Michele Holincheck, CRNP joined The Wright Center for Community Health in 2018. Inspired in childhood to become a nurse, she graduated from Cedar Crest College in 1998 and worked as an RN for many years in multiple settings, including orthopedics, telemetry and dialysis. She received her master’s degree from The University of Scranton and has worked as a nurse practitioner for the past 10 years. Prior to joining The Wright Center for Community Health, she was employed at Geisinger Careworks in West Hazleton.
Michele works with patients of all ages, delivering a variety of services including exams, immunizations and vaccines, sick visits and gynecology. Recently certified in medication-assisted treatment (MAT), Michele also helps to provide Opioid Use Disorder Center of Excellence services at this clinic and is helping to expand the Healthy MOMS (Maternal Opiate Medical Support) service line in Luzerne County.
The most rewarding part of Michele’s job is having patients express gratitude for their care. “We are dedicated to helping find out what your problem would be and a way to fix it,” she says. “And if we can’t fix it right away, we have resources to assist you.” Among her favorite qualities of this practice: its culture of collaboration and support.
In the future, Michele hopes to pursue doctoral studies. She has a keen interest in studying characteristics of coughing and knows from personal experience that a cough can be an indicator not only of the common cold, but also allergies, bronchitis, acid reflux or even an aneurysm. Her top health tips for patients? “Drink a lot of water and exercise!”
Michele is lifelong resident of Hazleton. In her free time, she enjoys yoga; she has received holistic certification. She is interested in anything that stimulates the mind, from reading journal articles to watching “Jeopardy!” She also loves watching medical dramas.
Michele is now accepting new patients at The Wright Center for Community Health Old River Road Practice.