Joanne T. Longbons, PA-C
Ms. Longbons holds a B.A. degree in Medical Sciences from Lake Erie College, in 1980, at which time she received her Certificate of Completion from the Cleveland Clinic Foundation/Lake Erie College Physician Assistant Program. Immediately after graduation she worked for Lakewood Hospital in Lakewood, Ohio for 5 years. She then worked for the Cleveland Clinic/Lake Erie College Physician Assistant Program, eventually advancing to the Director’s position.
Afterwards, Joanne was employed by the Lake Hospital Systems in Lake County for several years; as well as Logistics Health out of La Crosse, Wisconsin where she worked as part of a team preparing our military troops medically for deployment to the Middle East.
For many years, Joanne worked in the University Hospitals Urgent Care Clinics. In the late 1990’s, she worked directly with Dr. Frankel’s patients for 3 years before “retiring” to be a stay-at-home mom. She rejoined Dr. Frankel in 2009 and works part-time in the direct care of his patients.
Ms. Longbons is a high quality, high energy PA with over 25 years of experience in providing empathic care to our patients. She can be reached by calling 216-593-7700, press 3 then press 2 at the prompts.
Joanne works on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Any messages left on Monday or Wednesday will not be returned until her next scheduled workday.
Nicole Sedano, ANP
Nicole began her career as a Registered Nurse working at University Hospitals of Cleveland in the Surgical/Telemetry and Oncology Units. After five years, Nicole moved to the Post Anesthesia Care Unit for four years all the while attending Scholl to become a Nurse Practitioner. Nicole obtained her Masters’ Degree as an Adult Nurse Practitioner from Kent State University. She began her career at Gastroenterology Associates by working and a GI Nurse Practitioner Hospitalist at Hillcrest Hospital.
Nicole has interests in caring for patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth.
Michal Gerblich, FNP-C
Born in Israel to parents who were physicians it was natural for her to gravitate into medicine. Miki has extensive experience as a Registered Nurse. Over the Course of fourteen years, she worked in the Surgical Pre-Op and Post Anesthesia Care Unit and the Kaiser Emergency Room. She attended Ursuline College where she obtained her Master’s Degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Prior to seeing patients at Gastroenterology Associates, all of our Mid-Level Providers go through an extensive three-month orientation to Gastroenterology Associates and special training through the American Gastroenterology Association.