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Catherine Heilman, MD, FAAFP

My Locations

Map Marker A WellSpan Family Medicine - East Berlin
105 Fourth St.
East Berlin, PA 17316
(717) 812-4900
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Map Marker B WellSpan Family Medicine - Cross Keys
2900 Carlisle Pike
New Oxford, PA 17350
(717) 812-4900
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About Me

Why I chose to pursue a career in medicine:

I always knew I wanted a career helping others, and for a time I thought I might become a teacher since I especially enjoyed math and science in school. After some volunteer experiences in high school and college, I realized I could combine helping and teaching others in a career in medicine. I love working with all ages, so family medicine was the right field for me. I even get to teach a little with the residents and students at WellSpan York Hospital.


What I want my patients to know about me:

I want to make sure that my patients understand as much as possible about their medical problems to allow them to participate in maintaining their health. I try to answer questions in a way that is easy to understand to allow patients make good choices with their diet, exercise, and health going forward. I expect my patients to try to do what they can to improve their health, as well, since I am not able to go home with each of them to coach them day-to-day. (I joke that they didn't give me a magic wand when I graduated medical school so I really need their help too!)


What I do when I'm not seeing patients:

I like to work in the yard when it's warm. I try to stay inside whenever it's cold and enjoy baking (cookies especially, which I like to give away) and doing cross stitch and quilting. In the fall, my husband and I get to most of the home Penn State games since our son is in the Blue Band. Go Lions!


Clinical Interests

  • Pediatrics
  • Primary Care
  • Women's Health Care Issues

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Family Medicine | Family Medicine

Education & Credentials

  • Medical School: University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Residency Program: WellSpan York Hospital
  • Undergraduate Education: Wake Forest University

WellSpan Hospital Affiliations

  • WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital
  • 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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