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Brian Pollak, MD, FACP

My Locations

WellSpan Internal Medicine - St. Charles Way
370 St. Charles Way
York, PA 17402
(717) 741-8003
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About Me

Why I chose to pursue a career in healthcare:

Just like I said during my medical school interviews, I like science, and I want to help people. The biology, chemistry, anatomy, and physiology inside us is fascinating. I like to learn what a patient's goals are for their care. Then I apply the sciences to meet the patient's goals.

What I want my patients to know about me:

I don't like prescribing pills and ordering tests. Yes, I do prescribe a lot of pills, but I don't like it. I would prefer to try lifestyle changes to promote good health. Unfortunately, that doesn't always work as well as we hope. I'm glad that we have so many medications and diagnostic tests available, but I'm happiest when a patient feels better after simply talking through a situation.

What I do when I'm not seeing patients:

I enjoy spending time with my family. I like to run, especially on the Rail Trail. I also like playing with technology.

Clinical Interests

  • Geriatrics
  • Informatics
  • Quality Improvement
  • Population Health
  • Telemedicine

Education & Credentials

  • Medical School: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Residency Program: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center | Internal Medicine
  • Fellowship Program: University of New Mexico | Geriatrics
  • Undergraduate Education: University of Notre Dame

WellSpan Hospital Affiliations

  • WellSpan Ephrata Hospital
  • WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital
  • WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital
  • WellSpan York Hospital

Health Plans Accepted

WellSpan Financial Assistance Program participant

  • Aetna
  • Aetna Better Health
  • Amerihealth Caritas PA
  • Capital BlueCross
  • Cigna Healthcare
  • Cigna Medicare Advantage
  • Gateway Highmark Wholecare
  • Geisinger
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • HPP/Jefferson Health Plan
  • InterGroup/Prime Health Services
  • John Hopkins Health Care
  • Multi-Plan
  • PA Health & Wellness (Centene)
  • PA Medical Assistance
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • WellSpan Health Plans

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