St. Elizabeth Medical Center and its Medical Group announced that Karla Dalious will join the staff at the Town of Webb Health Center as the new Physician’s Assistant.
Dalious said she now has her New York State license and is currently awaiting her Drug Enforcement Agency licensing to write prescriptions.
Dalious will provide primary care to patients of all ages according to Sandra Fentiman, manager of marketing and public relations for St. Elizabeth Medical Center.
She will work under the supervision of head physician Dr. Tom Socash who she met along with the rest of the staff during her interview in June.
Dalious received her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies Degree from Marywood University in Scranton, PA. Her clinical work in the second year of her Master’s program was done in Scranton and her home in the Reading, PA area.
She was named to the National Honor Society for Physician Assistants and is a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Primary Care Scholarship recipient.
She completed a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Sciences, Magna Cum Laude, also at Marywood University; was named to Delta Epsilon Sigma, the National Honor Society for Catholic University students; Phi Sigma Iota, the International Foreign Language Honor Society and received the Medal of Excellence for her contributions to the Science Department. She is also a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.
Dalious plans on living in Okara Lakes and has been coming up to the area since childhood, camping at Limekiln.
She originally started looking for positions in the Utica area to be close to Old Forge, and said she was pretty excited to find an open position locally.
“I am looking forward to being a part of the community and joining Dr. Socash and his team in providing quality healthcare to the community,” she said.
Dalious said her interest has always been in family medicine.
“I really believe in preventative medicine. If everyone kept up to date with annual exams and health maintenance then we would be healthier overall, so I look forward to providing that.”
The position has been advertised since January and they have seen a lot of interest, according to Scholefield.
He added that St. Elizabeth’s is currently advertising for another full time physician’s assistant position at the Health Center.