UPMC acquires West Branch Nephrology Associates

UPMC recently acquired West Branch Nephrology Associates in Williamsport, a private practice specialty care clinic with kidney health services provided by Sam Stea, MD, nephrologist; Emily Wascher, PA-C, and John Tyler Helmus, PA-C.

The practice will now be known as SH Nephrology.

“Dr. Stea and his team have a long-standing reputation in our community for providing high-quality, personalized care,” said David Lopatofsky, MD, chief medical officer, UPMC in the Susquehanna region. “As a part of UPMC, they will provide seamless integration into UPMC’s Living Donor Kidney Transplant program and evaluation clinic in Williamsport and continue to support the needs of patients and referring physicians in our region. We are thrilled to have another high quality group of providers join our team.”

Dr. Stea received his medical degree from New York Medical College, Valhalla, New York. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Danbury Hospital, Danbury, Connecticut, and is fellowship trained in nephrology from University of Virginia Health Center, Charlottesville, Virginia.

Dr. Stea is board certified in internal medicine and nephrology. He has over 20 years of experience serving patients in the Williamsport area.

Dr. Stea will continue to see patients at SH Nephrology in Williamsport, 1201 Grampian Blvd., Suite 1A, and will offer services to patients at UPMC Outpatient Center, 1 Outlet Lane, Suite 400, Lock Haven, and Brookpark Office Center, 260 Reitz Blvd., Lewisburg.

SH Nephrology accepts most major insurances, including Geisinger Health Plan, UPMC Health Plan, and Highmark.

To schedule an appointment, call 570-326-8080.


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