DANVILLE - Dr. Mark D. Brayford recently joined Geisinger Health System as a non-operative orthopedic-sports medicine specialist. He will treat patients at Geisinger-Woodbine, 115 Woodbine Lane.
Brayford comes to Geisinger from OAA Orthopaedic Specialists in Allentown, where he also treated patients at Lehigh Valley Health System and St. Luke's Hospital and Health System, both in Allentown, and Coordinated Health System Surgical Specialty Hospital in Bethlehem.
Since 2008, Brayford has served as a team physician for the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, the Class AAA minor league baseball affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies. In 2007, he was team physician for the Philadelphia Force women's professional softball team. And, he also has worked with eight high schools and three colleges and universities in the state.
A 2003 graduate of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Brayford completed osteopathic and surgical internships at GMC in 2004 and 2005 respectively. He earned a bachelor's degree in health science from Lock Haven University in 1998.
He is a member of the American Osteopathic Association, National Athletic Trainers Association, American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine, Eastern Athletic Trainers Association, Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine and Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Society.
A certified athletic trainer, he also is a certified consultant for Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing (ImPACT) and a Titleist Performance Institute Certified Golf Medical Professional.
Susquehanna Health Digestive Disease Center recently announced that Drs. Vivek Kumar and Puneet Basi have received their board certifications for gastroenterology.
Kumar completed his residency program at Johns Hopkins University Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, Md., and a gastroenterology fellowship at Norwalk Hospital/Yale University in Norwalk, Conn.
Basi completed his fellowship at the Brooklyn Hospital Center, N.Y.-Presbyterian Healthcare System and a gastroenterology fellowship at The Brooklyn Hospital Center.
The Susquehanna Health Digestive Disease Center is accepting new patients. It is on the fifth floor of Williamsport Regional Medical Center. To make an appointment, call 321-3454.
Haven Healthcare for Women
welcomes additional doctor
LOCK HAVEN - Lock Haven Hospital and Haven Healthcare for Women has announced the addition of obstetrician-gynecologist Dr. Pankaj G. Mehta to the practice on the third floor of Lock Haven Hospital, 24 Cree Drive.
Mehta spent 10 years with Women's Healthcare Associates and the Susquehanna Health Medical Group in Williamsport. Prior to joining Susquehanna Health, she worked 22 years as a solo practitioner.
Mehta is a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and a diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She earned a medical degree from the BJ Medical College, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, India. She served a residency in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Maryland General Hospital and Lutheran Hospital, Baltimore, Md.
Haven Healthcare for Women is accepting new patients. For appointments, call 893-5043.
Eye Center supports charity
The Eye Center of Central PA recently announced its partnership with the Sophrona Giving Program.
The Eye Center has selected to further ORBIS International's nonprofit humanitarian work in developing countries worldwide. Since 1982, ORBIS has enhanced the skills of more than 300,000 eye care professionals and provided treatment for more than 18.8 million blind and visually impaired people.
"The Sophrona Giving Program and its collaboration with ORBIS has given us a unique opportunity to sponsor eye care and public health education for those in need, on behalf of our patients in central Pennsylvania," said Robert Lamont, CEO of The Eye Center of Central PA. "Whenever our patients use our patient portal to register online, pay a bill, send a secure message or order contact lenses, The Eye Center makes a small donation to ORBIS."