Dr. Tara Friedman

Dr. Tara Friedman

Dr. Tara Friedman serves as VP and National Medical Director of Aspire Health, where she leads clinical excellence and providers oversight to the Aspire Health Organization. Prior to this role, Dr. Friedman was the Regional Medical Officer for Aspire Health’s East Division. In this role she provided clinical leadership for Aspire Health’s clinical programs in Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Delaware, Maryland, the District of Columbia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Georgia and Alabama. Dr Friedman has over 20 years of experience in hospice and palliative medicine.  Dr. Friedman served on the board of the American Academy of Hospice & Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) for eight years, serving two years on the AAHPM’s Executive Committee as the Academy’s Treasurer.  She completed residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Hospice & Palliative Medicine at Mt. Sinai in NYC and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania respectively. She is a graduate of Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons. Dr. Friedman is board certified in Hospice & Palliative Medicine and is a Fellow of the AAHPM.

Dr. Katie Briggs

Dr. Katie Briggs

Dr. Briggs is the lead physician for Aspire Health in Mobile, Alabama and Louisiana. After completing her internship and residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Dr. Briggs completed her fellowship there as well in Palliative Medicine. Dr. Briggs joined Aspire in 2018 and currently supports a clinical work at Tulane in New Orleans. Dr. Briggs is board-certified under the American Board of Internal Medicine, Palliative Medicine.

Dr. Danielle Godinez

Pennsylvania

Dr. Danielle Godinez

Pennsylvania

Dr. Danielle Godinez is a physician for Aspire Health in the greater Pittsburgh area. She is also Medical Director of Saxony Health Center since 2012 and is a Co-Medical Director for Hope Hospice.  In addition, Dr. Godinez cares for patients in 6 long term care facilities in the northern Pittsburgh region. She is board certified in Family Medicine and graduated from The Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Godinez has practiced ambulatory medicine for over 15 years and most recently, has shifted her practice to the geriatric, palliative and hospice fields.

Dr. Laura Mantine

Dr. Laura Mantine

Dr. Mantine is a physician for Aspire Health in the greater Pittsburgh area. She is also employed by Personal Care Medical Associates, a private geriatric and palliative medicine practice in Western Pennsylvania and serves as Associate Medical Director of the Good Samaritan Hospice inpatient unit at Heritage Valley Beaver. She is also a Certified Hospice Medical Director and has previous experience working in PACE programs. Dr. Mantine is board certified in Internal Medicine and Hospice & Palliative Medicine and a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine and completed her residency at The Western Pennsylvania Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA.

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