Family Medicine Syracuse Team

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    Larry Allen, MD

    Chief Medical Officer of Goshen Health and Family Practice Physician
    Specialty: Family Medicine

    Goshen Physicians Family Medicine - Syracuse
    1033 North Indiana Avenue, Syracuse, IN 46567 Directions

    574-457-5701

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    Biography

    Larry Allen, MD, is a board certified primary care physician who practices at Goshen Physicians Family Medicine Syracuse. With extensive experience in family medicine, he is dedicated to improving the health of our community by providing expert medical care for people of all ages. He has practiced medicine in the community since 1994 and serves as the chief medical executive of Goshen Health. In this role, he has led Goshen Health in adopting population health initiatives to lower costs, deliver quality care, invest in prevention and measure the results. His personal interests include caring for the underserved populations through medical mission trips and international travel. He has traveled to Bolivia, Cameroon, Nicaragua and the Congo to provide medical care. He also enjoys both water and snow skiing.

    Philosophy of Care

    Dr. Allen believes that everyone deserves competent, compassionate health care. A good relationship based on trust and respect is what he strives for with all of his patients.

    Clinical Interest

    Dr. Allen focuses on all aspects of primary care medicine. He enjoys performing office-based procedures, including skin surgeries. He likes to develop relationships with a whole family by providing medical care for each of them. He also serves on a regional commission for end-of-life care, promoting the value of patient choice and encouraging early conversations.

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    Abrar Sayeed, MD

    Invasive Cardiologist
    Specialty: Invasive Cardiology, Cardiology

    Goshen Heart & Vascular Center
    1855 S Main St, Goshen, IN 46526 Directions

    574-533-7476


    Goshen Heart & Vascular Center - Syracuse
    1033 S. Indiana Avenue, Syracuse, IN 46567 Directions

    574-533-7476

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    Biography

    Abrar Raza Sayeed, MD, specializes in cardiology at the Goshen Heart and Vascular Center. As a cardiologist, he provides both inpatient and outpatient care at the center. Dr. Sayeed performs many different tests and procedures to both diagnose and treat patients.

    Philosophy of Care

    Dr. Sayeed believes that medicine is one of the best ways to serve humanity and that it is best practiced when our focus is towards a patient-centered approach in the delivery of medical care. Dr. Sayeed’s approach is not just about solving the medical disease and alleviating the suffering of his patients. He believes that approaching this same goal by understanding the impact the disease has on his patients from the psychological, social and behavioral standpoint is of utmost importance. This helps in formulating a unique approach towards each patient and delivering the best possible care for them taking careful account of each patient’s circumstances. In this way, Dr. Sayeed seeks to develop a unique professional relationship with his patients and in turn serve the community to the best of his abilities.

    Clinical Interest

    Dr. Sayeed pursues his strong interest in Invasive General Cardiology by focusing on the diagnosis and treatment of heart conditions such as acute coronary syndrome, heart failure and arrhythmias concentrating on atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, supraventricular tachycardia (SVT), ventricular tachycardia (VT), V-fib, syncope, lipids and hyper cholesterolemia, essential hypertension, valve diseases, venous insufficiency, peripheral arterial disease and pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Sayeed also works with diagnostic left-heart catheters, using both radial and femoral approaches, right-heart catheterization, echocardiography, Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE), exercise stress testing, nuclear stress testing, pacemaker implants, loop recorder placement, temporary transvenous pacemaker placement, Cardioversion as well as tilt table testing.

    Research Interest

    Dr. Sayeed is actively researching the stabilizing effect of beta blockers and calcium channel blockers on cholesterol crystallization and vulnerable plaques. Having published many articles and research abstracts on this and other subjects related to the treatment of heart disease, Dr. Sayeed remains committed to offering his patients the highest quality of care using the most up-to-date technology and drug treatment. He continues to write and publish articles on topics specific to his and others’ cutting edge research in the fight against heart disease. This research includes the pursuit of various types of treatment in addition to pharmaceutical therapies during cardiac care such as Dr. Sayeed’s analysis of the direct effects of Nifedipine on cholesterol crystallization and vulnerable plaques. His aim is to increase the effectiveness of specific treatment plans while maintaining a manageable cost.

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    Tamara Kermani, DO

    Family Medicine Physician
    Specialty: Family Medicine

    Goshen Physicians Family Medicine – Milford
    201 S Main Street Milford, Milford, IN 46542 Directions

    574-658-4142


    Goshen Physicians Family Medicine - Syracuse
    1033 North Indiana Avenue, Syracuse, IN 46567 Directions

    574-457-5701

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    Biography

    Tamara Kermani, DO, practices family medicine at Goshen Physicians Family Medicine Syracuse. She provides comprehensive family health care for patients of all ages, from newborns and children to adults and senior citizens. In addition to routine exams and preventive medicine, she treats patients with acute illnesses such as colds, flu and ear infections. She also helps patients manage a full range of chronic conditions including diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, depression and anxiety. Based on her training in osteopathic manipulative treatment, Dr. Kermani blends massage and chiropractic therapy to treat a range of musculoskeletal conditions, including muscle tension and back, neck and hip pain.

    Philosophy of Care

    Dr. Kermani believes family medicine is a team effort. She encourages patients to take an active role in their care and health, starting with preventive care. Dr. Kermani considers education a vital part of helping patients maintain their health and live life to its fullest. She is passionate about preventive medicine and works with her patients to prevent the development of disease or illness.

    Clinical Interest

    Treatment of chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and hypertension, have always interested Dr. Kermani. She uses the latest clinical evidence to offer patients options to control chronic diseases and live longer, healthier, more active lives.

    Research Interest

    Published research by Dr. Kermani includes investigating whether specific singing exercises can be effective in curing sleep apnea and the effect of diet on health and genetics.

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    Stephanie McNamara, NP

    Family Medicine Nurse Practitioner
    Specialty: Family Medicine

    Goshen Physicians Family Medicine - Keystone A
    1814 Charlton Ct, Goshen, IN 46526 Directions

    574-533-4169

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    Biography

    Stephanie McNamara is a family nurse practitioner who provides the highest level of professional care and treatment to patients of all ages. Stephanie prides herself on providing patients with education and helping them find available resources so they can improve the quality of their life and health. Striving to meet the everyday health needs of her patients and their families is the way Stephanie develops long-term relationships with her patients. Working as a nurse practitioner at Goshen Physicians Family Medicine Syracuse, Stephanie combines her extensive experience in both hospital emergency departments and family medicine to offer the most compassionate care available.

    Philosophy of Care

    As a nurse practitioner, Stephanie supports personal, individualized patient care with compassion and a team approach. She believes that treating common illnesses, managing chronic conditions such as hypertension, diabetes and high cholesterol, while offering expert preventative care requires a full range of trained professionals working together with patients and their loved ones to achieve the maximum benefit for each patient.

    Clinical Interest

    Stephanie focuses primarily on preparing her patients to meet the healthcare challenges they face throughout their lives whether in response to diagnoses or in an effort to encourage preventative measures. As part of her focus on providing quality care to a diverse population, Stephanie has volunteered in clinics in other parts of the world such as the Clinic of Hope and Care in the Dominican Republic.