Advanced Practice Nurse Joins Ripa Center for Women’s Health and Wellness at Cooper

Marianne Alexander, APN

Marianne Alexander, APN

The Ripa Center for Women’s Health and Wellness at Cooper is expanding services with the addition of a new primary care provider. Marianne Alexander, RN, MSN, APN, an advanced practice nurse (APN) with more than 41 years of experience in emergency and family medicine, is now accepting new patients.

“Marianne comes to Cooper with a wealth of experience and a great patient-centered philosophy of care,” said Rosemarie A.  Leuzzi, MD, medical director at The Ripa Center. “She is a welcome addition and asset to our team of health care professionals.”

An APN is a registered nurse with advanced education and training who is licensed and board certified to practice and manage a patient’s overall care independently. They can perform assessments and diagnose patients, prescribe medications, and order diagnostic tests such as lab work, imaging, and more. At The Ripa Center, APNs collaborate with the team of specialists to provide each patient with the highest level of care.

Alexander, a graduate of Thomas Jefferson and LaSalle Universities, received her Master of Science degree in nursing from University of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining Cooper, Alexander was practicing with Virtua Medical Group in Family Practice.

About The Ripa Center

The Ripa Center offers primary and multi-specialty care focused on the unique and complex health care needs of women. Our dedicated team of providers works collaboratively to develop a personalized and coordinated plan of care to best support you throughout your health and wellness journey. The Ripa Center also offers educational classes, on-site imaging  services, including digital screening mammograms, DEXA scans (for osteoporosis), and general ultrasounds. For more information about The Ripa Center, click here.


Wendy A. Marano
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