A native of the Pennsburg area, Karen Snyder has joined St. Luke’s University Health Network’s Pennsburg Family Practice as a nurse practitioner. “I am thrilled to be caring for patients in my own community,” she says.
Karen A Snyder, CRNP
Snyder had worked as a registered nurse for more than 25 years at St. Luke’s Hospital – Quakertown Campus. Much of her time was in the emergency room, where she cared for patients of all ages. About eight years ago, when Snyder had the opportunity to return to school for her bachelor’s in nursing, she grabbed it. “Once I started, I never stopped,” she says.
Snyder pursued her nurse practitioner certification because “I enjoy the one-on-one contact we have with our patients,” she says. Snyder earned a master’s in nursing from Moravian College in Bethlehem in May 2015 and a post master’s certificate as a family nurse practitioner from Drexel University in Philadelphia in September 2017.
She chose family practice because as an ER nurse she found she enjoyed helping patients of all ages. “I enjoy the different stages of people’s lives from beginning to seniors,” she says. “Every stage of life has its own unique challenges.”
Snyder, who joined the family practice in January, is anxious to develop relationships with her patients and their families and help them with their healthcare needs.
Snyder is accepting new patients and is seeing them along with Tina Myers, DO, and Alex Page, DO. Snyder works Monday through Friday and every third Saturday at the practice office, 2793 Geryville Pike, Suite 200, in Pennsburg.
To make an appointment, call 267-424-8200.
Sam Kennedy, Corporate Communications Director, 484-526-4134, firstname.lastname@example.org
About St. Luke’s
Founded in 1872, St. Luke’s University Health Network is a fully integrated, regional, non-profit network providing services at nine hospitals and nearly 300 outpatient sites. With annual net revenue of $1.7 billion, the network’s service area includes 10 counties: Lehigh, Northampton, Carbon, Schuylkill, Bucks, Montgomery, Berks and Monroe counties in Pennsylvania and Warren and Hunterdon counties in New Jersey. Dedicated to advancing medical education, St. Luke’s is a major teaching hospital – the only one in the Greater Lehigh Valley. In partnership with Temple University, St. Luke’s created the region’s first and only regional medical school campus. It also operates the nation’s longest continuously operating School of Nursing, established in 1884, and 23 fully accredited graduate medical educational programs with 189 residents. Repeatedly, including 2017, St. Luke’s earned Truven’s 100 Top Major Teaching Hospital and 50 Top Cardiovascular Program designations, in addition to other honors for clinical excellence. St. Luke’s, utilizing the EPIC electronic medical record (EMR) system, is a multi-year recipient of the Most Wired award recognizing the breadth of St. Luke’s information technology applications such as telehealth, online scheduling and online pricing information. St. Luke’s is also recognized as one of the state’s lowest cost providers.