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Brad Cooper, MD, FAAFP

My Locations

WellSpan Family Medicine - Thurmont
52 Water St.
Thurmont, MD 21788
(301) 271-3535
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About Me

Why I chose to pursue a career in medicine:

My paternal grandfather (who died nearly 20 years before I was born) was a practicing family physician in a small town in Indiana. As a child, I listened to my dad's stories about going on house calls with his father, and I soon developed a desire to help meet people's needs in a similar way. That desire has never faded, and I've never regretted my career choice.


What I want my patients to know about me:

That I deeply appreciate the confidence they have placed in me. That I LOVE helping people understand their own bodies and maintain good health. That I have studied medicine for a total of 45 years, and the more I learn, the more I realize how little we really know. (In other words, practicing medicine is, and always will be, a very humbling experience.)


What I do when I'm not seeing patients:

Camping, hiking, or biking (or doing many other things) with my dear wife of 41 years. Visiting or hosting our four children and nine grandchildren (they're all little kids...much fun to be around...and very tiring). OR, whenever possible, sitting in a canoe on a quiet lake, fly fishing for largemouth bass (which doesn't happen as often as I'd like).


Clinical Interests

  • Primary Care

Education & Credentials

  • Medical School: New Jersey College Of Medicine
  • Residency Program: University of Maryland Medical Center
  • Undergraduate Education: Indiana University Bloomington

WellSpan Hospital Affiliations

  • WellSpan York Hospital
  • WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital

Health Plans Accepted

WellSpan Financial Assistance Program participant

  • Aetna
  • Aetna Better Health
  • Amerihealth Caritas PA
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna Healthsprings(Formerly Bravo)
  • EHP Significa
  • Gateway
  • Geisinger
  • GreatWest OneHealth
  • Health America
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • InterGroup
  • John Hopkins Health Care
  • Maryland Blue Cross and Shield-Care First
  • MD Medical Assistance
  • MD Medicare
  • 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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