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Family Practitioner, Primary Care Doctor
16 years of experience
Video profile
Accepting new patients

Credentials

Education ?

Medical School Score Rankings
University of Pennsylvania (1995)
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Top 25%

Awards & Distinctions ?

Awards  
Bridges to Excellence Recognition
Bridges to Excellence Medical Home Recognition (2014 - 2017)
Level II
NCQA Physician Practice Connections - Patient Centered Medical Home (2014 - 2017)
Associations
American Board of Family Medicine

Affiliations ?

Dr. Letcher is affiliated with 4 hospitals.

Hospital Affiliations

Score

Rankings

  • Lehigh Valley Hospital - Muhlenberg
    2545 Schoenersville Rd, Bethlehem, PA 18017
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    Top 25%
  • Lehigh Valley Hospital
    1200 S Cedar Crest Blvd, Allentown, PA 18103
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    Top 25%
  • Muhlenberg Hospital Center
  • Lehigh Valley Hospital - Allentown Campuses
  • Publications & Research

    Dr. Letcher has contributed to 1 publication.
    Title Understanding the Role of the Promotora in a Latino Diabetes Education Program.
    Date May 2010
    Journal Qualitative Health Research
    Excerpt

    We explore the role of the promotora de salud (health promoter) who provided diabetes self-management education to Puerto Rican diabetics in her community. The education program was developed as a hospital and community-based organization partnership. Information from both Spanish-language focus groups with 35 class participants and an in-depth interview with the promotora indicated patients appreciated having the classes taught in Spanish by a Latina promotora from their community. Respondents reported satisfaction with the program, increased ability to self-manage diabetes, and strengthened connections with other Latino diabetics. Terms patients used for the promotora included comadre, hijita, and buena profesora. Some of these words denote almost kinship-level connections, suggesting that patients were forming strong connections with the promotora. Specific promotora roles were identified but varied among patients, promotora, and the literature. This hospital and community-based organization partnership promotora model appears to be effective for providing chronic disease self-management education in an urban community setting.

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