. We are proud to say Gale brought 7 years of Endocrinology and 5 years of Oncology experience to our team.
Heather B. Machovec, PA-C

Heather B. Machovec, PA-C

Heather a member of the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants since 2005. She earned her Physician Assistant Degree at LeMoyne College, Syracuse, NY in 2005 and her Biology degree with a minor in Psychology in 2003. Heather joined our practice in 2011. We are proud to say Heather brought 5 years of Family Practice experience to our team.
Jean Rybinski, PA-C

Jean Rybinski, PA-C

Jean a member of the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants since 2009 and the American College of Rheumatology in 2017. She earned her Master’s Degree for Physician Assistant at LeMoyne College, Syracuse, NY in 2009 and received her Biology degree at SUNY Upstate in 1975. Jean joined our practice in 2011. We are proud to say Jean brought 2 years of Family Practice experience to our team.
Sheri Spink-Palmieri, PA-C

Sheri Spink-Palmieri, PA-C

Sheri, a member of the American Associations of Physician Assistants since 1998 and the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants since 1998. She earned her degree from Albany Hudson Valley Physician Assistant Program in 1998 and her Masters in Physician Assistant Studies from University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Medicine in 2012. Sheri joined our practice in 2015. We are proud to say Sheri brought 17 years of Neurology experience to our team.
Jennifer L Lafrance, NP-C

Jennifer L Lafrance, NP-C

Jennifer, a member of the American Associations of Nurse Practitioners since 2017. She is also a member of the Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Society. She earned her Nurse Practitioners Degree at SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY in 2017. Jennifer joined our practice in 2017. We are proud to say Jennifer was a registered nurse on our team for 7 years prior to joining us as a Nurse Practitioner.

Nicholas D Pikarsky, NP-C

Nicholas, a member of the American Associations of Nurse Practitioners since 2018. He is also a member of  PHI THETA KAPPA,  TAU SIGMA, PHI KAPPA PHI and ETA GAMMA (chapter of ALPHA SIGMA LAMBDA) National Honor Societies. He earned his Nurse Practitioners Degree at SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY in 2018. Nicholas joined our practice in 2018. We are proud to say Nicholas brings experience as a registered nurse in a local hospital’s Pediatric Emergency Department and  an Orthopedic Office where he worked for several years prior to joining us as a Nurse Practitioner.
Jennie Lynch, PA-C

Jennie Lynch, PA-C

Fair Well  to Jennie Lynch, PA Jennie has moved on to a new area in her medical career .