Alicia M. McCarthy, APRN-BC


Primary Office

Nemours Children's Hospital, Delaware Nemours Children's Hospital, Delaware 1600 Rockland Road Wilmington, DE 19803 Appointment: (800) 416-4441

Get to Know Me

Alicia McCarthy is a pediatric nurse practitioner with the Nemours Spine and Scoliosis Center and the Osteogenesis Imperfecta Program.  

Why I Treat Children

I have known I wanted to work with children for as long as I can remember. Children are amazing — they bounce back from unbelievable odds and keep going, no matter what. Nursing combines my love of children and health. I think it’s important to work for children, who otherwise would not have a voice.

What I'm Passionate About

I am passionate about working with children and families to maximize their functioning and quality of life, no matter what conditions or disorders they have. I am particularly passionate about working with children with chronic or complex medical disorders — every child deserves the best quality of life possible! I also love working with families to help navigate the healthcare system, and giving them resources they need to be successful. I have volunteered for many years at summer camps, including those for children with chronic medical conditions, or whose parents are sick. I also volunteer in a community garden that donates all food to local food banks.  

How I Try to Make A Difference

I’m proud to work at Nemours. We work with each patient and family as an individual, and treat them as if they are our own. I take that very seriously. I work with families to understand their concerns and answer every question. I strive to coordinate care so that families are not repeating information endlessly or going for needless appointments. I’ve also developed a mentoring program for spine and scoliosis families at Nemours. This program connects patients and families who are newly diagnosed with those that are more experienced in living with conditions of the spine. I’ve also developed numerous patient education materials so that families can reference the information we discuss in clinic once they are home. Finally, I’ve lectured on spinal care locally and nationally, and have conducted several research projects.

Education & Training

Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Nursing Certification Board/Acute Care

Awards & Recognition

  • 2018 Leonard S. Berry Service Award for commitment to patients, Nemours

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Better Health PA Kids HMO
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO/POS/EPO
  • Amerihealth Caritas Delaware
  • Carefirst MD Community Health Plan Mcaid
  • Cigna/Great West HMO EPO POS
  • Cigna/Great West PPO
  • Delaware First Health
  • Delaware Medicaid/Diamond State
  • Devon Health Services
  • Fidelis Care NJ Medicaid HMO
  • First Health/Affordable PPO
  • Geisinger Health Plan Commercial
  • Global Medical Managment DE/PA
  • Health Partners Medicaid/Kidz Partner HMO
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware
  • Highmark Medicaid Health Options
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Independance Blue Cross/Amerihealth/Keystone Health Plan
  • Insurance Administrators of America
  • INTEGRA Administrative Group (ClaimsBridge)
  • Keystone First Medicaid HMO
  • Lifetrac Transplant
  • Maryland Medicaid
  • Multiplan PPO
  • National Transplant (Humana)
  • New Jersey Medicaid
  • Plan Vista/NPPN PPO
  • Preferred Healthcare PPO
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Qualcare HMO/POS/PPO
  • Star Healthcare Network
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • Tricare/Humana Military Health Services/CHAMPVA
  • United Healthcare of the Mid-Atlantic
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Wellpoint Maryland Medcaid

  • Clubfoot
  • Foot and Ankle Conditions
  • Fracture Management
  • Hand and Upper Extremities
  • Hip Conditions
  • Knee Conditions
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Deformities

Research Activities

My research has focused on improving outcomes, minimizing pain and maximizing function after spinal surgery.

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