New St. Luke’s OB-GYN Brings Experienced Caring for Women in Underserved Communities
With the bulk of her training and experience in underserved communities, Andrea Ardite, MD, has always strived to give the highest level of care to patients regardless of socioeconomic backgrounds and will now continue to care for patients in the St. Luke’s University Health Network. She recently relocated to the Lehigh Valley from New York City and joined St. Luke’s Hamilton OB/GYN at 1941 West Hamilton Street, Allentown, and St. Luke’s Valley OB/GYN Associates located at 200 Apple Street in Quakertown, 2793 Geryville Pike in Pennsburg and 322 S. 17thStreet in Allentown.
Dr. Ardite’s clinical interests include high-risk pregnancies, obesity in women with a focus on nutrition and urban and underserved medicine. She encourages patients to always take responsibility for keeping themselves healthy and strong, especially during pregnancy. “I always advise patients to remember to do for their unborn child what they would do for their children at home, like keeping doctor appointments, making smart food choices and staying active.”
Dr. Ardite comes to St. Luke’s after working for nearly 20 years in inner city hospital systems. Originally from Bellmawr, New Jersey, she received her undergraduate degree from Rider University in New Jersey and her medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine Dominica, West Indies. She then went on to complete her residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York where she continued to work for 20 years.
“I’m excited to be caring for women as part of St. Luke’s growing health network and to bring my family here to the Lehigh Valley,” says Dr. Ardite. “Women are the backbone of the family, so keeping women healthy in body and mind will also keep families healthy so that the next generation is strong and secure. ”
To make an appointment to see Dr. Ardite, contact St. Luke's Hamilton OB/GYN at 610-628-8910, or St. Luke’s Valley OB/GYN at 610-434-4015.
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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.