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Elzbieta E. Jacek, MD

Family Medicine

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Lehigh Valley Physician Group

Specialties
Family Medicine
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Languages spoken
English, Polish

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About Dr. Jacek

Philosophy of care

I believe most of the chronic illnesses we struggle with are preventable. I also realize life circumstances often inhibit our ability to make healthy lifestyle choices or find appropriate access to care. For that reason, it is my priority to continue learning and be up to date on the latest developments in medicine that can help slow or even reverse the progression of chronic disease. My goal is to help you and your family find a path that works for you, and hopefully make incremental changes for the better in the trajectory of your life. I also am very passionate about improving the inner workings of the healthcare system to optimize the health and wellness of the patients I am fortunate to be taking care of.

Why I entered medicine

I initially thought about a career in medicine while studying high school biology and being fascinated by the intricacy of mechanisms governing the human body. I was also influenced by my own experience with the healthcare system while hospitalized for appendicitis as a young teenager. In college I majored in neuroscience and behavior. I solidified my decision to become a doctor while working in a research lab studying autoimmune disorders. I decided on family medicine/primary care because it provides the opportunity to form long-term relationships with patients, which serve as a platform for working together on improving their physical and mental well-being.

Community involvement

During my residency training near Boston, I worked with under-insured patient populations to perform pre-school physicals for children, and to connect their families to resources for establishing more long-term care. While in medical school, I was part of a volunteer group that taught 5th graders at a public school in Philadelphia about healthy lifestyle choices through education about nutrition, exercise and mental health. I hope to pursue similar endeavors in the Lehigh Valley.

Personal interests

I enjoy reading or listening to books/podcasts in my free time, which is usually when I drive or on vacations. Fiction of all kinds and self-improvement/self-help are my favorite genres. My go-to exercise is running and yoga, and in recent years, I have found kayaking to be very peaceful and rejuvenating. I love to travel, spend time with family and friends, and tell stories about trying to keep up with my creative husband and rambunctious cat Olaf.

Education

Undergraduate
Barnard College of Columbia University , BA - Neuroscience and Behavior, 2010

Medical Training
Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, MD, 2017

Training

Residency 2020
Family Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, MA

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