Pediatrician joins the care team at The Wright Center for Community Health Wilkes-Barre Practice

Dr. Alberto Marante, a board-certified pediatrician, is accepting new patients at The Wright Center for Community Health’s recently opened primary and preventive care practice in downtown Wilkes-Barre.

Dr. Marante, a highly experienced pediatric hospitalist, joined The Wright Center in 2019 and previously had been based in Scranton. He will treat infants, children, and adolescents.

The Wright Center for Community Health provides primary and specialty care for children of all ages, from newborn check-ups and wellness visits to vaccinations, school physicals, and overall anticipatory guidance through a child’s developmental stages.

Dr. Alberto Marante

Dr. Marante will continue to serve as pediatric physician faculty for The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education, assisting in the training of physicians who are completing its residency and fellowship programs. He also will be involved in the education and professional development of medical school students and interprofessional health learners based at The Wright Center’s clinical locations and its partner training sites.

Dr. Marante, a Cuban native who attended high school in Illinois, earned his medical degree in 1981 at Universidad CETEC in the Dominican Republic. He completed his residency in pediatrics at the University of South Florida School of Medicine in Tampa and his fellowship in pediatric critical care at the University of Florida’s program in Jacksonville.

The Wright Center for Community Health was designated a Federally Qualified Health Center Look-Alike in 2019. It provides affordable, nondiscriminatory, high-quality health care to patients of all ages, income levels, and insurance statuses at its network of nine primary care practices in Northeast Pennsylvania. Its locations in Lackawanna, Luzerne, and Wayne counties offer integrated primary care, so patients typically have the convenience of going to one site to access medical, dental, and behavioral and mental health care, plus addiction and recovery treatment and other supportive services.

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