Meet Claire Wittlinger – SERO’s January 2023 Provider of the Month

Posted on January 30, 2023 in Provider of the Month

Written by Dr. Kuremsky

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Our world-class physicians, nurses, and staff help fuel our patient-centric culture by bringing their commitment and passion to work every day. We want to recognize one of our amazing staff members, Claire Wittlinger, a nurse practitioner at SERO. Get to know Claire and what she does when she’s not helping patients and their families.

Claire E. Wittlinger, FNP-BC

Tell us about your family. What do you and your family enjoy doing when you are away from work?

I was born and raised in Buffalo, NY by incredible and hard-working parents. Go Bills! I have two brothers and a large extended family, many of whom are nurses.

My mom is a nurse in pediatric oncology going on 35+ years, my grandmother was an emergency room nurse for 42 years, and my little brother joined the profession last year. I have many other aunts and cousins who are nurses or nurse practitioners. You can imagine our holiday dinner conversations are pretty interesting! We are a fun group who care deeply about service to others.

My wonderful husband and I were high school sweethearts and have been married for four years. He works as a structural engineer in Charlotte.

In our free time, we enjoy spending time with family and friends, traveling, and keeping busy outdoors. I’ve also recently grown to love baking!

Claire E. Wittlinger, FNP-BC

Are there any other interesting facts about you that you would like to share?

I had the opportunity to travel to Fontaine, Haiti on a medical mission trip with the University of Buffalo Medical School. I learned from fellow students and experienced medical providers on how to diagnose and treat patients with limited medical resources in rural, poverty-stricken areas. It was an incredibly impactful experience!

Claire E. Wittlinger, FNP-BC

What was your first job?

My first job was working as a cashier at Wegmans, a large grocery store chain based out of Rochester, NY. If you’ve ever shopped at Wegmans you know how amazing they are! I worked my way into the maintenance, produce, and floral departments. It was a great first job that taught me the value of hard work and customer service skills.

Claire E. Wittlinger, FNP-BC

Do you have a favorite movie, TV series, or book series? Tell us about what you're currently watching or reading!

I’ve been loving The Crown on Netflix. I also enjoy reading a variety of fiction and non-fiction books!