CHP Adds Three Providers to Staff

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GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Community Health Programs has added three new health care providers to its medical and dental ​network in the Berkshires.

Dr. Claire Horth, a family medicine physician, has joined the primary care team at CHP Community Health Center in Great Barrington. A graduate of UMass School of Medicine in Worcester, she completed her residency through Brown University at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island; she earned her undergraduate degree with honors at Notre Dame University. She has a particular interest in preventive medicine, adolescent and women's health.

Gina Nickels-Nelson, family nurse practitioner, has joined the primary care team at CHP Berkshire Pediatrics in Pittsfield. She earned her M.S. in nursing at the University of Rochester after completing her undergraduate nursing degree from Northern Michigan University. She has specialized in pediatric urgent care and wellness care, and is currently completing her doctor of nursing practice degree at the University of Texas at Tyler. Her
studies are focus​ed on improving adolescent asthmatic health outcomes.

Dr. Elwira Tyra has joined the dental staff at CHP Neighborhood Dental Center in Pittsfield. She graduated from Poznan University of Medical Sciences in Poznan, Poland, where she received her doctor of Dental Surgery degree, followed by a dental residency program at Collegium Stomatologicum in Poznan. She then moved back to the United States and completed her general practice dental residency at CHP through Berkshire Medical Center's residency program. A resident of Connecticut, where she attended the University of Connecticut, she is fluent in English and Polish. She has a long history of giving back to her community through volunteer activities and is committed to providing quality care for all her patients.


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