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Denise Smithem DNP-ANP-C

Specialties: Cardiology

Board Certified: Adult Nurse Practitioner

Languages: English

General Info

Hospital Affiliations: Garnet Health Medical Center (ORMC), Garnet Health Medical Center - Catskills (CRMC)

Prior Experience: Hudson Valley Hospital Physicians, Middletown, NY

Undergraduate: MSN - Mount Saint Mary College, Newburgh, NY

Graduate: Doctorate of Nursing Practice - University of Buffalo, NY

Clinical Interests:

Cardiology, Hospitalist

Year Joined: 2015

About Me

What made you want to become a health care provider or what is your earliest memory of wanting to be one?

I wanted to be a nurse from when I was very young.  I wanted to  help people and found medicine fascinating. 

What do you love most about your specialty? / Why did you choose your specialty?

I chose hospitalist medicine after a clinical rotation and found it to always be challenging with varied patients and new learning experiences.

How do you connect with your patients?

I try to connect through family-patients typically love to talk about their children and/or grandchildren.  They usually open up about health concerns when they feel a connection with the provider.

What are your interests outside of the office (hobbies, activities)?

I like biking, hiking, and reading.

What is your advice for your patients?

Take care of your body so it can take care of you!


155 Crystal Run Road
Middletown, New York 10941
P: 845.703.6999
855 Route 17M
Monroe, New York 10950
P: 845.615.6999