Dr. Alla Bernshteyn has been a physician with Masonicare Primary Care Physicians since November 2001. She received her medical degree from Tashkent State Medical Institute in Tashkent, Uzbekistan (formerly the U.S.S.R.) in 1991. Board-certified in Internal Medicine as well as Geriatrics, she completed her Internship and Residency at the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington and her Geriatric Fellowship at the Montefiore Medical Center in New York.
Teresa B. Bravo, MD, is board certified in family medicine and has several years of experience in the medical field. She received her MD degree from Main National University of San Marcos in Lima, Peru. Dr. Bravo pursued her medical specialty at Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center in Bronx, New York, and since that time, she has been working as a Family Medicine Attending in Connecticut and New York. She is currently a member of the American Academy of Family Medicine and the Connecticut Chapter of the Academy. Dr. Bravo’s primary responsibilities at Masonicare are to evaluate and treat patients and residents in the Masonicare continuum, including patients of Masonicare Primary Care Physicians as well as residents and patients of area nursing homes to whom Masonicare provides physician coverage.
Ms. Broadley joined Masonicare in 2011, treating and managing the medical needs of long-term care residents at Masonicare Health Center. She received her Doctorate of Nursing Practice at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA, and a BSN and MSN at Graceland University in Missouri. Ms. Broadley is a board-certified AANP and ANCC Family Nurse Practitioner.
Ms. Cash treats patients and provides medical evaluations for adult patients admitted to Masonicare Health Center’s acute psychiatric hospital unit. She received a BS degree from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, graduating with distinction, and attended Bayley Seton Hospital in Staten Island, New York, where she obtained her P.A. designation. Ms. Cash has authored and co-written several articles and medical abstracts on a variety of healthcare topics.
Dr. Robert Elwell was well-known in the area prior to joining Masonicare in 2007, having been in private practice in Southington for 25 years. He received his medical degree from the University of Virginia, completed his internship in Family Practice at the University of Massachusetts in Worcester, MA, and his residency in Family Practice at the University of Connecticut. Dr. Elwell has board certification in Family Practice.
Since 2007, Dr. Labadia has been providing medical care to patients receiving physical rehabilitation services at Masonicare Health Center. She also serves as Associate Medical Director for the Wallingford branch office of Masonicare Home Health & Hospice. Dr. Labadia received her medical degree at New York University and completed her Geriatric Fellowship at Yale University. She was also a Scholar in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Clinical Scholars Program while at Yale.
Hana Hulinska, MD, PhD, a specialist in rheumatology, provides the latest treatments, including injectable therapies, for adults with a variety of rheumatic diseases. She treats patients with osteoarthritis, Lyme disease, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, systemic lupus erythematosus, myositis, scleroderma, polymyalgia rheumatica, osteoporosis, soft tissue rheumatism and other rheumatic conditions. Dr. Hulinska, who is board-certified in Rheumatology and Internal Medicine, received her medical degree from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. In addition to seeing patients in Wallingford, she is a physician with the new, on-site medical practice located at Masonicare at Newtown.
Simina Ionescu, MD, board-certified in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, is a specialist in adult healthcare issues. Her primary role with the practice is to conduct comprehensive evaluations of the cognitive, emotional and physical functions of older adults through Masonicare’s outpatient Geriatric Assessment Pathways Program. Following an in-depth assessment, Dr. Ionescu and staff make recommendations and follow up with individuals and their families to maximize function and community living. In addition, she will provide primary care for new geriatric patients. Dr. Ionescu received her medical degree from Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Bucharest, Romania.
Dr. Marian Sarosi has been caring for patients in Masonicare Health Center’s long-term care and dementia units since 2006. She also sees patients receiving short-term rehabilitation and those in the Center’s Geriatric Medical/Psychiatric Program and the Acute Care Hospital. Dr. Sarosi attended Semmelweis Medical University in Budapest, Hungary, the Hospital of St. Raphael, and the University of Connecticut Health Center.
Board-certified in Internal and Geriatric Medicine, Dr. Schwartz began his career with Masonicare in 1995, when he joined the medical staff as a staff physician. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine in 1988 at St. Barnabas Hospital in New York in affiliation with the New York Hospital/Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Schwartz completed a chief residency year in 1989 at the same institution prior to pursuing a Geriatric Fellowship at the Philadelphia Geriatric Center/Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, which he completed in 1991.
As part of the on-staff interdisciplinary team, Dr. Syed provides comprehensive care for adult patients in the state-of-the-art Acute Care Hospital Unit at Masonicare Health Center. Dr. Syed received her medical degree at Kasturba Medical College, India, and completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Sound Shore Medical Center in New Rochelle, N.Y.
As a licensed, independent practitioner, Mr. Wendt works in collaboration with doctors to provide all aspects of care to acute and chronically ill patients. He has been with Masonicare since 2008. Mr. Wendt received an MSN from Yale University and has had AANC/APRN certification since 2006. Mr. Wendt has been a clinical preceptor at Yale School of Nursing and an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor at Quinnipiac University.