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Helen Portalatin RN, MSN, FNP-C

Helen Portalatin RN, MSN, FNP-C

Specialties: Primary Care

Board Certified: Family Nurse Practitioner

Languages: English

General Info

Hospital Affiliations: Orange Regional Medical Center, Catskill Regional Medical Center

Prior Experience: Doctors On Call, Brooklyn, NY

Undergraduate: Columbia University

Clinical Interests:

Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease

Year Joined: 2012

About Me

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.