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St. Luke's Center for Advanced Gynecological Care Expanding into Tamaqua
July 02, 2019

St. Luke’s University Health Network is happy to announce Michael Patriarco, DO, and Valerie Schissler, CRNP, will be expanding their services into Tamaqua, where they will begin seeing patients on July 11th.

Michael Patriarco, DO 

Michael Patriarco, DO

Valerie Schissler, CRNP 

Valerie Schissler, CRNP

Their new location, St. Luke’s Center for Advanced Gynecological Care, will be located at 120 Pine Street, Suite A, in Tamaqua.

Their office hours will be the first and third Tuesday mornings of the month, as well as the second and fourth Thursday afternoons. They will continue to see patients in their Allentown office.

Expanding into Tamaqua, they would like to welcome new patients of all ages. For scheduling, please call 484-426-2670.

Dr. Patriarco specializes in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery and performs several in-office surgical procedures. Nurse practitioner, Schissler has 18 years of experience working with urogynecology.

“We are thrilled to be able to bring the services and care of our Allentown office into the Miners market, to bring women a better all-around experience,” said Patriarco.

Their practice specializes in women of all ages with pelvic pain, irregular or heavy periods, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, urinary incontinence, various birth control options, gynecological needs, as well as women’s general health concerns.


About St. Luke’s

Founded in 1872, St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) is a fully integrated, regional, non-profit network of more than 15,000 employees providing services at 10 hospitals and 300 outpatient sites.  With annual net revenue greater than $2 billion, the Network’s service area includes 10 counties: Lehigh, Northampton, Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Montgomery, Monroe and Schuylkill counties in Pennsylvania and Warren and Hunterdon counties in New Jersey.  Dedicated to advancing medical education, St. Luke’s is the preeminent teaching hospital in central-eastern Pennsylvania.  In partnership with Temple University, St. Luke’s created the Lehigh Valley’s first and only regional medical school campus.  It also operates the nation’s longest continuously operating School of Nursing, established in 1884, and 28 fully accredited graduate medical educational programs with 226 residents and fellows.  St. Luke’s is the only Lehigh Valley-based health care system with Medicare’s five- and four-star ratings (the highest) for quality, efficiency and patient satisfaction.  St. Luke’s is both a Leapfrog Group and Healthgrades Top Hospital and a Newsweek World’s Best Hospital.  In 2019, three of IBM Watson Health’s 100 Top Hospitals were St. Luke’s hospitals.  St. Luke’s University Hospital has earned the 100 Top Major Teaching Hospital designation from IBM Watson Health seven times total and five years in a row. St. Luke’s has also been cited by IBM Watson Health as a 50 Top Cardiovascular Program.  Utilizing the Epic electronic medical record (EMR) system for both inpatient and outpatient services, the Network is a multi-year recipient of the Most Wired award recognizing the breadth of the SLUHN’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.