Staff Report

ASHTABULA — Ashtabula County Medical Center offers a large network of providers. Within the last four months, five new providers have been added to that network.

General Surgeon Tianli Du, MD, joins Evangelos Bibidakis, MD, and Simona Dobos, PA-C. He specializes in common procedures such as appendectomies, gallbladder surgery, hernia repair, as well as peritoneal dialysis catheter insertion, colorectal surgery, endoscopy and laparoscopic surgery. Laparoscopic surgery uses smaller incisions to allow for faster recover with less pain.

Dr. Du completed his residency at St. John Hospital and Medical Center in Detroit, Michigan after earning his medical degree at University of Texas Medical Branch. To schedule an appointment, call 440-997-6969.

Family Medicine specialist Adeola Fakolade, MD, joins ACMC’s 16 primary care providers in caring for the whole person. In addition to being your partner in overall health and wellness, primary care providers are often the first to recognize symptoms and risk factors of chronic conditions like heart disease and diabetes. They develop a course of care to help the patient achieve the best possible outcomes, and, when necessary, coordinate care with a specialist.

She completed her residency at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center McKeesport. Dr. Fakolade recently completed a preventative medicine and public health fellowship at Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, where she was Chief Fellow and focused on primary care in rural Ohio and strategies to combat diabetes. She has also worked with Veterans dealing with hypertension and diabetes.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Fakolade, please call 440-997-6969.

Pain Management specialist Theodore Eckman, MD, addresses the source of acute or chronic pain working with patients to not only to decrease their pain, but improving function in their daily lives. His treatment expertise includes multimodal analgesia, which uses of combination of treatment options to ease pain and improve quality of life.

He comes to ACMC from the Center for Pain Management at Saint Vincent in Erie where he has practiced for the past three years. He earned his medical degree at Georgetown University School of Medicine and completed an internship and residency in anesthesiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He also completed a pain management fellowship with Cleveland Clinic.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Eckman, please call 440-997-6700.

Pediatrician Sampurna Shakya, MD, joined the pediatrics team at Ashtabula County Medical Center. He sees patients alongside Sathish Adigopula, MD; Reham El Gammal, MD; and Doris Miller, MD. He has a special interest in pediatric infectious diseases, digestive health issues and in helping children and families overcome nutritional and obesity issues.

He comes to ACMC following residency at Cleveland Clinic Children’s, which was once again recognized as one of the nation’s best Children’s Hospitals.

Dr. Shakya is welcoming new patients. To schedule an appointment, call 440-997-6969.

Endocrinologist Rahul Sharma, MD, specializes in diabetes, thyroid and metabolic disorders, and other conditions of the endocrine system. The body’s endocrine system secretes hormones into the bloodstream to regulate the activity of cells and organs, and help the body convert calories into energy. When the body experiences a hormonal imbalance it can lead to a variety of health problems such as diseases such as hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, goiters, Grave’s Disease, Cushing’s Disease, hypoglycemia, Addison’s Disease, disorders of the pituitary gland, infertility, thyroid cancer, and hyperaldosteronism.

Dr. Sharma graduated from St. Vincent Charity Medical Center/Case Western University and completed a fellowship at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. To schedule an appointment, please call 440-997-6969.

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