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Gina M. Fitzsimmons, DO

Primary Care, Family Medicine

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Specialties
Primary Care
Family Medicine
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Languages spoken
English

Dr. Fitzsimmons's Locations

less than  km
from 
LVPG Family Medicine–Laurys Station

5649 Wynnewood Drive
Suite 203
Laurys Station, PA 18059-1124
United States

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About Dr. Fitzsimmons

Philosophy of care

I believe that every patient has a story. Every patient has someone who cares about them. And every patient deserves the best possible care that they can get from their family doctor. I am not in medicine to simply review a patient's labs and medications. I am there to look at each person as an individual, to put together the entire puzzle, and to work together as a team to come up with a plan on how to best manage their illness. I am not just the teacher, but an active participant in a team made up of doctor and patient. I learn from my patients as well, and hope to both contribute to and take something valuable from every patient encounter.

Why I entered medicine

When I was 15, my grandmother was very ill. And when I saw the kind of compassionate care she received, I thought, "That's what I want to do with my life." Before that, I thought I'd have a career in fine art. And I still can't resist drawing pictures for my patients - I think it's easier to understand how their bodies work if they can see a picture. I chose osteopathic medicine because I really liked the holistic approach, the philosophy of getting to know the patient and the entire family. Family is very important to me personally, so it just made sense to me that this would be a great way to practice medicine.

Community involvement

I am actively involved in educating the community on various health topics. I hold lectures in a casual setting in our office - known as "Riverside Chats" to give patients the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about their disease processes. I also enjoy going into my children's schools and their activities to have fun discussions about the human body through a young person's perspective

Personal interests

I don't have what most people would call "spare" time. We have three young children who are actively involved in activities, and we live in an old schoolhouse that's in a permanent state of remodeling! But my patients should know that I practice what I preach about exercise. We spend a lot of time enjoying outdoor fun like hiking and biking as a family, and I try to participate in a triathlon each June. We spend a lot of time with extended family members also, as my husband is one of 10 children!

Education

Undergraduate
University of Scranton, BS- Bachelor of Science, 1993

Medical Training
Philadelphia Coll. of Osteopathic Med., DO - Doctor of Osteopathy, 1997

Training

Internship 1998
St. Luke's Hospital - Allentown, Allentown, PA

Residency 1999
Family Practice, St. Luke's Hospital - Allentown, Allentown, PA

Residency 2000
Family Practice, St. Luke's Hospital - Allentown, Allentown, PA

Certifications

American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians - Family Practice

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