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The Emerson Urgent Care Centers are staffed by board-certified physicians, certified radiology technicians, and other medical professionals on staff at Emerson Hospital specially trained in acute care medicine for all age groups.

Joseph Palomba, MD, Medical Director of Urgent Care
Joseph Palomba MD, Medical Director of Urgent Care

Dr. Palomba is board-certified in family medicine and has over 20 years of experience in emergency and urgent care settings. He holds an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering and graduated from Georgetown School of Medicine. Dr. Palomba was a resident in family practice at the University of Massachusetts. He serves on the board of the Shrewsbury Youth & Family Service. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and visiting with his two grown children.

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Christine Beck, MD
Christine Beck MD

Dr. Beck earned her medical degree from Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, Canada. She completed a residency in family medicine at Dalhousie University and research fellowships in cardiovascular outcomes at McGill University and in primary care at Dalhousie University. She is board-certified in family medicine.

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Deanna Corey, MD
Deanna Corey MD

Dr. Corey earned her medical degree from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She completed a residency in family medicine at Hahnemann Hospital in Philadelphia, Pa., and a fellowship in sports medicine at Boston University Medical Center. She is board-certified in family medicine. Her clinical interests include sports injuries and concussions.

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Michelle Dalencour, MD
Michelle Dalencour MD

Dr. Dalencour received her medical degree from the University of Massachusetts Medical School, completed a residency in family and social medicine at Montefiore Medical Center, and obtained her masters in health policy and management at the University of California Los Angeles. She is board-certified in family medicine. She is fluent in Haitian-creole and medical Spanish.

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Allan Kuong, DO, FACEP, NRP
Allan Kuong DO, FACEP, NRP

Dr. Kuong is a board-certified emergency physician with more than 20 years of experience in emergency and urgent care settings. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Naval Academy and is a 1993 graduate of the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Kuong was an anesthesia resident at Maine Medical Center and completed an emergency medicine residency at Midwestern University in Chicago. When he is not practicing medicine, Dr. Kuong serves as a reserve patrol officer and deputy sheriff in Maine and as a tactical physician on a SWAT team.

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Scott McDonald, DO,
Scott McDonald, DO

Dr. McDonald is board certified in family medicine with a background in emergency medicine. He received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Touro University Nevada before completing a family medicine residency with Trios Health in Washington state.

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Lillian Rich, MD
Lillian Rich MD

Dr. Rich holds a board certification in emergency medicine. She attended the Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia and completed her residency in orthopedic surgery and emergency medicine at the University of Massachusetts Worcester.

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