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DAYNA RUHF, PA-C

Dayna joined Dr. Berger's team in 2014 as a Physician Assistant. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from The Pennsylvania State University in 2010. She earned her Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Misericordia University in 2014. Dayna specializes in pediatric and adult psychiatric and mental health issues.

MATTHEW VINNACOMBE, PA-C

Matthew joined Dr Berger’s team in 2015 as a Physician Assistant. He received a Bachelor of  Science degree in Clinical Laboratory Science from Misericordia University in 2007. He received a Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies from  Misericordia University in 2014. Matthew treats pediatric and adult patients.

JULIE OJA, PA-C

Julie joined Dr. Berger's team as a Physician Assistant in 2013. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Physician Asistant Studies at MCP Hahnemann University. Julie provides psychiatric care for primarily adult and geriatric patients in both the in-patient and out-patient settings.

MELANIE PRIEBE, PA-C

Melanie joined Dr. Berger's team in 2001 as a Physician Assistant. Melanie graduated from King's College in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies - Cum Laude. She works with pediatric and adult patients with psychiatric disorders.

Prior to her Physician Assistant studies, Melanie graduated from Marywood University in 1997 with a bachelor's degree in Nutrition and Dietics - Summa Cum Laude. She worked as a Registered Dietician from 1997-2001 in the Philadelphia and Scranton, PA areas in both acute and long-term care.

MICHELLE BAKER, PA-C 

Michelle joined Dr. Berger's team in 2015 as a Physician Assistant. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Studies in 2003 from King's College. She received her Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies in 2004 after completing King's five-year 
accelerated program. Michelle specializes in pediatric psychiatric and mental health issues.

THOMAS PATTS, PA-C

Thomas joined Dr. Berger's practice in 2018 as a Physician Assistant.  Thomas graduated from King's College in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies.  He furthered his education through the University of Nebraska in 2004 with a Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies. 

Thomas is an Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) Combat Veteran. Thomas worked at Wilkes Barre, VA Medical Center for 16 years.   Thomas specializes in adult psychiatric and mental health issues.  

TRACY JAYNE, PA-C 

Tracy joined Dr. Berger's team in 2014 as a Physician Assistant. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Studies in 2012 from King's College. She received her Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies from King's College in 2013, after completing the five-year accelerated program.

MARY SIMON MS, MSN, RN, CRNP, PMHNP-BC

Mary joined the practice as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in 2017. She has a BA in Psychology, a MS in Counseling Psychology, and became a Registered Nurse in 2008. Mary has had experience in long-term care, substance abuse treatment, crisis intervention, emergency services, and community outreach. She graduated from Wilkes University with a MSN in 2016 and is an ANCC Board Certified PMHNP.


CYNTHIA MARITATO, MSN, CRNP, PMHNP-BC

​Cynthia joined Dr. Berger’s team in 2017. Cynthia earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Pennsylvania State University and her Master of Science in Nursing with a specialty in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. She is currently boarded by the ANCC as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She is a member of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association and an inducted member of Sigma Theta Tau International, Honor Society of Nursing.

TERESA CLARK, CRNP 

Teresa joined Dr. Berger's team in 2010 as a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner. She completed her associate's degree in Nursing in 1993 at Luzerne County Community College. She graduated from Misericordia University in 2001 with a master's degree in Nursing with a specialization in family practice. Teresa's previous experience includes working in physical medicine, rehabilitation and pain management. She has been certified in rehabilitation since 1995. Teresa specializes in adult psychiatric and mental health issues.

JESSICA SABATO, CRNP

Jessica joined Dr. Berger's team in 2013 as a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing and her Master of Science degree in Nursing at the University of Scranton. Jessica is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Jessica provides psychiatric care for primarily adult and geriatric patients in both the in-patient and out-patient settings.


RACHEL GALATI, RN, MSN, CRNP  

Rachel joined Dr. Berger's team in 2011 as a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing and her Master of Science degree in Nursing at the University of Scranton. Rachel also has experience in family medicine and emergency medicine. She specializes in adolescent and adult psychiatric and mental health issues.

MARIAN FARRELL, PhD, PMH-NP, BC; PMH-CNS, BC; CRNP  

Marian joined Dr. Berger’s team in 2008 as a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner and a Clinical Nurse Specialist (therapist). Marian received her PhD from Adelphi University. She earned her Post Master's Nurse Practitioner Certificate in Adult Mental Health/Psychiatric Nursing from Drexel University. Marian specializes in adult psychiatric and mental health issues.  

AMANDA FIDIAM, PA-C 

Amanda joined Dr. Berger's team in 2014 as a Physician Assistant. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science from Marywood University in 2010. Amanda completed a Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Marywood University in 2011, after completing the five-year accelerated program. She specializes in pediatric psychiatric and mental health issues.

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DARYL KROUSE, PA-C 

Daryl joined Dr. Berger's team as a Physician Assistant in 2013. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Montclair State University. She received a a second Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Studies and master's degree in Physician Assistant Studies from King’s College.

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