Meet the Team

Nicholette Martin, MD, HC

Physician | Health Coach

“Practicing pain management has been both challenging and rewarding over the last 18 plus years. The key has been and will continue to be, finding a balance between patient-centered treatment practices and risk managed opioid prescribing. Using multiple modalities and educational materials aids the patient’s understanding of this process, and makes us partners in the journey. I attempt to work closely with my patients and their families to find a balance that promotes increased function and pain control while mitigating medication risk and the potential for harm.”

Michal Moskowitz, PhD

Clinical Psychologist

“Our physical, emotional, and behavioral health are closely connected. Stress can worsen many physical conditions. Exercise is one of the best treatments for depression. Sleep, pain and sexual problems have both physical and psychological components. Serious medical conditions can wreak havoc on your emotions and your relationships. To me, patient-centered care means treating you as a WHOLE person.”

Susan D. Pappas, MSN, CRNP

Nurse Practitioner | Diabetic Nurse Educator

“My primary interest is in health and wellness promotion. I believe that although the healthcare systems are geared toward the illness model, our focus as providers should be toward health promotion. As healthcare providers, we have an obligation to set an example of health and wellness promotion. During my visits with patients, my desire is to develop a relationship of trust so that I may serve as an adjunct to the patient’s PCP in managing their care. My philosophy of diabetes care involves teaching the patient all aspects of diabetes self-management. My diabetes classes, offered weekly, cover all aspects of self-management.”

Mikhail Shik, MD

Physician

“My greatest professional achievement in my years of practice in Syracuse, New York was establishing close relationships and forming strong bonds with my patients. It was extremely difficult for me to say goodbye to each of them over the last few months. However, I bring the same basic tenets of my practice philosophy with me to RIMG a patient’s well being comes first and communication is the key to success. I believe in being accessible to my patients, and I am ready to care for them and help each of them to the best of my ability.”

Eleanor Tanno, MD

Physician

“I like to greet all my patients with a smile. I do my best to listen, problem solve, and work together to come up with a plan that is accessible to my patients.”