Nicholas Crocetta is a board-certified ambulatory care pharmacist. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy from Western New England University College of Arts and Sciences in Springfield, Massachusetts. Nicholas is a member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), the Rho Chi Pharmacy Honor Society, the Phi Lambda Sigma International Pharmacy Leadership Society, and the Alpha Zeta Omega Pharmacy Organization (AZO). He completed a postgraduate year 1 residency at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center in Bronx, NY, and a postgraduate year 2 residency at Community Care Physician’s Family Practice Guilderland in collaboration with Albany College of Pharmacy. Nicholas is interested in clinical pharmacy, specifically diabetes, asthma, COPD, and drug information.
Nicholas loves helping patients take control of their healthcare and feel empowered in the decision-making process. He believes looking at the “whole picture” is the most important factor in patient care, not just looking at lab values and medications but also social, cultural, and other vital factors. What brings Nicholas the most satisfaction professionally is seeing patients manage their chronic conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, asthma, COPD, etc.
Nicholas is from Delmar, NY. He went to pharmacy school and completed his first residency out of the area but wanted to return to the Capital Region to be closer to friends and family and give back to his community using what he learned. Nicholas decided to pursue pharmacy when in high school. He loved how pharmacists are accessible resources for a spectrum of medical advice and medication management within their communities. Nicholas volunteers with Habitat for Humanity, participating in home builds and various organizational activities. He also remains involved with the Teal Ribbon run/walk through Caring Together in Albany to help raise awareness for Ovarian Cancer. Nicholas is an avid hiker, kayaker, and golfer. He loves spending his free time outside. Before working in pharmacy, Nicholas worked at a sushi restaurant and can still make/roll his own sushi!