Community Healthcare Network

Charis-Ann Ricketts, O.D., FAAO

Optometrist

Dr. Ricketts is a board-certified Optometrist at Community Healthcare Network. She treats patients at our Washington Heights, Crown Heights, South Bronx, DBS, Williamsburg, and Long Island City Health Centers in the Optometry Mobile Unit.

Dr. Charis-Ann Ricketts graduated from the University of the West Indies with a BSc in Optometry. She then earned her Doctoral Optometry degree from New England College of Optometry in Boston where she completed clinical rotations through private practice, community health centers, and Ophthalmology practices. She completed a residency program in Primary Care specializing in Cornea and Contact Lenses at Nova Southeastern University.

Dr. Ricketts believes in a comprehensive and integrated approach to healthcare. Her sound clinical background and desire to provide high-quality care are evident in each patient encounter. She is proud to be part of an establishment dedicated to patient care, education, and creating optometric service platforms for sustainable vision care.

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Dr. Ricketts can help you with:

  • Refractive error (Blurred Vision)
  • Conjunctivitis/Pink eye (Eye infections)
  • Dry Eye Syndrome (Burning, itching, tearing, redness)
  • Pain in and around the eyes
  • Headaches – Migraines
  • Allergies (Seasonal, contact dermatitis)
  • Cataracts

  • Glaucoma
  • Hypertension
  • Diabetic Eye exams
  • Blepharitis – eyelid inflammation
  • Computer Visions
  • Foreign body removal
  • Emergencies – including (flashes of lights, floaters)

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Forrest Armstrong, LCSW

Behavioral Health Therapist

Forrest Armstrong is a New York State Licensed Clinical Social Worker. He treats patients at our Lower East Side and Brooklyn Health Centers. Forrest Armstrong completed his graduate degree in Psychology at the City College of New York and his Master of Social work at CUNY Hunter College.

Forrest has done specialized training and research on sleep problems and their treatments and published a book chapter about treating insomnia (Pandi-Perumal, 2016) and a scientific article about the impact of sleep loss on decision-making (Engle-Friedman et al. 2016). Forrest has lived experience and a special interest in working with the LGBTQIA community.

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Forrest can help you with:

  • General mental health care
  • Depression
  • Anxiety (feeling nervous or worried)
  • Family problems
  • Relationship problems

  • LGBTQ+ problems
  • Self-esteem (having respect for yourself)
  • Loss of a loved one
  • Social phobia (feeling shy and nervous around others)
  • Process trauma

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Tori Ferland, DNP, FNP-BC

Family Nurse Practitioner

Tori Ferland is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She treats patients at our East New York/ Dr. Betty Shabazz Health Center in Brooklyn. Tori completed her Master’s and Doctorate degrees at Columbia University with a subspecialty in Women’s Health. She completed her family practice fellowship at Community Healthcare Network.

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Tori Ferland can help you with:

  • Yearly exams
  • Pediatrics (care for babies, children, and teens)
  • Treatment of general health problems
  • Pap smears (test for cervical cancer)
  • STI (infections you can get from sex) testing and treatment

  • Birth control
  • Reproductive health care
  • Health screenings (tests that look for health problems before you have signs)
  • Care for long-term health problems like diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma, and obesity
  • Referrals to other doctors

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Donnica Horne, MSN, FNP-BC

Family Nurse Practitioner

Donnica Horne is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She treats patients at our East New York/Dr. Betty Shabazz Health Center in Brooklyn. Donnica completed her Master of Science in Nursing degree at Stony Brook University.

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Donnica can help you with:

  • Yearly exams
  • Pediatrics (care for babies, children, and teens)
  • Treatment of general health problems
  • Pap smears (test for cervical cancer)
  • STI (infections you can get from sex) testing and treatment

  • Birth control
  • Reproductive health care
  • Health screenings (tests that look for health problems before you have signs)
  • Care for long-term health problems like diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma, and obesity
  • Referrals to other doctors

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Rufshana Uddin, RDH

Rufshana Uddin is a registered Dental Hygienist. She treats patients at CHN – East New York/Dr. Betty Shabazz, CHN – Williamsburg, and at CHN – Harlem.

Rufshana Uddin completed her Associate’s degree in Dental Hygiene at New York City College of Technology.

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Rufshana Uddin can help you with:

  • Preventative care cleanings
  • Sealants (to prevent cavities in children and teens)

  • Oral (mouth) health education

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Colin Williams, DDS

Colin Williams, DDS is a dentist. He treats patients at our East New York/Dr. Betty Shabazz Health Center in Brooklyn. Dr. Williams completed his dental degree at NYU College of Dentistry. He completed his General Practice Residency (GPR) at Peninsula Hospital.

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Dr. Williams can help you with:

  • Diagnosing oral (mouth) problems and treatment planning
  • Teeth cleaning (general and deep cleaning)
  • Sealants (to prevent cavities in children and teens)
  • Silver and white fillings for cavities

  • Diagnosing oral (mouth) problems and treatment planning
  • Teeth cleaning (general and deep cleaning)
  • Sealants (to prevent cavities in children and teens)
  • Silver and white fillings for cavities

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Kendra Urdang, CNM, WHNP

Midwife and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner

Kendra Urdang, CNM, WHNP is a board certified Nurse-Midwife and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. She treats patients at our Williamsburg, East New York/DBS, Crown Heights, and Lower East Side locations. Kendra completed her Bachelor of Arts at Bard College and her Master of Science in Nursing at Yale University.

New patients, please call 866-246-8259 to make an appointment.

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Kendra can help you with:

  • Yearly exams
  • Pap smears (test for cervical cancer)
  • STI (infections you can get from sex) testing and treatment

  • Birth control and family planning
  • Prenatal care (care during pregnancy)
  • Breastfeeding tips and support

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Shelley A. Co, DO

Psychiatry

Shelley A. Co, DO is a board-certified Adult and Child/Adolescent Psychiatrist treating patients at our health centers in Crown Heights, Williamsburg, and East New York.

Dr. Co completed her medical degree/graduate degree at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine – Harlem. She completed her residency at Drexel University College of Medicine/Hahnemann University Hospital and her fellowship at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University.

New patients, please call 866-246-8259 to make an appointment.

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Dr. Co can help you with:

  • General mental health care
  • Depression
  • Anxiety (feeling nervous or worried)
  • Social phobia (feeling shy and nervous around others)

  • Psychiatric evaluation (test to see what mental health care you may need)
  • Taking your medicines the right way
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder

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Isabella Herold, RD, CDN, MPH

Nutritionist

Isabella Herold, MS, RDN/CDN, CLC is a board-certified Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. She treats patients at our Crown Heights and East New York DBS Health Centers in Brooklyn. Bella is fluent in English and speaks conversational Mandarin. She completed her undergraduate degree at Cornell University and her master’s degree in public health at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, where she also completed her dietetic internship in community nutrition.

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Isabella can help you with:

  • Breastfeeding
  • Infant feeding
  • Diabetes
  • Losing or gaining weight
  • Getting ready for weight loss surgery
  • Nutrition help at home

  • High blood pressure
  • Constipation
  • Stomach pain from food
  • Picky Eaters
  • Nutrition for kids
  • Group classes

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Christian Milton, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Christian Milton, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She treats patients at CHN East New York and CHN ENY Health Hub in Brooklyn, New York. Christian Milton is fluent in English.

Taking your medicines the right way Christian  Milton has 10 years of experience working with families,  children, and adults in various life stages. She enjoys painting, photography, and rehabbing old furniture.

New patients, please call 866-246-8259 to make an appointment.

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Christian Milton can help you with:

  • General mental health care
  • Depression
  • Anxiety (feeling nervous or worried)
  • Family problems
  • Relationship problems
  • LGBTQ+ problems

  • Self-esteem (having respect for yourself)
  • Loss of a loved one
  • Social phobia (feeling shy and nervous around others)
  • Taking your medicines the right way
  • Traumatic or painful events

Christian Milton also works with psychiatrists who can help you with:

  • General mental health care
  • Depression
  • Anxiety (feeling nervous or worried)

  • Social phobia (feeling shy and nervous around others)
  • Psychiatric evaluation (test to see what mental health care you may need)

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