Family medicine physician Simin Nasr, M.D., joins The Wright Center for Community Health Scranton Practice

Board-certified family medicine physician Dr. Simin Nasr has joined The Wright Centers for Community Health and Graduate Medical Education, where she is training and educating the next generation of primary care providers and collaboratively treating patients of all ages as a preceptor alongside a high-quality empaneled care team of resident physicians.

Nasr is treating patients of all ages and precepting resident physicians who are providing primary and preventive care at The Wright Center for Community Health’s Scranton Practice, 501 S. Washington Ave., Scranton. To schedule an appointment with Nasr and a member of her resident physician team at the Scranton Practice, go to or call 570.230.0019. To find the most conveniently located community medical home, go to and click on patient care and primary care offices.

Simin Nasr

Dr. Simin Nasr

In addition to her clinical duties, Nasr will serve as a family medicine physician faculty member for The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education. She plans to sit for her boards in October to become certified in geriatric medicine.

Nasr will work alongside resident physicians to teach and foster their medical training as they work as community-based physicians within The Wright Center’s interprofessional, team-based environment.

Born and raised in Iran, she is a graduate of the Belarusian State Medical University in Minsk, Belarus. She completed an obstetrics and gynecology residency at Gilan University of Medical Sciences in Iran, then stayed in her native country for several years while providing OB-GYN services in both community-based and hospital settings.

After immigrating to the United States, Nasr joined the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Family Medicine – All Saints Residency Program and developed a keen appreciation for working with older adult patients. She subsequently completed a Geriatric Medicine Fellowship at UPMC in Pittsburgh.

The Wright Center treats patients of all ages, income levels and insurance statuses at its primary care practices in Northeast Pennsylvania. Together, the primary and preventive care network offers access to high-quality, nondiscriminatory, affordable health services to patients regardless of their health insurance status or ability to pay. Certain patients may be eligible for the sliding-fee discount program based on family income and size.
The organization was designated a Federally Qualified Health Center Look-Alike in 2019. It offers integrated care, providing patients with the convenience of going to a single location to access medical, dental and behavioral health care, plus addiction treatment and other supportive services. The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education is the nation’s largest medical education safety-net consortium that develops the physician workforce of tomorrow.

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