First Woman and Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine to be Elected Medical Staff President
Members of the Parrish Medical Center medical staff have elected
Pamela Tronetti, DO, AGSF
, as president of the hospital’s medical staff, making her the first
woman and first doctor of osteopathic medicine to hold the position.
Tronetti, board-certified and fellowship-trained in family practice and
geriatric medicine physician, will serve as president in 2018.
As medical staff president, Dr. Tronetti is an ex-officio member of the
PMC Board of Directors, presides over the Medical Executive Committee,
and all medical staff committees and departments.
She succeeds as medical staff president
Aluino L. Ochoa, MD
, who served throughout 2017.
"Quality and safety are at the heart of everything that Parrish does
and our physicians play a leadership role," said Dr. Tronetti."
I have the privilege to work with physicians who practice evidence-based
medicine based on national standards while retaining that small-town touch.
Caring for senior citizens is Dr. Tronetti’s medical practice focus,
with particular attention on dementia, other complex medical problems,
and caregiver support and education.
She received her medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic
Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; completed her internship and residency
of general practice at the Millcreek Community Hospital in Erie, Pennsylvania;
and a fellowship at the Philadelphia Geriatric Center in Philadelphia,
Dr. Tronetti, a national expert on elder care, has published numerous
articles in professional and general interest publications, among them the
Journal of the American Medical Association
Vim & Vigor
magazine, and a recurring column in the Health Section of FLORIDA TODAY.
She also is a frequent speaker across the country on the subject of elder care.
The American Geriatrics Society Board of Directors and its 2014 Awards
Committee selected Dr. Tronetti for the AGS Clinician of the Year Award,
which honors clinicians who make outstanding contributions to quality
healthcare to older people.
Dr. Tronetti’s office is located at the
Parrish Senior Consultation Center
, 805-A Century Medical Drive in Titusville.