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September 23, 2018

Rosemarie Surowiec Joins OCO Medical Staff


FULTON, NY – Senior director of Oswego County Opportunities Health and Nutrition Department, Ellen Holst, announced that Rosemarie Surowiec, P.A., has joined the medical staff at OCO’s Fulton Center for Reproductive Health.

Rosemarie Surowiec

Rosemarie Surowiec

The experienced physician assistant is a welcome addition to the busy health center that provides a wide array of reproductive and gynecological healthcare services and comprehensive education.

Surowiec, who holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from the University of Buffalo and a Master’s Degree in Medical Science from the Physician Assistant program at Emory University in Atlanta, brings with her a wealth of experience.

She has worked in the OBGYN departments for Atlanta Grady Memorial Hospital and Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse.

She has also worked at Auburn’s East Hill Family Medical Family Planning Clinic.

“Rosemarie’s professionalism, openness and acceptance of each individual she serves make her a perfect addition to our medical staff,” said Holst.

As a physician assistant Surowiec works with women from teens to post-menopausal as well as men in regards to all aspects of their reproductive health and overall wellness.

“I always wanted a career in the medical field,” said Surowiec. “I enjoy being a physician assistant. I like that I am often able to spend more time with patients than a physician can, and that in many incidences patients relate to, and feel comfortable with, a physician’s assistant.”

“I especially enjoy working with the population that OCO serves. We offer them excellent patient focused care in a timely, affordable, and thorough fashion. We are here to improve the quality of life for our patients by maintaining their reproductive health. By offering convenient, local health care, OCO Reproductive Health Centers are a vital resource for the communities we serve and I am proud to be a part of it,” she added.

Along with Dr. Coty, who serves as medical director and supervising physician together with Dr. Mahajan, OCO Reproductive Health Services has a medical staff of three Physician Assistants, one RN and three LPNs with additional clerical and administrative supports.

With Health Centers in Fulton, Oswego, SUNY Oswego, Pulaski, and Mexico, OCO is one of the major reproductive healthcare providers for Oswego County.

“Our health centers are staffed with medical professionals who provide our patients with a high quality of care. They truly care about the population they serve.  I am happy to welcome Rosemarie to our medical staff and am confident that our patients will be pleased with the care she provides,” Holst said.

OCO’s Health Centers offer a full range of healthcare services for the whole family, including women’s and men’s reproductive health and wellness issues including:

–          PAP Smears
–          STD Testing
–          Breast and Cervical Cancer screenings
–          HIV Testing
–          Birth Control Methods
–          Pregnancy testing & Options counseling
–          Infertility screening and counseling

In addition to these services OCO’s Fulton Center for Reproductive Health also offers specialty services such as colposcopies, which test for cervical cancer, and endometrial biopsies, which test for uterine cancer.

OCO Centers for Reproductive Health participate with most commercial health insurances, making the services offered at the Health Centers available to all those looking for quality health care from skilled, medical professionals.

All major insurances are accepted, and a sliding fee scale discount program is available to make services affordable for most individuals.

OCO’s Family Planning Benefits Program allows eligible enrollees to receive 100% coverage for women’s health services, while OCO’s Navigator program helps families and individuals apply to receive the medical insurance they need.

You can call 315-342-0888, option #3, to contact an OCO Navigator.

OCO’s Fulton Center for Reproductive Health, located in the Fulton Medical Building at 522 S. Fourth St. – Suite 500 is open Mondays from 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.  Tuesdays 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., Wednesdays and Thursday 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Fridays from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., and the third Saturday of each month from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

For more information on the services available at any of OCO’s Health Centers or to make an appointment, call 315-598-4740.

OCO is a private, non-profit agency that has been supporting communities throughout Oswego County since 1966. A member agency of the United Way of Greater Oswego County, OCO provides more than 50 vital services throughout 80 separate locations.

For more information, visit www.oco.org

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