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Dr. Cliff Wagner, MD, FACEP

Dr. Cliff Wagner has been a prominent figure in Emergency Medicine in Connecticut for twenty five years.  He began his career as attending physician at Mount Sinai Hospital in Hartford where he became Chief of the Department of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Wagner helped to facilitate the transition of the Mount Sinai Emergency Department to Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center following the merger of the two institutions. 

Dr. Wagner was appointed Medical Director of Emergency Medical Services at Saint Francis Hospital and was an attending Emergency Medicine physician at that institution for four years before joining the Connecticut Emergency Medicine Specialists (CEMS) team at Bristol Hospital.  In 2008, Dr. Wagner was appointed Chairman of the Section of Emergency Medicine and Medical Director at Bristol Hospital and in 2011 moved with CEMS to Griffin Hospital in Derby, Connecticut.  In 2012 he became Medical Director of Urgent Care for CEMS.

Dr. Wagner is Board Certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians.

Dr. Wagner is committed to providing premium care to his patients.  Compassion and warmth have always been hallmarks of his practice style and he strives for excellence at all times.  Dr. Wagner believes that the urgent care model provides a low cost, high quality alternative to hospital based emergency departments.

Dr. Lawrence Levine, MD, FACEP

Dr. Larry Levine is an emergency physician who came to Connecticut in 1994 and pioneered a patient-centered, physician-based model of emergency medicine at Bristol Hospital.  He founded Connecticut Emergency Medicine Specialists (CEMS), one of the first private practice ER groups in the state.  Dr. Levine’s focus was on providing the best medical care in the most compassionate and efficient manner possible. Within a year, his emergency department was recognized for its quality of care and high patient satisfaction.  In 2010, Dr. Levine brought CEMS to Griffin Hospital in Derby where he is an attending emergency physician.

Dr. Levine is past President of the Connecticut College of Emergency Physicians (CCEP) and a past Chairman of the Emergency Department Directors of the Connecticut Hospital Association. He has been a member of the CCEP Board of Directors since 2003. In 2007, Dr. Levine was appointed by Governor Rell to the Taskforce on Connecticut Hospitals. He is the Founder and CEO of Connecticut Emergency Medical Specialists and CEO of Premier HealthCare Services of Connecticut.

Dr. Levine completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles and is Board Certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians (FACEP).

Dr. Levine believes in patient centered care.  Having raised four children, he understands the needs of parents.  His motto is:  “I treat every patient the way I would want someone to treat my child, my parents or my loved ones” 

Michael Zerbe, PA-C, MHS

Michael Zerbe is well known throughout Connecticut for his expertise in emergency medicine and urgent care medicine.  His patients praise his bedside manner and his gentle confidence that come from his many years of clinical experience.

He began his career as a physician assistant at St. Mary’s Hospital, specializing in Orthopedics, and then went on to become the Senior Physician Assistant in Emergency Medicine at Bristol Hospital.

He is the recipient of many awards from Quinnipiac University including Graduate Academic Achievement Award and Distinguished Alumni Award.  He has also served as Clinical Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Physician Assistant Program at Quinnipiac University.


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