(from left to right: Stacey Halvorsen, M.Ed; Samantha Dreher, PA; Robin Smith, DO; R.Scott Hammond, MD; Ebony Villareal, PA; Katie Ballard, NP; Maria Archie Villavert, MD; Cyndi Dumont, PharmD)

The PULSE is a health newsletter provided by Westminster Medical Clinic and the Patient Advisory Council for the patients of WMC. In here you will find information on current health topics, get to know our staff and providers,  learn about programs and services, and stay up to date on WMC news and happenings. This newsletter is written for patients by patients and staff, and your feedback is valuable to us. If you would like the Pulse to cover a topic important to you, please email us at
Health in the News: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases. COVID-19 is a new strain of the virus that has not been previously identified in humans until this year.

Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death. 

To prevent the spread of Coronavirus, it is recommended you:

1.) Practice social distancing by remaining 6 feet away from people.
2.) Work from home and avoid going out to public places unless necessary.
3.) Wash your hands throughout the day. Spend at least 20 seconds scrubbing your hands with soap and water.

4.) If you experience any symptoms, isolate yourself and call your provider.

WMC is working to keep you up to date with information about Coronavirus. WMC staff worked with the Patient Advisory Council to answer some of the most frequently asked questions. Visit, for answers to these questions and more.

Also, the WMC Health Education Webinar Series kicks off Friday, April 10 at 10:00am with ​COVID-19 Q&A with Dr. Hammond: Hot Topics and Practical Advice. To register, go to:

Staff Feature:
Welcome Dr. Bryan Petti!

Jack, from WMC's Patient Advisory Council, sat down with Dr. Petti to learn more about the newest provider at WMC. 

Jack: Where were you born / raised?
Dr. Petti: I was born and raised in Buffalo, New York. I moved here this past fall and started working at Westminster Medical Center on February 3rd.

Jack: Where did you go to school?
Dr. Petti: I went to Ithaca College for undergraduate school and the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for Medical School.

Click Here for the Full Interview

WMC News and Updates:  Televisits!

Our patients may now schedule a televisit instead of an in-person office visit. Televisits are covered by most health insurance carriers.

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PAC News and Updates: Loneliness Outreach Project

During these times, the Patient Advisory Council recognizes there may be people who feel isolated or lonely. The Patient Advisory Council is here for you. If you are feeling lonely or know someone who is lonely and would appreciate having someone to talk to, let us know. Email us at A Patient Advisory Council member will give you a call to say hello.

Meet WMC's Patient Advisory Council (PAC)

WMC's PAC is made up of 10 WMC patients. The PAC meets once a month to improve the patient experience by providing valuable feedback to WMC staff. The PAC also spearheads their own projects to help WMC achieve its mission of providing patient-centered care. If you are interested in learning more about the PAC, visit our website or email

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