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Alpa Patel, MD

My Locations

WellSpan Endocrinology
292 St. Charles Way
York, PA 17402
(717) 851-6231
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About Me

Why I chose to pursue a career in medicine:

I love the study of human physiology and anatomy. It's amazing to me that at the core level we are all inherently genetically engineered the same way. Endocrinology is a very logical field with a system of negative feedback. I love working with patients and explaining to them how their bodies work. This makes for a very engaging relationship.


What I want my patients to know about me:

I want my patients to understand that they are a very important part of the decision-making process. I feel it is my job to present them with options and also background information regarding the disease process. I don't believe that prescribing medications without patient input or participation leads to compliance and subsequently to good outcomes. I view patients as partners in this journey together.


What I do when I'm not seeing patients:

I enjoy hiking, and I love the study of ancient civilizations. Archaeology fascinates me, and, if I had not gone into medicine, I would have pursued this career. We can learn a lot from our past.


Clinical Interests

  • Adrenal Disease
  • Calcium Disorder
  • Diabetes Type 1 & Type 2
  • Difficult to Control Diabetes
  • Endocrine Caused Hypertension
  • Hyperthyroid & Hypothyroidism
  • Insulin Pump Therapy
  • Latent Autoimmune Diabetes
  • Maturity Onset Diabetes
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Osteoporosis
  • Parathyroid Disorders
  • PCOS
  • Pituitary Disorders
  • Thyroid Cancer

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine | Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine | Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Education & Credentials

  • Medical School: St Louis University School of Medicine
  • Residency Program: Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
  • Fellowship Program: Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
  • Undergraduate Education: University of California

WellSpan Hospital Affiliations

  • WellSpan York Hospital

Health Plans Accepted

WellSpan Financial Assistance Program participant

  • Aetna
  • Aetna Better Health
  • Amerihealth Caritas PA
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna Healthsprings(Formerly Bravo)
  • Cigna/Greatwest
  • EHP Significa
  • Gateway
  • Geisinger
  • Health America
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • InterGroup
  • John Hopkins Health Care
  • PA Medical Assistance
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care
  • Railroad Medicare
  • South Central Preferred
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare Community Plan
  • United Healthcare/ Mamsi
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • Vibra Health Plan

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