UGL Family Health Center welcomes new doctor to Copper Country
HANCOCK – Cathy Azzarello, MD, has joined the team of Pediatric providers at Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center (UGL) in Hancock.
Dr. Azzarello is a board-certified pediatrician and neonatologist new to Hancock. She has been a practicing clinician since she completed her schooling in 1998. Dr. Azzarello received her Bachelor of Science degrees in chemistry and biology from Eureka College in Eureka, Illinois. She then completed medical school at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1992, her pediatric residency training at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in 1995, and her fellowship training in neonatology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX, in 1998.
As a native of Wisconsin, she found her way back when she moved to Neenah, WI, in 2008 where she worked with premature and complex newborns. Her clinical focus is the care of chronic childhood medical conditions. As a neonatologist and pediatrician, she has cared for many children with complex and rare disorders. She enjoys having a relationship with the family and understanding subtle changes in the child’s status as it can make a huge difference for their well-being. Dr. Azzarello is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and has participated in advocating for children through the AAP. Her professional interest is identifying disparities in receiving health care and advocating for food insecure families. “The reduction of healthcare disparities is a very complex responsibility but taking steps at a local level is a way we can all participate,” says Azzarello, “Reducing the burden of food insecurity for families provides improved nutrition, but also relieves the hard choices some parents need to make for their families.”
Dr. Azzarello is married to Joe Azzarello who is an environmental engineer, a native to Grand Haven, and a graduate of Michigan Tech. Joe showed Dr. Cathy the Keweenaw Peninsula and they decided to relocate to this beautiful area. Together, they have 3 dogs named Chivo, Gus, and Tesla as well as 2 yellow nape Amazon parrots named Otis and Petra. The Azzarello’s are avid gardeners, bee keepers, and enjoy hiking and snowshoeing.
UGL’s Hancock Family Health Center is located at 500 Campus Drive, Hancock, MI. To schedule an appointment with Cathy Azzarello, MD, call 906-483-1700.