PORTSMOUTH – Families First Health & Support Center in Portsmouth recently welcomed two new providers: pediatrician Emily Kaiser, MD, and family nurse practitioner Jonathan Morency, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC.
Dr. Kaiser has been practicing medicine since 2014. After graduating from the University of Michigan Medical School, she completed her residency training in pediatrics at Inova Children’s Hospital in Northern Virginia. She speaks Spanish and worked most recently at a large community health center in Southern California where many of the patients were Spanish speakers. Earlier, she worked at a community health center on the island of Guam and at two outpatient primary care clinics in Virginia. In addition to her medical degree, Dr. Kaiser holds a Master of Public Health degree from Columbia University. She is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics.
Jonathan Morency, a family nurse practitioner for the past three years, sees both children and adults. A New Hampshire native, he earned a degree in civil engineering from UNH, then worked for seven years on engineering projects in Boston. A growing interest in human biology and a strong sense of community health drove him to make a career change. He completed his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing at the MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston in 2019, followed by a fellowship and two years practicing at a community health center in Rhode Island. His professional interests include LGBTQ health and HIV prevention. At Families First, he provides gender-affirming care for people ages 18 and older.
Families First is currently welcoming new pediatric patients and expects to re-open to new adult patients early in 2024. For information, call (603) 422-8208 or visit the “Become a Patient” section of GetCommunityHealth.org. Families First is part of Greater Seacoast Community Health, 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. The network also includes the Strafford County Public Health Network. Services are open to everyone and aim to be respectful, recovery-friendly, LGBTQ-affirming and trauma-informed. For more information, visit GetCommunityHealth.org.