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Lehigh Valley Children's Hospital
Beth A. Careyva, MD

Beth A. Careyva, MD

Primary Care, Family Medicine

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Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Accepting New Patients

Lehigh Valley Physician Group

Specialties
Primary Care, Family Medicine
Conditions treated
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Languages spoken
English

Dr. Careyva's Locations

less than  km
from 
Lehigh Valley Health Network-One City Center

PO Box 1806
Department of Family Medicine - 8th Floor
Allentown, PA 18105-1806
United States

LVPG Family Medicine–Easton Avenue

3024 Easton Avenue
Bethlehem, PA 18017-4208
United States

Conditions Dr. Careyva Treats

Services Dr. Careyva Offers

About Dr. Careyva

Philosophy of care

I believe in focusing on prevention including health screenings, nutrition, and physical activity. My hope for my patients is that they feel as well as possible so that they can do the things that are most important to them. I enjoy seeing patients of all ages (from babies to seniors) and do several office-based procedures including skin biopsies, joint injections and Pap smears. I take care of a diverse population and believe that all patients deserve access to high quality healthcare, irrespective of their gender, race, ethnicity, religion, immigration status, gender identity or sexual orientation.

Why I entered medicine

I grew up with an older brother who was diagnosed with heart disease when he was 4, and I was inspired at an early age by his doctors’ care and compassion. I went into medicine to provide this same level of patient-centered care to others and strive to treat all of my patients as if they were family. Outside of my clinical practice, I am faculty in the Department of Family Medicine at LVHN and do research and teach medical students and residents. I am a better physician for all that I continue to learn through these activities and find great joy in both teaching the next generation of physicians and in conducting research aimed at identifying ways to improve health care.

Community involvement

I first lived in the Lehigh Valley during my college years at Lehigh University and was very excited to return to this vibrant community after completing medical school and residency. I’m an active member in the Central Moravian Church in Bethlehem and have served as a Sunday School teacher for the middle school class for the last few years. I also serve on the Health Advisory Committee at Bradbury Sullivan LGBT Community Center.

Personal interests

I enjoy running and can often be found outside in the early hours of the day, wearing a head lamp and covered in reflectors. I figure you can never be too safe! I’m an avid home cook and own approximately 50 cookbooks. I grew up in a family of farmers, and we still all come together a few times a year to prepare and preserve marinara sauce and pickles. Outside of those activities, I enjoy spending time at home with my husband and our pet turtle Frankie.

Education

Undergraduate
Lehigh University, BS - Biochemistry, 2005

Medical Training
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, MD - Doctor of Medicine, 2009

Training

Internship 2009
Family Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Resident 2010
Family Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Resident 2011
Family Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Certifications

American Board of Family Medicine - Family Medicine

Ratings and Reviews

About Our Ratings and Reviews

About our Survey

Our physicians and advanced practice clinicians are among the nation’s best. That’s why we show you patient satisfaction ratings so you can read about and get to know our providers through the eyes of their patients.

To ensure our ratings come only from verified patients, we work with Press Ganey, a third-party organization. Press Ganey sends patient satisfaction surveys on LVHN’s behalf following an office visit or procedure. They ask patients about their impression of the health care provider and the doctor’s or advanced practice clinician’s communication skills. 

What is included in the star rating?

Star ratings are based on a scale of 1-5 stars, 5 being the best. The rating includes responses to these provider-related questions:

  1. Physician Communication Questions
    1. Did this provider explain things in a way that was easy to understand?
    2. Did this provider listen carefully to you?
    3. Did this provider give you easy to understand instructions about taking care of these health problems or concerns?
    4. Did this provider seem to know the important information about your medical history?
    5. Did this provider show respect for what you had to say?
    6. Did this provider spend enough time with you?
  2. Overall Provider Rating Question
    1. Using any number from 0 to 10, where 0 is the worst provider possible and 10 is the best provider possible, what number would you use to rate this provider?

Why don’t all doctors or advanced practice clinicians have a rating?

In order to have enough data to measure and compare, a health care provider must have at least 30 completed patient satisfaction surveys. Surveys are only included for a period of 18 months from submission.

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