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Our Team in West Chester at AFC Urgent Care

AFC Urgent Care & Walk-In Clinic in West Chester, PA has an Excellent Staff of Board Certified Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, X-Ray Technicians, and Medical Assistants.

Our highly trained staff is ready to meet your urgent care medical needs. We provide medical care in a professional, compassionate and caring manner. Our urgent care center in West Chester contains a full lab and advanced medical technology to ensure that you receive the fastest and most accurate treatment possible. Our goal is to bring you the best the possible medical care and get you back on your feet quickly. We are here when you need us!

Leonard Sax, MD, PhD, FAAFP

Dr. Sax graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) at the age of 19. He then earned both a PhD in psychology, and an MD, at the University of Pennsylvania. After completing a three-year residency in family medicine at Lancaster General Hospital, Dr. Sax launched his own medical practice in Montgomery County Maryland, just outside Washington DC, where he practiced for 18 years. He has worked at our center since its launch in October 2015. He is the author of four books for parents, most recently The Collapse of Parenting, which was a New York Times bestseller. He lives with his wife and daughter near Chester Springs.

Leslie Teeple, MD

Dr. Leslie Teeple considers herself a Chester county native after moving here as a college student to attend West Chester University (WCU), where she graduated magma cum laude in 1980 with BS in chemistry and biology. From there she went on to medical school graduating from Temple University. Dr. Teeple continued her training with a 3-year internal medicine residency at University of Pennsylvania Presbyterian, and is board certified in Internal Medicine. Dr Teeple practiced emergency medicine from 1989 -2014, moved on to private practice in internal medicine in California for several years, then moved back to the East Coast, where she has been working in urgent care. We are fortunate Dr. Teeple joined our AFC team in the Fall of 2020. Dr. Teeple loves animals and has a rescue white shepherd and 2 kitties. She also volunteered to rescue stranded sea mammals from a toxic algae bloom. Dr. Teeple has participated in a domestic violence study published in NEJM and is becoming more involved in efforts focusing on stopping human trafficking. She credits mentors at WCU for encouraging her to consider medicine and it is a huge pleasure for her to be working in West Chester and getting to know students attending her alma mater (and who all seem to love it as much as she did!). Dr. Teeple also loves Jeopardy and is a trivia enthusiast!

Nishikanta Elangbam, MD

Dr. Elangbam is originally from the small town of Danville, PA. He attended the University of Wisconsin - Madison obtaining his Bachelor's degree in Biology and then returned to the East Coast to attend Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Elangbam completed a 3-year residency in Family Medicine at Chestnut Hill Hospital in Philadelphia in 2021 and is Board Certified in Family Medicine. He decided to start his physician career in urgent care for its variety and pace. In his free-time he enjoys film, photography, and videography. Dr. Elangbam joined our team in September of 2021 and he has been a great addition!

Tom Giovinazzo, PA-C

Mr. Giovinazzo was the very first Physician Assistant in the history of Arcadia University. He has practiced for 22 years, starting his medical career in open heart surgery and intensive care. After 8 years, he then spent 3 years in Family Practice, but returned to a hospital-based Urology position for 1 year. From there Tom moved on to Orthopedic Spinal Surgery, and after 3 years, became interested in the relatively new Urgent Care field, where he has spent the last 7 years in ER/Urgent Care. Tom has developed an integrative view of medicine which resonates well with most patients. He individualizes treatment plans for each patient designed to best help them optimize their well-being using compassion and empathy. Tom was a PGA Golf Professional, stone mason, and Merck Auditor prior to being called to medicine. He feels he relates well to patients from all walks of life.

Jason Dillinger, PA-C

Mr. Dillinger is a Chester County native. He graduated from Penn State University in 2001 with a duel degree in Real Estate and International Business. After working in Real Estate and mortgages for seven years, he switched careers from business to medicine -first as an EMT, and then eventually as a Physician Assistant, graduating with a Masters in Physician Assistant studies from Barry University in 2013. Jason has been practicing medicine in an Urgent Care setting since 2014 and considers it a real privilege to be back home with the opportunity to give back to the community he grew up in.

Amela Shankar, PA-C

Ms. Shankar received her Masters in Health Science Degree from Drexel University in 2008 and a Bachelor’s degree in biology from University of Kentucky. She worked in orthopedic, neurosurgery and general surgery as a physician assistant prior to joining AFC in West Chester. She is passionate about volunteering to help those without easy access to medical care. She volunteers at Community Volunteers in Medicine in West Chester, and in 2019 contributed to a medical mission in Honduras. In addition she loves playing tennis, traveling and working in her garden.

Jessica West, PA-C

Ms. West is a Board Certified Physician Assistant. She graduated from Seton Hall University with her Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies in 2019. She also attended Seton Hall for her undergraduate degree where she received her B.S in Biology and a minor in Catholic Studies. Since graduating, Ms. West’s experience has primarily been in urgent care settings, which she thoroughly enjoys. In addition to urgent care, she has experience working in child and adolescent psychiatry and medical weight management. She has her certificate of added qualification (CAQ) in psychiatry. In 2019, she was inducted into the Pi Alpha National Honor Society for Physician Assistants. Ms. West plays and coaches children’s volleyball locally in her spare time. We are thrilled Ms. West joined out team!

510 East Gay Street,
West Chester, PA 19380


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