Dr. Lorraine Bock, DNP, FNP-C, ENP-C, FAANP is board certified as both a family nurse practitioner and as a nurse practitioner in emergency medicine. She has been providing primary care for patients in Carlisle for over 25 years. She received her Master’s Degree at the University of Pennsylvania and her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) from Robert Morris University.
Dr. Bock was inducted as a fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners in 2014. Less than 1% of the 248,000 NP’s in the US qualify for a fellowship in AANP. She has worked extensively with families who have unique health needs and require specialized, compassionate care, including providing LGBTQ+ care. She integrates holistic and alternative practices such as herbal therapy and massage with traditional medical therapy and medications. Dr. Bock is a skilled clinician and a tireless patient advocate.
Dr. Bock started working as a nurse practitioner in primary care in Carlisle, Pennsylvania when she joined Brookwood Family Medicine in 1994. She began her own private practice in 1999 in New Cumberland in partnership with another nurse practitioner. That practice grew and changed, seeing patients of all ages until 2014 when Bock Family Healthcare closed its doors. Patients continued to contact Dr. Bock about when she was going to open another practice and in 2018, she decided to open Peaceful Balance Health and Wellness Services.
Dr. Bock began her career in healthcare as a teenager when she joined Silver Spring Ambulance and Rescue Association. She served in many roles at SSARA, including serving as chief for several years. She is a life member there and continues to be involved in pre-hospital medicine by providing continuing education to EMTs, paramedics, firefighters, and other 1st Responders in Central Pennsylvania. She is also a life member at Silver Spring Community Fire Company and supports work there through contributing to their fundraising events and acting as an instructor for CPR and First Aid.
From 2013-2017 Dr. Bock served as the President of the Pennsylvania Coalition of Nurse Practitioners, leading the organization that represents the over 14,000 Nurse Practitioners in Pennsylvania. She volunteers with the World Surgical Foundation and has been to Honduras 5 times to provide much-needed healthcare. She formerly worked as the Nurse Practitioner for the PA General Assembly and as a faculty member in Nurse Practitioner programs across Pennsylvania, including Millersville University, Misericordia University, York College of Pennsylvania, Robert Morris University, and Penn State University. She often has student NPs in her office where she serves as a clinical preceptor, ensuring the next generation of NPs is well-trained in clinical skills and human compassion.