Central Bucks Family Practice Team Members

ABOUT US

Welcome to your

medical home.

As a family practitioner, we specialize in the care of the entire family, from newborns to seniors. We offer general medical care including complete physicals, chronic condition care (diagnosis and treatment of hypertension, diabetes, lung disorders, and more); gynecology (including Pap smears); dermatology and minor surgery (removal of warts, cysts); pediatrics (including immunizations); and geriatrics (patients over age 65).

Our patients enjoy the convenience of same-day scheduling and the assurance of the highest standards of care using evidence-based medicine. We are a CPC+ Partner, wherein physicians offer more flexible hours; use electronic health records; coordinate care with patients' other health care providers; better engage patients and caregivers in managing their own care; and provide individualized, enhanced care for patients living with multiple chronic diseases and higher needs. Our concept of “Medical Home” ensures better continuity of care and stronger patient-physician relationships.

Call us first! 

Most medical problems can be diagnosed and/or treated by a family physician, without extra consultations with specialists and often at a lower cost. Give us a call as your first stop.

Central Bucks Family Practice

MEET OUR TEAM:

Dr. Tafflin

ABOUT

Dr. Tafflin is residency trained and Board Certified in Family Practice and has been in private practice since 1979. He is an active member of the Doylestown Hospital staff. He is a member of the DHP (Doylestown Health Partnership) Managing Committee and Chair of the DHP Practice Transformation Committee. He resides in Central Bucks with his wife.

Dr. Dennis H. Tafflin

D.O., A.O.B.F.P.

Dr. David Smith

ABOUT

Dr. Smith is residency trained and Board Certified in family practice and has been in practice with Dr. Tafflin since 1987. He is an active member of the Doylestown Hospital staff in the Family Practice Department. He resides in Central Bucks with his wife and has two adult children.

Dr. David A. Smith

M.D., A.B.F.P.

Dr. Sarah Robin

ABOUT

Dr. Robin joined Central Bucks Family Practice in 1994 after completing her residency in Family Practice at Chestnut Hill Hospital, Philadelphia and becoming Board Certified in Family Practice. She is an active member of the Doylestown Hospital staff in the Family Practice Department and resides locally with her husband.

Dr. Sarah E. Robin

D.O., A.B.F.P.

Dr. Philip Treiman

ABOUT

Dr. Treiman has been with Central Bucks Family Practice since 1996. He completed his residency in Family Practice at the Medical Center of Delaware. He is Board Certified in Family Practice and a member of the Doylestown Hospital staff. He resides in Central Bucks County with his wife and two children.

Dr. Philip R. Treiman

M.D., A.B.F.P.

Dr. Jeffrey Laphen

ABOUT

Dr. Laphen joined the practice in 2006 following completion of his Family Practice Residency at Lehigh Valley Hospital where he served as Chief Resident. He returned to his hometown to be a member of the Doylestown Hospital staff and practice among family and friends. Dr. Laphen resides in Doylestown with his wife and children.

Dr. Jeffrey T. Laphen

M.D., A.B.F.P.

Dr. Robert Lewcun

ABOUT

Dr. Lewcun joined Central Bucks Family Practice in 2005 and brings 30 years of experience to the practice. He is Board Certified in Family Practice and is a member of the Doylestown Hospital staff. He resides locally with his wife and two children.

Dr. Robert R. Lewcun

D.O., A.O.B.F.P.

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ABOUT

Dr. McGovern joined the practice in 2020 following completion of her Family Practice Residency at Abington Hospital where she served as Resident Coordinator for the Family Medicine Women’s Health Initiative. She returned to her hometown community to practice among family and friends. Dr. McGovern lives locally with her husband and child.

Dr. Danielle M. McGovern

D.O.

Brenna Dobson

ABOUT

Brenna is a nationally certified Physician Assistant who joined the practice in 2011. She received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from St. Joseph's University and completed her Master's Degree and PA training at Arcadia University. Brenna resides locally with her husband and two children.

Brenna Dobson

PA-C

Heather Hansbarger

ABOUT

Heather is a nationally certified Physician Assistant who joined Central Bucks Family Practice in 2017. She brings many years of experience providing women’s healthcare to the practice. She holds an undergraduate degree from Gwynedd Mercy College and a Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Philadelphia University. She resides locally with her husband and two children.

Heather Hansbarger

PA-C

Colleen Murphy

ABOUT

Colleen is a nationally certified Physician Assistant who joined Central Bucks Family Practice in 2018. She holds an undergraduate degree in Biology from Widener University and a Masters degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Arcadia University.

Colleen Murphy

PA-C

Rebecca Finkelman

ABOUT

Rebecca is a nationally certified Physician Assistant who joined Central Bucks Family Practice in 2021. She holds an undergraduate degree in Biology from Muhlenberg University and a Masters degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Salus University.

Rebecca Finkelman

PA-C

TAKE A TOUR

AT OUR PRACTICE:

Making an appointment

​We have an “Open Access” Schedule, where approximately 50% of the visit slots are left open for “Same Day” appointments. This allows the office to get patients scheduled for a follow-up visit in the office in a timely fashion, as well as the flexibility to bring patients who feel ill or whose family feels the patient should be seen that day into the office. This type of scheduling has allowed us to best serve patients and meet their needs.

Cancellations​ and Missed Appointments

In order to maintain open access for our patients it is important that scheduled patients attend their appointments. ‘No Show’ and ‘Late Cancel’ appointments restrict access to our providers for other patients.
 

All cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance of your scheduled appointment. Failure to do so may result in a charge. Multiple missed appointments may jeopardize your relationship with the practice as our providers cannot provide adequate care to these patients.

Referrals​

 

While many medical conditions can be diagnosed and treated here in our office, sometimes a referral to a specialist is required. Call the office and follow the prompts to leave a message with the pertinent information needed to process this referral. In the atmosphere of managed care, a tremendous number of referrals need to be processed by our office; please allow 1 business day for all referrals.

Forms and letters

Many forms require a current examination prior to being completed. Forms and letters processed outside of appointments require a fee at pickup; please contact the front desk for more information. It is the goal of the physicians and staff to accommodate requests in an accurate and timely manner. Turnaround time may vary based on provider availability. Personal and pertinent information must be completed at time of drop off.  Blank forms will not be accepted. Forms are completed for those accounts in good standing. Outstanding balances need to be paid prior to forms being completed.

Central Bucks Family Practice Patient and Provider

What is a Physician Assistant?

 

A P.A. is a trained professional with 2-3 years of schooling after undergraduate work.
They evaluate and treat common medical problems and may prescribe medication
under the supervision of a physician.


Our practice has gone to great lengths to hire PAs who fit our practice of medicine. Our practice is collaborative and all of our providers are able to carry you through your health journey. 90% of your health is about your relationship with the provider.


Our PAs are Board Certified and have DEA licenses. We welcome you to make an
appointment with one of our exceptional and qualified Physician Assistants.

Patient Financial Responsibility

 

Please be prepared to pay any co-pays or outstanding balances required by your insurance provider at time of visit. To help facilitate this Central Bucks Family Practice accepts payment in the form of cash, check and credit card for payments including VISA, MASTERCARD, DISCOVER and AMEX. Additionally, payments may be made through our encrypted Payment Portal here.

Insurance

 

Central Bucks Family Practice providers participate with a wide variety of insurance plans. We strongly encourage our patients to inform themselves on the full costs of their health care and the details of their insurance coverage including copays, deductibles and preventative care plans.


We bill the insurance information provided at the date of service on your behalf. Any updates to insurance company, plans and copays must be communicated to the  practice. Claim denials due to changes in or incomplete coverage in plans are the patient's responsibility.
 

Although we do our best to stay abreast of the insurance changes year to year, we cannot accurately advise patients on the details of their individual insurance plans. We advise patients to call the customer service number listed on their insurance card for details of their coverage.

Emergency Care

 

If you are having a true medical emergency, please call 911 or go to the nearest Emergency Room. We recognize that you may have an emergent situation arise, and we will do our best to respond to your problem promptly. If the situation is not that severe, but one where you wish contact with your doctor, please telephone and the doctor will be in touch with you either directly or through office personnel giving you instructions.

After-Hours Phone Calls

 

If you have a true medical emergency dial 911 or go to the nearest Emergency Room.


All medical-related after-hours calls will be forwarded to the answering service, which will contact the Provider on call. The Provider on call will return your call within 15 minutes. There is a Provider on call 7 days a week. If your call with the Provider meets the criteria for Telehealth then your insurance company may assess a copay or deductible.


For office-related phone calls requesting Referrals, Medication Refills or Scheduling/Cancelling Appointments, a message on the appropriate line will be returned the next business day.