Stephen Weinman, M.D. was born in New York and raised in New Paltz, graduating from New Paltz High School in 1980. He graduated from Cornell University in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and in 1989 he graduated from Upstate Medical School in Syracuse, New York. He went on to complete his residency training in Family Practice in Binghamton. Since 1992 Dr. Weinman has worked in many emergency departments, urgent cares and family practices around the country and as far as Guam, in the South Pacific. Dr. Weinman is a certified Medical Review Officer and United States Civil Surgeon working as a doctor in Highland and New Paltz. Doctor Weinman has a special interests in cosmetic dermatology and owns Essence MediSpa at FirstCare Medical Center.
Dr Weinman wrote the first trail guide to the Shawangunk Mountains surrounding New Paltz, called “A Rock With A View,” which is still the number one selling trail guide in the area. Dr. Weinman returned to his hometown of New Paltz permanently in 1998 and started FirstCare with his family in 2007. He is married with three children.
Virginia “Ginny” Weinman Leitner, PA-C is a registered Physician Assistant with 13 years emergency medicine experience. She was raised in New Paltz, graduating from New Paltz High School in 1984. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Syracuse University in 1989. She earned her degree as a Physician Assistant in 1994 from Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY, graduating second in her class. She has served as an Emergency Room P.A. since 1994 in Mt. Sinai Elmhurst Hospital in Queens, NY, St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Yonkers, NY, and most recently, Margaretville Medical Center in Margaretville, NY. Ginny happily returned to New Paltz with her 2 children in 2005 and started FirstCare with her father and brother in 2007.
Staff, in order of appearance.
Lauren Amato, Reception.
Started in 2008.
Lauren Amato has over 20 years experience in the customer service industry. She feels that a friendly face and a hug makes almost anything feel at least a little bit better. Her goal in life is to make the world a happier place, one person at a time.
She enjoys cooking, baking, photography and other crafts, and spending time with her family. Lauren is married and has two great little girls that she is very proud of. As a youngster, Lauren had the desire to work in the medical field, having had relatives close to her in this line of work to admire. Lauren is thrilled to spread her wings and finally embark on a new career choice.
Paul D’Amico, Radiologic. Technologist
Started in 2008.
Born and raised in Hillsdale, NJ, Paul has had many jobs since coming to join the FirstCare Staff. He was employed installing fire safety systems in Dallas,TX, home renovations in Tampa, FL and LosAngeles California. After returning from California in 2005, Paul decided to go back to school for Radiography. He is currently employed at Scherl Orthopedics in Englewood, NJ as well as here at FirstCare. He now resides in Bergen County, NJ.
Shara Wightman, Billing, Occupational Medicine.
Started in 2009.
Shara Wightman moved to the Hudson Valley a few years ago with her ever increasing family and is enjoying country living. Born and raised in Rockland County, she is a proud Penn State graduate and has worked with a few corporate retail companies in New York City before settling “up north”.
With the change of lifestyle came the change in career and she could not be happier being part of the Firstcare team. She has been part of the FirstCare family since the day she was born as she is a first cousin of the Weinman’s.
Robert Connors, PA-C. Physician Assistant.
Bob is originally from Rhode Island and attended college at The Air Force Academy before finishing at City College of NY. He completed his medical education at the Long Island University in Brooklyn. Bob has an extensive thirty-two year emergency department experience and currently works at Monte Fiore Hospital in the Bronx when not at FirstCare. He is an avid cycler and loves working at FirstCare with his BFF Gene Epstein.
Jeff Logan, Licensed Practical Nurse.
Started in 2010.
Jeff Logan was born and raised in New Paltz. He went away to college but returned with his college sweetheart, Theresa. After supplying the Hudson Valley with malt beverages and the northeast with cellular phone service he decided medicine was his calling and became an licensed practical nurse. With his skill at drawing blood and procedures he is a valuable member of our urgent care team.
Kim Doyle, Office Manager.
Started in 2011.
Kim comes to us with 25 years experience in the medical field, 9 of which were spent managing another urgent care medical facility. She is a Newburgh native with three children. Kim graduated from Newburgh Free Academy and SUNY Orange. We’re very happy to have a manager with her experience.
Kelly Greco, Reception.
Started in 2011.
Kelly is a local girl from Highland who attended Dutchess Community College and graduated with honors in Sociology. She lives with her wonderful grandparents and is a trophy winning dart player.
Sean McCutcheon, Reception.
Sean joined the FirstCare staff after retiring from the New Paltz Police Department after 21 years of public service. Sean decided to move in a new direction after his career in law enforcement by joining the smiling faces at our front desk in addition to taking a part time position at Mohonk Mountain House. Sean is married with three wonderul children and is much more relaxed than in his previous life.
Kathy Rauche, LPN. Family Practice Nurse.
Started in 2011.
Kathy has been an Licensed Practical Nurse for thirty-one years and now works for Dr. Vigna in our family practice. After moving from the Albany area five years ago, she and her husband settled in Wallkill where they are raising the last of their seven children. She and her family enjoy spending their summers at the Rip Van Winkle campground in Saugerties. She also enjoys playing the flute and often accompanies her daughter on special occasions.
Paula Martignetti. Reception.
Started in 2012.
Paula worked for many years for a cardiologist in Yonkers, and decided to slow the pace down and come to work at our front desk. Paula enjoys spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Brittany Urbinas. Family Practice Nurse.
Started in 2014.
Brittany is a Marlboro native who graduated from BOCES nursing school with her medical assistant certification and came to work at FirstCare in our Family Practice. We are so pleased to have her smiling face in our office.
Michele Diulio. Reception.
Started in 2015.
Michelle was born and raised in Westchester County. She worked 10 years as a computer programmer before taking time off to raise a family. Recently Michelle left the Newburgh School District after 14 years, deciding it was time to try something new. She enjoys working in the relaxed, friendly environment here at Firstcare. Interests are exercise, health & nutrition. Michelle loves spending time with family and friends.
Elana Bougher, Licensed Practical Nurse.
Elana was born and raised in Colonie NY. At 19 she got her Certified Nursing Assistant at BOCEs in Lake Katrine and then went on to get her nursing license. She lived in Florida for a few years working in a rehabilitation facility before finding her way back to New York and FirstCare.