Bethlehem News

Published on October 10th, 2016


Albita S. Lasanta, CRNP, Joins St. Luke’s

LasantaEast Stroudsburg, PA (9/23/2016) – Albita S. Lasanta, a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP) well known to women in the Monroe County community, has joined St. Luke’s Obstetrics and Gynecology Associates (SLOGA) located at 235 E. Brown St. in East Stroudsburg.

Now at St. Luke’s, she will be performing gynecological exams, providing contraception methods and options, and a host of other women’s services. She is bilingual in Spanish and English.

“Albita is an excellent clinician and knows so many people in the community. At our recent Monroe Campus open house, more than 100 women who have known her over the years were thrilled to have found her now associated with St. Luke’s. We actually made appointments for her during the open house,” Susan Cox, St. Luke’s Regional Director, Women’s Health Services, said.

Lasanta earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing, cum laude, from Hunter College in New York City in 1990 and a master’s degree from Columbia University in 1998.

Her nursing experience spans 25 years in the New York and Eastern Pennsylvania regions with more than 15 of those years dedicated to caring for women in Eastern Pennsylvania and Monroe County.

“Albita’s decision to join St. Luke’s is absolutely wonderful news for women in this community,” Cox said.

Taverna-MillerAdditionally, Karen Taverna-Miller, MD, will be seeing patients full time in SLOGA’s East Stroudsburg office, and will no longer divide her time
among offices.

“The expertise found among the members of our practice is quite extensive,” Dr. Taverna-Miller said. “We offer obstetric and gynecological services for women of all ages whether they are pregnant, trying to be pregnant, trying not to be pregnant, or come to see us with other women’s health issues,” she said.

Partners at the Monroe SLOGA group in addition to Dr. Taverna-Miller,physicians include Elizabeth L. Dierking-McAtee, Christopher B. Gilbert, Christine Talmage, Ronald M. Kriner, Joseph C. Merola,Robert J. Sallash, and Adriaan J. Van Gaalen. The practice also has offices in Bethlehem and Wind Gap.

New patients are welcome. To make an appointment, call 570-645-1830.

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