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Health Services Staff
Student health is staffed by the following healthcare providers (nurse practitioner, physician, and physician assistant), and two medical assistants.
Dr. Barbara Siebert, DNP, CRNP, FNP-BC, CNE
Director, Student Health
Dr. Siebert is the Director of Student Health Services at USciences. In May 2012, she graduated from Duquesne University School of Nursing with a Doctorate in Nursing Practice. Her capstone research project addressed the Academic Characteristics of Nursing Students with Undiagnosed Learning Disabilities: A Retrospective Case Study Analysis. She received her MSN degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) in 1986 from the Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA., her BSN degree in 1981 from Dominican College, Blauvelt, NY, and a Diploma in Nursing in 1979 from Holy Name Hospital School of Nursing, Teaneck, NJ. She also earned a Post-Masters Certificate in Advanced Practice Nursing Education in 1995 from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Philadelphia, PA.
Dr. Siebert has over 35 years of nursing education experience teaching nurse practitioner students in both Women’s Health and Family Health practice and undergraduate nursing students in a variety of nursing education settings. As a FNP, she has extensive clinical experience providing comprehensive primary care and family planning/gynecologic health care to adolescents, as well as addressing primary care health issues affecting male and female adults across the lifespan. Dr. Siebert continues to provide healthcare to diverse and vulnerable patient populations in urban, suburban and rural health care settings. She practiced for over 20 years at the Department of Adolescent Medicine at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, PA., from 2000-2014 served as a healthcare consultant with Atlas Family Chiropractic, Roslyn PA., and held a part time clinical role as a staff nurse practitioner at The Livengrin Foundation, Bensalem, PA., providing comprehensive health care to patients in the drug and alcohol recovery program. Dr. Siebert continues to serve as adjunct faculty and chair of doctoral committees for students completing their doctorate in nursing practice degree at DeSales University School of Nursing DNP Program, Center Square, PA.
- Clinical & Research Interests:
- Comprehensive Women's Health Issues
- Adolescent Health Issues
- Comprehensive Male Health Initiatives
- Cultural Competence/Diversity Issues
- Nursing Students with Learning Disabilities
- Educational Outcomes for Undergraduate Nursing Students and Advanced Practice NP Students
Dr. Siebert is married and the mother of two children; Jennifer a registered nurse at the University of Pennsylvania Heart & Vascular critical care surgical unit, and Andrew an art teacher teaching art and ceramics grades K-12.
Anthony P. Acquavella, MD, MPH
Dr. Acquavella received his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine and his MPH from George Washington University School of Public Health with a concentration in disease prevention/ health promotion. He continued his medical training with a residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at Bridgeport Hospital- Yale University, and then completed a fellowship in adolescent medicine at Children’s National Medical Center. Prior to joining the faculty at USciences as the Medical Director of the Physician’s Assistant program, Dr. Acquavella held faculty positions at Temple University School of Medicine, Drexel University College of Medicine, and St. Luke’s- Temple University School of Medicine. He has held numerous clinical positions including most recently at St. Luke’s Pediatric Associates, and as Director of Adolescent Medicine at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. In addition, he served as the Associate Director of the Pediatric Residency program at St. Christopher’s and has been involved in the training of many medical students and residents. He has presented on a variety of topics, but especially related to gynecology, men’s health, sexual health, contraception, smoking cessation, substance use, HPV, and eating disorders.
Anna E. Patrone, MS, PA-C, Physician Assistant
Professor Patrone brings 7 years of clinical experience as a physician assistant in emergency medicine. She is a full time faculty member in the University of the Sciences Physician Assistant Program. She teaches in the classroom setting and is a clinical preceptor in the clinical setting as well. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Health Science from USciences and a Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is married and a busy mother to her active one year old son.
Myteesha Reynolds, AA, CMA, Medical Assistant/Administrative Assistant
In April 2014, Myteesha Reynolds joined the Student Health and Counseling family promoting the biopsychosocial wellbeing of students attending the University of the Sciences.
Myteesha received her Medical Assistant certificate in October 2001. Upon completing her student externship at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in the section of Adolescent Medicine, her ambition and strong work ethic during immediately rewarded her with a full time position in the section of Adolescent Medicine where she continued to practice for thirteen years.
During that time, she was a tremendous asset to the section of Adolescent Medicine as she fostered the growth and development of young teenage patients seeking services in the men and women’s health programs. In 2012, she helped launch the Rapid HIV testing program to teens living in high risk neighborhoods of Philadelphia.
Myteesha recently graduated with an Associate Degree of Arts from the Community College of Philadelphia. She plans to attend LaSalle University School of Nursing in the fall to obtain her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing.
She is a single mother of four children. She has a daughter who is a senior in college, another daughter who is a sophomore in college, and twin sons who attend high school. As a parent of two college students she cannot stress enough the important role that Student Health plays in maintaining the emotional, psychological and physical well-being of each student so they can progress successfully through college. She believes if a student does not feel well it is impossible for him/her to strive to do their best in class.
Maureen Hopkins, RMA, Medical Assistant
Maureen Hopkins joined the Student Health and Counseling staff in May 2015. She has been a Medical Assistant since 1994 and passed her registry exam upon graduation from her program. She brings with her over 18 years of experience in Phlebotomy and Education with the American Red Cross. She spent several years traveling and training staff in phlebotomy for the American Red Cross throughout the US.
She is married and the proud mother of three children, and a grandmother to her first grandson. Her oldest daughter graduated from Temple University Medical School in May 2015, and is currently a resident in obstetric/gynecology at St. Luke’s Medical Center in the Lehigh Valley. Her middle daughter is in the process of completing her Master’s degree in Education, and her youngest son graduated from Penn State University with a degree in Criminal Justice. Her first grandson was born in September 2014 and she’s already planning his career with the Philadelphia Flyers! Maureen has fine tuned clinical lab skills and knowledge, and a great sense of humor with staff and students.
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University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
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