Marie Delvalle-Mahoney, MD

Mar 30, 2022 | Team Member Spotlights

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What is your specialty?

Internal Medicine and Palliative Medicine

Why did you choose your specialty?

I was initially board certified in both internal medicine and in pediatrics, and over time I decided to focus on internal medicine and stopped practicing pediatrics. Later, I also became boarded in palliative medicine because I enjoyed helping people during the hard stages of a potentially life-threatening and serious illness, specifically being able to support them through the illness and help give them quality of life. Internal medicine is a fascinating specialty with daily challenges that gives me the opportunity to connect with my patients.

Where did you go to school and do your training?

Med School UMDNJ/Robert Wood Johnson Med School in NJ

What do you like most about being a doctor?

Watching the patients heal and get better in front of your eyes.

If you weren’t a doctor, what would you do?

This was actually a difficult question to answer. I probably would have been a stay-at-home mother or a missionary.

How do you ensure your patients feel heard during their visit?

I try my best to explain things in plain terms and I ask them at the end of the visit if they feel that I missed something, basically giving them an opportunity to address anything they feel unsure about.

What is something that people may be surprised to know about you?

I liked climbing trees as a child and eating fruit right off the trees. One day I climbed to the top of a mango tree and ate so many mangoes that I got sick and haven’t eaten them again! I love trees, mountains, birds, nature, sunsets and sunrises….and I love the New Orleans JazzFest!  

Why did you choose the Physician Group?

I love that we can pray openly as a group and express our faith. I love that my opinion is heard and validated. The facilities are very nice, and the EPIC computer system is very helpful in managing our patients in a more effective way. Hearing a CEO praying prior to a meeting is something I had never experienced before and is a breath of fresh air.

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