Family Nurse Practitioner Offering Primary Care and Women’s Health at Northern Wayne Family Health Center


Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers (WMCHC) is pleased to announce that Certified Family Nurse Practitioner Ise Kannebecker is seeing patients at the Northern Wayne Family Health Center, Lake Como, PA.  Kannebecker treats newborn to geriatric patients for primary care needs.  She also offers gynecological services utilizing a holistic approach.

“If feasible, I like to try a gentle approach to treatment first. I have great faith in the healing abilities of the human body,” stated Kannebecker. “I like to provide people with as many options as I can in regard to their healthcare.”

Kannebecker earned a Master of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Scranton’s Family Nurse Practitioner Program.  Additionally, she holds two undergraduate degrees, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from East Stroudsburg University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude and a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Smith College.

Kannebecker comes to WMCHC with a diverse career in healthcare spanning over 15 years.  She worked as a registered nurse in the OB/GYN and Medical/Surgical Units at Newton Memorial Hospital, Newton, NJ.  As a Certified Music Practitioner, she was employed by Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton to play therapeutic harp music at the bedside of patients in the ICU and hospice units.  Additionally, she volunteered her services in music therapy at Wayne Woodlands Manor, Waymart for more than five years.

“My combined backgrounds in nursing and therapeutic music have enhanced my communication and assessment skills and have increased my sensitivity to understanding patient needs on a multidimensional level,” stated Kannebecker. “I feel this approach to patient care can be beneficial in a medical office setting.”

Richard Hacker, MD, board certified family practitioner at Northern Wayne Family Health Center for more than two years, is delighted to welcome Kannebecker to the practice, “Ise has already been well received by patients and her presence will allow us to respond even more rapidly and efficiently to their needs,” he stated. “I have complete confidence in her ability and look forward to expanding the capabilities of the Northern Wayne Family Health Center.”

To make an appointment with Ise Kannebecker, CRNP, call the Northern Wayne Family Health Center at 570-798-2828.

WMCHC is a clinical affiliate of Wayne Memorial Community Health System, Inc.  For more information on all of our services and office locations visit or call 570-253-8390.

Photo:  Ise Kannebecker, CRNP