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Your InCare Team

Count On Being Greeted With A Smile

We strive to provide a better healthcare experience by making sure patients feel welcome, heard, and understood. Patient feedback is taken seriously and We take our time to listen. Patient etiquette is a constant focus and reflects how we want to interact with each and every person. By the end of each visit we strive to answer all questions asked.
Essam Ansari, MD
Essam Ansari, MD

Dr. Essam Ansari began his internal medicine, pulmonary, and critical care medicine residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Ansari received a Master’s degree in Public Health at Harvard School of Public Health. He is board-certified in Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care Medicine, and is a Sleep Medicine Specialist.

Dr. Ansari, a physician leader, has a passion for Patient Safety, Quality Care, and Patient Experience. He serves as the CEO for InCare, PLLC, which provides pulmonary, sleep medicine, and intensive care unit services. He also has a solid background in Process Improvement. Dr. Ansari’s interests include Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep disorders, Asthma and COPD.

He enjoys reading, listening, and reading audiobooks, as well as spending time with his children.

Christopher Daigle, MD
Christopher Daigle, MD

Dr. Daigle has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from State University of New York Health Science Center in Brooklyn, NY, and completed his Fellowship and Residency at the University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry in Rochester, New York. 

He is board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine. He is a member of the American College of Chest Physicians, American Thoracic Society, New Hampshire State Medical Society, and Society of Critical Care.

He was awarded the New Hampshire Top Doc Award, in Pulmonary Medicine 7 years in a row from 2010 through 2018 and the David A. Haller Award for Outstanding Devotion and Contribution to Patient Care in 1997.

Dr. Christopher Daigle enjoys cooking, hiking in the White Mountains, and skiing.

Ghazwan Acash, MD
Ghazwan Acash, MD

Dr. Acash graduated from Damascus University School of Medicine and completed his Internal Medicine residency at St Joseph Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. He also completed his Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship at Lahey Clinic and Medical Center, as well as completing a Fellowship in Interventional Pulmonology.

He is a Diplomate of the American Association of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology, as well a member of the American College of Chest Physicians.

He was awarded the Lahey Clinic Alumni Association Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement in the specialty of Pulmonary and Critical Medicine. Dr. Ghazwan Acash has been practicing for over 20 years and is fluent in English and Arabic. He is Board Certified in the following specialties: Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, and Interventional Pulmonology.

Dr. Acash enjoys, cooking, swimming, and likes playing chess, but most of all spending time with his wife, and their children.

Toufic Saad, MD
Toufic Saad, MD

Dr. Toufic Saad joined InCare in 2022, from Mercy Hospital in Joplin, Missouri. He has been practicing for over 12 years. His specialties include Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine.

He graduated from Lebanese University and completed his Internal Medicine Residency at Staten Island University Hospital. He also completed his Pulmonary Fellowship at Norwalk Hospital and Critical Care Fellowship at Yale New Haven Hospital. He is a member of the American College of Chest Physicians and fluent in English, French, and Arabic. He was awarded the Humanistic Medicine award in 1999 by the Lebanese Cancer Center, and The Work Dedication Award in 2002.

Dr. Toufic Saad enjoys skiing, swimming, and biking, but most of all spending time with his wife, Nicole, an infectious disease specialist and their children.

Patrick Scanlon, MD
Patrick Scanlon, MD

Dr. Scanlon is the Director of Patient Experience at InCare, PLLC.

Dr. Scanlon graduated from the NY College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his Internal Medicine Residency and Pulmonary/Critical Care Fellowship at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center. He is a Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians and a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine. His special interests include COPD, Asthma, interventional bronchoscopy procedures such as EBUS (Endobronchial Ultrasound) and navigational bronchoscopy.

In his spare time, Dr. Scanlon enjoys spending time with his wife, Kristen, a Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner, their two children, Charlie and Maddy, and their dog, Martini. Dr. Scanlon is the Town Physician of North Andover MA, and on the North Andover Board of Health.

Lindsey Britten, PA-C
Lindsey Britten, PA-C

Lindsey, is Texas native. She graduated with a Master of Physician Assistant Studies in 2014 from the University of North Texas and started her PA career working in Bariatric Medicine. In 2018, she relocated to New Hampshire where she currently enjoys practicing Sleep Medicine. Outside of work, she loves exploring New England with her husband and two young daughters.

Carla Brogna, MS, PA-C
Carla Brogna, MS, PA-C

Born and raised in Medford, Massachusetts, Carla received her bachelor’s degree in Cardiopulmonary Science from Northeastern University.  She worked as a registered respiratory therapist at Massachusetts General Hospital before attending graduate school.  She received a Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant studies from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Boston.  She has over 20 years of experience as a certified physician assistant, and previously worked on the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Lung transplant team.

Taylor Puddister, NP
Taylor Puddister, NP

Taylor graduated with a BSN from the University of Rhode Island in 2013 and completed her MSN at the MGH Institute of Health Professions in 2016. She worked as a Nurse Practitioner in the Medical ICU at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, MA for three years, then transitioned to Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital in Haverhill, MA, where she has been working as a Pulmonary Nurse Practitioner since January 2020.

Heather Licciardi, Director of Operations
Heather Licciardi, Director of Operations

Heather joined InCare in 2018, after 20 years working as a coordinator in the ICU at Holy Family Hospital. Through her hospital role, she gained invaluable experience in helping complex patients and their families and ensuring that day-to-day operations run smoothly and efficiently. Patient experience is her top priority! When Heather is not working, she loves to spend time with her husband and children.

Iris Alvarado, Office Manager
Iris Alvarado, Office Manager

Iris joined InCare in 2021 as the Credentialing & Integration Manager after 10 years working in healthcare as a billing Manager. In 2022 she became the office manager responsible for overseeing the day to day operations of the practice alongside the Director of Operations.

Iris has been a great addition to the InCare team, with her positive attitude and her love for learning she encourages others to work hard and succeed.

Iris utilizes  her managerial and leadership skills aligned with InCare values to provide great patient experience while ensuring the practice runs smoothly.

When Iris is not working,  she enjoys doing crafts, decorating and most of all  spending time with her  family.

Grace Aube, Outpatient Manager
Grace Aube, Outpatient Manager

Grace joined InCare in 2022.  Prior to joining us, she previously worked at Dartmouth-Hitchcock for almost eight years in the Specialty Care Departments as a Supervisor.  Prior to her career at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, she was a Licensed Nursing Assistant. Grace has also earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Southern New Hampshire University.  Grace prides herself and her team on providing exceptional patient care and strives for patient satisfaction.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her daughter,  husband, and their two beagles, Truitt & Carter.  They enjoy camping, spending time outside, and watching the Red Sox.

OUR STORY

Founded to provide high-quality treatment with respect & compassion

Founded in 2018, by Dr. Ansari ‘s goal was to create a team of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine specialists who seek to provide modern, high-quality treatment while also emphasizing respect, compassion, and teamwork. Our goal is to improve the coordination of care for patients across the healthcare continuum in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

“We think that patients are empowered by understanding… We believe in an experience that educates our patients and provide the best possible experience.” – Dr. Essam Ansari

Patient feedback is taken seriously. We take our time to listen to our patients and understand what they are looking for. Patient etiquette is a constant focus and reflects how we want to interact with each and every person. By the end of each visit we strive to answer all questions asked.