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Ashley Lapolla FNP-BC

Specialties: Hospital Medicine

Board Certified: Family Nurse Practitioner

Languages: English


General Info

Hospital Affiliations: Montefiore St. Luke's Cornwall, Garnet Health Medical Center (ORMC)

Undergraduate: BS, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT

Graduate: MS, Nursing, Mount Saint Mary College, Newburgh, NY

Clinical Interests:

Hospital medicine, Cardiology, Primary Care


About Me

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

I knew I was interested in healthcare after volunteering on the ambulance corp in my community during high school. Ultimately, I went to nursing school and worked as a registered nurse. After working several years, I was excited to continue my education to be directly involved with diagnosis and management.

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

After working in a hospital setting as a registered nurse, I knew I loved hospital medicine due to the broad range of pathology and acuity.

How do you connect with your patients?

I sit with each individual patient, actively listen, and create an atmosphere of open communication.

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

I enjoy family time, hiking, and going to the beach.

What is your advice for your patients?

Always ask questions regarding your health and take things ong step at a time.