Personnel File: Healthcare


Personnel File: Healthcare




Fred Usoh, M.D., has joined the staff of Commonwealth Health Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Usoh specializes in interventional pain management and is certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology. He will see patients at Suite 5, Thomas P. Saxton Medical Pavilion, 468 Northampton St., Edwardsville. A graduate of the Ross University School of Medicine, Portsmouth, Dominica, Usoh completed a residency in surgery and anesthesiology at Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York and a fellowship in interventional pain management and addiction at the Spine Care and Pain Management, Northeastern Georgia Anesthesiology Services, Athens, Georgia. He will perform special procedures to treat and manage pain. Interventional procedures may include an injection of an anesthetic medicine or steroid around nerves, tendons, joints or muscles; spinal cord stimulation; orĀ insertion of a drug delivery system. Patients needing interventional pain management services suffer distress and discomfort caused by a variety of conditions and disorders including: chronic low back and neck pain; chronic reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) or complex regional pain syndrome; chronic head, mouth and face pain; post-surgical procedures; post-traumatic pain syndrome and muscle and bone pain

Maria C. Escano, M.D., has joined Commonwealth Physician Network and will practice trauma surgery at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. She is a graduate of Florida International University, Miami, and earned a medical degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine.She worked at Columbia University Bassett Healthcare/New York Presbyterian Hospital Department of Internal Medicine and Neurology and completed a surgical residency at St. Agnes Hospital, Baltimore. Escano completed a fellowship at the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland and holds an MBA from the Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School. She previously worked as a trauma medical director at Lake Charles (La.) Memorial Hospital where she developed the trauma program registry. She is certified in advanced trauma life support, advanced cardiac life support, basic life support and the fundamentals in laparoscopic surgery. Her advanced certifications include: instructor of advanced trauma operative management; instructor of advanced surgical skills for exposure in trauma; and instructor of fundamentals of critical care services.


Gregory W. Bormes, M.D., has joined Geisinger Health System as a plastic and cosmetic surgeon. After a 16-year career in private practice, Bormes will continue to provide surgical services in the community, seeing patients at Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton. Board certified in plastic surgery, Bormes sees pediatric and adult patients in need of reconstructive plastic surgery for facial and body defects arising from birth disorders, trauma, burns and disease. He performs procedures such as breast reconstruction, skin cancer removal and tendon repair and procedures that treat conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome and trigger finger. Bormes also specializes in cosmetic surgery procedures such as facial rejuvenation, including face, eyelid and neck lifts; skin rejuvenation, including botox, juvederm and spider vein treatment; facial contouring, including rhinoplasty; body contouring, including tummy tucks and arm and thigh lifts; and cosmetic breast surgeries. A member of the American Board of Plastic Surgeons, Bormes earned his medical degree from Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, D.C., and completed general surgery and plastic surgery residencies at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Bormes at GCMC, call the physician and services referral line at 844-703-4262.


Edward Walsh has begun employment with The Wright Center for Primary Care as a Center of Excellence case manager. Walsh is a graduate of The University of Scranton and Marywood University and joins The Wright Center from Little Creek Outpatient Services in Hamlin, where he previously served as clinical director. Walsh has extensive experience in the clinical environment, having served as a clinical supervisor and director for nearly 20 years. He has been recognized for his contributions to his community and was awarded the UNICO Outstanding Citizen Award.

Caroline Kropp has also begun employment with The Wright Center for Primary Care as a Center of Excellence Case Manager.Kropp is a graduate of Rosemont College and is currently pursuing her masters in rehabilitation counseling at The University of Scranton. Kropp joins The Wright Center from Woodfords Family Services in Portland, Maine where she served as a behavioral health professional. During her undergraduate studies, she was recognized as one of Who's Who among American Universities and Colleges.

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