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Elizabeth U. Eckardt ANP-C
Specialties: Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
Board Certified: Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
Hospital Affiliations: Orange Regional Medical Center
Prior Experience: Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital, Poughkeepsie, NY; Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie, NY
Undergraduate: BSN - The College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, NY
Graduate: MSN, AANP - Hunter College, Manhattan, NY
Surgical and Critical Care Medicine
Year Joined: 2016
What made you want to become a health care provider or what is your earliest memory of wanting to be one?
I wanted to be an NP when I was 9 years old. At the time, my 7 year old sister had a stroke and I saw doctors and nurses taking care of her. At that moment, I felt like one day I would want to do the same, to save lives.
What do you love most about your specialty? / Why did you choose your specialty?
I love critical care (ICU/CCU). It's my dream job to be a part of the critical care team.
How do you connect with your patients?
I put myself into my patient's shoes. Thinking how I would feel, or what I would be like if I had the same illness, both emotionally and physically.
What are your interests outside of the office (hobbies, activities)?
I love to swim, watch sports (baseball), and do all children's activities with my children.
What is your advice for your patients?
I always tell my patients that they're in charge of themselves. So, taking care of yourself is my advice.