PKIDs' Advice Nurse: Mary Beth Koslap-Petraco, DNP, PNP-BC, CPNP

Doctor Mary Beth started out as a candy striper and is now a pediatric nurse practicioner and the Coordinator for Child Health at the Suffolk County Department of Health Services in Hauppauge, N.Y.

Every week or two, Doctor Mary Beth releases a podcast addressing an important health topic, and she's happy to answer general health questions emailed to her.

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We hope you have a chance to listen to her talk. She's enthusiastic and fun and has more energy than (yes, you guessed it) the Energizer Bunny.



Nurse Mary Beth's graduation photo

Nurse Mary Beth working with a patient
Doctor Mary Beth's Podcasts
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In the final analysis, the question of why bad things happen to good people transmutes itself into some very different questions, no longer asking why something happened, but asking how we will respond, what we intend to do now that it happened.

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