Robert D’Agostino is a carpenter. He belongs to the local carpenters’ union and receives great benefits – when he is able to work a specific number of hours each year. Unfortunately, over the past couple of years work has been scarce and he lost his benefits, including his health insurance. Robert learned about ChesPenn’s dental services and came in for an exam and cleaning. He returned later to have two cavities filled. He was impressed with the quality of care he received. “I can trust the dentists here,” he said. “They’re very effective and professional, very down to earth.”
During his first visit, Robert discovered that we also offer medical care and he made an appointment with Josemi Josef, our Nurse Practitioner. He shared that before coming to ChesPenn he hadn’t really seen a physician for many years. His philosophy was that good health meant eating right, getting good exercise including cardio and strength training, meditating, and having an interest in life. He’s since added seeing his family medicine physician regularly. He was anxious at first about seeing a new provider, but over his first few visits he and Josemi built a rapport and he was comfortable following her recommendations for managing his hypertension.
“Dr. Josie is kind. She cares. She’s the kind of person you want to hug. I’m really glad these people are here.”