By Jill Nagy
Sachmarie Crowley, a board certified family nurse practitioner, operates Sasha’s of Saratoga, a practice she said is “a care center, not strictly a business.”
Her aim is to help people “stay well and age well,” she said.
Sasha’s offers an eclectic range of services including vitamin injections, botox treatments, spider vein removal, intravenous hydration, chronic disease consultations, and certifications for medical marijuana. She does not offer routine medical care.
Crowley was born in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, but has lived in Saratoga Springs since 2008. She spent 15 years in the U.S. Navy as a hospital corpsman, roughly equivalent to a nurse. While in the Navy, she also earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Sage Colleges. Upon her discharge from the Navy in 2016, she practiced part-time before opening a full-time office at 2 Franklin Square in downtown Saratoga Springs.
Crowley is assisted by two part-time nurses. She collaborates, at times, with local physicians.
Some of her clients are referred by a primary care physician or medical specialist. Others are word-of-mouth referrals from other clients, and a few find her through Google, she said.
Among her services is providing consultations with patients suffering from chronic conditions.
“We try to pick things apart and get to the root,” she said. Often patients are not getting enough information from their physician or need someone to advocate for them. Crowley takes the time to explain things. After a consultation, she always notifies the client’s specialist or primary care physician.
“We’re small and try to focus on the individual patient,” she said.
Sasha’s may see 15 to 20 patients a day, Crowley estimated. Generally, “We don’t really follow patients; they come in when they need something,” she said.
Crowley came to Saratoga when her husband, a Naval Medical Clinic off West Avenue in Saratoga Springs. He is now in the Navy Reserves and employed as a physician’s assistant at Conifer Park, an inpatient drug treatment facility.
Sasha’s at Saratoga is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays; 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturdays; and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Sasha’s also offers telemedicine and makes housecalls. More information, including fees, can be found on her website, sashasofsaratoga.com, or by telephone at 518-886-8066 or 518-646-1971.