Nomination Letters – Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Braintree

Naomi Joress

Naomi is the nurse practitioner who works with my daughters’ primary care physician. She gives the best care, and my girls love her. She has been there for us through some really tough times, like when my oldest was a preemie, who struggled to drink formula and eventually was diagnosed with leukemia. It doesn’t matter which daughter I take to the office, Naomi always asks where the other one is and how she’s doing. She is very knowledgeable and always has great tips.

—Nominated by Leah MacLeod

Alona Rotkovitch

I have been seeing nurse practitioner Alona for many, many years for my annual Pap, breast exam, and checkup. I really cannot remember the name of my doctor, as I only use Alona. She is thorough and caring and never makes me feel any question is stupid or trivial. We are very simpatico and have children the same ages, and she just plain “gets’’ me. Alona listens, offers suggestions, is never judgmental, and is always respectful. Our time is never rushed and she takes all my concerns seriously. If Alona decides to retire, I will be bereft. She has seen me through menopause and I hope to get through many more healthy years with her.


—Nominated by Sheila Horowitz

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