Board-Certified Nurse Practitioner Joins Carthage Area Hospital’s Primary Care Team

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(August 3, 2018) PHILADELPHIA, NY — Carthage Area Hospital is excited to welcome Dawn L. Scott, ANP-BC, PNP, to lead its provider team as a nurse practitioner at Philadelphia Medical Center 32787 U.S. Route 11. She began seeing patients on July 30 and is focused on a wide range of primary care services for adults.

A native of Grafton, New York, Scott is a 1975 graduate of the Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing, Troy. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1981 at SUNY College of Technology at Utica. She earned a Master of Science in Nursing and her Adult Nurse Practitioner Certificate in 1998 from Syracuse University, where she also earned a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Certificate in 1999. She completed a master pharmacology course in 2010.

She is a Board-Certified adult nurse practitioner who has extensive practice experience in Northern New York since 1998. Before she joined Carthage Area Hospital, she was a primary care practitioner at Black River Medical Center.

From the time she was just 5 years old, Scott was convinced that she would become a nurse. “I acquired the mind of a nurse at a very young age. I’ve always been encouraged in that direction; it’s all I’ve ever known,” she said.

Scott has steadily progressed through the ranks, starting in health care as a nurse’s aide then becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse and later, a Registered Nurse. She earned a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Nursing before completing her education and certification as a Nurse Practitioner.

She credits a doctor with whom she worked in Pittsburgh, Pa., for motivating her to become a nurse practitioner. “He was very supportive and recommended it,” she said.

On providing care, Scott said the “most important thing for patients is to listen and treat them as individuals and not rush them through the system. Holistic medicine and weight management are areas of interest to Scott.

She lives in Henderson with her husband, Gregory, who works for the federal government. Together they have two grown children, Robert, of Ballston Spa, and Victor, Watertown. Victor and his wife, Stacey, have three children. Outside of practice, Scott and her husband enjoy spending “as much quality time as possible with our children and grandchildren.”

About Philadelphia Medical Center

Carthage Area Hospital assumed ownership of Philadelphia Medical Center in April 2018. The 
transition to hospital management offers patients access to a wide range of clinical services 
through an established and trusted network of quality personal care.

Philadelphia Medical Center and its highly qualified Board- Certified medical staff welcome all 
patients. The practice provides families with comprehensive, compassionate health care services and 
treatment that covers the full spectrum of care.

As primary care professionals, providers treat injuries, diagnose illnesses and long-term 
conditions, provide regular check-ups, and

offer hospital and outpatient care referrals. Services are delivered in a caring, professional and 
family-friendly environment that is sensitive to the diverse health care needs of all patients, 
while encouraging development of strong and healthy lives.

Common services provided in Philadelphia include: Primary medical care; Sick visits; Blood draw 
station; Allergy shots; Diabetes and chronic condition management; and Physicals — including 
athletic physicals and New York State DOT-required exams.

Philadelphia Medical Center is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7
a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays. Call 315-642-0026 to schedule an appointment today.

About Carthage Area Hospital

Carthage Area Hospital was established as a not-for-profit rural community hospital in 1965. It 
operates today as a fully accredited 25-bed Critical Access Hospital, serving approximately 83,000 
residents in Jefferson, northern Lewis and southern St. Lawrence counties. The hospital formed a 
clinical affiliation with Crouse Health, Syracuse, in 2017.

The hospital also operates a network of community-based clinics, including its Philadelphia Medical 
Center, Family Health Center, Pediatric Clinic and Women’s Way to Wellness and provides a range of 
specialty care, including general surgery, orthopedics, podiatry, urology, neurosurgical care, 
physical and occupational therapy and behavioral health.

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