OUR MEDICAL STAFF

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OUR MEDICAL STAFF

PHYSICIANS

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Dr. Challa Ajit, MD

Physician

Dr. Challa Ajit has been a practicing gastroenterologist in Springfield, Ohio for over 11 years and has a special passion for colon cancer prevention and treating various liver disorders. Dr. Challa is board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology. He obtained his internship from Thomas Jefferson University and fellowship in gastroenterology and hepatology from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. He is also a member of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP) from London, England. He has performed well over 20,000 procedures.

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Dr. John DeBanto, MD

Physician

Dr. DeBanto has been practicing gastroenterology for over 20 years and he absolutely loves it! 

He grew up locally in Dayton Ohio and attended the University of Dayton and Wright State University Medical School before completing his Internal Medicine and chief medicine residency at the Medical University of South Carolina and  Gastroenterology fellowship a the University of Kentucky. Dr. DeBanto has lived and practiced in a number of areas in the country, most recently in California.  He loves to interact with his patients and help them live a healthy life. 

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Dr. Darin Green, DO

Physician (procedures only)

Dr. Green is a board certified Proctologist who has been in practice since 1996. He did his undergraduate work at Wright State University and attended medical school at Ohio University. He did his internship and residency at Grandview Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. He is currently part of Providence Medical Group and has several satellite offices and colonoscopy privileges at multiple institutions and facilities. Dr. Green remains passionate about preventing colorectal cancer by performing quality colonoscopies as well as treating problems and diseases of the colon and rectum.

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Dr. Kandarp Shah, MD

Physician

Dr. Shah went to medical school
in India and completed residency
training from Wayne State
University in Michigan. His
Gastroenterology fellowship training
was at William Beaumont Hospital
which has a strong reputation for
having some of the most talented
and skillful gastroenterologists. He was contracted by Kaiser
Hospital and Veterans Medical Center in Fresno for many
years for his ability to perform high-quality colonoscopies and
upper endoscopies. His skills include advanced endoscopic
procedures involving the removal of stones from the bile
duct, enteroscopy to find source of gastrointestinal bleeding
when the usual procedures fail to find it, and many others.

CERTIFIED NURSE PRACTITIONERS

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Adine Edwards, CNP

Certified Nurse Practitioner

Adine Edwards received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Wright State University in 2007. She worked 12 fulfilling years as a cardiac nurse in Springfield. Adine graduated with a Master of Science in Nursing from Wright State University in 2019. She is a board certified family nurse practitioner through the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Adine believes in developing strong relationships, in order to provide personalized care, tailored to meet each patient’s specific needs.

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Heidi Thompson, CNP

Certified Nurse Practitioner

Heidi Thompson received her undergraduate degree from Ohio University and worked for six years as a registered nurse at Miami Valley Hospital.  She soon realized her ambition was to advocate and help patients live healthier lives. Heidi received her master’s degree from Walden University in 2017 to become a family nurse practitioner. She is nationally certified through the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and is also a member of the Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses. Heidi lives in Springfield and spends her spare time with her husband and two sons.

MEDICAL STAFF

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Malia

Certified Medical Assistant
Team Lead

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Brittany

Medical Assistant

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Kris

Medical Assistant

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Crystal

Medical Assistant

PRACTICE MANAGEMENT

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Judy

Practice Manager

FRONT DESK AND BILLING

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Dawn

Scheduler
Front Desk Team Lead

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Melonie

Pre-certification and Verification
 

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Joy

Receptionist
 

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Stacy

Billing Team Lead

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Rebecca

Receptionist
 

Pathology Lab

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Erika

Histology

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Jeananne

Histology