New resident physicians join Goodwin Community Health

New resident physicians join Goodwin Community Health

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SOMERSWORTH – Goodwin Community Health welcomed four new resident physicians in late June as it entered its second year as a professional outpatient home for a family-medicine residency program. The residency program comes from a partnership between Goodwin’s parent organization, Greater Seacoast Community Health, and the Graduate Medical Education at Portsmouth Regional Hospital, which is an affiliate member of Tufts University School of Medicine.

The new residents are Nneka Adichie, DO, who completed medical school at New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine; Ala’a Alrafati, DO, who graduated from Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine; Eric Ouellette, DO, who graduated from the University of Pikeville Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine; and Jacob Uber, DO, who graduated from Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific.

These doctors and the four residents who joined Goodwin a year ago are all accepting new patients; see the Become a Patient section at for information.

The residents will spend three years training at Goodwin, at Portsmouth Regional Hospital and at specialty practices on the Seacoast. They will also see prenatal patients at Families First Health Center in Portsmouth under the guidance of family physician Terra Wilkins, MD, and obstetricians from Harbour Women’s Health. Harbour Women’s Health, the sole delivering group at Portsmouth Regional Hospital, recently renewed its longtime affiliation with Families First.

Dr. Joanne Buonomano, MD, FAAFP, CPE, Chief Medical Officer and Family Physician at Greater Seacoast Community Health serves as site director for the residency program. “We are proud of our academic connections, which contribute greatly to our ability to provide up-to-date, cutting-edge, quality services,” she says.

Dr. Buonomano supervises the residents together with a team of core Portsmouth Regional Hospital faculty and community physicians, including Nancy Braese, DO; David Gagnon, MD; and Robert Mathes, MD. In September, Jessica Fortin, MD, will be joining the residency program as a core faculty member, while also maintaining her own panel of patients at Goodwin Community Health and being on the rotating hospitalist team at Portsmouth Regional Hospital. Dr. Fortin earned her medical degree from the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester and completed her residency at the Sutter Sacramento Family Medicine Residency Program in California.

In addition to participating in the medical residency program, Greater Seacoast Community Health’s work as a teaching environment includes hosting dental students from both Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and University of New England College; nurse practitioner students from the University of New Hampshire; and physician assistant students from University of New England.

Greater Seacoast Community Health is a network of community health centers providing primary care, pediatrics, dental care, prenatal care, behavioral health counseling, substance use disorder treatment, mobile health services, WIC, social work services, a pharmacy, parenting classes, playgroups and home visiting. For more information, visit


Nneka Adichie, DO

Ala’a Alrafati, DO

Eric Ouellette, DO

Jacob Uber, DO

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