Medicus Staff

Heather Okun-Demuth, PA-C

Heather Okun-Demuth, PA-C has spent most of her life in Lackawanna County—she grew up in the Abingtons, went to the University of Scranton for her bachelor's degree, and earner her masters as a physician's assistant at Marywood University. She has both ER and urgent care experience, and juggles two children when she's not at work. The thing she likes most about Medicus: Educating patients, especially about Lyme Disease, and the amazing people who make it such a warm, inviting place to work!

Patricia Sweeney, PhD, CRNP, FNP-BC

Patricia Sweeney PhD, CRNP, FNP-BC was born and raised in NEPA and has been a Nurse Practitioner and Nursing Educator for the past 30 years. She attended Wilkes University for her degree in nursing, SUNY-Binghamton for her master's degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner and received her PhD in nursing from Penn State University. Dr. Sweeney teaches full time in the nursing program at Wilkes University. Her clinical experience includes primary care with a focus in emergency and urgent care for the past 20 years. Dr. Sweeney is married with two grown children and is a proud grandmother on one. The thing she likes most about Medicus: “Working with a great staff and being able to provide care to patients in the community where I've lived my entire life.”

Dr. Mark Albert

Dr. Mark Albert is a native of Wilkes-Barre. After college at Bucknell, he graduated from medical school at St. Georges, Granada, then completed his residency in Brooklyn New York. He has spent the last thirty years practicing emergency medicine and urgent care medicine in Northeastern PA. When he's not working, he enjoys golfing and spending time in the gym. He lives in Dunmore with his wife and three children. The thing he likes most about Medicus is the friendly people.

Dr. Mark Evans

Dr. Mark Evans is a Luzerne County native. After earning his Bachelor's degree from East Stroudsburg University and his Master's from Misericordia University, he attended the Philadlphia College of Osteopathic Medicine where he earned his medical degree. He has practiced at St. Luke's in Bethlehem, in New York, and in NEPA. He is triple-board certified. Dr. Evans is a veteran of the United States Air Force and the Pennsylvania Air National Guard. The thing he likes most about Medicus is the family environment.

Dr. Donna Eget

Dr. Donna Eget grew up along the banks of the Susquehanna River in West Nanticoke, PA. She graduated from Bishop Hoban High School in Wilkes-Barre, then headed north to the University of Scranton for college, South to Philly for medical school (Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine), East to Newark, NJ for residency (Beth Israel), then circled back to Northeast PA. After 10 years of emergency medicine, she opened Medicus in 2009 and has been working here since. She enjoys gardening, golf, writing fiction and spending time with her family. She lives in Clarks Summit with her partner and their twin boys. The thing she likes most about Medicus: Happy staff and happy patients.

Dr. Vincent Pollino

Dr. Vincent Pallino is a native of Rhode Island and a proud Providence Friar. After completing medical school at Autonomous Guadalajarensie, he relocated to Johnstown where he completed his residency at Conemaugh Valley Hospital. He later served as the family practice residency director and ER director. He has more than thirty years of experience as an emergency and urgent care physician.

Ellen Shiffer, PA-C

After attending Shippensburg University on a full scholarship, Mrs. Shiffer moved to Philadelphia where she completed her masters degree in PA Studies at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her clinical experience includes trauma surgery, dermatology and sixteen years of emergency medicine and urgent care. She is married with three beautiful daughters.