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Katerina C. Valavanis, MD

Primary Care, Family Medicine

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Specialties
Primary Care
Family Medicine
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Languages spoken
English, Greek

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About Dr. Valavanis

Philosophy of care

I think that when treating or helping people, one of the most important things to do is to listen carefully to what they have to say and what they have been experiencing. Also, I believe considering the "whole" person (physical health, home and work environments, mental health and other experiences) helps a great deal in deciphering the appropriate treatment and healing process.

Why I entered medicine

I chose medicine primarily for its commitment to serve others. I knew I would enjoy a profession that involved interaction with people on a daily basis, but also one that integrated the knowledge of the arts and sciences. Medical missions also interested me very much. Whether locally or overseas, I was drawn to the idea of working with people of various backgrounds with the purpose of bettering their health and well-being.

Community involvement

Being able to volunteer as a physician has helped me gain perspective both as a clinician and an individual. I have had the opportunity to visit different community clinics and shelters during medical school and residency training A very rewarding experience I had more recently included visiting a home for teenage girls weekly to discuss their physical and mental well-being in a teaching series.

Personal interests

I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. We often enjoy being outdoors, or visiting each other in different towns and cities. We also very much enjoy cultural events and festivals, learning about other cultures and celebrating our own.

Education

Undergraduate
Case Western Reserve University, BA - Chemistry and English, 2001

Medical Training
Milton S. Hershey Medical Center/Pennsylvania State University College of Me, MD - Doctor of Medicine, 2007

Training

Residency 2008
Family Medicine, Saint Vincent Health System, Erie, PA

Residency 2009
Family Medicine, Saint Vincent Health System, Erie, PA

Residency 2010
Family Medicine, Saint Vincent Health System, Erie, PA

Certifications

American Board of Family Medicine - Family Medicine

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