New St. Luke's Practice Expands Access to Pediatric Neurology

Elizabeth T. Corbo, MD, opened a new pediatric neurology practice, St. Luke’s Pediatric Neurology, at 306 S. New Street, Suite 303, in Bethlehem this month. At the end of the year, the practice will move to offices in the Fairmont Village Shopping Center at 7001 North Route 309 in Coopersburg.

Dr. Corbo will treat patients for neurological disorders including, but not limited to epilepsy, headaches, tic and movement disorders, cerebral palsy, developmental delay and neurocutaneous syndrome, a group of brain, spine and peripheral nerve disorders.

Dr. Corbo was drawn to this specialty by several earlier life experiences. From a young age, she worked with children of varying special needs. Later, a neurology diagnosis personally affected her family – when her father was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.

“When it came time to choosing my specialty, I took the sum of all these experiences to ultimately craft a future career that I can personally relate to and honestly say wholeheartedly I have a true passion for,” Dr. Corbo said.

Dr. Corbo is looking forward to bringing this much needed service to patients and their families in the Lehigh Valley and surrounding areas. “I consider myself very fortunate to be working at St. Luke’s,” she said.  “One reward, among many, will be having the ability to form long-term relationships with patients and their families. In my field, quite a few are ultimately diagnosed with chronic conditions. Being able to build a strong bond over our time together, along with being given the honor to be the treating physician by these families, is an aspect I consider most satisfying.”   

The practice will treat pediatric patients from birth to 18.

Dr. Corbo has relocated to the area and lives with her husband and daughter, who just turned 1, and the family dog. When not in the office, she enjoys spending time with her family, including skiing together.

To make an appointment, call 484-526-5735.

 

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 14,000 employees providing services at 10 hospitals and more than 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 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 28 fully accredited graduate medical educational programs with 226 residents and fellows.  St. Luke’s is the only health care system in central-eastern Pennsylvania to earn Medicare’s five-star rating (the highest) for quality, efficiency and patient satisfaction.  St. Luke’s has earned the 100 Top Major Teaching Hospital designation from IBM Watson Health (formerly Truven Health Analytics) repeatedly – six times total and four years in a row including 2018.  It 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.