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Baystate Palmer Cardiology, Gastroenterology, and Endocrinology Services Move to New Location

PALMER — Baystate Palmer Cardiology, Gastroenterology, and Endocrinology Outpatient Specialty Practices will move to a new location within Baystate Wing Hospital effective Monday, Sept. 18. These clinics will move to the former shell space above the Emergency Department, as the first phase of a tiered opening of the Palmer Health & Wellness Center.

Narzeya Johnson, Regional Health and Wellness site administrator for Baystate Health, noted that “this new clinical area will support the growth of programs and services that the health system is focusing on. The newly renovated space includes a centralized registration area, a welcoming patient and family waiting room, and state-of-the-art exam rooms.”

Dr. Brian Laliberte, chair of Baystate Palmer Cardiology; Dr. Zachry Zichittella; and nurse practitioners Grace LaValley and Elizabeth Jarry specialize in both invasive and non-invasive cardiology care, including the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of a wide variety of cardiovascular diagnoses, including hypertension, coronary artery disease, heart failure, and valve disease.

Gastroenterologist Dr. Jorge Sotelo cares for patients with a wide range of gastric conditions, such as hepatobiliary disease, reflux, and bowel diseases, from initial consultation to chronic management through disease remission. In addition to Baystate Wing’s Endoscopy suite, the Baystate Palmer infusion suite allows for the most up-to-date medication management for gastroenterology patients.

Endocrinologist Dr. Raju Panta provides a wide range of care for patients, including those with diabetes, thyroid/adrenal/pituitary disease, and osteoporosis, and also provides gender-affirming care.

All specialists are supported by teams consisting of registered nurses, medical assistants, and patient-service representatives.

“The same great care and team our community has come to know and depend on will continue to deliver exceptional care in this new space,” said Kimberly Galiatsos, clinical nurse manager. “The new space provides revitalization to our existing clinics while enhancing the patient experience and improving workflow.”