Germantown Care Team Members

InnovAge Pennsylvania LIFE

Center Director

About a person

Erik has extensive experience leading operations for skilled nursing and home health facilities. Most recently, he was responsible for oversight of 21 skilled nursing facilities in five states for Hill Valley Health Care. In addition to leading regulatory compliance and financial management, Erik worked on acquisitions and introduction of new services. He has also held operations leadership positions for Virginia Health Services, James River Convalescent & Rehabilitation Center, and Walter Reed Convalescent & Rehabilitation Center. Erik is a licensed nursing home administrator in Virginia, and holds a Bachelor’s in health service administration.
Professional Bio

InnovAge’s mission of taking care of seniors in their communities is truly inspiring to me. I love interacting with participants, hearing their stories, and being a partner in their journey toward better health.

Dr. Bhamidipati earned her medical degree in India and a master’s degree in Healthcare Safety and Quality Management at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. She completed a residency in internal medicine at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Bhamidipati is board certified in internal medicine and hospital medicine. She is highly interested in graduate medical education, quality improvement and population health.

Dr. Bhamidipati grew up in India and moved to the U.S. to continue her medical education. Her husband is an engineer in software systems. They have a son and daughter. The entire family enjoys music; her husband plays guitar, the children play the piano, and Dr. Bhamidipati is learning vocal music. Her hobbies also include cooking and gardening. She speaks Telugu and Hindi.

Each InnovAge participant has a team of medical experts dedicated to providing personalized healthcare. Dr. Bhamidipati​ is a member of our coordinated healthcare team for InnovAge Pennsylvania LIFE. 
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Regional Medical Officer – Eastern Region

What attracted me to LIFE is its founding philosophy of aging gracefully in place. I believe it takes a village to keep an elder safe at home. My favorite part of my job is interacting with participants. I value the opportunity to care for them, as I learn so much from their experiences, which makes me a better physician and person.

Dr. Luz Ramos earned her Doctor of Medicine from the University of the East Philippines and her Master of Business Administration in Healthcare from George Washington University. She completed her internal medicine residency at St. Francis Medical Center in Trenton, NJ and her geriatric medicine fellowship at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. Dr. Ramos is board certified in geriatric medicine. Previously, Dr. Ramos served as the Network Medical Director of NewCourtland Senior Services in Philadelphia. She is a faculty member for the Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care (AMDA) and an active member of the Pennsylvania chapter of the AMDA. Dr. Ramos loves to travel—she was born and raised in the Philippines and still has family there, exploring foods from around the world, and spending time with her family.
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Nurse Practitioner

I am passionate about caring for aging adults. The care teams at LIFE can meet the different medical and functional needs of our participants. I think LIFE is ideal for fragile seniors.

Jaisy earned an adult nurse practitioner degree from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA and a family nurse practitioner degree from the University of Massachusetts, Boston. She is board certified as an adult nurse practitioner. Prior to joining InnovAge, she worked with the Jefferson Health System as a primary care nurse practitioner in the home visit program and as a cardiothoracic ICU nurse at Temple University Hospital.    She has additional experience working in many primary care settings. Jaisy teaches licensed practical nurses.

Jaisy speaks Malayalam. She is married and has two adult children. Jaisy enjoys listening to devotional music and spending time with family. She is from India and likes to dress in traditional Indian dress called “saree”. Jaisy has lived in the United States for nearly 30 years.
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Center Medical Director

I choose dignity and compassion as my guides in today’s technological world. I believe that good medicine and common sense should be applied to every encounter with our participants. InnovAge’s approach shows an ideal that can be achieved when caring for those with the highest needs.

Dr. Chaitas earned her medical degree at the University of Buenos Aires in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She completed residencies in internal medicine in Argentina and at Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. Dr. Chaitas is board certified in Internal Medicine.

Prior to joining InnovAge, she was a faculty member for ten years at Drexel University School of Medicine in Philadelphia where she taught medical students and residents. Dr. Chaitas has a passion for preventative medicine and how lifestyle changes can improve quality of life.

Dr. Chaitas is married and has two teenage children. She loves animals and has rescued three dogs and a horse. Her hobbies include skiing, scuba diving and horseback riding. She speaks Spanish and Hebrew.

Each InnovAge participant has a team of medical experts dedicated to providing personalized healthcare. Dr. Chaitas is a member of our coordinated healthcare team for InnovAge Pennsylvania LIFE. 
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