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Ankur Patel, MD

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WellSpan Interventional Pain Specialists
1227 Baltimore St.
Hanover, PA 17331
(717) 646-4228
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About Me

Why I chose to pursue a career in healthcare:

At an early age I knew I wanted to pursue a career in Medicine based on my experiences firsthand observing family members provide care to patients in hospital and clinic settings. I pursued experiences in the fields of Science and Medicine to broaden my knowledge in the field, including bench research at the National Cancer Institute at NIH, volunteering at my local hospital throughout high school and shadowing a number of physicians while in undergrad. It is these early patient and clinical experiences that solidified my pursuit of becoming a physician. Through my preliminary training in Internal Medicine and higher training in Anesthesiology/Pain Management I have developed a true excitement and fulfillment in my profession to help patients from all walks of life with a myriad of medical conditions.

What I want my patients to know about me:

I define professional success as witnessing an improvement in the quality of life and happiness of my patients through the use of appropriate and thorough medical evaluation and intervention. I have a background in Anesthesiology with specialty training in Chronic Interventional Pain Management. I understand the value of using a comprehensive multimodal approach in treating pain, by treating the patient as a whole and not just their pain complaints. I truly enjoy getting to know my patients and developing a relationship with them, which allows me to tailor a specific pain management plan that fits them best.

What I do when I'm not seeing patients:

I am very close to my family and friends and enjoy spending time with them outside of work. I enjoy anything outdoors including activities such as hiking, swimming, and playing tennis. Finally, my typical vacation would be exploring a new country or US landmark/park and trying new foods.

Clinical Interests

  • Pain Management

Education & Credentials

  • Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
  • Graduate School: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
  • Internship Program: George Washington University Medical Center | Internal Medicine
  • Residency Program: New York University School of Medicine | Anesthestiology
  • Fellowship Program: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center | Pain Management
  • Undergraduate Education: Virginia Commonwealth University

Health Plans Accepted

WellSpan Financial Assistance Program participant

  • Advantra Medicare (Aetna)
  • Aetna
  • Aetna Better Health
  • Amerihealth Caritas PA
  • Capital BlueCross
  • Cigna Healthcare
  • Cigna Medicare Advantage
  • Gateway Highmark Wholecare
  • Geisinger
  • Health Partners Plan
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • InterGroup/Prime Health Services
  • John Hopkins Health Care
  • PA Health & Wellness (Centene)
  • 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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