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Doctor and Nurse Practitioner Unite to Bring New Family Practice to Ashland

Gregory Dobash, M.D., has joined Kristin O'Donnell, CRNP, to form St. Luke’s Ashland Family Practice, expanding access to St. Luke’s care in a centralized location. This new practice, for people of all ages, is located at 530 Centre Street in Ashland.

“St. Luke’s Ashland Family Practice will offer increased access to care for more people in this area by moving the two providers to a larger space and expanding office hours,” says Valerie Klass, St. Luke’s Physician Group Regional Director, Primary Care-North.

Although St. Luke’s Ashland Family Practice is new, Dr. Dobash and O'Donnell have been fixtures in the region’s health care community for years.

Dr. Dobash joined St. Luke’s in 2012, and has provided care at Ringtown Family Practice’s Ringtown and Coaldale locations. Meanwhile, O’Donnell has worked in the area since 1999; most recently, she was certified registered nurse practitioner at and the owner of AngelRay Family Medical in Mahanoy City.  Because of the opening of St. Luke’s Ashland Family Practice, both Ringtown Family Practice and AngelRay Family Medical have closed their offices to move to this centralized location.

Dr. Dobash earned his medical degree from Drexel University College of Medicine before serving his residency at Warminster Hospital. Since that time, he has obtained National Committee for Quality Assurance and Patient Centered Medical Home recognition. He is also board certified in addiction medicine. 

O'Donnell earned a bachelor of science in nursing from Wilkes University and a master of science in nursing-family nurse practitioner from Widener University. She then returned to Wilkes for her doctorate of nursing practice.

A registered nurse, O'Donnell is also a certified registered nurse practitioner, holds national board certification as a family nurse practitioner, and is certified in basic life support and basic dysrhythmia.

For more information about St. Luke’s Ashland Family Practice or to make an appointment, call (570) 645-1670.

Media Contact:

Sam Kennedy, Corporate Communications Director, 484-526-4134, samuel.kennedy@sluhn.org

About St. Luke’s

Founded in 1872, St. Luke’s University Health Network is a fully integrated, regional, non-profit network providing services at nine hospitals and nearly 300 outpatient sites.  With annual net revenue of $1.7 billion, the network’s service area includes 10 counties: Lehigh, Northampton, Carbon, Schuylkill, Bucks, Montgomery, Berks and Monroe counties in Pennsylvania and Warren and Hunterdon counties in New Jersey. Dedicated to advancing medical education, St. Luke’s is a major teaching hospital – the only one in the Greater Lehigh Valley.  In partnership with Temple University, St. Luke’s created the region’s first and only regional medical school campus.  It also operates the nation’s longest continuously operating School of Nursing, established in 1884, and 23 fully accredited graduate medical educational programs with 189 residents. Repeatedly, including 2017, St. Luke’s earned Truven’s 100 Top Major Teaching Hospital and 50 Top Cardiovascular Program designations, in addition to other honors for clinical excellence.  St. Luke’s, utilizing the EPIC electronic medical record (EMR) system, is a multi-year recipient of the Most Wired award recognizing the breadth of St. Luke’s information technology applications such as telehealth, online scheduling and online pricing information.  St. Luke’s is also recognized as one of the state’s lowest cost providers.