Karen DeLong, MSN, CRNP, FNP-BC, CTTS
Born and raised in Berks County, Pennsylvania, Karen began her nursing career by attending Reading Area Community College and obtaining an Associate Degree in Nursing in 1983. She continued to advance her education by attending Alvernia University and receiving a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, as well as a Master of Science in Nursing from Millersville University in 2006. She is board certified by The American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Family Nurse Practitioner.
Sleep Medicine is her respiratory specialty. Education of our patient population on Obstructive Sleep Apnea as well as other sleep disorders is her area of expertise. She works closely with our certified sleep physicians and The Sleep Health Center staff. Our CPAP Clinic is under her direction. Promoting good sleep health is extremely important to her.
Interest in assisting patients with tobacco cessation prompted her to complete a tobacco cessation education program at The University of Medicine and Dentistry New Jersey. She obtained Certification as a Tobacco Treatment Specialist in 2008.
Working experience includes: working 26 years at Saint Joseph Medical Center as an RN prior to moving into the nurse Practitioner role in 2006.
Karen is an active member of the allied health/medical staff at Saint Joseph Medical Center and The Reading Hospital and Medical Center. She is an active member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the local chapter of Berks County Nurses Practitioners. She provides free Nurse Practitioner services at Lamplight Family Health Care, a clinic for the uninsured of Berks County. Additionally, she is a Reiki Practitioner/Master. Reiki involves promoting healing of the body, mind, and spirit through prayerful healing touch.