ELIZABETHTOWN - Elizabethtown Community Hospital is planning to welcome Dr. Tracie DiMarco to its staff this summer.
DiMarco will be establishing her full-time family practice at the Elizabethtown Community Health Center. She will also be on-call for emergency situations at the hospital, as part of the scheduled rotation with the hospital's other physicians.
"The hospital is thrilled to have Dr. DiMarco joining its professional, talented team," said Hospital CEO Rod Boula "It's important that our area residents have access to primary care physicians close to home."
DiMarco, who hails from the Hudson Valley region, has been working as a solo family practitioner since 2004. Her attraction to the natural beauty of the Adirondacks is what drew her to the area; and her love of family and community is what guides her professional commitment.
"I'm looking forward to working in a small community where we really get to know our neighbors," said DiMarco. "I'm excited about becoming an integral part of the Elizabethtown health center and the hospital, using my training and expertise to assist families in the region."
DiMarco will be accepting patients of all ages, as she believes that it's important to provide "family" care. "As a family practitioner providing primary care and GYN services, I work with men, women and children," she noted. "I treat the whole patient and the whole family, with an emphasis on illness prevention."
Her medical training and experience has led DiMarco to develop an expertise in women's health and nutrition issues. DiMarco hopes to use that expertise to assist women with health issues that are specific to them.
"Women have some unique challenges in terms of illness, hormonal issues and weight control," she said. "I would like to help women overcome those challenges through proper medical care, nutrition and overall health and wellness education."
DiMarco completed her residency training at the Hudson Valley Family Practice Residency Program in Poughkeepsie and is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine She is a graduate of Marist College and received her medical degree from the SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine. Dr. DiMarco has also received additional training in nutrition and behavioral medicine.