Carolyn Strimike and Margie Latrella, Nurse Practitioners


Carolyn Strimike and Margie Latrella are board certified nurse practitioners specializing in health and wellness promotion and disease prevention. They have over 40 years of nursing experience between them. They are dedicated to addressing the physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual components that promote good health.

Their main goal is to help people formulate a realistic plan for healthy living. Simple, fun changes in daily life can lead to major health benefits. Their lectures to community groups, corporations, healthcare providers and national organizations have already provided thousands of people with this valuable information.

They have both been recognized by the American Heart Association and The Women's Heart Foundation for their work.


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If a person is on oxygen, does that mean that their heart is not pumping correctly? — Nov 29, 2011
There can be different reasons for a person to be on home oxygen. Many people on home oxygen have chronic lung problems but people can also be on oxygen if their heart is n...
What do my stress test results really mean? — Nov 22, 2011
Your stress test and Echo results suggest that a portion of the inferolateral wall (which is the bottom and side of the heart muscle) may not be getting enough blood. The h...
What alternative treatments are avaiable for blocked arteries? — Nov 20, 2011
Diet and lifestyle changes can have a tremendous impact on preventing the progression of coronary artery disease but there are NO large reliable prospective scientific stud...
How to make my mother accept taking her medicine and stick with her cardiologist?? — Oct 28, 2011
So sorry to hear about your mother's recent aortic dissection and her persistent search for a doctor to discontinue her blood pressure medication. Many times a life threate...
What alternative treatments are avaiable for blocked arteries? — Oct 27, 2011
The only proven and reliable treatments for blocked arteries are angioplasty/stenting or surgery. Other therapies may help prevent the progression of mild narrowings (such ...
Is there anything I can do to get the white bumps on my eye lids to go away? — Aug 18, 2011
The first thing to do is to find out what are causing the white bumps on your eyelids. If you have a history of high cholesterol (especially triglycerides) these whilte bu...
Does weight affect blood pressure? — Jul 25, 2011
Weight definitely affects blood pressure. Your BMI (body mass index) is 27 and should be less than 25. Losing several pounds will help to lower your blood pressure. Also wa...
Can heart conditions be corrected? — Jul 18, 2011
We really cannot answer your question without more information. If you are experiencing symptoms such as chest pain/discomfort, shortness of breath, irregular heart beats y...
How do I control high cholesterol when I get bad reactions to the medications I have tried? — Jul 18, 2011
Glad to hear you follow and healthy diet and exercise regularly - can definitely help with cholesterol control. Other things to add include: Make sure you are eating enough...
What are my risks of heart failure if I have two collapsed arteries? — Jul 18, 2011
Unfotunately after bypass surgery sometimes the bypass grafts collapse or close down. This is especially true when the leg veins are used as a bypass graft. Our bodies are ...