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Alison Lima, MD

My Locations

WellSpan Family Medicine - Trout Run
808 Pleasant View Dr.
Ephrata, PA 17522-9604
(717) 733-9090
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About Me

Why I chose to pursue a career in medicine:

I chose medicine because it combines my love of science with being able to help people. I chose family medicine because it allows me to deliver babies, care for patients for their entire lives and develop long-term relationships with my patients. Coming from a family of immigrants and hard-working people with humble beginnings, it was important to me as a doctor to meet the needs of the underserved. I'm happy to have found a position at WellSpan, where I can care for diverse patient populations such as Spanish speakers, the Plain community, and farming and rural communities.


What I want my patients to know about me:

I'm passionate about caring for pregnant women, kids, families and those struggling with chronic illness. I absolutely love delivering babies and then watching them grow. I also really love helping patients on their journey to wellness. I want to always be a partner and supporter. I will offer my knowledge and guidance without placing judgment, because I genuinely care about my patients. As a full-time, working single mom to three kids, I get that life is busy, and it's hard to focus on yourself sometimes. I consider my own journey to wellness very much a "work in progress."


What I do when I'm not seeing patients:

I spend hours teaching my kids how to grow their own food in our family garden. I love exploring local farmer's markets and bargain shopping at mud and yard sales. I work out stress by "dancing it off" to music but I particularly love salsa and Latin music. As a part of my "work in progress," our family goes to the Ephrata Rec Center where I love to try Zumba and yoga classes, swim with my kids, and am training to run my second half-marathon. I did the 2018 Bird-in-Hand half-marathon last year and plan to run it again this fall. I love to travel and learn languages and was a Peace Corps volunteer from 2006-2008 in Nicaragua and speak Spanish fluently.


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Family Medicine | Family Medicine

Education & Credentials

  • Medical School: University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Residency Program: Lancaster General Hospital | Family Practice

WellSpan Hospital Affiliations

  • WellSpan Ephrata Hospital

Health Plans Accepted

WellSpan Financial Assistance Program participant

  • Aetna
  • Aetna Better Health
  • Amerihealth Caritas PA
  • Capital BlueCross
  • Cigna Healthspring
  • Cigna/Greatwest
  • EHP Significa
  • Gateway
  • Geisinger
  • Health America
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • John Hopkins Health Care
  • PA Medical Assistance
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care
  • Railroad Medicare
  • South Central Preferred
  • Tower Health PPO
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare Community Plan
  • United Healthcare/ Mamsi
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • Vibra Health Plan

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