Center for Primary Care

Providers – Gateway

  • Michael S. Friedman, MD
  • Robert A. Suykerbuyk, MD
  • Suzanne Abbasi, MD
  • Valerie West, PA-C
  • Nataly Agabin, DNP
  • Sarah New, MSN, FNP-C

MICHAEL S. FRIEDMAN, MD

Overview

  • Undergraduate Education: University of Maryland in College Park, MD
  • Medical Education: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD
  • Family Medicine Residency: DeWitt Army Community Hospital in Fort Belvoir, VA
  • Joined CPC in 2013
  • Married to Dana Friedman; 5 children
  • Interests include spending time with family, running, camping/hiking, reading, and writing

ROBERT A. SUYKERBUYK, MD

Overview

  • Undergraduate Education: Ferris State University in Grand Rapids, MI
  • Medical Education: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine in East Lansing, MI
  • Family Medicine Residency: Eisenhower Army Medical Center at Fort Gordon, GA
  • Teaching Faculty at Eisenhower Army Medical Center’s Family Medicine Department at Fort Gordon, GA
  • Joined CPC in 2004
  • Married to Danielle Suykerbuyk, DO; five children
  • Interests include spending time with family, working on his pecan farm, and melding technology with clinical practice

SUZANNE ABBASI, MD

Overview

  • Undergraduate Education: University of Georgia in Athens, GA
  • Medical Education: Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, GA
  • Family Medicine Residency: Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, GA
  • Joined CPC in 2021
  • Married to Rahat Abbasi; three sons
  • Interests include spending time with family, traveling, exercising, reading, playing soccer

VALERIE WEST, PA-C

Overview

  • Undergraduate Education: Augusta University in Augusta, GA
  • Physician Assistant School: Augusta University in Augusta, GA
  • Joined CPC in October 2019
  • Interests: gardening, knitting and spending time with family

NATALY AGABIN, DNP

Overview

  • Undergraduate education: Kennesaw State University School of Nursing, GA
  • Graduate education: Augusta University Doctor of Nursing practice program, GA
  • Joined CPC in 2021
  • Married to Edward Agabin, MD; two children
  • Interests include reading, gardening, baking, learning to crochet and knit, spending time with family, and playing board games against my husband.

SARAH NEW, MSN, FNP-C

Overview

  • Bachelor’s of Science-Nursing: Augusta State University
  • Nurse Practitioner Education: Chamberlain College of Nursing
  • Worked as an Emergency Room Registered Nurse for 7 years.
  • Joined CPC in 2021.
  • Married to Michael New. Has two children, Reagan and Asher
  • Interests include: spending time with family, cooking, reading, singing, traveling and shopping