Keeping families healthy in the Tri-State Area since 1993.
Established in 1993 by Dr. Sotiere Savopoulos, Cornerstone Family Medicine has served the Garrett County region for more then 25 years. During this time it has been a part of the lives of over 11,000 patients and involved with over 3,500 deliveries. The practice is conveniently located adjacent to Garrett Memorial Hospital and works closely with the hospital to provide both in patient and in patient obstetrical care.
Dr. Sotiere Savopoulos, M.D.
Sotiere E. Savopoulos MD was raised in Bear De. In 1985 he received his Bachelors of Science in Biology with Minors in both Chemistry and Bible from Houghton College. He then attended Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia and received his medical degree in 1989. He pursued a Family Medicine residency and Obstetrical fellowship at Franklin Square Hospital from 1989 to 1993 during which he received the Family Medicine Resident Teaching Award.
After completing his fellowship he moved to western Maryland to start Terra Alta Family Practice in July of 1993. During this time he was affiliated with Garrett County Memorial Hospital. He continued to practice medicine in Terra Alta for 10 years and later moved the practice to Oakland Maryland where it became known as Cornerstone Family Medicine.
Doctor Savopoulos continues to be Board Certified in Family Medicine and has delivered over 2,000 babies at GRMC. Pursuing a relationship with Christ is intertwined with what he does professionally and personally. He is married to Susan, his high school sweet heart, and together they have three grown children. He enjoys working with young people both as a soccer coach and as a youth group leader at church. Some of his other areas of enjoyment include horseback riding, gardening, singing, hiking and spending time with his family.
Dr. Becky Crowell, D.O.
Rebecca Crowell DO grew up in Aberdeen MD. She completed her undergraduate studies at University of Maryland College Park where she graduated in 2000 with a Bachelors of Science in microbiology. After graduation she worked at Washington University in the field of Neuro-oncology research before attending A.T. Still University College of Osteopathic Medicine where she graduated in 2008. During that time she completed a pre-doctoral fellowship in Osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT). After completing her family medicine residency program in 2011 at Via Christi in Wichita KS she moved to Garrett County MD where she, her husband Dave, and two children now call home. God and Family are her joys in life and she enjoys spending time dedicated to those relationships.
Brandi Paugh, CRNP
Brandi was born in Woodstock, Illinois and moved to Grantsville, MD in 1986. She received her Associates of Science degree in Nursing in 1999 from Allegany College of Maryland. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Chamberlain College of Nursing in 2015 where she graduated with honors. Brandi then continued on to obtain her Master’s degree in Nursing which she also completed with honors just prior to receiving her Family Nurse Practitioner title in December of 2017.
Throughout her pursuit of higher education she actively participated in the hospital system for 19 years as a critical care nurse and later as a Nurse Practioner with the local wound care and cancer centers.
Brandi is married to her husband Eric, is the mother of three children and a proud grandmother of three. She enjoys spending time with family, being near the water, outdoor activities and has a passion for interior design.
Dr. Patricia Gotsch, M.D.
Patricia B Gotsch MD was born and raised in Baltimore, MD and completed her education at Loyola College in Baltmore and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She completed her residency in Family Practice at the Hinsdale Hospital in Chicago IL in 1991. She is board certified in Family Medicine by the American Board of Family Medicine and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. She served as a faculty member at the Hinsdale Hospital Family Practice residency program as well as practicing part time at the Family Medicine Center of Downers Grove from 1991-1993. From 1993 through 2004, Dr Gotsch practiced with the Garrett Medical Group in Oakland MD. She returned to teaching residents and medical students from 2005-2010 at the St Luke's Family Medicine residency program in Bethlehem PA. Garrett County again became home in late 2010, when she returned to join Cornerstone Family Medicine. Dr Gotsch has practiced full spectrum family medicine, including inpatient care and obstetrics, since 1991; however in March 2018 will move to office only practice. Her special interests include women's and children's health, and the applications of ultrasound in obstetrics. She currently serves as the president of the medical staff at Garrett Regional Medical Center. Dr Gotsch and her husband Ken live in Oakland and have four grown children. Outside of work Dr. Gotsch enjoys reading, traveling and hiking.