LECOM Institute For Successful Aging

LECOM Institute For Successful Aging

The LECOM Institute for Successful Aging offers primary care and consultative clinical services in geriatric medicine across the entire continuum of care. Our specialists work with primary care physicians, patients and families to encourage independence and shared decision-making in outlining the appropriate plan of care. In short, the Institute can diagnosis and treat an acute illness, provide transitional care after surgery, and also facilitate short term and long term rehab all within the same health care campus. The Institute also works closely with the LECOM Orthopedic and Vascular Surgery , LECOM Integrative Medicine and other specialists to ensure optimum treatment and care.

The LECOM Institute for Successful Aging main office is located in the LECOM Senior Living Center, 5535 Peach Street (see map).  The Senior Living Center is conveniently located adjacent to Millcreek Community Hospital and near the LECOM Medical Fitness and Wellness Center.

LECOM Institute for Successful Aging at the Wellness Center
LECOM Medical Fitness and Wellness Center
5401 Peach Street, Suite 3100B
Erie, PA 16509
(814) 868-2200

LECOM Institute for Successful Aging at SLC
LECOM Senior Living Center
5535 Peach Street, Suite 1200
Erie, PA 16509
(814) 868-3488

LECOM Institute for Successful Aging Schaper Avenue
4002 Schaper Avenue, #2
Erie, PA 16508
(814) 866-2311

Physicians and Specialists:

James Lin, DO, MS (Med Ed), Director
Dr. Lin is a Geriatric Medicine Specialist, President of the LECOM Institute for Successful Aging. He is also a Clinical Professor of Geriatric Medicine at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. He received his medical degree from LECOM and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Millcreek Community Hospital. In addition, he received his fellowship training at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Dr. Lin is also board certified in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Dr. Lin is capable of providing comprehensive care for seniors in both the outpatient and inpatient setting.

Danielle Hansen, DO, MS (Med Ed)
Dr. Hansen is an Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine Specialist, Vice-President of Acute Care Services at Millcreek Community Hospital (MCH), Associate Director of the LECOM Institute for Successful Aging and Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. She received her medical degree from LECOM and completed her internship and residency at Millcreek Community Hospital. She also received her Fellowship in Geriatrics from MCH. She is board certified in Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, HPM, and wound certified.

Carmine D’Amico, DO, Cardiologist
Dr. D’Amico is certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiology specializing in non-invasive/nuclear cardiology and invasive/interventional cardiology.  He is a Clinical Associate Professor of Cardiology and Assistant Director of Clinical Education at LECOM. He graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. After finishing his internal medicine residency at Millcreek Community Hospital, he completed a cardiology fellowship at Deborah Heart and Lung Center in New Jersey.

Douglas Fronzaglia, DO
Dr. Fronzaglia is a staff physician specializing in Geriatric Medicine, Preventive Care, and Complex Cases. In practice for 14 years, Dr. Fronzaglia manages patients at multiple nursing homes and assisted living facilities in Erie and Crawford counties. An Erie native, Dr. Fronzaglia graduated from the University of Pittsburgh and earned the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) degree from LECOM. Dr. Fronzaglia completed a residency in internal medicine as well as a fellowship in geriatrics at Millcreek Community Hospital.

Ryan Lynch, DO
Dr. Lynch is a LECOM graduate and board certified Neurologist with over a decade of experience. His care helps improve function and well-being in patients with disease, trauma, or disorders of the nervous system.


Geriatric Assessment Program
The Geriatric Fracture Program is LECOM Health System’s answer to our community’s need for a more efficient way of treating fractures in older adults. This program is based on nationally recognized best practices utilizing standardized protocols that significantly increase quality of life after treatment and decrease time away from home.

Acute Care for the Elderly (ACE unit)
The ACE Unit is a pioneering and unique concept in geriatric healthcare that focuses on all aspects of hospitalized elders while rendering exemplary and efficient care.

Transitional Care  
Transitional Care provides short-term, skilled nursingand is designed to help senior patients return to their previous level of independence following surgery or illness that require inpatient hospitalization.

Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit (IRU)
The IRU has an interdisciplinary team which consists of physicians, nurses, therapists from all disciplines, registered dietitian, clinical pharmacist, and dedicated case manager. We believe that higher functional gains are achieved when patients are treated in a one-to-one setting, with the goal of returning the patient to the community following surgery or illness.

Home Care
LECOM Home Care provides personal attention for older adults who need assistance with everyday tasks. The goal is to put care and compassion first as we work to enhance the quality of life for both the individual and family members and giving everyone peace of mind.

LECOM Senior Living Center (SLC)
The center is a 138 bed skilled, long-term care unit located adjacent to Millcreek Community Hospital. The SLC offers rehabilitation, nursing and physician services. The staff ratio is above state requirements enhancing the personal attention and service we can give to our residents.

Center for Memory and Behavioral Health
The Center specializes in the neurocognitive and behavioral health needs of seniors experiencing emotional and/or behavioral disturbances. Our knowledgeable and compassionate staff of psychiatrists, geriatricians, nurses, social workers and therapists provide care across a continuum of services to meet the specialized needs of the geriatric population.

Tri-State Elder Assessment Management (T.E.A.M.)
The LECOM Tri-State Elder Assessment Management (T.E.A.M) program specializes in providing mobile assessments for individuals age 55 and older who are experiencing a change in mental status, behavior or mood. T.E.A.M staff works individually with each patient to assess and identify their personal needs. Assistance is then provided to actively coordinate appropriate treatment to meet the needs of the geriatric patient.