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Helen Portalatin RN, MSN, FNP-C
Specialties: Internal Medicine
Board Certified: Family Nurse Practitioner
Hospital Affiliations: Orange Regional Medical Center, Catskill Regional Medical Center
Prior Experience: Doctors On Call, Brooklyn, NY
Undergraduate: Columbia University
Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease
Year Joined: 2012
What made you want to become a health care provider or what is your earliest memory of wanting to be one?
I volunteered during high school at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and was highly impressed by the nursing staff.
What do you love most about your specialty? / Why did you choose your specialty?
I chose family practice because I enjoy working with and caring for children and adults. I love building therapeutic relationships with patients.
How do you connect with your patients?
I always ask about how they feel and about their family situation. I never judge.
What are your interests outside of the office (hobbies, activities)?
I enjoy reading, cooking, knitting, water sports, sailing and shooting sports.
What is your advice for your patients?
Do things to relieve stress.