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Karen Baird, MD

Karen Baird, MD
Internal Medicine

Dr. Baird grew up in south-east Arizona. She attended Hollins University in Virginia where she majored in history and art history. After college, she moved to Raleigh, North Carolina where she worked as a special events coordinator for a local, UNC affiliated, hospital. It was during that job that she decided to pursue her life-long dream of becoming a physician.

She obtained her MD at the Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. She continued her post doctorate training at MCV where she completed a combined residency in Internal Medicine with a focus on Women's Health. Dr. Baird is Board Certified in Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

For the past five years, she practiced at Lewis Gale Medical Center, an HCA facility, in Salem, Virginia where she served on the Board of Trustees for the hospital. While in Salem, she was also named "Top Doctor" by the Roanoker Magazine and "Best Bedside Manner" by Our Health Magazine. She recently relocated to Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, to be with her husband.

Dr. Baird's professional interests include management of high blood pressure, diabetes, and cholesterol disorders. She has a special interest in cardiovascular health and is a proponent of preventative healthcare, especially with regards to cardiovascular fitness, nutrition, and weight management. Personally she enjoys spending time with her two sons, cycling on a tandem road bike with her husband, gardening, and cooking.

She is a fan of Virginia Tech football and Virginia Commonwealth University basketball.

John N. Daghir, M.D.

John N. Daghir, M.D.
Family Medicine

Dr. Daghir completed his undergraduate studies at Bucknell University and received his medical degree from Thomas Jefferson Medical College. He completed his Family Practice residency at Latrobe Hospital. Dr Daghir has maintained his certification with American Board of Family Practice since 1989. He is also a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Dr. Daghir explains his role in primary care: "I am reminded every day of the wonderful opportunity and serious responsibility that I, as a family practitioner, have to diagnose and manage disease at an early stage, to prevent or delay deterioration of health, to advise and guide patients through the complexities of therapeutic and diagnostic procedures and to provide a comprehensive medical home to our patients. I feel blessed to be a part of a group that universally shares my beliefs in this regard."

Dr. Daghir is family centered, enjoys spending time with his wife and is kept very busy keeping up with the activities of his five children.

Richard, Haug, M.D.

Richard, Haug, M.D.
Family Medicine

Dr. Haug grew up in Raleigh, NC and then moved to New York after his junior year of high school. He stayed in New York for college and attended Cornell University, graduating in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. During his years at Cornell, he studied abroad in Ireland, where he met his beautiful wife (a girl from Philly). After undergrad, Ricky moved to Philadelphia and spent two years working at the National Disease Research Interchange in Philadelphia before deciding to follow his dream to become a physician. He went to medical school at Temple University and had the opportunity to spend 7 weeks in Ecuador during his fourth year. After medical school, Dr. Haug joined the residency program of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

Dr. Haug is Board Certified in Family Medicine by the American Board of Family Medicine.

Dr. Haug's professional interests include chronic care medicine, community medicine, international medicine, the built environment and it's relation to public health, sports medicine and pediatrics. Outside of medicine, Dr. Haug enjoys spending time with his wife Cara and his sons Sean and Adam. He also enjoys playing basketball, softball, camping/backpacking, traveling and carpentry.

James D. Knox, Jr. M.D.

James D. Knox, Jr. M.D.
Family Medicine

Dr. Knox grew up in North Wilmington, DE and attended Concord High School. He went on to graduate magna cum laude from the University of Delaware with an honors degree in biology. He received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College, graduating cum laude. Dr. Knox then completed his Family Medicine Residency at the Bryn Mawr Hospital and was Chief Resident from 1988-1989.

Dr. Knox and his partners have been dedicated to the patients of Southern Chester Family Practice Associates since 1989. He has been board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine since 1989 and a preceptor and instructor in Family Medicine with The Bryn Mawr Family Medicine Residency Program since 1994. He has a certificate of added qualification in Sports Medicine.

Dr. Knox was the team physician for Lincoln University from 1997 through 2002 and also for Avon Grove High School from 1998 through 2009. For more than 10 years, he coached youth football, basketball and baseball. His professional interests include sports medicine and teaching residents. He enjoys spending family time with his wife Marybeth and watching his 3 sons perform in their band and play sports.

David G. Rooney, M.D.

David G. Rooney, M.D.
Family Medicine

Dr. Rooney was raised in Smithtown, Long Island, New York. He attended college at the University of Pennsylvania where he majored in Bio-Psychology and graduated Summa Cum Laude in 1983. He then attended Jefferson Medical College and graduated in 1987. From there, he trained in Family Practice at the Bryn Mawr Hospital where he was Chief Resident. He has been in practice since July 1990. Dr. Rooney's medical interests include children's diseases and dermatology.

He and his wife Cecilia have been married for 25 years and live with their 3 children in the West Grove area. Outside of the office, he enjoys sports (especially golf) and antiques and is involved in numerous ministries at his church. He has been on medical mission trips to Africa and Central America and hopes to make that a yearly endeavor.

Judith Gawlikowski, CRNP

Judith Gawlikowski, CRNP
Nurse Practitioner

Judi joined Southern Chester County Family Practice in 1998. Prior to 1998, she taught nursing at The Chester County Hospital School of Nursing.

She completed her undergraduate studies at Niagara University and received her Master's Degree in Nursing from George Mason University. She went on to complete her Nurse Practitioner training at the University of Delaware. Judi is Chair of the local Nurse Practitioner Coalition and has participated in medical missionary trips to Africa.

Judi enjoys running, flower gardening and leading bible studies. She resides in West Grove with her husband Len, who is a Pastor. Their son is a pharmacist and lives in Montana and their daughter is completing her degree in architecture at Temple University. Len and Judi are avid Eagles fans!

Last Updated: 12/9/2013