School Based Health Center – Fairfield

School Based Health Center – Fairfield

Anthony Ficarra

OD - Optometrist

School Based Health Center – Fairfield

Dominique Shields

APRN-CNP - Family Practice

School Based Health Center – Fairfield

Osman Choudhry

DMD - Dentist

School Based Health Center – Fairfield

Rachel Ludd

RDH - Hygienist

Anthony Ficarra

OD - Optometrist

Dr. Anthony Paul Ficarra graduated from State University of New York College of Optometry from which he completed his Fellowship in Learning Disabilities; and then served as a faculty member in the professional and graduate program. He also graduated from Northern Kentucky University and received his MPA degree. He has served as Chief of Pediatric Optometry and Binocular Vision at Nova Southeastern College of optometry. He is a fellow of the College of Optometry in Vision Development, and has done extensive research on vision, perception and learning disabilities.

Among the most cherished award he has gotten is the Florida Senator's Proclamation by Senators Silver and Webster, for year 2001: -Recognizing the outstanding contribution of the Dr. Ficarra in improving the lives of children in Florida for service provided to 10,000 at risk children and in-need children that had a significant impact in the classroom, in the sports teams, improved FCAT scores, and decreased juvenile behavior problems. In addition, he specializes in pediatric evaluation, binocular vision and accommodative anomalies of vision, perceptual evaluations, as well as medical treatment of eye diseases and disorders.

Dominique Shields

APRN-CNP - Family Practice

Dominque graduated from Wright State University with her BSN in 2009 and worked as a charge nurse at Grandview hospital for 8 years. She graduated from Ohio University with her MSN-FNP degree in 2017. She is AANP board certified and a member of AANP and ANA.

Dominque is married to her high school sweetheart and has one beautiful daughter. During her free time she enjoys traveling with her family, walking, gardening, and being outdoors.

Osman Choudhry

DMD - Dentist

Dr. Choudhry joined PHS in August of 2020 as a Dentist at our Fairfield School Based Health Center.  He is from Rochester, NY and received his B.A. degree from State University of New York at Geneseo and his DMD degree from Boston University School of Dental Medicine.  In 2019 he completed his General Practice Residency at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center in Bronx, NY and has experience shadowing at a mobile medical and dental clinic.

Outside of work, Dr. Choudhry enjoys playing basketball, learning how to cook, and going on hikes.

Rachel Ludd

RDH - Hygienist

Rachel is a registered Dental Hygienist who graduated from Sinclair Community College in 2013, with an Associates degree in applied science.

She is married with one child and enjoys spending time with her family.