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Preadmission Testing Announcement

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Doylestown Health Primary Care Welcomes New Clinicians

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Clinicians Santayana and Bengle Headshots

Doylestown Health Primary Care is proud to announce new clinicians Genevieve Santayana, DO, and Lisa Bengle, MSN, CRNP, FNP-BC, joining its team of experts at the Shady Retreat location.

Doylestown Health Primary Care providers tailor treatment to each patient’s needs. Our providers offer preventive care, healthy lifestyle education and compassionate treatment of illness for all members of the family.

GENEVIEVE SANTAYANA, DO

A board-certified family medicine physician, Dr. Santayana earned her medical degree at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her residency at Jefferson Health – Northeast in Philadelphia and her geriatric fellowship at Abington – Jefferson Health in Abington, PA. The state also approves her to certify patients with serious conditions for medical marijuana use.

Experience

As a child, Dr. Santayana knew she wanted to go into medicine. Her first job as a teenager was working in a nursing home in Connecticut. She’s come a long way since then and has fulfilled her dream. As part of her geriatric (medical care for older adults) fellowship, she learned to evaluate and treat dementia and geriatric syndromes. She hopes to share her specialized knowledge with patients and associates in her first position as an attending physician at Shady Retreat.

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Geriatrics Society, the Pennsylvania Medical Directors Association

Philosophy of Care

“I feel like it’s so important to treat the patient and not the numbers (from labs and diagnostic imaging). A lot of times, providers miss what the patient is saying because too much attention is paid to the numbers,” Dr. Santayana says. “I am proud of the way I connect with my patients in that they feel comfortable and heard with me. My job is to be my patients’ advocate. So when patients feel heard, it develops a greater patient-physician relationship and leads to better outcomes in care.”

LISA BENGLE, MSN, CRNP, FNP-BC

A family nurse practitioner, Lisa received her master of science in nursing degree from the University of Pennsylvania and her bachelor of science in nursing degree from the University of Delaware as part of the honors program.

Experience

Lisa comes to Doylestown Health from BuxMont Medical Associates private practice in Warrington, PA, where she worked as a family nurse practitioner. She got her start in critical care treating patients with serious often life-threatening conditions in the Medical Surgical Intensive Care Unit (MSICU) at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, PA. She also worked as a critical care float nurse at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, part of the University of Pennsylvania Health System in Philadelphia.

Professional Memberships

American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing

Philosophy of Care

“I love primary care and emphasizing a healthy lifestyle, but I don’t like to dictate what patients need. Instead, I collaborate with my patients and offer advice, counsel and direction. Ultimately, it’s the patient’s own, individual health that they’re in charge of,” Lisa says. “I am more of a guide and a helper who listens and this is a team relationship.”

Doylestown Health Primary Care clinicians can help you and your family reach your health and wellness goals. Our new providers are accepting new patients.

Shady Retreat Location

708 North Shady Retreat Road
Suite 5
Doylestown, PA 18901

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Appointments: 215.348.5888

Hours of Operation:

  • Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 9 am to 5 pm
  • Wednesday: 10 am to 8 pm
  • Friday: 7 am to 2 pm


About Doylestown Health

Doylestown Health is a comprehensive healthcare system of inpatient, outpatient and wellness education services connected to meet the health needs of all members of the local and regional community. Doylestown Hospital, the flagship to Doylestown Health has 239 beds and a Medical Staff of more than 435 physicians in over 50 specialties. An independent nonprofit health system, Doylestown Health is dedicated to providing innovative, patient-centered care for all ages.

About Primary Care

Our board-certified Doylestown Health Primary Care physicians provide preventive healthcare, healthy lifestyle education and compassionate treatment of illness for all members of the family. As a partner in health, we strive to meet the unique needs of each patient through routine preventive care, referrals to medical specialists if needed and patient advocacy if the care of a specialist becomes necessary.

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