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For release: August 13, 2013

Amy Kilgore 330.344.6014, amy.kilgore@akrongeneral.org
Kelly Ward-Smith 330.344.1681, kelly.wardsmith@akrongeneral.org

Akron General welcomes new physicians

Akron General Partners Physician Group (PPG) recently welcomed Benito Alvarez, MD, FACOG; Samantha Almedras, MD; Debra Gargiulo, MD; and Cecile Jentner, MD.

Alvarez, resident of Chesterland, was appointed as Senior Vice President of Physician Alignment and President of Akron General Partners Physician Group. He is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology and provides compassionate, personalized care for a variety of women’s health issues, including menstrual problems, menopause, endometriosis and pelvic pain or surgery. He graduated from the School of Medical Sciences of Central America in Costa Rica, and completed his residency requirements at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in Cleveland. Alvarez sees patients at 224 W. Exchange St., Suite 420, Akron. New patients and referrals welcome, please call 330-344-8090.

Almendras, resident of Fairlawn, is an internal medicine physician with special interests in diabetes management, healthy lifestyle management programs and preventative care. She graduated from the Cebu Institute of Medicine and completed her residency requirements at Akron General Medical Center. Almendras sees patients at Summit Adult Medicine Center, 3600 W. Market St.., Suite 200, Fairlawn. New patients and referrals welcome, please call 330-666-2700.

Gargiulo, resident of Copley, is a family medicine physician focusing on the prevention and management of chronic illnesses, pediatric care and women’s health. She graduated from the University of Vermont College of Medicine and completed her residency requirements at Akron General Medical Center. Garguilo sees patients at Green Primary Care, 1587 Boettler Rd., Suite 104, Uniontown. New patients and referrals welcome, please call 330-896-3447.

Jentner, resident of Akron, is a family medicine physician with special interests in diabetes management, women’s health, elderly care and preventative care. She graduated from the University of Paris 7 and completed her residency requirements at Akron General Medical Center. Jentner sees patients at Fairlawn Family Practice, 50 N. Miller Rd., Fairlawn. New patients and referrals welcome, please call 330-836-9721.

Akron General Health System is proud of its primary care and specialty physicians, as well as the quality of medical service provided. For more information or to find a PPG doctor for your health care needs, please visit physicians.akrongeneral.org.

About Akron General Health System
Akron General Health System is a not-for-profit health care organization with the mission of improving the health and lives of the people and communities it serves. Akron General Health System includes: Akron General Medical Center, a 532-registered-bed teaching and research medical center, and Edwin Shaw Rehabilitation Institute, the area’s largest provider of rehabilitation services; Akron General Partners, which includes Partners Physician Group, the Akron General Health & Wellness Centers, Lodi Community Hospital, Community Health Centers and other companies; Akron General Community Health Ventures, which includes Visiting Nurse Service and Affiliates, the largest and most comprehensive provider of home healthcare services in Ohio; and Akron General Foundation. Recently, U.S. News & World Report ranked Akron General Medical Center as the fifth best hospital in Ohio. In 2013, the American Nurses Association bestowed the prestigious “Magnet” status on the more that 1,000 nurses from Akron General Medical Center, Edwin Shaw Rehabilitation Institute and the Health System’s Health & Wellness Centers. For more information about Akron General Health System, visit www.akrongeneral.org.



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