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Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner

Meet Colleen

Colleen Dougherty, CRNP is accepting new patients at The Wright Center for Community Health Mid Valley Practice. Since joining the organization in 2017, Colleen has enjoyed working in an integrated primary care environment. “I feel I have a lot of tools at my fingertips, including all the ancillary departments (behavioral health, dental, pediatricians and countless physicians) that allow us to work as a team,” she says. “This type of environment allows the providers to work in a growing role with the ability to learn and provide top care to our patients.” For Colleen, the most rewarding part of the job is advocating for patients, especially those who might not have family members or friends who can help them through a medical crisis. She loves working with people of all age groups and especially enjoys serving older adults.

Colleen earned an associate degree and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Penn State University. She chose to return to school, obtaining a master’s degree at The University of Scranton, in order to advance herself in the field while remaining a hands-on provider. “I love taking care of people and always wanted to continue in that role,” she says. “As a nurse practitioner, I am able to do that.” Colleen is also a Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) certified provider and can assist individuals struggling with substance use disorder.

Colleen is a lifelong Scranton resident. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family, including her husband of 24 years and two children, as well as going on road trips and vacations. Something people might not know about her? “I’m very competitive,” she says. “I love to play games, and I always play to win.”

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