Tanureet Kochar, M.D., joins The Wright Center

Board-certified internal medicine and geriatric medicine physician Tanureet Kochar, M.D., has joined The Wright Center for Community Health, where she is accepting adult patients at the Mid Valley Practice, 5 S. Washington Ave., Jermyn. Kochar will begin seeing patients Tuesday, June 14.

In addition to her clinical duties, Kochar will serve as internal medicine and geriatric physician faculty member for The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education, helping to train the next generation of primary care physicians.

Kochar will provide care to patients and teach developing physicians within The Wright Center’s interprofessional, team-based environment, which is home to residency programs in family medicine, internal medicine, psychiatry, and physical medicine and rehabilitation, as well as fellowships in cardiovascular disease, gastroenterology and geriatrics.

A graduate of the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital in Ludhiana, India, she completed her internal medicine residency at Charlestown Area Medical Center, Charleston, West Virginia, and geriatric and sleep medicine fellowships at Wayne State University and the Detroit Medical Center. 

The Wright Center treats patients of all ages, income levels and insurance statuses at its nine primary care practices in Northeast Pennsylvania. Together, the primary and preventive care network offers access to high-quality, nondiscriminatory, affordable health services to patients regardless of their health insurance status or ability to pay. Certain patients may be eligible for the sliding-fee discount program based on family income and size.

The organization was designated a Federally Qualified Health Center Look-Alike in 2019. It offers integrated care, providing patients with the convenience of going to a single location to access medical, dental and behavioral health care, plus addiction treatment and other supportive services. The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education is the nation’s largest medical education safety-net consortium that develops the physician workforce of tomorrow.

To schedule an appointment with her at the Mid Valley Practice, go to TheWrightCenter.org or call 570-230-0019. To find the most convenient community medical home, go to TheWrightCenter.org and click on patient care and primary care offices.