St. Luke’s Palmerton Practice Expands Staff, Hours to Treat Patients of All Ages

To be able to provide quality, compassionate care to patients of all ages, St. Luke’s Palmerton Internal Medicine became St. Luke’s Palmerton Primary Care as of February 1, 2019. The practice has added three new providers: family medicine physician Joseph McGinley, DO, and nurse practitioners Bethany Lengel, CRNP, and Britta Hansen, CRNP. The practice will continue at its location at 555 Delaware Avenue but has expanded hours. Early morning and evening appointments will be available.

Joseph McGinley, DO

Joseph McGinley, DO

“The change in the name of the office signifies a growth in all that we are now able to offer Palmerton and surrounding communities,” Dr. McGinley said.  “With the addition of a family medicine provider and two nurse practitioners, we have expanded to being able to care for all age groups within a family.  We now see children from newborn and up, providing well visits, vaccinations and sick visits.” Palmerton Internal Medicine centered on the care of adults.

“The addition of staff not only allows us to see more patients, but it also allows us all to accommodate same-day sick visits more often,” Dr. McGinley added.  “We are happy to be able to offer care to patients of all ages, hopefully making it easier for busy families to get the care they need more quickly and efficiently in one office.”

The office is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays; from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays; and from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays.

To make an appointment, call 610-826-4420. New patients are welcome.

 

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 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.  In 2018, St. Luke’s was named a Top Hospital in the Teaching Hospital category by the Leapfrog Group.  It has repeatedly earned the 100 Top Major Teaching Hospital designation from IBM Watson Health (formerly Truven Health Analytics) – 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.