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Weather Alert -- Monday, February 8, 2016

Manet will open this morning at our normal time. Due to the impending storm and to ensure patient and staff safety, all locations will close today at 1 p.m. Afternoon and evening sessions are cancelled. Please stay tuned for further updates. Stay safe!

Manet Names Cynthia H. Sierra as New CEO

The Board of Directors of Manet Community Health Center has appointed Cynthia H. Sierra as its Chief Executive Officer. Sierra, who as been serving as Acting CEO since July, will assume the position immediately.

Sierra's appointment comes at time when Manet continues to expand its primary care, pharmacy, vision, health and wellness, patient navigation, and other services from its five locations in Quincy, Hull, and Taunton.

"This is a watershed moment for Manet, our patients and our community," said Joseph M. Reardon, President of the Manet Board of Directors. "No one knows more about our organization, our mission, our communities, or our patients than Cynthia Sierra. As we begin to implement our recently approved strategic plan, we are elevating a proven leader who is the right person, at the right time, and in the right position to shepherd Manet's growth."

Sierra, an Abington resident who has served as a member of Manet's senior leadership team since 2008, brings experience in health care, mental health, neuropsychology, and social services administration to the CEO position. During her years with the organization, she has played pivotal roles in stimulating growth and improvement in facilities, service expansion, planning, philanthropy, and collaborative relationships.

"This is an exciting and transformative time for Manet, community health centers, and primary care," said Sierra. "We have a top-notch and vital team of providers and staff. With our patients and our community partners as our guides, we will fortify and expand our existing program of service and move forward together with a fresh strategic plan that prioritizes the patient and community experience, organizational quality, and excellence and innovation at the center of all we do."

Make a Difference—Give Today!

At Manet Community Health Center, we believe that everyone has the right to accessible, high quality and compassionate health care close to home. By supporting our mission, you are not just making a difference in the lives of thousands of patients in Quincy, Hull and Taunton and surrounding communities who call Manet their medical home; you are making a difference in our community. Please consider giving your support today!

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Meet Our Newest Manet Providers!

Gregory Smith, MD, Joins Manet, Hull

With the addition of Gregory Smith, MD to the team at our Hull practice, Manet continues to deepen its primary care provider bench with experienced physicians who specialize in internal medicine, family medicine, pediatrics and infectious disease.

"Greg Smith is a skilled physician with longstanding ties to the South Shore. His commitment to community health is inspiring and we are excited to welcome him to the Manet team," says Cynthia Sierra, Manet's CEO. "Furthermore, his patients will have peace of mind knowing that he remains nearby and we welcome them as well."

Dr. Smith specializes in internal medicine and has been practicing on the South Shore since 1987. He earned his Medical Degree at the University of Rome in Rome, Italy and completed his internship and residency at St. Michael's Medical Center in New Jersey. Active in his community, Dr. Smith plays ice hockey with the South Coastal Men's Hockey League and is a member of Friends of Hanover Music, which supports music education in the Hanover school system. His personal interests include international travel, history, science and technology. He speaks fluent Italian and understands Spanish and Danish.

At Manet, he is accepting new adult patients in Hull and joins a talented team of providers, including Nikita Fitzcharles, MD, internal medicine, An Phan, MD, family medicine -- who have joined Manet within the past year -- and Brandy Petersen, ANP-C, adult medicine, who has been with Manet since 2012. A pediatrician will be joining the Hull practice in early 2016.

To book an appointment, call 781-925-4550 or for more information visit

Jennifer Denton, MD, MPH

Jennifer Denton, MD, MPH, specializes in pediatrics and will see patients at Manet’s North Quincy and Hull practice sites.

Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics, Dr. Denton has more than 15 years of pediatric experience in a variety of health care settings. She earned her medical degree at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in Rochester, NY and a Master of Public Health degree from Harvard School of Public Health. She completed her pediatric residency at Tufts Floating Hospital for Children in Boston, followed by a fellowship in General Pediatrics and Child Abuse and Family Violence Prevention at Children’s Hospital in Boston. She also completed a residency in radiology at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester and a rotating internship at Columbia University, Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown, NY. She received her undergraduate degree from Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania.

Dr. Denton is accepting new pediatric patients up to age 18 at Manet’s North Quincy office, 110 West Squantum Street, and in Hull office at 180 George Washington Boulevard. Call 617-376-3000 to make an appointment.

Jennifer Denton, MD, MPH

Christine Basile, MSN, APRN, FNP-C has joined our Family Medicine team in Taunton.

Christine is a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner with pediatric, adolescent and adult nursing experience. She is a graduate of the Regis College Accelerated Nursing Program. A member of the greater Taunton community, she comes to Manet with established relationships and knowledge of the Taunton/Attelboro community. Christine will see patients of all ages at Manet's Taunton practice site at One Washington Street, Mill River Place. For an appointment, call 508-822-5500.

Christine Basile, MSN, APRN, FNP-C

Qiu Ci Li, PA-C has joined Manet's Family Medicine team and will see patients of all ages at our North Quincy and Houghs Neck practice sites.

Qiu Ci is a certified physician assistant who earned her Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences in Boston. She is fluent in English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Toisanese. To schedule an appointment, call 617-376-3000.

Qiu Ci Li, PA-C

Nikita Fitzcharles, MD, specializes in internal/adult medicine and will see patients primarily at Manet's Hull practice site, but also in North Quincy.

Dr. Fitzcharles earned her medical degree at State University of New York, Downstate College of Medicine in Brooklyn, New York, and completed her internal medicine residency at Mount Sinai Saint Luke's Roosevelt Hospital also in New York. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Science from the City University of New York, The City College, Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, where she received the Leonard Davis Community Service Fellowship. Dr. Fitzcharles is accepting new patients, age 18 and older, at Manet's Hull office at 180 George Washington Boulevard. Call 781-925-4550 to make an appointment.

Nikita Fitzcharles, MD

Jennifer Sabir, MD Seeing Patients at Houghs Neck and Snug Harbor

Jennifer Sabir

Jennifer Sabir, MD, has relocated from Manet, Hull and is now seeing patients at Manet's Houghs Neck and Snug Harbor practice sites in Quincy, where she began her career at Manet in 2005. Dr. Sabir specializes in Family Medicine and sees patients of all ages. To make an appointment, call 617-471-8683 or 617-471-4715.

Meals on Wheels—A Lifeline for Seniors

Do you know someone who could benefit this holiday season?

Meal preparation is something most of us do every day without much thought or effort, but for some seniors it can be a difficult or impossible chore, particularly for those who are recovering from surgery or illness or who can't get to the market on a regular basis.

Manet Community Health Center, in partnership with South Shore Elder Services, offers a vital Meals on Wheels and catered lunch program to help support seniors in need.

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Health Insurance Help

Need help finding affordable health coverage that fits you and your family's needs? Ask us. We can help! It's free, confidential and we speak your language. For more information, call the Manet Navigation Hotline at 857-403-1557 or email

Our Navigators are also offering assistance out in community settings during enrollment season.

Open Enrollment

The open enrollment period for 2016 coverage through the Massachusetts Health Connector is November 1, 2015 through January 31, 2016. Open enrollment for Medicare is now through December 15, 2015.

If you have questions or need assistance signing up for health insurance or switchin palns, Manet's Certified Navigation Team can help. Our multilingual Navigators speak English, Chinese, Vietnamese, Spanish, Portuguese and Haitian Creole, and we have SHINE counselors to assist elders. To make an appointment, call 617-376-3000.

In addition, Manet's Navigation Team will be on-site at the following community locations this season to assist people with health insurance enrollment:

Nov. 16 - Randolph Board of Health
Nov. 17 - Quincy College
Nov. 25 - Quincy Housing Authority
Dec. 8 - Thomas Crane Public Library
Dec. 15 - Germantown Neighborhood Ctr.

For more information, call the Manet Navigation Hotline at 857-403-1557 or email

Workshops Offered by the Quincy Weymouth Wellness Initiative

QWWI Launches Website

Quincy Weymouth Wellness Initiative  

The Quincy Weymouth Wellness Initiative offers a variety of free wellness programs for residents of Quincy and Weymouth—focusing on hypertension, falls in the elderly, tobacco use and substance abuse. These programs are conducted by trained experts and are held in a multitude of clinical and community settings in Quincy and Weymouth.

Funded by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund, these programs are conducted by trained experts in clinical and community settings in Quincy and Weymouth. And now you have more ways to stay connected and find out about these great programs! Visit our new website,, and our Facebook page

New Pharmacy Open at Manet North Quincy

Our pharmacy at 110 West Squantum Street in North Quincy is open to the community! The friendly and helpful staff are eager to help you. Stop in and see for yourself.

Manet Community Health Center, 1st Floor
110 W Squantum Street, North Quincy

**Retail entrance facing West Squantum Street**

Eaton Apothecary Pharmacists can be reached at 617-472-1200 and the Eaton Apothecary fax number is: 617-773-1300.

Eaton Apothecary Website (click here).

Introducing the Manet Vision Center!

Dr. Jeanne Hopkins Manet's Vision Center

Your eyesight is precious. Safeguard it with a visit to Manet's Vision Center, now open at our North Quincy site. Our optometrist, Dr. Jeanne Hopkins, recommends annual eye exams for adults and for children over 4 years old. Dr. Hopkins has more than two decades of experience in optometric practice in and sees patients of all ages. The Vision Center hours are Monday 10:30 am-7 pm, Tuesday 8:30 am-5 pm, and Thursday 8:30 am-5 pm. Services provided include:

· Annual eye exams for adults and children over 4 years old
· Diabetic eye exams with retinal photography
· Glaucoma testing
· Evaluation and treatment of minor eye injuries and infections
· Contact lens fittings for new and established wearers

For an appointment, please call 617-376-3000 or 857-403-0820.

In Their Own Words

Hear what Manet providers, staff and patients have to say about Manet’s unparalleled compassionate care.

Welcome to Manet Community Health Center

Luiz & Elizete

Dr. Shiner & Lea

Lily Yung, MD, and the Manet Adult medicine practice team were presented with The Barbara A. Morris Award for Distinguished Service for their commitment to Manet and the communities it serves. Patient Gwendolyn Franks explains why Dr. Yung and her team earned the honor.

Ready to Quit Smoking?

Manet Offers New Tobacco Cessation Services

Counseling and nicotine replacement therapy can double your odds of success at quitting smoking. Meet with our Wellness/Tobacco Counselor, Jennifer Turpel, to get started. Appointments are available for registered Manet patients at these locations and times:

We're launching a new Tobacco Cessation Support Group at Manet North Quincy in January 2015. Watch for details here and on Manet's Facebook page.

Creating Healthier South Shore Communities for 36 Years

Joint Commission's Seal of Approval Manet Community Health Center
Manet has earned
The Joint Commission's
Gold Seal of Approval™

Manet Community Health Center serves the broad preventive and primary care needs of the residents of the South Shore region through pediatrics, family medicine, and internal medicine. Founded in 1979, Manet has five practice sites and a diverse staff who are committed to ensuring that our patients enjoy access to all levels of the health care system. One of our priorities is providing services for the medically underserved.

This health center is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b, and deemed under the Federal Tort Claims Act.


Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers DEAP
National Association of Community Health Centers FQHC
NCQA Recognized Practice  

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Accepting New Patients!

Jennifer Denton, MD, MPH
Greg Smith, MD

An Thoai Phan, MD
An Thoai Phan, MD

Vikram Raj Jorgen Butani
Donna Winderl, FNP

Vikram Raj Jorgen Butani
Vikram Butani, MD

Joshua Lumumba Okallo, MD
Joshua Okallo, MD

Tamar Siracusa
Tamar Siracusa, MSN, ANP-BC, WHNP-BC

Karla Talledo Thais, MD
Karla Talledo Thais, MD

To book an appointment with any of these providers, call
617-376-3000 or 857-403-0820.

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Manet Community Health Center, Inc. • Administrative Offices
2 Granite Avenue, Suite 101• Milton, MA 02186
Phone: (617) 690-6400 • Central Registration TTY Phone: (857) 403-1567• Fax: (617) 690-6904

This health center is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b,
and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n).

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