Our team members are highly trained and knowledgeable. Each member of our team is committed to making your experience with us as convenient and enjoyable as possible, from scheduling your first appointment through the entirety of your care. We strive to provide care that is right for you.
Jim has been a Registered/Certified Physician Assistant since 2002. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from SUNY at Stony Brook and his Masters of Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Nebraska. In addition to Neurosurgery, he has experience in Oncology and Primary Care.
Ping Hao has been a Registered/Certified Physician Assistant since 2013. She received her MD degree in 2004 from the Medical Department of Peking university, China. She was in the OB/Gyn residency program between 2004-2005, in China. She received her Master’s degree from Touro College in Bay Shore, NY. She has experience in primary care and pain management prior to her current position.
Stephan has been a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner since 2017. He graduated with his Masters of Nursing from Stony Brook University. He then obtained his RN First Assist certification from the National Institute of First Assisting in 2018. Stephan’s prior experience includes working as a Registered Nurse, CCRN in a Neuro-Surgical Intensive Care Unit for over 5 years. He also has experience working in Primary Care.
Mary Kate Reinhart, certified adult/pediatric nurse practitioner, joined LINS in 2011. She holds a Bachelor of Science in nursing, Master of Science in child health and a post-Master certificate in adult health from Stony Brook University. Mary Kate has been a nurse practitioner since 1996.
Emily, our Medical Assistant, joined our practice in 2021. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology and Psychology and is currently working on prerequisites for Physician Assistants School. Emily volunteered as an EMT for two years with the Port Jefferson Ambulance Company and is currently doing MLS Laser Treatments in our office.
Terry Pontino is an Acute Care nurse practitioner, board certified through ANCC. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Nursing from West Virginia University and a Master of Science degree in Adult Health from Walden University.. She is a member of NPALI and the ANA. Terry Pontino has been a nurse practitioner since 2016.
Caryn Ann - Supervisor Clerical Services