•  Delta Medical welcomes Nurse Practitioner Carey Marrello

    Carey MarrelloNurse Practitioner Carey Marrello, RN, FNP-C, has joined the staff of Delta Medical and is accepting new patients.

    Marrello joins Elizabeth Scialdone, FNP-C, and Libby Gleasman, RN, FNP-C, at Rome Memorial Hospital’s adult primary care practice, located at 1819 Black River Blvd., Rome.

    A 1998 graduate of St. Elizabeth College of Nursing, Marrello earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing and graduated from SUNY Polytechnic Institute with her master’s degree as a family nurse practitioner. She is also a certified case manager.

    “We are excited to have Carey join our provider staff at Delta Medical,” said Kristen Hutchins, Rome Memorial Hospital’s director of primary care facilities. “Throughout her career as a nurse and case manager, Carey has developed a holistic view of primary care, which is consistent with our values as a Patient Center Medical Home.”

    “I am pleased to return to Rome. Rome Memorial Hospital is home for me,” Marrello said, explaining that she started her nursing career as a staff nurse caring for medical/surgical and critical care patients. She spent the last 10 years working as a case manager and then returned to school to become a nurse practitioner to help meet the community’s need for primary care providers.

    When she did her clinical rotations at Delta Medical and Camden Family Care, she was pleased to discover an environment where the practitioners are well versed in the community’s available resources and will go above and beyond for their patients.

    “As a nurse practitioner, I take a holistic view of my patients including their physical and mental health,” Marrello said. “It’s difficult for someone to manage their chronic medical conditions, if we’re not helping them address their anxiety, depression or addiction. We need to give them the tools to become more actively engaged in taking care of themselves, which will give them a more positive outlook on their treatment plan.”

    Marrello is concerned about the long-term impacts of people avoiding preventative care because of Covid-related concerns. According to a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 41 percent of adults have delayed or avoided medical care, including emergency care and routine screenings.

    “Healthcare providers have taken extra precautions to keep patients safe so they can get the care that they need to protect their health and avoid long-term complications,” Marrello said. “It’s important for people to get their routine screenings, including mammograms and colonoscopies. Late-stage cancer is harder to treat and is more likely to result in premature death.”

    “It’s important for people with underlying chronic conditions, including diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure to see their provider regularly to prevent their health from deteriorating and putting them at greater risk,” Marrello said. “For many people, the social isolation and the stress of the pandemic is also negatively impacting their mental health.”

    “If you’ve been putting off treatments, tests or surgery, schedule an appointment with your provider to get your health back on track,” she encouraged.

    Delta Medical provides primary care for patients ages 19 and older. To schedule an appointment, please call 315.338.7184.