Dr. DeMarco is an Ohio native where he attended Wittenberg University graduating Cum Laude. After academic success, he matriculated to Wright State University School of Medicine. After graduation he completed his residency at Northeast Ohio Medical University, formerly Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine. During this time, Dr. DeMarco received the Stanley Matos Award for General Internal Medicine Resident.
Dr. DeMarco came to us from Allegheny Medical Practice Network where he worked as Attending Physician for 18 years. During these years he spent some of his free time in El Salvadore, Guatemala, and Honduras as a medical mission. Dr. DeMarco decided to change course in his career and joined the Connected Health practice in 2014 so he could have the ability to form a real relationship with his patients, which is crucial when dealing with a person’s health. Dr. DeMarco is passionate about creating a relationship with his patients in a relaxed atmosphere. "We do what is best for our patients, not what is best for the insurance companies. We took the middle man out of the equation. Because of that, our health maintenance can be extremely thorough and proactive. I don't have time restrictions with my patients, if I need to see someone for 2 hours, I can do that. I have the ability to get to know my patients. I actually have time to discuss every aspect of their life...ultimately making me a better doctor." In his free time Dr. DeMarco's hobbies include cooking and traveling. Dr. DeMarco is board certified in Internal Medicine, is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, an authorized practitioner for Medical Marijuana certifications (PA), authorized by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to perform the medical exam required for most Green Card applicants, certified through the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners which allows him to perform CDL exams under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) standard, and is certified in Botox and Dermal Filler administration.
Christopher Conti, MD joins the Connected Health clinical team having practiced emergency medicine in the greater Pittsburgh area since 2001.
Dr. Conti is a native of Washington, DC where he attended Howard University and was a four-year starter, scholar athlete and honors program graduate. After academic and athletic success including an NCAA College Cup Finals appearance, he matriculated to the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore. After graduation he completed a Health Policy fellowship prior to his emergency medical residency training at Howard University Hospital, where he also served as chief resident. Dr. Conti completed residency training in June 2001 and shortly after relocating to Pittsburgh he was deployed to Kandahar, Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom as a Critical Care Air Transport Team (CCATT) physician and team leader with his US Air Force Reserve from Andrews Air Force Base, MD.
Dr. Conti comes to us from the Penn Highlands Healthcare System where he worked as the Emergency Medicine Clerkship Director for medical students and resident physicians while also providing community-based primary care services to underserved communities in Allegheny County through partnerships with federally qualified health centers and free clinics.
In addition to training in emergency medicine, Dr. Chris is a FIFA Diplomate of Futbol Medicine and has been providing concussion and sports health services. He currently serves as a Team Physician with the US Soccer Federation's U14-18 Boys' and Girls' National Teams, most recently representing the United States at the 2019 Boys' U17 World Cup in Brazil.
In his free time, Dr. Conti enjoys spending quality time traveling or at home with his wife and children. He enjoys playing and coaching soccer and is currently the Head Boys' Soccer Coach at Woodland Hills Senior High School.
Dr. Conti is passionate about establishing strong patient-physician partnerships in order to work together to meet health and wellness goals. His clinical experience and expertise will allow him to provide a variety of clinical services ranging from general primary healthcare to sports & concussion health, travel medicine, occupational health & wellness and a variety of urgent care services
Dr. Conti resides in Monroeville with his wife, Tracey Conti, MD and their seven children.
Dr. Sarkar earned her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from R.G. Kar Medical College & Hospital in Kolkata, India. While in India, she worked as a volunteer for a Polio Eradication drive for multiple years. This drive traveled to underserved parts of the country assisting with child vaccinations and maternal health & welfare. Upon moving to the States, Dr. Sarkar went on to complete her Residency training at UPMC Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA.
Dr. Sarkar joins Connected health with over 20 years of experience treating patients with a vast range of medical conditions. She comes to us from Premier Medical Associates of Monroeville, PA, a NCQA (National Committee for Quality Assurance) recognized Internal Medicine practice. Dr. Sarkar has been treating patients with chronic diseases such as Diabetes type 2, Obesity, Insomnia, among more acute cases like Pneumonia/Acute pain, etc. She has a special interest in Metabolic syndrome which is related to the trifecta of disease such as diabetes, hypertension and hypercholesterolemia. She has helped many patients with these indolent diseases with a goal based, task focused approach. It is a process to share the accountability with her patients in the quest to reclaim their health. She believes in wholistic approach in medicine where we connect physical and mental with emotional well-being.
Dr. Sarkar joined our concierge practice for the simple reason to be able to make a difference in her patient's life rather than to satisfy the demands of the insurance companies.
In her free time, Dr. Sarkar enjoys gardening, reading, traveling, and spending time with her husband, two children, and darling pet. Dr. Sarkar is Board Certified in Internal Medicine.
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Dr. Wolf graduated from Duquesne University in 2007. Upon graduation she continued her education at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine at Seton Hill, Greensburg, PA. She then
went on to complete her Residency training at Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, HI.
As a doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Wolf has training in osteopathic manipulation which is helpful at reducing both acute and chronic pain. She often uses osteopathic manipulation therapy (OMT) in conjunction with dry needling, which treats trigger points within the muscles with acupuncture needles, in order to achieve relaxation of muscles.
"Concierge medicine is my dream job. I can spend the necessary time with a patient, whether it's 20 minutes for an acute issue or a 2-3-hour initial visit. I have time to contact specialists directly if I have questions or research diagnosis further, without feeling that rush of being behind schedule. Concierge medicine allows me the opportunity to truly get to know my patients, as medicine is not a 'one size fits all' approach." Suzanne Wolf, DO. Dr. Wolf also offers our practice her expertise in pain management and weight loss. In addition, she will serve as our in-house women’s health physician capable of handling most gynecologic needs. Dr. Wolf is also working on certifications in the area of anti-aging as well as Bio-Identical Hormones.
Dr. Wolf is Board Certified in American Board of Family Physicians (ABFM)
Alana Pantely, PA-C, MSPAS, Paramedic, is a Concierge Care Physician Assistant at Connected Health.
Alana graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Science, Psychology degree where she was also a research assistant at UPMC Women's Hospital. She received her Paramedic Certification at the Center for Emergency Medicine of Western, PA. She then completed her Master's degree in Physician Assistant Studies at A.T. Still University.
Alana first worked as a Crew Chief and Paramedic for the New Kensington Bureau of Fire Medical Corp. in Pittsburgh where she practiced advanced life support medicine in medical and trauma incidents. Shortly after, she moved to Phoenix, AZ to work at BMG Urgent Care/Pediatrics as the Lead Physician Assistant where she won the award for Successful Patient Smoking Cessation Program.
Alana then returned to PA to work with Heritage Valley Health System Internal Medicine Specialists in Beaver Falls. She was the practicing Physician Assistant specializing in internal medicine including medical care and management for complex medical cases and persons with significant co-morbidities, sick visits, and procedures such as suturing, L&D, and wound care.
Alana is a national dance champion as well as a displayed artist. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her son, painting, yoga, and astronomy. She is also an avid dog lover.
Alana is a Board Certified Physician Assistant and Paramedic.
Carla comes to Connected Health with over 30 years of nursing experience, primarily in family practice and OBGYN. She was born and raised in northern Minnesota where she graduated in nursing from Lake Superior College, Duluth, Minnesota.
In Carla’s free time, she enjoys gardening, bowling and watching her daughter play volleyball.
Kaya is a proud Pittsburgh-transplant, holding her undergraduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh and her Master's Degree from Duquesne University. Kaya spent her early years in medicine caring for critically ill patients after heart and lung surgeries at UPMC Presbyterian.
She continues to serve her community as Adjunct Faculty teaching in the undergraduate nursing programs of Duquesne and Carlow Universities.
Kaya is a Resident Skin Health Specialist, extensively trained through the American Academy of Facial Esthetics and Allergan Medical Institute in facial anatomy and preventative treatment techniques. She reflects, "I love the versatility of aesthetic medicine - it is so much more than softening wrinkles: We can provide strategic lift, restore volume, accentuate a feature, relieve pain, combat hyperhidrosis and more. It's such a distinct benefit to the patient. I am so proud to bridge my life of like, wellness and innovation in my everyday work at Connected Health."
Kaya is an avid reader and traveler - she enjoys weekends restauranting with her husband, Nicolas, and you can often find her big, black lab sleeping at her feet. Kaya looks forward to caring for you at Connected Health!
Rita teaches nutrition and educates people on how to lead healthy lifestyles by teaching nutrition-not dieting-for long-term weight management and disease prevention. A registered dietitian and certified LEAP therapist, she emphasizes the importance of how eating well, exercising and managing stress can influence the state of their physical, mental and emotional health.
Rita has a B.S in dietetics from Virginia Tech. She strongly believes in the promotion and integration of health, fitness and a balanced lifestyle. She considers herself extremely fortunate to have chosen a field of study about which she is passionate, and a career in which she can translate her passion into improving the lives of others.
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Cat is a graduate of Duquesne University School of Pharmacy and has over 12 years of work experience. Her interests/hobbies include skiing, baking, gardening, fitness, going to museums with her kids, and spending time with her family.
Richard is a certified pharmacy technician with over 20 years of experience. He also holds a compounding certification and comes to Connected Health from an independent pharmacy chain where he worked for 9 years.
Richard also works Security at PPG Paints Arena, which he very much enjoys and is a chaplain with National Church Residence, bringing support to nursing homes in the area.
Richard is married to his wife Shirley and have three beautiful children, Stephanie, Joseph, & Hannah. His favorite movie is Robin Hood with Errol Flynn, and his hobbies include singing, biking, bowling, and volunteering as a mentor. His favorite food is everything!
A professional in the health and fitness field for over 20 years, Dan has been involved in such positions as Athletic Trainer for the Chicago Rush Indoor Football League team trials, Athletic trainer for the Empire State Games in Ithaca New York, Exercise Specialist for UPMC cardiac stress testing program, Exercise Specialist for the Duquesne Club Health and Fitness Center, Graduate Coordinator for the University of Pittsburgh Faculty and Staff Wellness Program as well as the Director of multiple out patient physical therapy programs before opening Performance UNLIMITED in 2006. Dan is a graduate of Mount Union College in Sports Medicine/Athletic Training. He is a Master’s level Exercise Physiologist and licensed Physical Therapist; both from the University of Pittsburgh.
Dan is interested in assisting the entire patient, not just the injury. His goal is to empower patients to reach their unlimited potential to return to whatever activity they desire. Constant education on movement patterns, trunk control, stability and balance result in better outcome for the patient in their quest for their individual goals.
When not in the clinic, Dan enjoys spending time with his wife and four children.
A Western PA native, Bill graduated from Duquesne University with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) in the summer of 2019. Prior to that, he attended Mars High School where he partook in baseball, basketball, and football. Bill carried his love for sports with him, going on to play football for Westminster College. He graduated in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree of science.
While at Duquesne, and after graduation, Bill gained clinical experience at various locations. Those include outpatient orthopedics, rehabilitation centers, skilled nursing facilities and inpatient acute care. This led him to Cincinnati Sports Medicine, the largest ACL injury prevention program in the United States, where he gained further training and became a licensed Sportsmetrics Certified Trainer, specializing in ACL recovery.
In 2021, Bill began working full time with Dan Glatz at Performance UNLIMITED. Bill and Dan share the same interest in helping aide and empower patients to reach their UNLIMITED potential.
After more than 20 years in a successful corporate career, Niki Campbell found herself diagnosed with two autoimmune diseases and on a path to personal and professional burnout. Knowing this lifestyle was not sustainable, she made a major professional move that would allow her to take control of her own health and help others who, like her, had neglected their well-being in pursuit of a successful career.
Niki returned to school to obtain a degree in dietetics and nutrition as well as certifications in personal training and health coaching and eventually a Master’s degree in Health and Human Performance. All this education was in pursuit of creating a different kind of wellness coaching focused on the unique challenges of busy professionals and led to the launch of The Flourish Group in 2019. The Flourish Group has a dual mission of providing nutrition, fitness and lifestyle coaching to individuals, and helping organizations create healthier, happier, and more productive workplaces.
In 2023, The Flourish Group moved into the Connected Health facility and launched a new division – Flourish Wellness Coaching that expands their reach beyond busy professionals and employer-based programs. Partnering with Connected Health, Flourish Wellness Coaching now provides health coaching and education to clients and patients of all ages, and at all stages of life.
From the beginning, TheFlourish Group’s approach to wellness has been rooted in The Five Foundations of Flourishing (stress management, sleep, hydration, nutrition, and fitness).They focus on building simple, safe, and sustainable programs that incorporate habits that are meant to last a lifetime. Their clients enjoy results such as higher levels of energy, increased strength and mobility, better weight management, and more confidence.
A native of the Pittsburgh region, Niki lives in the Cranberry area with her husband Dan and their dog, Jeter. When she’s not running her business, you can find her teaching as an adjunct faculty in the Exercise Science department at Chatham University or spending time doing the things she loves most - cooking, entertaining, traveling and spending time with her family.
Betty Rich attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy graduating in 1992. She co-owned Fisher's Speciality Pharmacy until they sold in 2003 and then co-founded Three Rivers Pharmaceuticals, which sold in 2010. Betty received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award for the upstate NY and Western PA Region in the Health & Lifestyle Sciences category along with her partners from Three Rivers Pharmaceuticals.
In 2012, Betty and her business partner, Michael Fox, set out to create a health and wellness model that better serves patients. Betty and her dedicated team strive to help individuals receive personal, accountable, proactive care to achieve their health and wellness goals.
Betty has served on the boards of various companies and charities. Betty resides in Fox Chapel with her two children.
Mike graduated from Slippery Rock University with a Bachelor of Education. Mike started Body and Sole Fitness, an in-home personal training company with clients all over the Pittsburgh area. He has degrees in Athletic Coaching, Sports Management, Sports Performance, AR Level 3, and is a certified personal trainer.
In 2012, Mike and his business partner, Betty Rich, set out to create a health and wellness model that better serves patients. Mike and his dedicated team strive to help individuals receive personal, accountable, proactive care to achieve their health and wellness goals.
Teralynn is a St. Bonaventure University graduate. She studied Sociology with a concentration in Marketing. Teralynn grew up in upstate New York and moved to Pittsburgh in 2015. She began working for Connected Health right out of college and has been with the company for over 7 years. Teralynn is passionate about health & wellness and creating meaningful relationships through her work.
Teralynn resides in Wexford with her husband and soon-to-be 2 year old son.
Michele is a graduate of LaRoche College and has worked in healthcare for over 10 years. “I am excited to continue to stay in this field and especially to be joining such a dynamic and patient-centric team.” In her free time, Michele loves traveling, reading, photography, enjoys the outdoors (especially walking her dogs!), and spending time with her two children.
Luke graduated from the University of Arizona in 2019 with a major in Film & Television and a minor in Business/Sports Management. He grew up in Wexford and graduated from Pine-Richland High School.
Fun fact: worked for Norwegian Cruise Line after college.
Alex brings over 8 years of hockey, high performance athletic and personal training experience to our team. He received his exercise science degree from Youngstown State University and has played hockey throughout his life. Alex was Captain of the YSU ACHA Hockey team for all four years. Alex played for the College Hockey Mid-America 1st All Conference Team.
Mike is a 2016 graduate of Edinboro University. He received his undergraduate degree in Human Performance and his Master’s degree in Performance Enhancement and Sport Psychology. Mike played high school Football and ran Track. Mike is a Certified Sports Performance Trainer (Athletic Republic) and a Certified Personal Trainer (American College of Sports Medicine).
Kyle was a 2010 East Stroudsburg University graduate where he earned his Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science. He brings 10 years of experience to the Athletic Republic team and has trained numerous All-State Field Hockey and Lacrosse athletes in Northeast Pennsylvania.
Michael graduated from Slippery Rock University with a Bachelor's degree in Physical Activity & Fitness Management and a minor in Adapted Physical Activity. He has 4 years of youth football coaching experience as well as 3 years of adapted sports coaching experience. Michael is also a certified bodybuilding/show coach.
Michael has been with Athletic Republic Pittsburgh since January 2022.