Our Providers

Guy Navarra, MD

Dr. Navarra is an experienced internal medicine physician who practices adult medicine and geriatrics, the care of the elderly. He is also a trained Bariatrician, offering medical weight loss to those suffering from overweight and obesity.

       Dr. Navarra's medical training is rooted in primary care and an understanding that professional and family life and its unique stresses can impact each individual's health and wellness. He has built his practice around the premise that each patient deserves personal care, and the time to express their concerns with their physician.  

       Dr. Navarra is a board certified gerontologist, trained in the special care of the elderly and complex diagnoses and treatment needs.  As such he is able to treat elderly patients, and when appropriate do so in collaboration with their adult children.

       He is also a trained Bariatrician, clinically trained to treat people who are overweight or obese and have struggled unsuccessfully, to lose weight. Dr. Navarra is the founder of MetTrimMD Medical Weight Loss Program. His weight loss program has been successfully adopted by many physicians throughout the United States, and will without doubt, help you achieve a healthy weight.

Board Certified:

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Added Qualifications in Geriatrics
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine

Education:

  • Medical Degree: Complutense University (Madrid, Spain)
  • Residency, Internal Medicine: Yale-New Haven Hospital, CT
  • Fellowship, Geriatric Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a Harvard Teaching Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts.

Member:

  • American Medical Association
  • Massachusetts Medical Society
  • Obesity Medicine Association

Houtan Golzari, MD

Dr. Golzari is an internist and primary care physician, who has extensive experience in both inpatient and outpatient care.  He has been board certified in internal medicine, since 1994.

Dr. Golzari has completed his Residency and Fellowship Program at the University of Case Western Reserve in Cleveland, Ohio.  He graduated from Tehran  University, Iran before immigrating to the United States.

Dr. Golzari has been involved in education and training of residents and medical students. He also is the author of multiple publications in medical journals.

Dr. Golzari follows national guidelines (evidence-based medicine ) as recommended by The United States Preventative Services Task Force, American Heart Association, and other national organizations.

 

Nurse Practitioner Christine Hatch, MSRN, CS, NP

Christine is trained as a Nurse Practitioner and a Registered Nurse. She manages the care of adult and elderly patients, and addresses the special needs of women. She performs comprehensive health assessments, and helps to educate patients on their conditions and self-care. She provides annual physicals to women, including pap smears. She has many years of experience in community health, treating and educating underserved populations and counseling patients to improved health.

Christine has extensive experience as a registered nurse in the intensive care and cardiac care units at Anna Jaques Hospital. She has deep knowledge in the care of cardiac conditions, and was a leader on the Quality Committee that developed standards of care for cardiac patients.

She is certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and is a member of the American Nurses Association and the Massachusetts Nurses Association.

Education:

B.S. Degree in Nursing: Northeastern University- College of Nursing, MA

Master of Science in Family and Community Health: University of Massachusetts
Nurse Practitioner Program: University of Massachusett

 

Nurse Practitioner Matthew Favazza, MSRN, CS, NP

Matthew Favazza is an experienced Family Nurse Practitioner who has specialized training in integrative medicine, nutrition, fitness, and internal medicine.  His training allows him to care for patients through diagnosis, assessment, and management of acute and chronic illness throughout the life span.

Matthew’s extensive knowledge of alternative therapies, herbal medicine, nutrition, and fitness stems from his previous career as an experienced wellness consultant.  For seven years, Matthew provided custom dietary plans and exercise regimens specific to individual client needs while involving the use of evidence-based herbal and dietary supplements in supporting the body’s own capabilities to heal itself.  This is carried into his clinical practice in internal medicine to provide a holistic yet scientifically-supported care plan to each patient.  In using an integrative and functional medicine approach, he is able to address every patient’s clinical concerns in multiple facets.  From weight loss and health maintenance to complex chronic illness management, Matthew’s approach allows each patient a precise means of reaching their health goals.

Matthew is a contributing author to nursing textbooks, guest lecturer at Simmons College, and holds an adjunct clinical faculty position at the University of Massachusetts Boston and Simmons College.  These pursuits continue to drive Matthew to provide in-depth, quality patient care for all ages.  Matthew is BLS and ACLS certified and a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Society, American Nurses Association, and Massachusetts Coalition of Nurse Practitioners.

2003-2008 Salem State College, Salem, MA, B.S. Concentration in Cellular & Molecular Biology (Pre-Medical Sciences) with a minor in Chemistry and Physics, GPA:  3.98

2010-2013 Simmons College, Boston, MA, RN, BSN, and Masters of Science in Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner program

CERTIFICATIONS:

January 2017 – January 2019 MA Board of Nursing, Registered Nurse, RN2276825

January 2013 – January 2018 MA Board of Nursing, ANCC Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, RN2276825

AHA ACLS/BLS for Healthcare Providers, June 2015-June 2017

Nurse Practitioner Meghan Chase, MSRN, CS, NP

Meghan Chase is a recent graduate of Saint Joseph’s College Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner program. Prior to graduation, she practiced as a registered nurse in Boston and most recently at Anna Jaques Hospital. Meghan worked closely with Dr. Navarra and his team while caring for their patients who were admitted to the Newburyport Five Cents Saving Bank Telemetry Unit. She was fortunate enough to complete a clinical rotation at Seacoast Medical Associates to achieve her Master’s Degree.

Meghan is a Newburyport native who attended Immaculate Conception and Newburyport High School. She still lives in Newburyport with her husband and enjoys working in her community. She is looking forward to continuing to do so in this new role.

Education:

Fairfield University Fairfield, CT

Bachelor of Science in Nursing May 2005

Saint Joseph’s College Standish, ME

Masters of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner December 2016

CERTIFICATIONS:

American Heart Association, BLS for Healthcare Providers February 2016 - February 2018

American Heart Association, ACLS for Healthcare Providers March 2016 - March 2018

MA Board of Nursing, Registered Nurse RN266246 July 2016

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, NP-C F1216474 December 27, 2016 - December 26, 2021

 

Location
Seacoast Medical Associates
21 Highland Avenue, Suite Number 24
Newburyport, MA 01950
Phone: 978-225-0331
Fax: 978-462-1560
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