Dr. Richard G. Fried, founder and medical director, was born and raised in New York City and rural NY State. He graduated Magna cum Laude from Binghamton University with a degree in English and World Literature, and became inspired to study medicine after 2 1/2 years at Camphill Special School, working and living with children with autism and developmental disabilities.  He graduated Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine in 1976, and completed a Family Practice Residency at Reading Hospital and Medical Center in Reading Pennsylvania in 1980, which included a year’s training at the Klinik Oeschelbronn for Anthroposophical Medicine in West Germany.  He has been in private practice in the Kimberton area since 1980, and is on the staff at Phoenixville Hospital. When away from the clinic he enjoys organic farming and gardening, backpacking, horseback riding, and playing chamber music.  He also regularly teaches international folk dancing, and writes essays on contemporary medicine. He was the Medical Director of Camphill Special School for over 35 years.

Lisa Brenner, MSN, FNP-BC, CC. Ht, is a licensed Family Nurse Practitioner with a background in nutrition. She obtained her FNP degree at Villanova University and her nutrition degree at University of Massachusetts. She is experienced in Primary Care for all ages, Woman’s health, Rheumatology, and Integrative Medicine. She is also a practicing clinical hypnotherapist specializing in smoking cessation, weight and stress / pain management.

Elizabeth Russ MSN, FNP-C is a primary care Family Nurse Practitioner. She received her Masters of Science in Nursing degree from Michigan State University in 2018, after falling in love with patient education with a focus on preventative care while working as a pediatric and adult med/surg nurse. Her background highlights experience in primary care, pediatrics, and reproductive health. When not in the office, she enjoys spending time outside with her husband and two daughters, gardening, or crocheting while listening to a good audiobook.

Iwona Galani, MSN,CRNP has been a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner since 2012. She obtained her degree and master of science in nursing in 2012 from Villanova University. Iwona was tutoring undergraduate nursing students as part of her tuition scholar program at Villanova. She was also a recipient of award for distinguished achievements and academics in College of Nursing at Villanova University.

Iwona feels strongly about disease prevention and early detection. Therefore, she enjoys working in primary care, where a personalized and holistic approach can be delivered to each patient as a whole. She believes in helping to achieve one’s health goals, patient’s present situation, their belief system and abilities at the specific time in their lives must be incorporated in their care during each visit. Her core values in providing patient care consists of being compassionate, built on trusting relationship with patients as well as their families while utilizing evidence-based practice.

In her free time, Iwona enjoys running, or working out, outdoor hiking, and spending time with her kids and family. She enjoys traditions and volunteering but mostly she enjoys simple acts in life that create smiles and memories in her kids. She is a mom of three boys, that keep her very busy throughout the week.

She is fluent in Polish and English.