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Michelle Newell-Whitney FNP

Specialties: Urgent Care

Board Certified: Family Practice

Languages: English

General Info

Prior Experience: Endoscopy Nurse - Crystal Run Healthcare/Ambulatory Surgery Center; Nurse - Good Samaritan Hospital and Orange Regional Medical Center

Undergraduate: Bachelors of Science in Nursing - SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, NY

Graduate: Masters of Science in Nursing/FNP Program - Mount Saint Mary College, Newburgh, NY

Clinical Interests:

Preventative care, nutrition, diabetes management, hypertension management. 

Year Joined: 2017

About Me

What made you want to become a health care provider or what is your earliest memory of wanting to be one?

I have wanted to work in health care for as long as I can remember.  As a young child, I can remember being in my parent's garage.  Around me was a collection of miscellaneous boxes, glass jars, and plastic wares.  Within these containers lived insects ranging from crickets, worms, grubs, centipedes, and grasshoppers.  These poor creatures all endured a trauma of some kind and needed urgent medical care; and I was the one to see that they received it.  On each one of my "patients" I kept a detailed chart of their progress.  As I look back on those days I realize two things: One, my parents possessed extreme patience and understanding and two, I was destined to care for patients from a very young age. 

What do you love most about your specialty? / Why did you choose your specialty?

I truly enjoy helping and educating patients.  An urgent care setting allows a provider to see many patients with a myriad of acute and chronic conditions.  This facilitates exposure to many different illnesses and utilization of hands on skills such as suturing and splinting. 

How do you connect with your patients?

I see each and every patient as an individual, not a diagnosis. 

What are your interests outside of the office (hobbies, activities)?

I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, being outdoors, gardening, watching movies, and having a good laugh.  I have a passion for travel.  I love to see and experience new places. 

What is your advice for your patients?

Be your own advocate.  Ask questions about your health and be an active participant.  We are in this together. 


155 Crystal Run Road
Middletown, NY 10941
P: 845.703.6999