News Release

September 27, 2013

Contact: Chris DeFrancesco, 860-679-3914
Email: cdefrancesco@uchc.edu

Nurse Practitioner Joins UConn Orthopaedic Surgery Team

Geriann Gallagher Is Also a Licensed Acupuncturist

Nurse practitioner Geriann Gallagher has joined the UConn Health Centerís Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, bringing expertise in both Western and Eastern Medicine to treat neck pain, back pain, and other orthopaedic ailments including sports injuries.

Gallagher works closely with UConnís orthopaedic surgeons and can offer same-day appointments, enhancing patient access to the orthopaedic surgery team. She also is a licensed acupuncturist who sees patients with maladies such as insomnia and stress.

Gallagher has a doctorate in nursing from Rush University in Chicago and a masterís degree in acupuncture and Oriental medicine from the New England School of Acupuncture in Newton, Mass. She joins UConnís New England Musculoskeletal Institute from private practice in Bloomfield.

She is a resident of South Glastonbury.

To schedule an appointment, call 860-679-7692 or 800-535-6232. More information about the New England Musculoskeletal Institute is available at http://nemsi.uchc.edu.

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Caption: Geriann Gallagher is an orthopaedic surgery nurse practitioner and licensed acupuncturist now seeing patients at the UConn Health Center.

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