Tim Dare has been stating “your family is our family” to his patients for over 20 years as a practicing Physician Assistant in the Savannah area. Tim believes that providing a reassuring statement to your patients followed by a confidently explained plan of action - will bring everyone to feel like family.
His adventure begins when he was born on February 28, 1975, in Vero Beach, Florida. There he was an avid athlete throughout high school and spent most of his time surfing the Florida coastline.
He attended Mars Hill University in North Carolina where he graduated Cum Laude in the Major of Biology (Pre-Med) in 1997. He then enrolled in South University’s inaugural Physician Assistant Class and graduated Cum Laude in 2000.
After completing his degree in Physician Assistance, he spent four years working in Internal Medicine and 17 years in Allergy and Immunology with Coastal Allergy and Asthma. He transitioned to Urgent Care Berwick /Sandfly two years ago and has enjoyed the new challenges in medicine and business management. In all areas of medicine that Tim has had the opportunity to practice, he believes that developing a relationship with his patients is a passion that leads to a healthy family environment and satisfied patients.
Tim’s commitment to developing relationships with his patients and their families has also led him to work directly with the Georgia Association of Physician Assistants as a regional contact liaison for all Physician Assistants, connecting Physician Assistants throughout Georgia. He has held the role of GAPA President for two terms and looks forward to continuing his support for all Physician Assistants in Georgia.
Tim currently lives on Skidaway Island with his wife Joan and their daughter Grace. He spends most of his time with his family swimming, mountain biking, and running. He has been competing in triathlons, mountain bike races, and other endurance races for the past 15 years and recently had the opportunity to complete 2 IronMan Triathlons and the Leadville 100. He is still in search of the perfect wave!
Cory M. Stanley is a Board Certified Physician Assistant, licensed in the states of Georgia and North Carolina.
Cory has practiced in the Emergency Room, Urgent Care, and Internal Medicine.
After graduating with his Bachelors degree in Biology from Mars Hill College, he then attended East Tennessee State University for his Masters Degree in Biology which prepared him for his first career as a High School teacher and coach.
Finally, he followed his love of Science and earned a Masters of Science in Physician Assistant studies from South University in 2007. He and his family have remained in Savannah ever since.
Cory is blessed with a wonderful wife, Sylwia, and two great kids, Victor and Scarlett. His wife is very active in the tennis community as she played Division 1 tennis, trained with Nick Bollettieri , and has coached lessons around the Savannah area.
Dr. Joseph Roarty is originally from Bayonne, New Jersey. He graduated from St. Peter’s College, Summa Cum Laude with a B.S. in Biochemistry in 1996. He received his Medical Degree from New York Medical College in 2005. He then spent three years in San Antonio, Texas completing his residency training in Emergency Medicine at Wilford Hall and Brooke Army Medical Centers. He is Board Certified through the American Board of Emergency Medicine.
After completing his residency he was stationed at Ft. Stewart, GA fulfilling his active duty service obligation. He served as a Brigade Surgeon for the 4th Brigade of the 3rd Infantry Division. He deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn from 2010-2011 earning a Bronze Star Medal for meritorious service during his deployment. After his deployment, he was appointed in the department of emergency medicine at Winn Army Community Hospital. He served as chief of the department of emergency medicine at Winn Army before finishing his Army career in 2012.
Dr. Roarty has practiced Emergency Medicine in the Savannah area since 2009. He has held staff appointments in the departments of Emergency Medicine at St. Joseph’s Candler healthcare system; Southeast Georgia healthcare system-Brunswick, GA; East Georgia Regional medical center-Statesboro, GA; and Winn Army Community Hospital-Fort Stewart, GA.
Dr. Roarty cherishes the value of family, spending his free time with his wife Mandy and four boys. As the medical director of Urgent Care of Berwick, his goals are to provide the highest quality of care and service to the people of Savannah. He values patient feedback and is dedicated to providing the highest quality of affordable care to the community.
Practicing as a Physician Assistant and specializing in Orthopaedic sports medicine for 32 years Mary Vacala has extensive experience working with patients and athletes of all ages and professions. Mary started her sports medicine career in college where she was both a scholarship athlete and an athletic trainer. Mary’s philosophy is to live your life with purpose and have fun doing it.
Mary holds 2 Bachelor’s of Science degrees and 2 master’s degrees in Medical Science and Physician Assistant Studies.
Mary has been certified as an athletic trainer for 41 years and a Physician Assistant for 32 years. Mary has coordinated several athletic training, sports medicine, and PA programs and served as department chair/program director of a Physician assistant program. She continues to mentor student interns in PA studies, ATC, and Family Medicine. Mary has been presenting guest lectures throughout the country and internationally for the past 25 years.
Mary was one of 3 medical coordinators and a Chief athletic trainer in the 1966 Atlanta Olympic games. She has worked with the USA Olympic Committee since 1993. She was selected to the USA medical Team in 2000, 2004, and 2016 where she covered the Paralympic games in Sydney Australia, Athens Greece and Rio, Brazil. She has been a member of 2 Gold medal Americas cup teams, 2 Silver medal World Championship teams, 2 Gold medal Parapan teams, and 2 Gold Medal Paralympic Teams. She continues to work with the USA Men and will be with them in the 2020ne Paralympics in Tokyo.
Mary has served as a secretary and a two-term president of the Georgia Association of Physician Assistants. Mary has served as a delegate for the AAPA House of Delegates for eleven terms. She was elected by her peers as the GAPA Physician Assistant of the year in 2015.
Mary has co-authored a Chapter on the Care of the Physically Challenged Patient in the book “Physician Assistant: A Guide to Clinical Practice. She has numerous honors of which most recent include; The Hu. C Myers Award, distinguished alumni PA award at Alderson Broaddus University, The 2017 Distinguished Alumni award from Western Illinois University and the AAPA Distinguished Fellow.
Dr. James Portzer is originally from New York. He graduated from Villanova University in 1988 with a BS in Biology and went on to medical school at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Portzer then completed an Internship in Binghamton, NY, followed by his Emergency Medicine Residency at York Memorial Hospital in PA. Dr. Portzer was Chief Resident of his EM program and is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine. He took his first Attending job in Buffalo, NY in 1997 and enjoyed the teaching aspect of the job as an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Buffalo EM Residency. He became the EM Director of the Millard Fillmore Hospital in Buffalo.
In 2002, Dr. Portzer made the move to the sunny South and has been practicing Emergency Medicine in Savannah with Georgia Emergency Associates. He continues to practice full time Emergency Medicine locally at Candler and St. Joseph ER's. The Savannah area has continued to provide teaching opportunities locally as a preceptor and Associate Professor of The Medical College of Georgia.
Dr. Portzer's other passions include physical fitness and Preventative and Sports Medicine. He loves to play and coach baseball. He treasures the many friendships he has made playing and coaching baseball locally.
His Life Motto is "Live life and play hard." If not working you can find him outdoors fly fishing , mountain biking, whitewater kayaking , playing volleyball or just listening to some good country music.
Originally from St. Petersburg, Russia, Tatyana Ioffe has lived in Savannah most of her life. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Armstrong Atlantic University and worked in the Emergency Department at St. Joseph's/Candler for seven years. Tatyana went on to graduate with a Masters of Science in Nursing from South University and is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner.
In her spare time, she enjoys being outdoors, cooking, and traveling. Tatyana believes her experience in nursing and emergency medicine has given her the dedication to provide compassionate quality care and preventative care advocacy.
A native of Savannah, Meagan Ruehling is a graduate of St. Vincent’s Academy. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Armstrong Atlantic State University, she worked in the Emergency Department at St. Joseph’s/Candler. She went on to earn her Masters of Science in Nursing from South University and is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner.
In her free time, she enjoys traveling and spending time on the water with her husband and two dogs. Born and raised in Savannah, Meagan has a personal investment in the health and wellbeing of her community and is dedicated to bettering the lives of her patients. With a background in nursing and emergency medicine, she believes a little extra time spent on listening and advocating for patients in times of need is the best way to achieve this goal.
Sarah is a native of South Georgia. She graduated from Southeastern Tech with her Associates's degree in Radiologic Technology in 2008. She moved to Savannah in 2015 to assist in the opening of Urgent Care of Berwick and has been a part of opening each clinic since.
Sarah enjoys providing patient care while managing the clinical aspects of Primary Care Savannah, Urgent Care of Berwick, and Urgent Care of Sandfly.
She lives in Richmond Hill with her husband and two children. They enjoy summer days by the pool, spending time at her family's lake house, going to the beach, and chasing kids. They love Savannah and enjoy all it has to offer year-round. Sarah's husband Travis also works at Urgent Care of Sandfly location as an X-ray tech and they enjoy working together in the office and at home. They have worked together off and on since graduating in 2008.
Sarah looks forward to continuing to assist in the growth of the clinics and truly feels at home here.
Brittany Wilson is a native of South Georgia. She graduated from Brantley County High School before moving to Savannah where she graduated from Armstrong with a Bachelors in Economics.
Brittany initially came on staff at the Urgent care of Berwick in 2017 as a receptionist before quickly transitioning into the role of supervisor for the front desk staff.
She is our credentialing coordinator for the providers while also managing insurance contracts for Your Family Medical Group's three facilities. Brittany assisted in the start-up of Urgent Care of Sandfly and Primary Care Savannah. While traveling to each location throughout the week, she enjoys patient interaction and leading by example for her staff in providing excellent patient care.
In her free time, Brittany loves to cook, try new recipes, and spoil her children. Together they enjoy relaxing and spending time with family and friends.
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5730 Ogeechee Rd. Suite 192 Savannah, GA 31405
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7360 Skidaway Rd #L2 Savannah, GA 31406
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SATURDAY-SUNDAY 9 AM-4 PM