Dr SnipesEdward R. Snipes, M.D. earned his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in 1984. Dr. Snipes completed his Internal Medicine residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and his Nephrology fellowship at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Nephrology and re-certified twice in Nephrology. He currently serves as the Medical Director at DaVita Cottman Kidney Center and DaVita Harbison in Philadelphia. He is a member of the American College of Physicians, American Society of Nephrology, National Kidney Foundation, Alpha Omega Alpha and Phi Beta Kappa. Dr. Snipes is on the medical staff at Abington Memorial Hospital, Holy Redeemer Hospital, Jeanes Hospital, Fox Chase Cancer Center and Nazareth Hospital and sees patients in the Willow Grove and Philadelphia office. He has published several articles in professional medical journals. In his free time he enjoys tennis and traveling.

Dr. GronichJoseph H. Gronich, M.D. earned his medical degree from Sackler School of Medicine New York State Program in 1982. Dr. Gronich completed his residency at Rush Presbyterian St. Lukes Medical Center in Chicago and his Nephrology fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Following his fellowship, he remained on staff at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School for four additional years. He spent one year as an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Case Western University Hospital. He is well published in peer reviewed scientific journals. He is board Certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology. He currently serves as the Medical Director at FMC Abington and DaVita Cheltenham. He is on the medical staff at Abington Memorial Hospital, Holy Redeemer, Jeanes Hospital, Fox Chase Cancer Center and Nazareth Hospital. He sees patients in the Willow Grove office and Philadelphia office. His activities involve inpatient and outpatient Nephrology and teaching. His clinical interest is glomerular diseases.

Victor GhantousVictor E. Ghantous, M.D. earned his medical degree from St. Joseph’s University in 1990. He completed his Internal Medicine residency followed by his Nephrology fellowship at the Hospital of Saint Raphael/ Yale New Haven affiliated program.

He currently serves as the Nephrology Division Chief at Abington-Jefferson Health. He is the Medical Director of the acute dialysis unit at Abington Memorial Hospital-Jefferson health. He is also the Medical Director of two, 5-star CMS-rated chronic dialysis centers: Davita Abington and Davita Franklin Commons. He is board certified in Nephrology/Internal medicine. He is a fellow at the American College of physicians, and a member of the American Society of Nephrology. He is published in professional medical journals.

In addition to Abington Hospital-Jefferson health he is also on staff at Holy Redeemer Hospital, Jeanes Hospital, Fox Chase Cancer Center and Nazareth Hospital. He sees office patients in the Willow Grove, Philadelphia and Blue bell offices. He has been recognized as a “Top Doc” by Philadelphia Magazine for 10 years consecutively (2011-2020). In his free time, Dr. Ghantous enjoys trap shooting, golfing and spending time with his family. Languages: English, French and Arabic spoken and written fluently.

Dr. CroninBrian C. Cronin, M.D. FACP, FASN earned his undergraduate degree in Biology from Boston College (1993) and medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry (1997).  Dr. Cronin completed his Internal Medicine residency and his Nephrology fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (1997-2002).  He is board certified in both Internal Medicine (initial certification 2002, recertification 2010 and 2020) and Nephrology (initial certification 2002, recertification 2012).  He has also been designated by the American Society of Hypertension as a Clinical Specialist in Hypertension in 2005 and redesignated in 2015.  Dr. Cronin has been with Hypertension Nephrology Associates since 2002.  His is on the medical staff at Abington Memorial Hospital, Holy Redeemer Hospital, Jeanes Hospital, Fox Chase Cancer Center and Nazareth Hospital and sees patients in the Willow Grove and Philadelphia office.  His clinical interests include all ranges of kidney disease, electrolyte disorder, hypertension, dialysis and kidney stones.  Dr. Cronin is the Chief of The Division of Nephrology at Holy Redeemer Hospital and the Medical Director at DaVita Wyncote and DaVita Willow Grove Dialysis Centers. Dr. Cronin lives in Huntington Valley with his wife and three children.

 

Dr. CollinsDeirdre M. Collins M.D. earned her medical degree from Thomas Jefferson University in 1984.  Dr. Collins completed her Internal Medicine residency and her Nephrology fellowship at Duke University Medical Center.  She is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Nephrology.  She is a member of American College of Physicians, American Society of Nephrology, International Society of Nephrology, National Kidney Foundation, American Medical Association, Pennsylvania Medical Society and Montgomery County Medical Society.  Dr. Collins is on the medical staff at Abington Memorial Hospital, Holy Redeemer Hospital, Jeanes Hospital, Fox Chase Cancer Center and Nazareth Hospital and sees office patients in the Willow Grove and Philadelphia offices.  She has published in professional medical journals.  In her free time, she enjoys reading, traveling and spending time with her husband and five children.

Dr. ParkanskyInessa Parkansky, M.D. earned her medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine in 1999. Dr. Parkansky completed her Internal Medicine residency at Abington Memorial Hospital and her Nephrology fellowship at Drexel University College of Medicine. She is board certified in Nephrology. She is a member of American College of Physicians, American Society of Nephrology, National Kidney Foundation and Renal Physicians Associates. She is on the medical staff at Abington Memorial Hospital, Holy Redeemer Hospital, Jeanes Hospital, Fox Chase Cancer Center and Nazareth Hospital and sees patients in the Willow Grove and Philadelphia offices. She has published in professional medical journals and has served as Chief Resident of Internal Medicine at Abington Memorial Hospital and a Chief Fellow in Nephrology at Drexel University College of Medicine. Dr. Parkansky was awarded America’s Most Honored Doctors 2020 and Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctor 2018-2020. She is a Medical Director at DaVita Huntingdon Valley and DaVita North Wales.  She has served on Medical Executive Committee at Abington Memorial Hospital.  Languages: English and Russian spoken and written fluently.

 

Lawrence FreitasLawrence Freitas, M.D. earned his medical degree from Ross University Medical School in 2002. Dr. Freitas completed his Internal Medicine residency and his Nephrology fellowship at University of Massachusetts Medical School. He is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Nephrology. Dr. Freitas works as an International Nephrologist at Hypertension Nephrology Associates Vascular Center and is a member of the American Society of Nephrology, American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology and Renal Physician Association. He is on the medical staff at Abington Memorial Hospital, Holy Redeemer Hospital, Jeanes Hospital, Fox Chase Cancer Center and Nazareth Hospital and sees office patients in the Willow Grove and Philadelphia office. In his free time, he enjoys golfing and traveling to Third World countries for non-government sponsored primary care and health improvement programs.

Juanita Kcomt, M.D. earned her medical degree from Universidad Nacional Federico Villarrea in Lima, Peru in 1993.  Dr. Kcomt completed her Internal Medicine residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, and her Nephrology fellowship as well as her Endocrinology fellowship was completed at Tulane University Hospital.  She is board certified in Nephrology and Endocrinology.  She is a member of the American Society of Nephrology.  Dr. Kcomt is on the medical staff at Holy Redeemer Hospital, Jeanes Hospital, Fox Chase Cancer Center and Nazareth Hospital and sees patients in the Philadelphia office.  She has published in professional medical journals.  In her free time, she enjoys reading, swimming and jogging.  Languages: English and Spanish spoken and written fluently.

Winston W. ShuWinston W. Shu MD, earned his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in 2003.  Dr. Shu completed his residency at Temple University Hospital and his Nephrology Fellowship at Lankenau Medical Center.  He is on the medical staff at Abington Memorial Hospital, Holy Redeemer, Jeanes Hospital, Fox Chase Cancer Center and Nazareth Hospital. He sees patients at the Willow Grove office and Philadelphia office. In his free time, he enjoys scale modeling and military history.

Majid A. KhanMajid A. Khan MD earned his medical degree from Rawalpindi Medical College in 2006.  Dr. Khan completed his Internal Medicine residency at Interfaith Medical Center and Crozer Chester Medical Center.  He is board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Nephrology.  He currently serves as Medical Director at DaVita Norristown.  Dr. Khan is on medical staff at Abington Memorial Hospital, Holy Redeemer, Jeanes Hospital, Fox Chase Cancer Center and Nazareth Hospital and sees patients in the Willow Grove, Philadelphia, and Blue Bell offices.  He works as an Interventional Nephrologist at Hypertension Nephrology Associates Vascular Center and is a member of American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology.

Jessica WilliamsonJessica Williamson, MSN, RN, CRNP earned her nursing degree from Gwynedd-Mercy College in 1998 and set out to serve Center City Philadelphia’s public health needs, dually focused on addictions/mental health and women’s reproductive health for the medically underserved. After several transformative years working with these populations, Jessica returned to the hospital where she was born to work in Medical and Surgical Oncology, developing her clinical skills and deepening her nursing practice in caring for patients fighting for a good life as well as those fighting for a good death. She received her Chemotherapy Certification from the University of Pennsylvania. Jessica spent time in General Medicine, Surgery, GI, Uro-Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Hospice/Palliative Care and Infectious Disease, as well as brief interludes with medical legal consulting and as adjunct nursing faculty at her alma mater, Gwynedd-Mercy. In 2014, she earned a Master of Science in Nursing from La Salle University. She is certified in Adult and Geriatric Primary Care through the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Jessica joined HNA in 2015 and has been truly thankful every day since, both for the relationships she has built with patients and the honor and opportunity to serve. Likewise, she has maintained the coveted title of Favorite Provider every year since joining the team. She has no spare time, but tremendously enjoys cleaning up after her three sons.

 

Joan HaniscoJoan Hanisco, MSN, CRNP graduated from Chestnut Hill Hospital School of Nursing and Chestnut Hill College with a three year Nursing Diploma. She went on to obtain her BSN and MSN from LaSalle University. Joan acquired her board certification through the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Prior to joining Hypertension Nephrology Associates in January 2018, she was employed in a freestanding clinic independently diagnosing & treating common illnesses. She is a certified medical examiner registered with FMSCA. Joan is a member of the American Nephrology Nurses Association and the Pennsylvania Coalition of Nurse Practitioners. She maintains her certification in Basic Life Support.

Joan has over 30 years nursing experience, as a surgical nurse both as scrub and circulator in many specialties including Surgical Oncology, General Surgery, Orthopedics and Cardiothoracic service. Prior experience also includes work in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, Chemotherapy & Infusion room, and IV Team. Joan and her husband live in Bucks County where they raised their three daughters. She enjoys spending time with family, running, baking, and taking trips to the beach.

Annmarie JohnsonAnnmarie Johnson, MSN, CRNP, FNP-BC graduated from Gwynedd-Mercy College with an Associate of Science in Nursing. She went on to obtain her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from La Salle University. Annmarie achieved board certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner through the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Prior to joining HNA in January 2019, Annmarie was an independent practitioner in a retail clinic diagnosing and treating acute illnesses in patients aged 18 months to 100. Annmarie is a Certified Medical Examiner through FMSCA, a certified BLS instructor through the American Heart Association, and a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Coalition of Nurse Practitioners, American Academy of Family Physicians, American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants, and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. Annmarie is a frequent guest speaker on medical issues at the annual AIEG Paralegal Seminar.

Annmarie has 36 years of nursing experience which includes Surgical Intensive Care, Post-Anesthesia Care, and Oncology.

Annmarie is married with 3 adult daughters. She enjoys the times she spends with her family, family vacations, her shore home, running, Spin classes, and reading.

ashleyAshley Lynae Moyer, DNP, CRNP earned her associated degree of nursing from Gwynedd Mercy University in 2005. She received the Oncology award. She went on to earn her Bachelors degree from Gwynedd in 2008. She began her career as a nurse working in Surgical telemetry and eventually became an ICU nurse.  She graduated from Temple University with her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) in 2018. She is certified Adult Gerontology Primary Care through the ANCC. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her daughter and all her activities, watching her nieces play softball and soccer, and traveling.