Bethlehem, PA (8/22/2016) – St. Luke’s University Health Network is proud to announce that Shenali Abeysekera, MD, has joined St. Luke’s Riverside Women’s Healthcare in Easton.
“We are excited that another highly-trained professional has joined our all women’s practice,” Holli Warholic, DO, one of the practice’s founding physicians, said. Dr. Abeysekera joins her and Christin Gillier, MD.
Shenali Abeysekera, MD
“Having Dr. Abeysekera join us allows us to offer even more to our patients,” Dr. Warholic said.
A California native, Dr. Abeysekera completed her undergraduate work at the University of California – San Diego, and earned her medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine in Dominica, West Indies.
She recently completed her residency at St. Luke’s where she served as the Administrative Chief Resident.
Dr. Abeysekera said that continuing her career with St. Luke’s was an easy decision because of its quality and the amicability of the staff.
“I value the training I received here and I really enjoyed working with my new partners,” she said. “We work well as a team and we share a philosophy regarding how we treat our patients.”
“I think it’s important not only to listen to your patients, but also to help make the most appropriate medical decisions with them,” she said, “especially during labor, to listen to exactly what they want. This is their labor experience. At the same time, we reaffirm that the ultimate goal is a healthy mom and a healthy baby.”
Obstetrics and gynecology appealed to her because she had the opportunity to build relationships with women during some of the most important moments of their lives: from family planning and childbirth through menopause and beyond.Dr. Abeysekera enjoys listening to music, going to concerts and traveling when she’s not working. She also enjoys the outdoors, especially the beach.
Providing comprehensive gynecologic and obstetrical care for women of all ages, Dr. Abeysekera performs gynecological surgeries including minimally invasive surgeries, cares for women with high risk pregnancies, advises on hormone replacement therapies and family planning, and treats adolescents with gynecological issues or questions.
New Patient Appointments
New patients are welcome to schedule an appointment with Dr. Abeysekera by calling St. Luke’s Riverside Women’s Healthcare at 484-503-0628. The practice is located at 1700 St. Luke’s Place, Suite 403, Easton, at St. Luke’s Anderson Campus.
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