Family Nurse Practitioner Returns to Roots
The Center, which provides primary care services to Forest City, Vandling, Pleasant Mount and Carbondale residents, joined WMCHC in April, 2012.
Hollis, a native of Union Dale is a graduate of the University of Scranton’s Family Nurse Practitioner Program and board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from Marywood University. She was most recently employed by Geisinger Community Medical Center.
After working as a registered nurse for more than 11 years, Hollis explains her decision to become a family nurse practitioner, “I wanted to have more time to educate patients on healthcare and help them make their own decisions,” she stated. “This allows me to become more directly involved in patient outcomes.”
As a family nurse practitioner, Hollis treats patients across the entire lifespan, from infancy through childhood, adolescence, adulthood and geriatrics. She will hold office hours Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. New patients are being accepted and appointments may be made by calling 570-785-3194.
Primary care physician Patrick McAndrew, D.O., who has been practicing locally for 40 years, regards Hollis as a valuable asset to his staff, “having a local person join us will have a positive impact on our patient care,” he stated. This is a philosophy both healthcare providers share.
“A big part of the practitioner/patient relationship is trust. Being in a place where I have roots and some knowledge base of what the needs are in this community, I feel I can be of help,” stated Hollis.
WMCHC is a federally qualified health center clinically affiliated with Wayne Memorial Health System. In addition to primary care, WMCHC offers women’s health care, pediatric services, general surgery, dental care, pulmonology and behavioral health services at satellite offices located in Wayne, Pike and Lackawanna Counties. Most private insurances as well as medical assistance are accepted. For more information on all of our services, call 570-253-8390 or visit us at www.wmh.org/WMCHC.
Photo: Krista A. Hollis, CRNP