Karina Arrelucea is a board-certified Physician Assistant practicing in our Rutherford office. She completed her undergraduate studies at Rutgers – The State University of New Jersey at the Newark Campus where she was a double major in Biology and Psychology. After graduation, she joined a non-profit organization called Amazon Health Project (AHP). They traveled to the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest yearly to provide free medical and dental care to indigenous communities in remote locations. Afterward, she enrolled in a PA shadowing program abroad completing clinical rotations in Tanzania and the Dominican Republic; focusing on Internal Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology, and Surgery. Simultaneously, she worked as a medical assistant and scribe at a Gastroenterology office for 5 years.
Karina then went on to obtain her Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Sacred Heart University. She has a strong passion for internal medicine and women's health. During her training, she gained clinical experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology at North Central Bronx Hospital and NY Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center. Her internal medicine experience was obtained at Stamford Hospital, CT, Open Door Family Medical Center, NY, and a small family medicine practice in NJ. She is board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).
Karina believes in being of service to others by providing quality healthcare to all individuals regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, education, socioeconomic, or any other status. She practices holistic and preventative care, treating the whole patient, by understanding the complex interactions of physical, psychological, emotional, and spiritual aspects. "By maintaining a healthy state, we can prevent chronic illness from developing or progressing, allowing patients to enjoy their life to the fullest."
Karina is experienced in family medicine and weight loss. She is bilingual in Spanish and English and currently taking new patients. Call All Health Medical Group or schedule an appointment online with her today.