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New providers join Families First, Goodwin health centers

Portsmouth/Somersworth – Goodwin Community Health in Somersworth and Families First Health & Support Center in Portsmouth recently welcomed three new primary-care providers. 

Jessica Fortin, MD, earned her medical degree from the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester and then completed her residency at the Sutter Sacramento Family Medicine Residency Program in California. In addition to being a primary-care provider for patients of all ages at Goodwin Community Health, she is a core faculty member of the Graduate Medical Education program at Portsmouth Regional Hospital, working closely with the resident physicians who are based at Goodwin. She also provides inpatient care at Portsmouth Regional Hospital as part of the residency program.

Emily Grattan, FNP-C, received her Family Nurse Practitioner Graduate Certificate from the University of New Hampshire, as well as her master of science degree in nursing. She did her clinical rotations ad Goodwin Community Health and Families First. She is now working toward a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree at UNH. Before becoming a nurse practitioner, she worked as a nurse on the medical-surgical unit at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital in Dover. She sees adult patients at Families First.

Lauren Koczela, PA-C, earned her physician assistant degree from the University of New England in Portland last May. Her training included clinical rotations in family medicine at Goodwin Community Health and a private practice in Massachusetts, as well as rotations in internal medicine, emergency medicine, orthopedics, surgery, cardiology and telemedicine. She also has extensive experience in cardiac testing and rehab through her work as a cardiac stress technician and practice assistant at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital. She sees new patients of all ages at Goodwin Community Health.

For information about becoming a patient of Jessica Fortin, Emily Grattan or Lauren Koczela, call Goodwin Community Health in Somersworth at (603) 749-2346, call Families First in Portsmouth at (603) 422-8208, or visit and tap “Become a Patient.” Telehealth as well as in-person visits are available, depending on the patient’s needs.


About Greater Seacoast Community Health
Families First and Goodwin are part of Greater Seacoast Community Health, a network of community health centers providing primary care, pediatrics, dental care, prenatal care, behavioral health counseling, substance use disorder treatment, mobile health services, WIC, social work services, a pharmacy, parenting classes, playgroups and home visiting. The network also includes Lilac City Pediatrics in Rochester, the Strafford County Public Health Network and SOS Recovery Community Organization. Services are open to everyone and aim to be respectful, recovery-friendly, LGBTQ-affirming and trauma-informed. For more information, visit

Posted on: November 18, 2021
Topics: Staff Changes | Something New

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