Family Practitioner coming to ECH

Dr. Mary Glickman will begin seeing patients July 23

— Elizabethtown Community Hospital is planning to welcome Dr. Mary Glickman to its staff.

Dr. Glickman 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. She will be accepting patients, beginning July 23.

Glickman, who hails from Minerva, is excited about establishing her medical practice in the local area.

“I’m looking forward to working in this small, but bustling, Adirondack community where we really get to know our neighbors,” said Glickman. “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 our region.”

Glickman holds degrees in philosophy, public health and medicine. She brings a wide range of experiences to her position including time spent as a Peace Corps volunteer working in West Africa, working as a research assistant in the psychology department at the University of Arizona and experience working for various health education organizations.

According to Hospital CEO Rod Boula, Dr. Glickman will be a welcome addition to the organization.

“The hospital is thrilled to have Dr. Glickman joining its professional, talented team,” Boula said. “It’s important that our area residents have access to primary care physicians close to home.”

To help bring Dr. Glickman back to the area, Elizabethtown Community Hospital helped her secure funding from the Doctors Across New York program, which helps pay a physician’s medical school bills in exchange for the commitment to practice in a medically underserved area.

“This program, established by the governor and legislature, is critically important to rural areas such as ours,” said Dr. Rob DeMuro, medical director at ECH. “In this specific case, it allowed Dr. Glickman to be able to establish a medical practice in the area where she was born and raised – an area that she loves.”

Glickman received a master’s degree in public health from The University of Arizona and received her medical degree from the Pennsylvania State University. She completed her residency training at the Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, Maine.

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