Provider Profile – Dr. Sallie Wemple

1. What is your role/position with NHCLV and which location do you work at? How long have you worked for the organization?

I’m a physician with NHCLV and work mainly in Allentown and Bethlehem. I’ve been with the organization since March 2018.

2. Why do you think an FQHC is important in caring for members of the Lehigh Valley community?

The Lehigh Valley needs an organization devoted to community health, wellness and disease prevention. There are many people who would otherwise have limited or no access to healthcare.

3. What’s the most important thing you have learned working for an FQHC?

I think the most important thing is that patients often have many barriers to healthcare (e.g. financial and psychosocial) and I need to understand and address these in order to help them.

4. What do you love most about your job?

I love our staff, from patient navigators, medical assistants and nurses, everyone is very supportive and genuinely cares about the patients we serve.

5. What one piece of advice do you have for patients when it comes to caring for their health?

I think it’s important that patients understand their health and feel that their doctor listens to their concerns.