Meet Our Nurse Practitioner
Mary Pollice, MSN CRNP
MEET OUR NURSE PRACTITIONER, MARY POLLICE, MSN, CRNP
Mary’s interest in pulmonary medicine began when she was diagnosed with asthma as an adult. She has been a nurse practitioner for over 10 years and has worked in pulmonary medicine as either a nurse or NP for over 12 years. She has coordinated many asthma research trials, has presented original research at national meetings and has co-authored numerous journal articles.
What is a Nurse Practitioner?
Nurse practitioners (NPs) are registered professional nurses who are prepared, through advanced graduate education and clinical training, to provide a wide range of health care services, including the diagnosis and management of common, as well as complex, medical conditions to individuals of all ages. Nurse Practitioners provide comprehensive care within an area of specialization and can: Evaluate an individual’s health by taking a history, performing a physical examination and ordering and interpreting
results from appropriate laboratory and diagnostic tests/procedures; Diagnose health and medical conditions by reviewing all available health information, and applying advanced clinical decision making processes; Manage health problems by developing an individualized plan of care, prescribing medications or treatments, obtaining consultations and referrals, and coordinating health care services; Promote health by ordering screenings, prescribing preventive therapies (vaccinations, diets, exercise, etc.) and teaching and counseling of individuals, families, and groups; Collaborate with patients and families, and other health care providers.
More about Mary Pollice…..
Originally from Pittsburgh, Mary graduated from Duquesne University in 1977 with a BS in Biology and worked at Allegheny General Hospital and the University of Pittsburgh doing basic bench top research before moving to Philadelphia in 1985. She obtained her BSN from Thomas Jefferson University and in addition to doing traditional nursing, went on to co-ordinate research trials in the Pulmonary Division and the Department of Neurology. She earned her MSN in 2001 and joined a private pulmonary practice in Tavares, Florida. But, she missed Philadelphia and Jefferson and decided to move back in 2007. She worked with the cardiothoracic surgeons until this earlier this year when we wooed her back. She lives in center city with her cat, Magic. An avid sports fan, she loves the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Florida Gators, and, of course, our Phillies.