Dr. Marina Jeffery, DO, is a Hospitalist at the Mount Nittany Medical Center.
“It’s very exciting to be working at Mount Nittany Health,” Dr. Jeffery said. “There’s a great culture of respect and mutual understanding in this medical community. As a hospitalist, it’s very easy to approach the specialists. It’s what has made me want to stick around and try it here.”
Dr. Jeffery has a Bachelor of Science (magna cum laude) from the University of Scranton and a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She did her residency at Mount Nittany Medical Center as part of the Penn State Health Family and Community Medicine Residency. She is a member of the American Board of Family Medicine, a member of the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association, and the Society of Hospital Medicine.
“As an osteopath, I like to have a well-rounded approach to my patients, not just a strictly clinical one,” said Dr. Jeffery. “When you’re seeing somebody in the hospital, there are many different facets of their care that contribute to them having a good process and getting home safely. That could be case management, social needs, physical or occupational therapy, and perhaps laying on of hands with osteopathic techniques.”
In addition to her clinical and hospital experience, Dr. Jeffery is deeply invested in violence screening. As part of a quality improvement initiative, Dr. Jeffery has worked to educate health care providers to screen for and document domestic violence in both men and women in a way that patients can feel comfortable about divulging such personal information in a non-threatening way.
When she is not providing excellent hospitalist care, Dr. Jeffery spends time with her fiancé, her dogs, and cats and is an avid reader of fantasy fiction along the lines of Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings. “I like to use that part of my brain when I’m not at work,” said Dr. Jeffery
|Medical||Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine|
|Education||University of Scranton|