Massena Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce that Physician Assistant Cassandra LaShomb has joined the MMH Medical Group staff. LaShomb sees children ages four and up through adulthood and is now accepting new patients. As a primary care provider, LaShomb’s main focus is to provide comprehensive health care to patients. She diagnoses and treats acute and chronic illnesses, provides preventative services and routine health screenings, and focuses on patient education to help individuals adopt and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
This news should not be concerning to any patients of Dr. Kejan Tang, Neurologist, as Cassandra will continue to see patients at Massena Neurology as well. She just wants to expand her practice to include primary care. Since LaShomb is now a part of both the MMH Neurology and Medical Group staff, she is splitting her time between these two practices. LaShomb is available to provide primary care to patients on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Cassandra LaShomb, PA, has joined Dr. Rohit Barreto and Dr. Matthew Prionas at the MMH Medical Group to increase access to primary care services for the community. Many patients might already be familiar with Cassandra, as she started her career as a Physician Assistant with Massena Memorial Hospital in 2015. Since the time she graduated with her Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies with Honors from Daemen College, LaShomb has been part of the MMH Medical Group team once before and has cared for patients at the Walk-In Clinic.
LaShomb’s experiences as a Physician Assistant at the MMH Medical Group and Walk-In Clinic have provided her with the opportunity to treat patients with diverse needs. Some of the many conditions LaShomb is proficient in treating include chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, pneumonia, strep pharyngitis (strep throat), ear infections, urinary tract infections, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, anxiety and depression. LaShomb’s ability to care for patients with various health needs certainly makes her a great primary care provider and addition to the MMH Medical Group team.
When interviewed, Cassandra LaShomb, PA, provided insight into why she chose Massena Memorial Hospital and to expand her practice to include primary care.
Why did you choose Massena Memorial Hospital?
LaShomb: “I chose Massena Memorial Hospital because Massena is my home. I was born and raised here, and I knew I would return to Massena after I earned my Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Daemen College in Buffalo. I am happy to have the opportunity to help my community by providing patients quality health care.”
Why should someone seeking medical care choose you?
LaShomb: “My background knowledge and experience of working in several clinics throughout the hospital has prepared me to diagnose and treat numerous conditions and provide care to patients with diverse needs. I see children ages four and up through adulthood, which means I am able to provide care to families.”
What is the most important thing to you in delivering patient care?
LaShomb: “My number one priority is making sure that my patients are comfortable, understand their care, and are confident in my ability to meet their health care needs.”
Cassandra LaShomb, PA, welcomes new patients to her office at the MMH Medical Office Building on 181 Maple Street, Massena. Please call (315)769-4704 to schedule an appointment.