​In addition, we pledge to our patients:

  • To provide high quality service within each of our individual areas of responsibility, and
  • To maintain, at all times, respect for human dignity, value, and worth.

Dr. DeBrady is a native of Philadelphia and graduated from Central High School. A graduate of Morehouse Coilege with a degree in Biology, he received his degree in medicine from Temple University. He is board certified in Family Medicine and is a member in good standing of AAFP, PAFP, and the Chestnut Hill Hospital Active Medical Staff. Dr. DeBrady has been practicing for 10 years and has been with JFK Medical Center since February 2015.

Dr. Huffman-DeVaughn has been living in Philadelphia since 1984. She graduated from George Washington Carver High School in Birmingham and did her undergraduate studies at Fisk University, where she received a B.A. in Biology. Dr. Huffman-DeVaughn received her degree in medicine from Meharry Medical College and did her residency at Kosair Children's Hospital of the University of Louisville. She completed a one-year fellowship in Adolescent Medicine at the Children's Hospital of the University of Alabama and is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She has been practicing medicine for 33 years and has been with JFK Medical Center since 2017.

Onurorah Umeh, MD

Primary Care Physician

Ronald E. Rossman, MD

Primary Care Physician

Sudha Patnaik, MD

Primary Care Physician / Urgent Care Physician

Shyrelle Gardner, MD

Primary Care Physician

Our dedicated providers see and maintain a strong, family-oriented, personal doctor-patient relationship. We value the trust our patients place in our practice and we provide high-quality management of the healthcare needs of each patient.


Our well-trained, experienced medical staff ensures this level of care will continue through all of life’s phases, managing all interactions using modern technology with efficient patient administration tools.


Our family-friendly setting exceeds the experience of most patients in family medical practices today.


​To find office hours for each of our physicians and medical staff members, click here.

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Ramprasad Patnaik, MD

Urgent Care

Walter Bantom, MD

Primary Care Physician

Dr. Simmons'is a native of Mobile,.Alabama, and was educated in the Alabama school system, graduating from Central High School. She completed her undergraduate studies at Florida A&M University, where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Microbiology. Dr. Simmons earned a Master's degree in Medical Microbiology from Howard University and completed a post-graduate program in Medical Microbiology at the University of Pennsylvania. She completed a rotating internship at Frankford Hospital, where she was trained as a surgeon. Dr. Simmons has lived in Philadelphia for six years.

Dr. Bantom, a Philadelphia native, graduated from Central High School and did his undergraduate studies at Howard University and Saint Joseph's University. He received a B.S. degree in Business Administration. Dr. Bantom received his degree in medicine from Temple Medical School and did his residency in Internal Medicine at Mercy Catholic Medical Center. He is board eligible in Internal Medicine, certified in Addiction Medicine, and a member in good standing of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, PA National Medical Association, and the Medical Society of Eastern PA.

Dr. Sudha Patnaik was educated in her native India, where she received both her B.A. and her degree in medicine. She did her residency at Frankford, MCP, and Shore Memorial Hospitals. She is board eligible in Family Practice and the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Patnaik has been practicing for 35 years and has been with JFK Medical Center since 1981. 

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Our Medical Staff

​​Primary Care Physicians

​​Urgent Care

A native of Philadelphia, Dr. Rednor graduated from Lincoln High School and did his undergraduate studies at Temple University, where he received a B.A. degree in Psychology and Biochemistry. He received his medical degree from Ross University and did his residencies at SUNY Downstate Pathology, Rutgers-Cooper Medicine, and New Rochelle Hospital. He also completed a fellowship at New York Medical College in Geriatrics. Dr. Rednor is board certified in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics. He has been practicing medicine for 30 years and has been with JFK Medical Center since 1996. 

Dr. Umeh has been living in Philadelphia for 36 years. He did his undergraduate studies at Howard University in Washington, DC, and received a B.A. degree in Zoology. He attended the American University of the Caribbean in the West Indies, where he received his degree in medicine. Dr. Umeh did his residency at Einarwin MwsixL Center. He is certified in Family Practice, and a member in good standing in American Academy of Family Physicians, PA Medical Society, and PCMS. He has been practicing medicine for 36 years.

Sudha Patnaik, MD

Primary Care Physician / Urgent Care Physician

In order to ensure that we fulfill our primary mission of providing excellence in health care service and education, we pledge our support to one another and acknowledge our obligation to treat each other, and our many concerned publics, with dignity and respect.​

Dr. Rossman, a native of Philadelphia, graduated from the William Penn Charter School. After doing his undergraduate studies at Princeton University, he received a B.A. degree in Biology. He attended the University of Pennsylvania, where he received his degree in medicine, after which he did his residency and completed his fellowship at Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia. He is board eligible in Hematology and Oncology and is a member in good standing of the American Medical Association. Dr. Rossman has been practicing medicine for 35 years and has been with JFK Medical Center since August 2015. 

Akili DeBrady, MD

Primary Care Physician

See Dr. Patnaik's biographical information on the left.

Agnes Simmons, MD

Primary Care Physician

Ronald Rednor, MD

Primary Care Physician

Dr. Partridge is a Philadelphia native and graduated from Archbishop O'Leary High School. She did her undergraduate studies at Hampton University, where she received her B.A. degree in Biology. After receiving her degree in medicine from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, she did her surgical residency at Metropolitan Hospital. Dr. Partridge is board certified in Family Medicine and is a member in good standing of the PA Osteopathic Medical Society and the American Osteopathic Association. She has been practicing medicine for 38 years and has been with JFK Medical Center since 1986.

Evelyn Partridge, DO

Primary Care Physician

Pamela Huffman-DeVaughn, MD

Pediatrician