Our Staff

Our Staff

Our Staff is fully bilingual in English and Spanish or English and Khmer. Dr. Folch understands some Portuguese. Among our clinical staff we have our new Family Nurse Practitioner Ms. Serene Williams-Kasili and three Medical Assistants. We make a special effort to make your visit as pleasant and efficient as possible.


Damian Folch, MD

dfolch@drfolch.com

Dr. Damian Folch graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine in 1978 and did a flexible internship at the San Juan City Hospital. He moved to the United States over 25 years ago and after working in urgent care for different organizations, started his private family practice in the Greater Lowell Area. He is affiliated with the Lowell General Hospital.

Dr. Folch is also the Chair of Pinnacle Health Alliance, board member of the Lowell General Physician Hospital Organization, Co-Chair of the Health and Wellness Task Force of the Lowell General Hospital Population Health Innovation Council and member of multiple local and national medical societies such as the American Medical Association, National Hispanic Medical Association, and the Massachusetts Medical Society. He is also a member of the American Academy of Sports Medicine.

In 2010 Dr. Folch became interested in Lifestyle Medicine and became a Health Coach. He has been a speaker at the Institute of Lifestyle Medicine in Boston and in 2013 participated in a panel at the American Academy of Lifestyle Medicine on how to introduce Lifestyle Medicine into Primary Care. In addition to provide excellent, evidence based medicine, his passion is to use Lifestyle Medicine to empower patients make decisions that will help them transform their lives by making healthy choices, lowering the risk of chronic diseases and improve their quality of life if they suffer from any medical problems.

Dr. Folch is also a proud father of 5 adult children with 5 grandchildren


serene williams

Serene Williams-Kasili, FNP-BC
Nurse Practitioner

Serene is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner, who earned her Master of Science degree in Nursing (MSN) from Simmons College Graduate School of Nursing and Health Sciences, Boston, MA.  She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSN) from Tennessee Wesleyan College-Fort Sanders School of Nursing, Athens, TN.

Serene has worked in the healthcare field for over 14 years, having worked for 8 years  as a registered nurse providing care to patients ranging from newborns to centenarians. For Serene, nursing is a noble profession which she is passionate about and her main goal is to provide excellent medical care at all times to all patients. This is what motivates her every day to serve as a patients advocate and provide excellent medical care.

Serene enjoys traveling, watching movies and spending time with her family. She resides north of Boston with her husband and three adorable children.


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Amanda Ponti FNP-C
Nurse Practitioner

Amanda joins the practice as a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner, who graduated from the University of Southern Maine with her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN).  A New England native, she earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Vermont.  With 17 years of experience in healthcare, Amanda has been a primary care Nurse Practitioner for almost 7 years.  Amanda has been committed to providing compassionate, personalized care to her patients throughout the lifespan.  As a Family Nurse Practitioner, Amanda has a true appreciation for caring for generations of families.

Amanda has always had a strong commitment to women’s health, and has interests in pediatric and adolescent health, as well as chronic health conditions.  She also has an interest in Lifestyle Medicine, and in fact, she and Dr.Folch fortuitously crossed paths at a Lifestyle Medicine conference in Boston, leading to Amanda joining Dr.Folch’s practice.  She joins Dr.Folch in his commitment to Lifestyle Medicine and looks forward to supporting her patients in their exciting transformations ahead!

In her free time, Amanda enjoys getting outdoors as much as possible whether it is on the water, the trails or the slopes.  She and her husband reside in the Metro Northwest region.

Empowering Every Patient with Lifestyle Medicine.