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September 01, 2008

Richards-Stenger joins Orthopaedic Associates

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Dr. Karli Richards-Stenger joins Orthopaedic Associates as the third generation of doctors in her family to practice medicine in Chambersburg. She follows her father, Dr. Robert N. Richards Jr., who practiced in the area beginning in 1983, and her grandfather, Dr. Robert N. Richards Sr., who began practicing in 1952.

Richards-Stenger is a 1997 graduate of Mercersburg Academy, a 2001 graduate of the University of Notre Dame, and a 2005 graduate of Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine. She completed a three-year residency in forefoot and rearfoot reconstructive surgery at St. Luke's Hospital, Allentown, Pa.

Richards sees patients at Orthopaedic Associates, 1035 Wayne Ave., Chambersburg. Call 717-264-6211 to schedule an appointment.

Vascular surgeons become certified

Vascular surgeons, Dr. Paul McNeill and Dr. Garth Rosenberg recently became board certified in phlebology - the diagnosis and treatment of vein diseases, which afflicts 80 million Americans. McNeill and Rosenberg were among the first in the country to participate in the board certification examination for phlebology offered in May.

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For more information, call Capitol Vein & Laser Center in Bethesda, Md., or Charles Town, W.Va., at 866-695-8346.

Surgeon joins Pa. practice

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Dr. Nowokere Esemuede has joined Drs. Richard Gorman, David Guthrie and James Hurley at South Central Surgical Associates in the Summit Health Center, 757 Norland Ave. Esemuede treats vascular problems, both surgical and non-surgical.

Esemuede received his medical degree from Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, D.C. He completed his general surgery residency at Howard University, and received vascular surgery training at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, Va. He also has performed research studies at the National Institutes of Health and Yale University.

Esemuede is board certified in vascular surgery and general surgery.

He is associated with the American College of Surgeons and the Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society.

To make an appointment, call 717-217-6800.

Psychiatrist joins behavioral health services

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Dr. Syyeda F. Syed has joined Summit Behavioral Health Services, 176 S. Coldbrook Ave., as a psychiatrist. She received her medical degree from the University of Karachi, Sindh Medical College in Pakistan. She completed her residency at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pa.

Syed has made presentations on bipolar disorder, as well as on eating disorders. She is a member of the American Psychiatric Association, Pennsylvania Medical Society, American Medical Association and Americorp Organization.

For more information, call 717-267-7480.

Prothetist joins practice in Gettysburg, Pa.

GETTYSBURG, Pa. - Becky K. Rogers, prosthetist and resident orthotist has joined Ability Prosthetics & Orthotics Inc.

Rogers is a 2005 graduate of Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology and a 2007 graduate of Eastern Michigan University's orthotics and prosthetics master's program.

In addition to becoming board-eligible for certification in mastectomy prosthetic fittings, Rogers has recently completed a one-year prosthetics residency with Hanger Orthotics & Prosthetics in Wethersfield, Conn.

Employee of the quarter named

Donna Fogle is Washington County Health Department's employee of the quarter.

Fogle is the program manager in charge of the health department's Catoctin Summit Adolescent Program, a residential, comprehensive substance abuse treatment program serving adolescents from across Maryland.

Fogle began her association with the health department as a volunteer with adult outpatient addiction services and began employment in 1987 as an addiction counselor trainee. She became an addiction counselor in 1988, worked with the health department's jail substance abuse program, and in 2004 became the Catoctin Summit program's manager.

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