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Nurse practitioner joins St. Luke’s family practices in Schuylkill and Carbon counties
August 04, 2017

Frackville resident Rachel Seitzinger, CRNP, has joined St. Luke’s Family Medicine in Coaldale and St. Luke’s Primary Care Nesquehoning as a nurse practitioner.

As a nurse practitioner, Seitzinger said she is excited to have the opportunity “to help area families get better and stay healthy.” Seitzinger sees patients of all ages at both family practices but primarily focuses on diagnosing and treating older adults, adolescents and children.

Seitzinger had been a hospital nurse working on medical surgical floors for 10 years before returning to school to get her advanced degree as a nurse practitioner from Bloomsburg University.  She has a bachelor of science in nursing from Penn State Schuylkill campus.

“I’ve always been interested in helping people,” Seitzinger said. “And I felt that the skills I acquired working with patients who had undergone surgery and who were combating infections was great preparation. I went back to school to take my training a step further and be able to be in charge of my patients’ care.”

St. Luke’s Family Medicine is located at 48 West Philips Street in Coaldale. Appointments can be scheduled online or by calling 570-645-2184.

St. Luke’s Primary Care is located at 1114 East Catawissa Street in Nesquehoning. Appointments can be scheduled online or by calling 570-645-1920.

New patients are welcome. 

Media Contact:

Sam Kennedy, Corporate Communications Director, 484-526-4134, samuel.kennedy@sluhn.org

About St. Luke’s

Founded in 1872, St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) is a non-profit, regional, fully integrated and nationally recognized network providing services at seven hospitals and more than 270 outpatient sites. The network’s service area includes Lehigh, Northampton, Carbon, Schuylkill, Bucks, Montgomery, Berks and Monroe counties in Pennsylvania and in Warren County in New Jersey. Dedicated to advancing health education, St. Luke’s operates the nation’s oldest School of Nursing and 23 graduate medical educational programs and is considered a major teaching hospital, the only one in the region. In partnership with Temple University, St. Luke’s created the region’s first Medical School. Repeatedly, including 2017, St. Luke’s has earned Truven’s 100 Top Major Teaching Hospital designation as well as 50 Top Cardiovascular program in addition to other honors for clinical excellence. St. Luke’s is a multi-year recipient of the Most Wired award recognizing the breadth of St. Luke’s information technology applications such as electronic medical records, telehealth, online scheduling and pricing information. St. Luke’s is also recognized as one of the state’s lowest cost providers in comparison to major teaching hospitals and other health systems.