Nurse Practitioner Lynne Philley has joined the staff of Delta Medical and is accepting new patients.
Philley joins Patricia Marrello, Bridget Arquette, Libby Gleasman and Katherine Freeman at the adult primary care practice, located at 1819 Black River Blvd.
A graduate of St. Elizabeth College of Nursing, Philley earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Keuka College, Keuka Park. She also completed her post master’s certificate for adult and gerontology nurse practitioner at Keuka College. In addition, Philley also earned national certification in vascular access as well as gastrointestinal nursing.
With over 22 years experience as a registered nurse, Philley has been employed at Rome Memorial Hospital since 2006. Prior to completing her certification as an adult nurse practitioner, she served as clinical nurse educator at the hospital.
“We are excited to have Lynne join our provider staff at Delta Medical,” said Kristen Hutchins, Rome Memorial Hospital’s director of primary care facilities. “Throughout her career she has continued to expand the scope of her patient care education and she brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her new role in primary care.”
“I became a nurse practitioner because I love being a nurse,” Philley said. “As nurses, we are taught to relate to individuals, look at the details, and approach health from a psychosocial model that takes environment and interpersonal relationships into account when addressing disease and wellness. The past few years of my career were in nursing education, which was very rewarding to me because I understand the vital importance of staying current in the advancement of health care. However, I missed the interpersonal relationships with patients. I wanted to advance my nursing skills to become a nurse practitioner to provide a higher level of care.”
Philley said she believes that part of what makes a good nurse practitioner is actually practicing as a nurse.
“Through experiences of treating patients as a nurse in the hospital, I have a greater understanding of how patients react to a particular treatment and what their experience may be like.” Philley said. “As a nurse practitioner, I think this gives me a unique perspective in regard to a patient’s diagnosis and how it affects them as a whole person. I want to encourage patients to become empowered to manage their own health to prevent them from costly emergency room visits and avoidable hospital admissions.”
“I do believe advanced practice nurses are a great adjunct to the medical community and do much to alleviate the physician shortage,” Philley continued. “For many nurse practitioners, it is a natural progression in our health care career, due to the years of experience we have as practicing registered nurses.”
Delta Medical provides primary care for patients ages 19 and older. To schedule an appointment, call 315-338-7184.