On-Campus Health and Wellness

Quality Care, Right Where You Live

The doctors in Brooksby’s on-site medical center use the most advanced tools and technology to help you achieve optimal health and wellness. Few senior living communities in Boston offer so many benefits.

  • An appointment the same day you call. Because our physicians practice exclusively at Brooksby Village, you rarely have to wait long to see your doctor. We can usually honor same-day appointment requests.
  • Physicians who specialize in senior care. Brooksby Village doctors know how to treat ailments that are prevalent with aging. They’ll help you manage chronic conditions and improve your overall health.
  • Care designed just for you. When you visit your doctor, you want to be treated like a person, not a patient. At Brooksby, we schedule appointments in half hour increments so we can give you the time and attention you deserve.
  • A convenient location. The on-site medical center is located in the Towne Centre Clubhouse. We’re just a short weatherproof walk from home. You never have to miss an appointment because of ice or snowstorms. You can even keep your current doctor and visit the Brooksby medical center for flu shots, regular checkups, or when you need immediate care.

I come to the doctor here because he takes the time to talk to me.
Ned and Helen Martin

Your Brooksby Village Medical Team

Meet the dedicated professionals who provide care at Brooksby.

Aliza Acker, M.D.

Aliza Acker, M.D.

Medical Director

Dr. Acker received both her bachelor’s degree and medical degree from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Beersheba, Israel. She completed her residency in family practice at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana. Dr. Acker is board-certified in family medicine. She joined Brooksby Village in November 2016.


AjayKumar Patel, M.D.

Dr. Patel completed his residency in internal medicine at Jamaica Hospital in Queens, New York. He completed fellowships in the Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics, at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and VA Medical Center at Northport, New York. Dr. Patel is board-certified in hospice and palliative care, internal medicine, and geriatrics. He joined Erickson Health Medical Group at the Maris Grove campus in May 2011 and transferred to Brooksby Village in August 2015.


Terryl A. Dorsch, D.P.M.

Dr. Dorsch received her bachelor's degree in nutrition science from Pennsylvania State University and her medical degree from Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. She completed her residency at St. Francis Hospital in Shakopee, Minnesota. She is board-certified by the American Board of Multiple Specialties in podiatry. Dr. Dorsch joined Brooksby Village in January 2011.


David Mulder, D.O.

Dr. Mulder graduated with his bachelor's degree in biology from the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, South Dakota. He completed his internship in internal medicine at Des Moines General Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa, and his residency in internal medicine at the University of Illinois in Champagne-Urbana, Illinois. Dr. Mulder received his degree in osteopathic medicine from the College of Osteopathic Medicine in Des Moines, Iowa. He is board-certified in internal medicine. He joined Brooksby Village in May 2007.


Sarah Robertson, N.P.-C.

Ms. Robertson received her bachelor’s degree in molecular biology from Grove City College in Grove City, Pennsylvania, and her master’s degree in nursing from the University of Maryland in Baltimore, Maryland. She is a licensed family nurse practitioner. Ms. Robertson joined Brooksby Village in August 2014.


Virginia Cashman, A.G.N.P.

Ms. Cashman received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of New Hampshire and her master’s degree in adult gerontologic nursing from the University of Massachusetts Lowell. She is a certified adult-gerontology nurse practitioner. Ms. Cashman joined Brooksby Village in April 2016.


Christine Cudihy, M.S., A.P.R.N.-B.C., R.N.

Ms. Cudihy received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Boston College in Boston, Massachusetts and her master’s degree in nursing from The University of Massachusetts in Boston, Massachusetts. She is a licensed nurse practitioner. Ms. Cudihy joined Brooksby Village in February 2016.


Donna Agave, M.H.N.P.

Ms. Agave received her bachelor of science in nursing from Boston University and her master’s in nursing from Northeastern University. She holds certifications as a clinical nurse specialist and nurse practitioner in adult psychiatric and mental health nursing. Ms. Agave joined Brooksby Village in 2016.


Susan Giles, M.S.N., R.N., C.N.P.

Ms. Giles received her bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of New Hampshire in Durham, New Hampshire and her nursing degree from Lawrence Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Medford, Massachusetts. She is a registered nurse and certified family nurse practitioner. Ms. Giles joined Brooksby Village in January 2017.