Provider Profile – Vanessa Perez Weiss

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

I am Vanessa Perez Weiss, FNP, NP-C. I am a Family Nurse Practitioner at the Donegan Clinic in Bethlehem. In that role I function as a Primary Care Provider for people’s health care needs. I have worked at NHCLV since July 2015.

2. Why do you think a Federally Qualified Health Center is important in caring for members of the Lehigh Valley community?

An FQHC is important because it allocates resources to areas that are medically underserved.

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

The most important thing I have learned is that when you work for a company with a great vision and mission work can be a joy. You see that what you do has a positive impact in peoples’ lives.

4. What do you love most about your job?

I love the community of people that I serve.

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

Find something you love to do that keeps you active and engaged all year long.