Jennifer Porco, MSN, RN, APN-C
Jennifer attended Pace University for her undergraduate degree where she earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing. She then went on to work at Hackensack University Medical Center for 9 years. Her experience there was practicing as a registered nurse on a cardio-thoracic surgery step-down unit caring for patients post cardio-bypass and lung surgeries as well as those admitted with other cardiac and pulmonary conditions. She then while working full-time earned her Master’s degree at Saint Peter’s University where she graduated magna cum laude.
Jennifer Porco has been practicing with Dr. Shatkin and Dr. Gross since 2014 as a member of the transitional care team, caring for patients post hospital stays in sub-acute rehabilitation. Jennifer cared for patients with advanced cardio-pulmonary diseases as well as other chronic health conditions such as diabetes and osteoarthritis.
In 2017 Jennifer transitioned to caring for patients in our office with her focus being Rheumatology, Pulmonary, Sleep Medicine and primary care. Jennifer works closely alongside Dr. Gross with the diagnosis and management of many rheumatological conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, gout and fibromyalgia. Jennifer also provides care for patients suffering with chronic pain due to osteoarthritis of the joints and spine.
Jennifer also works closely alongside Dr. Shatkin providing care for pulmonary patients. Jennifer has extensive experience in the management of COPD, asthma, small airway disease, chronic cough and obstructive sleep apnea.
Jennifer takes pride in connecting with her patients while providing ongoing education and practicing evidence-based medicine. She looks forward to providing excellent treatment, guidance and care for you.