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NSU-COM Physicians' Practice

In order to meet the needs of the Nova Southeastern University community and the community-at-large, the College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM) has established a faculty practice called the NSU-COM Physicians' Practice. The mission of the NSU-COM Physicians' Practice is to offer South Floridians access to the expertise of distinguished physicians and to take advantage of a health care environment where academics meets clinical excellence.

The NSU-COM Physicians' Practice is open to the public at its medical center located on the Ft. Lauderdale-Davie campus. The practice is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. until noon. These operating hours are offered to students and employees as well as the general public.

What We Do

The NSU-COM Physicians' Practice offers medical services in family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, and osteopathic manipulative medicine. If you would like to make an appointment, please call (954) NSU-CARE (678-2273).

Meet our Physicians

Tye Barber D.O. Family Medicine

Education:

  • Medical School – Nova Southeastern University

Joseph De Gaetano, S. D.O., FACOFP, Family Medicine

Board Certifications:

  • Board Certified Family Medicine
  • Medical license state of Florida

Training:

  • Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Family Medicine Residency

Education:

  • New York Institute of Technology
  • Nova Southeastern University
Victor Jaffe, D.O. Family Medicine

Board Certifications:

  • Family Medicine

Training:

  • 7/2008 - 6/2010: Palmetto General Hospital (Nova Southeastern University - College of Osteopathic Medicine) Family Medicine Residency Program, Hialeah, FL
  • 7/2007 – 1/2008: Henry Ford Hospital (Michigan State University - College of Osteopathic Medicine) Psychiatry Residency Program, Detroit, MI
  • 6/2006 – 6/2007: Henry Ford Bi-County Hospital (Michigan State University - College of Osteopathic Medicine) Internship Program (AOA approved, psychiatry special emphasis), Warren, MI

Education:

  • 8/2002 – 5/2006: Nova Southeastern University - College of Osteopathic Medicine (NSUCOM) Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Davie, FL
  • 8/1999 – 5/2003: Nova Southeastern University - Bachelor of Science in Biology, Davie, FL
Dennis Penzell, D.O., M.S., F.A.C.P., Internal Medicine

Board Certifications:

  • Diplomate - American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Addiction Professionals Certification Board - (Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist)
  • FELLOW, American College of Physicians - 1995

Training:

  • Internship: Memorial General Hospital - Union, New Jersey 1981-1982
  • Internal Medicine Residency - St. Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston , N.J. 1982-1985

Education:

  • University of Maryland - College Park, Maryland - June 1974 - B.S., Psychology
  • George Washington University, Washington, D.C., M.S.,Physiology - September 1976
  • New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, New York, D.O., June 1981
Bruce Peters, D.O., Pediatrics / Internal Medicine

Board Certifications:

  • Board Certified Pediatrics
  • Board Certified Addiction Medicine

Training:

  • College-Northwestern University
  • Medical School- Midwestern University Chicago (CCOM)
  • Residency - Cook County Hospital in Med/Peds

Education:

  • Medical School - Midwestern Univ Chicago
  • DO, Residency - Cook County Hospital in Pediatrics and Internal Medicine
  • Midwestern Univ/DASA-Addiction Medicine
  • Mt. Sinai Hospital/Rush Presbyterian Hospital - Child Abuse

Kenya Rivas, M.D., Internal Medicine / Geriatrics

Board Certifications:

  • Board Eligible for Geriatrics

Training:

  • Geriatric Fellowship at Florida Hospital, Orlando FL
  • Family Medicine Residence at Florida Hospital, Orlando FL
  • Internship in Pediatric Liver Transplant, Jackson Memorial Hospital
  • Internship at Uyapar Hospital, Venezuela

Education:

  • Los Andes University, Venezuela, MD degree

Mark Sandhouse, D.O., OMM

Board Certifications:

  • Board Certified Family Medicine
  • Board Certified Neuromusculoskelatal Medicine
  • Board Certified Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
  • Medical license state of Florida

Training:

  • Board Certified Family Medicine Residency

Education:

  • University of Miami
  • Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Stanley Simpson, D.O., Family MedicineBoard Certifications:

  • Board Certified Family Practice
  • Medical license state of Florida

Training:

  • Osteopathic General Hospital North Miami Beach, Florida. July 1974 - June 1975
  • General Rotating Internship

Education:

  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, September 1970 - May 1974 Doctor of Osteopathy

Elaine Wallace, D.O., Sports Medicine/OMM

Board Certifications: 

  • Board Certified Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
  • Additional Certifications Sports Medicine and Acupuncture
  • Medical license state of Florida

Training:

  • Lakeside Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri (Internship)

Education:

  • University of Mississippi
  • University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
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