"I'm so grateful to work with an amazing team at the
Ann Silverman Community Health Clinic!
Hello! My name is Lauren Lyszkowski and I have been a nurse practitioner for 13 years. I live in Doylestown with my family and love to take care of people!
I'm originally from Delaware county PA, and I studied nursing at Villanova and University of Pennsylvania. I minored in Spanish at Villanova and love using my Spanish language skills at the clinic.
I am so grateful to work with an amazing team!
Dr. Erica Crane:
Dr. Crane is honored to join the Ann Silverman clinic and
be part of the important mission in offering care to the underserved.
Dr. Erica Crane is a board-certified internal medicine physician who has been a hospitalist with DH for 5 years. Born and raised in Long Island, New York, she then graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA and obtained her medical degree at SUNY Downstate College of Medicine.
Dr. Crane completed her internal medicine residency at Kaiser Permanente San Francisco. Her first two years as an attending were spent as a locum tenens physician. She was happy to become a member of the Doylestown Health community in 2018 and return closer to her roots.
Dr. Crane is honored to join the Ann Silverman clinic and be part of the important mission in offering care to the underserved.
Dr. Amy Ruesch:
A kind hearted professional that patients love and respect.
She is also ‘the rock’ of the clinic, with 29 years of service.
Dr. Amy graduated with an Associate of Nursing degree (1988) and then a Bachelor of Nursing degree (1990) from Gwynedd Mercy College and worked as a Registered Nurse in orthopedic/medical surgical inpatient nursing unit and later home care. She obtained her certification in Medical Surgical Nursing while working on the orthopedic/medical surgical unit. During her time working in home care where she functioned in a more independent role, she decided to pursue an advanced degree in nursing to broaden her knowledge and clinical opportunities in nursing.
She graduated with a Master of Nursing degree from University of Pennsylvania (1995) and became licensed as an Advanced Practice Nurse also known as a Nurse Practitioner with a certification specialty in Adult Health (ANP-BC). She initially worked in a rehabilitation specialty practice treating patients in inpatient, outpatient and long-term care rehabilitation settings. She obtained her certification in Rehabilitation Nursing (CRRN) while working in this practice.
At the same time, she also started volunteering as a nurse practitioner at The Free Clinic of Doylestown (1995) which was later to be renamed The Ann Silverman Community Health Clinic. A year later, she created a part time position as paid staff member at this clinic to promote better continuity of care in the management of chronic health conditions such as diabetes and hypertension within the clinic adult population.
In 2010, she took a detour and worked full time in Employee Health at Doylestown Hospital but continued to assist when needed at the Ann Silverman Community Health Clinic and also at another affiliated free clinic in Quakertown, PA known as Volunteers Doctors Care Clinic to provide free care for qualified residents of Upper Bucks County. In 2010, several life-changing events occurred for her that included getting married and later having a beautiful son. She also obtained her certification in occupational health nursing (COHN-S). She returned full time to The Ann Silverman Community Health Clinic (2014) and returned to school to obtain her Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree from DeSales University (2016).
Her research project as part of her degree requirement was assessing nurses’ knowledge of hearing impairment and deafness. The research project (published in Nurse Education in Practice journal, 2017) revealed a lack of knowledge and that those nurses who had obtained prior education on this topic performed better in test scores than those who did not attend a prior course. She continued to work at Volunteers Doctors Care Clinic until it closed after Congress passed The Affordable Care Act (2014).
The Ann Silverman Community Health Clinic then absorbed those clinic patients who resided at the upper end of Bucks County. This has been and still is a challenging and rewarding position within The Ann Silverman Community Health Clinic. During her time here, she has also shared her knowledge and experience by educating nurse practitioner students from varying universities rotating through this clinic in how to treat/manage this unique population. Looking forward, she hopes to continue her professional career here for many more years to come.