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About Dr. Teresa Mercurio
Dr. Teresa Mercurio, MD is a Doctor primarily located in West Reading, PA, with other offices in Reading, PA and Reading, PA (and 1 other location). She has 40 years of experience. Her specialties include Internal Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Medicine and Medical Oncology. Dr. Mercurio is affiliated with The Reading Hospital and Medical Center, Good Samaritan Regional Med. Center and Reading Hospital & Medical Center. She speaks English.
Dr. Teresa Mercurio has the following 3 specialties
- Internal Medicine
An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
- Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Hospice care & Palliative medicine specialists focus their practice on pain management, symptom relief and qualify-of-life treatments to relieve the suffering of terminally ill patients. These doctors have specialized expertise in the treatment of patients with serious illnesses, advanced diseases and conditions resulting from catastrophic injury. Though often they work within hospice settings, they prevent and alleviate suffering appropriate at any age and stage of disease and can work alongside practitioners providing curative treatments.
Hospice care & Palliative medicine focuses on depression, pain, fatigue, constipation, nausea, shortness of breath, loss of appetite and difficulty sleeping, among other conditions. They also alleviate psychosocial distress and other stressors that accompany terminal illnesses. They are skilled in guiding families through legal and ethical decision-making in end-of-life care and can address spiritual issues at these times. By coordinating care across settings by improving communication among providers, they improve access to information for families so that they understand the patient's condition and treatment options.
- Medical Oncology
Think of an oncologist as your main physician for cancer care. After being diagnosed, you’ll meet regularly with an oncologist to explore and manage your treatment options, as well as monitor your condition throughout the process. Medical oncologists are extremely knowledgeable in various types of cancer treatment and can recommend the right method for the type and stage of cancer you’re facing.
They may also refer you to additional specialists throughout your care, but they will always be your home base for questions and support. It’s also worth mentioning that medical oncologists deal mostly with solid tumors while hematologists specialize in cancers that involve blood disorders, such as leukemia.
Dr. Teresa Mercurio has the following 1 expertise
Dr. Teresa Mercurio has 3 board certified specialties
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Dr. Teresa Mercurio is Board Certified in 3 specialties
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Dr. Mercurio is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
The Reading Hospital and Medical Center
Good Samaritan Regional Med. Center
Reading Hospital & Medical Center
Schuylkill Medical Center East Norwegian St.
Sixth Avenue and Spruce Street
40 Years Experience
University of Louisville
Graduated in 1973
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