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Valerie Schissler Joins Dr. Michael Patriarco at St. Luke’s Center for Advanced Gynecology
May 14, 2019

Valerie Schissler, CRNP, has joined Dr. Michael Patriarco at the St. Luke’s Center for Advanced Gynecology.

Valerie Schissler, CRNP

Valerie Schissler, CRNP

Valerie brings over 18 years of experience as a nurse practitioner in urogynecology specializing in the non-surgical management of urinary incontinence and prolapse. She has expertise in pelvic floor evaluation, pessary fittings and the management, evaluation and treatment of urinary incontinence and voiding dysfunction. Valerie was formerly a nurse practitioner at St. Luke’s Women’s Health Center in Allentown from 2003 to 2009 before deciding to devote herself full time to urogynecology. At St. Luke’s Women’s Health Center, she enjoyed caring for women of all ages and in every stage of life.

Michael Patriarco, MD is a well-known physician with St. Luke's Center for Advanced Gynecologic Care. He is Director of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery and Co-director of the Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (FMIGS).

Dr. Patriarco provides gynecological care with a focus on patients suffering from gynecological issues like abnormal uterine bleeding, endometriosis, pelvic pain, infertility, urinary incontinence and fibroids. In many cases, these patients find relief and renewed quality of life thanks to the minimally invasive techniques practiced by Dr. Patriarco and his team.

St. Luke’s Center for Advanced Gynecology is located in Allentown at 240 Cetronia Rd. Suite 125 South. Valerie is now welcoming new patients and can be reached at 484-426-2670.

 

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 over 320 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.