New Resident Doctors Join Goodwin Community Health


SOMERSWORTH – Goodwin Community Health welcomed four new medical residents at the end of June as it entered its second year as an outpatient home for a family medicine residency program. The residency program is the result of a partnership between Goodwin’s parent organization, Greater Seacoast Community Health, and the Graduate Medical Education at Portsmouth Regional Hospital, which is an affiliate member of Tufts University School of Medicine.

The new residents are Nneka Adichie, DO, who completed her medical studies at the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine; Ala’a Alrafati, DO, graduate of Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine; Eric Ouellette, DO, graduated from College of Osteopathic Medicine at the University of Pikeville Kentucky; and Jacob Uber, DO, graduate of the Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific.

Ala'a Alrafati, DO

These doctors and the four residents who joined Goodwin a year ago are all accepting new patients; see the Becoming a Patient section on for more information.

Eric Ouellette, DO

Residents will spend three years of training at Goodwin, Portsmouth Regional Hospital and specialist practices on the coast. They will also see prenatal patients at the Families First Health Center in Portsmouth under the direction of family physician Terra Wilkins, MD, and obstetricians from Harbor Women’s Health. Harbor Women’s Health, the only delivery group at Portsmouth Regional Hospital, recently renewed its long-standing affiliation with Families First.

Jacob Uber, DO

Dr. Joanne Buonomano, MD, FAAFP, CPE, Chief and Family Physician at Greater Seacoast Community Health, is Site Director for the residency program. “We are proud of our academic relationships, which greatly contribute to our ability to provide quality, state-of-the-art services,” she says.

Dr Buonomano supervises residents with a team of faculty and community physicians from Portsmouth Regional Hospital, including Nancy Braese, DO; David Gagnon, MD; and Robert Mathes, MD. In September, Jessica Fortin, MD, will join the residency program as a core faculty member, while maintaining her own patient panel at Goodwin Community Health and serving on the rotating hospital team at the regional hospital. from Portsmouth. Dr. Fortin received her medical degree from the University of Massachusetts, Worcester Medical School and completed her residency in the Sutter Sacramento Family Medicine Residency Program in California.

In addition to participating in the medical residency program, Greater Seacoast Community Health’s work as a teaching environment includes hosting dental students from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and the University of New England College; student nurse practitioners from the University of New Hampshire; and medical assistants from the University of New England.

Greater Seacoast Community Health is a network of community health centers providing primary care, pediatrics, dental care, prenatal care, behavioral health counseling, substance use disorder treatment, mobile health, WIC, social work services, pharmacy, parenting classes, playgroups and home visitation. For more information, visit


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