Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners
Lorie Sparacino, MS, PNP-BC, CORLN
Lorie joined the group in 1984. She obtained her master's degree in nursing at the University of Rochester and her bachelor's degree at D'Youville College in Buffalo. Lorie's special interests are in pediatrics and tracheostomy care.
Cheryl Parnell, RPA-C
Cheryl joined the group in 1998. She earned her physician assistant degree from Hahnemann University in Philadelphia and also holds a doctor of musical arts degree from The Ohio State University. She received her undergraduate degree from Roberts Wesleyan College where she still participates in orchestral performances. She has a special interest in the treatment of voice disorders and dizziness.
Kelly Reid-Waldock, ANP, FNP
Kelly Reid-Waldock has been specializing in otolaryngology in the Rochester area for over 22 years. She received her masters degree from the University of Rochester. Kelly has a special interest in geriatrics, dizziness and pediatrics. She sees patients in all of the Group's offices.
Elizabeth Nagle, RPA-C
Elizabeth joined the group in 2009. She graduated from Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania with her master's degree in physician assistant studies in 2009. She completed her bachelor's of science in 2008. She is a Western New York native who returned to Rochester after completing her physician assistant program. She practices all aspects of general otolaryngology and is a surgical physician assistant in otolaryngology at Rochester General Hospital. Elizabeth is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and is a member of AAPA.
Sarah Hardy, MS
Sarah came to the practice in 2008. She earned her bachelor's degree in speech and language pathology and audiology from SUNY Geneseo and her master's degree from Syracuse University. She has held positions in medical private practice as a diagnostic audiologist and has dispensed hearing aids since 1995. She performs all specialized hearing tests for The Rochester Otolaryngology Group, along with all diagnostic testing in our main office. She has a special interest in hearing protection and products for the musician.
Faith Barbe, MS
Faith joined the group in 2011. A native of Rochester, she earned her bachelor's degree in psychology and health and human services from SUNY Buffalo in 1998. She went on to complete her graduate education at the Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences at the University at Buffalo and earned her master's degree in audiology in 2001. Faith performs audiologic assessment and testing and provides custom hearing protection and swim molds for patients as needed.
Diane Finnerty, AuD
Diane began consulting for the practice in 2011. She is licensed by the state of New York and is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology. She earned a bachelor's in communication disorders at Arizona State University in 1986 and her master's in audiology at SUNY Geneseo in 1988. She worked in various settings including teaching at Missouri State University before completing her doctorate in audiology from the University of Florida in 2001. She performs diagnostic evaluations and advises patients on strategies to improve communication. Her passion is teaching and making sure patients have reasonable expectations regarding the benefit of hearing aids.