Evergreen Practitioners

Paul Reiss, MD, FAAFP

Evergreen & Sports Medicine

Dr. Reiss was the original physician at the practice in 1990.  He is Board Certified in Family Medicine and received a certificate of added qualification in Sports Medicine.  Additional practice interests include: pediatrics, procedures and medical quality improvement.

Dr. Reiss holds a BS from Fordham University, completed his MD at the University of Rochester, and then a Family Medicine residency at the University of Vermont.  He is the board chair of Healthfirst, a statewide independent practice association; and the medical director of the Accountable Care Coalition of the Green Mountains.  He is a former board member of VITL, and former president of the Vermont Academy of Family Medicine.

Dr. Reiss is also the board chair for the Julian Reiss Foundation, sponsoring summer camps for New York City youth in Lake Placid, New York for over 50 years. Dr. Reiss has lived in Williston since 2006, has five children, and enjoys hiking, traveling, tennis and skiing.

Office Hours
  • Tues: 8:30 am - 4:10 pm
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  • Thurs: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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  • Fri: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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P Alex Graham, MD

Evergreen

Dr. Graham is Board Certified in Family Medicine and has broad skills in all areas of primary care, with special interests in preventive care, pediatrics, family planning and procedures.

He completed his MD at Tufts University School of Medicine/Maine Medical Center and completed residency in Family Medicine at the University of Vermont. He holds a BA from Harvard University.

Prior to his life in medicine he first worked as a partner at a technology startup, and then had a career in education, running a travel-based school for youth with emotional and behavioral disabilities and a non-profit focused on service-learning and rural development in Latin America, both based in Burlington.

Dr. Graham feels lucky to have grown up in Vermont, and true to his heritage he enjoys any activities that involve water, dirt, snow, peddling, climbing, furry friends and music.

Office Hours
  • Mon: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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  • Wed: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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  • Thurs: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Carissa Brooks, PA-C

Evergreen

Carissa joined Evergreen as a PA in May 2021 but worked as a Medical Assistant and Scribe for Dr. Paul Reiss prior to leaving for PA school. She graduated from Franklin Pierce’s Master of Physician Assistant Studies in March of 2021. Her training includes rotations in Orthopedics, and Addiction Medicine. Carissa focuses on effectively treating all patients from all backgrounds with the same care and attention and believes that all providers have a responsibility to reduce disparity in care.

Born in Colorado and raised in Saratoga Springs, she and her husband have been living in Vermont since 2012 with their two rescue mutts. She enjoys all things outdoors including backcountry skiing, hiking, biking, gardening, and trail running.

 

Office Hours
  • Wed: 7:30 am - 6:30 pm
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  • Thurs: 7:30 am - 6:30 pm
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  • Fri: 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Cheryl Underwood, FNP

Evergreen

Cheryl Underwood is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner who joined Evergreen Family Health in 2020.  She has been a nurse since 1994, receiving her training at Fanny Allen Memorial School of Practical Nursing and Southern Vermont College.  She moved to Connecticut in 2005 where she worked as a nurse in the Emergency Department for thirteen years.  During this time, she furthered her nursing career, receiving her Master of Science degree in Nursing and completed her Nurse Practitioner training before returning home to beautiful Vermont in 2018 to be closer to family. She has a special interest in women’s and adolescent health, although brings experience in geriatric primary care with additional interest in health prevention and promotion of all ages.

She enjoys spending time with her family, photography, collecting Vermont art and listening to live music.  Cheryl is a native of Vermont, currently living in Georgia with her husband and two youngest children.

Cheryl joined Evergreen Family Health on November 16th 2020.

Office Hours
  • Mon: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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  • Tues: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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  • Wed: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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  • Fri: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Diane Collias, LICSW

Alder Brook & Charlotte & Evergreen

Diane Collias, LICSW, is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. She received her Master of Social Work from Loyola University-Chicago in 2009. Diane began her career in medical social work with a diverse patient population, working in outpatient oncology at University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center. She has been part of Evergreen Family Health since moving to Vermont 2012. She worked for the University of Vermont Medical Center as part of the community health team, providing assessments, brief treatment, and support services to patients in multiple primary care practices.

Diane joined Evergreen Family Health full time in January 2020. She now splits her time between Evergreen Family Health, Alder Brook Family Health, and Charlotte Family Health. She provides individual therapy and clinical services in addition to case management support.

In her clinical practice, Diane primarily utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy to address anxiety, depression, life transitions, and stress reactions. Her work focuses on understanding and treating mental health from a biopsychosocial perspective, addressing and helping develop the various aspects of our lives that contribute to emotional well-being.

Outside of work, Diane enjoys spending time outside by being active in the beautiful landscapes of Vermont.

Office Hours
  • Mon: 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • @ Evergreen
  • Tues: 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
  • @ Charlotte
  • Tues: 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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  • Wed: 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
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  • Thurs: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Jan Ferris, DO

Evergreen

Dr. Ferris is Board Certified in Family Medicine and has special interests in preventative care and women’s health.  After graduating from Philadelphia School of Osteopathic Medicine she completed her residency training in the Hudson Valley in New York.  Dr. Ferris has three sons and lives in Essex Junction where her husband teaches at the high school.

Office Hours
  • Mon: 8:50 am - 6:00 pm
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  • Wed: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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  • Thurs: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hella Douglas, P/MHNP

Evergreen

Hella Douglas, P/MHNP is a graduate of the University of Vermont ,for both undergraduate and graduate degrees, and is board certified as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. Hella has been practicing in our community for over 15 years as an educator, in hospital-based programs, Intensive outpatient programs as well as private practice. Her experience is focused on psychopharmacology and cognitive behavioral skills/ training for most mental health issues including depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar affective disorder, and ADHD. Hella enjoys working in a multidisciplinary team for holistic care of each patient to address physical, psychological, and emotional health.

Hella is located at our Evergreen Jct location, 55 Main St, Essex Jct.

Office Hours
  • Mon: 9:30 am - 4:10 pm
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  • Tues: 9:30 am - 4:10 am
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  • Thurs: 9:30 am - 4:10 pm
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  • Fri: 9:30 am - 4:10 pm
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Danielle Jasinski, PA-C

Evergreen

Danielle joined Evergreen in April of 2018. She graduated from Franklin Pierce University in February 2018 and has particular interests in women’s health and pediatrics.

A native of Milton, Vermont, Danielle now lives in Essex Junction with her husband Dillon. They enjoy cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter and spend much of their summer boating on Lake Champlain.

Office Hours
  • Tues: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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  • Wed: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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  • Thurs: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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  • Fri: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Michael Johnson, MD

Evergreen

Dr. Johnson completed the Family Medicine Residency program at UVM / FAHC in 2005, serving as Chief Resident, and is Board Certified in Family Medicine . After practicing in Colchester for a few years, he joined Evergreen Family Health in February 2008.  Dr. Johnson is proficient in German, having studied several years in Germany. He has training and experience caring for all ages in the office and hospital. He lives in Colchester with his wife and three daughters.

Office Hours
  • Mon: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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  • Tues: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
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  • Wed: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
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  • Thurs: 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Rebecca Joyce, MD

Evergreen

Dr. Joyce is a Board Certified Family Medicine physician and has special interests in women’s health and pediatric care.  She is a native Vermonter who attended Middlebury College and then worked as an AmeriCorps volunteer in Washington, DC. After graduating from the College of Medicine at UVM, she completed specialty training in Family Medicine at Scott & White in Temple, Texas.   Dr. Joyce recently relocated from Temple, Texas to Vermont with her husband and three children.

Office Hours
  • Mon: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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  • Tues: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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  • Thurs: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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  • Fri: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Patrick Kearney, MS, PA-C

Charlotte & Evergreen

Patrick C. Kearney, MS,PA-C Patrick is an experienced provider of primary care for adults and older children. He was born and raised in Ireland and completed his pre-med training at University College in Dublin. He went on to study at the British School of Osteopathy in London, England, during which time he became a Clinical Services Provider at Saint Martins in the Field. After obtaining his BS, Patrick moved to the U.S. and received a Masters degree of Health Science from Drexel University in 2005.

He met his wife while in Philadelphia and moved to Vermont in 2006 so his two children would be near their grandparents. Mr. Kearney has worked at Evergreen Family Health since 2011 and is currently at Evergreen once a week, and has transitioned to Charlotte Family Health 3 days a week which is closer to his home in Shelburne.

Office Hours
  • Mon: 8:10 am - 5:00 pm
  • @ Charlotte
  • Tues: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • @ Evergreen
  • Wed: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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  • Thurs: 8:10 am - 5:00 pm
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Noah Wollenburg, PA-C

Evergreen

Noah Wollenburg joined Evergreen in 2020 after working as a family medicine provider in both Rutland, Vermont and Wisconsin. Noah holds a masters degree in physician assistant studies from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Originally from Wisconsin, Noah moved to Vermont in 2017 with his wife. They now live in Hinesburg with their two young boys and three dogs. While not at work, Noah enjoys upland bird hunting with his dogs, fly fishing on Vermont’s many beautiful rivers and streams, and working on a long list of house renovation projects.

Office Hours
  • Mon: 7:30 am - 6:30 pm
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  • Tues: 7:30 am - 6:30 pm
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  • Fri: 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Zoe Stern, MSN, NP

Evergreen

Zoe Stern joined Evergreen Family Health Group in April 2022 after completing residency at a family practice outside of Boston, MA. She worked as a nurse while completing her family nurse practitioner studies, first at Columbia University and then at MGH Institute of Health Professions.

She is a recent Vermont transplant after having lived in Boston, NYC, and West Africa.
Zoe and her fiancé live in Burlington and are enjoying all the outdoor possibilities, from winter sports to biking along Lake Champlain.

Picture coming soon!

Office Hours
  • Tues: 8:00 am - 4:40 pm
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  • Wed: 8:00 am - 4:40 pm
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  • Thurs: 8:00 am - 4:40 pm
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  • Fri: 8:00 am - 4:40 pm
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