Primary Care

Provider joins Sharon primary care office

Nurse practitioner Karen Arel

By Nuvance Health Medical Practice


New to the primary care team, Karen Arel will see patients at Nuvance Health Medical Practice in Sharon, Conn.

The family nurse practitioner has more than three decades of healthcare experience, most recently as a registered nurse at Nuvance Health’s Sharon Hospital Emergency Department. She has since graduated with her primary care nurse practitioner certification from Perdue University Global and is excited to care for patients seeking family medicine in the community.


“I have always been passionate about providing compassionate care to patients of all ages,” Arel said. “My goal is to build trusting relationships with patients and families and to work collaboratively with them to help them achieve their healthcare goals.” 


Throughout her nursing career, Arel cared for patients at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford, Sharon Hospital, Charlotte Hungerford Hospital in Torrington and Baptist Hospital in Tennessee. She has worked with medical, surgical, intensive care, oncology and critically ill patients of all ages.


Rising to leadership positions, she was director of intensive care at Sharon Hospital from 2006-08 and director or inpatient services there from 2008-11. Arel received a master’s degree in health administration in 2011 and worked in healthcare technologies management, as well as patient quality and safety improvement.


Sharon’s Nuvance Health Medical Practice is at 29 Hospital Hill Road. To make an appointment, call (860) 364-7029 or TTY/accessibility (800) 842-9710.


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