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Dr. Samson Hanka joins the team at Monson Medical Center

May 18, 2015

PALMER – Baystate Wing Hospital is pleased to announce that Samson H Hanka, MD, a board certified Internal Medicine physician, has joined the medical staff and is now accepting new patients at the Monson Medical Center located at 2 Main Street in Monson.  The full team there includes Dr. John Diggs, Dr. Joanna Preibisz, and physician assistant, Lindsey Marchand, in adult medicine; Dr. Lori Trask in pediatrics; and registered dietitian, Christine King.


“We are proud to welcome Dr. Hanka to our community,” said Dr. Mohammed S. Ahmed, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Medical Officer of the Baystate Health Eastern Region, which includes Baystate Wing Hospital and Baystate Mary Lane Hospital.  We believe that accessibility, compassion and communication are important qualities in patient care.  And in Dr. Hanka, residents of the Monson area have a strong advocate of health promotion, preventive medicine and wellness.”  


Dr. Hanka earned his medical degree at Jimma University, Ethiopia, and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Metro West Medical Center, Framingham MA.  Dr. Hanka is a member of the Massachusetts Medical Society, the American College of Physicians and the American Medical Association.    


“I look forward building trusting relationships and providing excellent care in the community setting,” said Dr. Hanka.  “Helping my patients improve their health and quality of life is what I enjoy most in my role as a primary care physician.”


Outside of work, Dr. Hanka enjoys spending time with family, writing, world history, and sports. 


For more information or to schedule an appointment, call the Monson Medical Center at 413- 267-9101.