Dr. Ifthikar Ali, MD

Dr. Ifthikar Ali, MD, Medical Director

Ifthikar Ali, MD brings many years of experience in both urgent care and family care to AFC Urgent Care Danbury. He earned his medical degree from Punjab Medical College in Pakistan and later completed his internship in General Surgery at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, NJ and residency in Nuclear Medicine at Danbury Hospital, CT. Dr Ali is board certified in 2 specialties and his accomplishments have been recognized in numerous publications and awards.

Dr. Ali is heavily engaged in full spectrum clinical care, including outpatient, procedures, adult inpatient, and pediatric care st AFC Urgent Care Danbury. He is a certified USCIS Civil Surgeon, allowing him to perform full immigration physicals, and is interested in workforce needs and collaboration with employers in occupational medicine & workers’ compensation. Dr. Ali is committed to providing medical care with the highest standards of excellence and committed to patients understanding their illnesses and treatment. Dr. Ali is happily married with three beautiful daughters and enjoys spending time with his family, watching hockey, soccer and a BBQ connoisseur. Dr. Ali is fluent in Hindi, Urdu and Punjabi.

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Dr. Evangeline Specht, MD

Dr. Evangeline Specht is a board certified Internist who  has been practicing medicine in the United States for over 30 years. Dr. Specht was the Area Medical Director for Connecticut and Springfield, Massachusetts for Concentra and has done Occupational Medicine for more than 20 years. Dr. Specht enjoys spending time with her husband and three children.

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Haig Dodakian – Physician Assistant

Haig graduated from University of Connecticut with a B.S. in Allied Health Sciences and went on to get his Masters degree in Physician Assistant Studies. Before coming to he worked in Orthopedic surgery. When not busy providing the best service possible at he can be found powerlifting, hiking and tinkering with cars. Haig speaks limited Armenian.

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Jay Fedak – Physician’s Assistant-C

Jay has been a Physician Assistant for eleven years. He graduated from Southern Connecticut State University in 1993 with a degree in exercise physiology. He later went on to PA school at Bronx Lebanon Hospital, graduating in 2002. From there he practiced as an orthopedic PA for 5 years in both North Carolina, and later in Danbury. Jay was an Emergency Room PA at Danbury Hospital for 6 years prior to coming to giving him the perfect training for urgent care. He is looking forward to taking care of patients in a calmer, less hectic atmosphere than the ER. In his spare time Jay enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, playing golf, exercising, and watching sports.

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Jens Haerter – Physician Assistant

Born in a tiny town on the prairie, Jens has always had his eyes on the outside world. This has taken him on travels on 4 different continents, and inspired him to work with others to create primary care clinics in Ecuador, Haiti, and Uganda. He speaks several languages and is highly knowledgeable in the field of travel medicine. His work experience has included pediatrics, family practice, neonatal care, and Emergency Medicine. He is a single father of two young sons with whom he is planning to raise chickens with this coming Spring–just ask him!

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Anya – Center Administrator

Anya graduated from Western CT State University with a BA in English in 2012. She has a customer service background, which she uses to impact the lives of the patients and community in a positive way at AFC Urgent Care. In Anya’s free time she enjoys kayaking, camping, reading and spending time with her friends and family.

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Aimee- Registered Medical Assistant/Licensed Phlebotomist

Aimee has extensive experience in primary care, urgent care, vascular and dermatology. She received her medical assistant and phlebotomy licenses in 2009 from Stone Academy. In her free time Aimee loves playing softball.

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Richard- Registered Medical Assistant

Richard graduated from Porter and Chester Institute 8 years ago where he received clinical and clerical training. He completed 160 hours during his internship at Associated Pulmonologists of Western CT, and was able to put his knowledge and skills into practice for 5 years. He has extensive work experience in the hospital and ER setting. Worked as a specimen procurement and phlebotomy technician at Danbury Hospital. Richard is bi-lingual and specializes in phlebotomy. Completed his EMT training through Danbury Hospital, and is not done furthering his education. When he is not working he is busy chasing his two little boys. Richard enjoys weight lifting and spending time with his family.

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Ketina- Medical Assistant

Ketina has been in the medical field in the Greater Danbury area since 1997. A single parent of 1, Ketina put herself through Riddley Lowell Institute while working full time as well. Ketina does not have have a lot of free time!

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Cleo Marie- Front Desk

Cleo is a senior at Danbury High School. Once she graduates she plans on pursuing a medical career in the United States Air force.  She would like to specialize in Emergency/Critical Care Medicine. She has been in the A.F.J.R.O.T.C program for her entire 4 years at D.H.S and from the start has been an active member in her community. Doing so has taught her the importance of others before self . Working at has allowed her to continue to be able to provide and advocate for patient and their needs.

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Michelle- Front Desk

Michelle graduated from WestConn State University. She has 4 years of experience working in an ER setting. She has worked with HIV patients as well as in addiction centers. When not working, Michelle loves spending time outdoors and playing with her son.

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Keisha – Emergency Medical Technician

Keisha has been an Emergency Medical Technician for 5 years. With 4 years of experience at Danbury Hospital Emergency room, Keisha graduated from Naugatuck Valley with a degree in science.  She plans on pursuing her career as a Radiology Technician.  She enjoys taking care of patients and working side by side with the staff. In her free time Keisha enjoys snowboarding and traveling.

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Cathy – Radiology Technician

Cathy is licensed in Radiologic and Mammographic Technology. She is originally from WNY and has  experience in hospital and urgent care settings. She is also  a former clinical instructor at Trocaire College.  She enjoys traveling, cooking, and gardening.  She resides at home with her son and daughter who both attend college here in CT.

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Veronica – Medical Assistant

Veronica became a medical assistant at ASA College and has been working as an MA for over 8 years. She has experience in OB/GYN, pulmonary and urgent care. When not working Veronica spends most of her time with her beautiful daughter Destiny. Veronica is from Ecuador and speaks fluent Spanish.

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Tallyn – Medical Assistant

Tallyn, a former native New Yorker, has just newly become a Connecticut State resident. She has 3 years’ experience as a Certified Medical Assistant specializing in Internal Medicine, Oncology, Nephrology and Endocrinology. She also has over 15 years’ experience in early childhood. She has a heart of gold and truly cares about providing the best quality care for her patients. Outside of work, Tallyn just recently married her wonderful husband, William and they both just adopted a new puppy named, Biggie.