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Chalak Muhammad, MD, MPH

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:

Where I grew up there was lack of adequate access to physicians in my community. Having a beloved father living with diabetes, getting much needed access to health care been always a challenge. Moreover, there was war and instability, and people with medical skills seemed to me to be able to provide the most humanitarian service there was. I decided to get into medicine wholeheartedly. I never regret that decision.

What I want my patients to know about me:

I love to listen to and understand patients' perspectives. I strongly believe while offering the best medical treatment available to patients, any medical decision should acknowledge patient's values and priorities. I am passionate about taking care of patients living with diabetes. I would like to treat my patients the same way I would have loved to continue taking care of my father, had he still been present in my life. Finally, I do not like polypharmacy (concurrent use of multiple medications by a patient). I'd like to treat any condition with the least amount of medication possible.

What I do when I'm not seeing patients:

When not at work, I spend time with family and friends, and I participate in kids’ activities. I teach my children second language lessons on the weekends, learn and play piano and violin with them, and enjoy playing outdoor games with them. I love traveling, sightseeing, gardening, reading non-fiction and poetry books. I am a political news “junkie,” and I enjoy playing volleyball, soccer and table tennis.

Clinical Interests

  • Clinical Nutrition
  • Diabetes
  • Dietary Counseling
  • Insulin Pump Therapy
  • Weight Reduction

Education & Credentials

  • Medical School: Hawler Medical University
  • Graduate School: University of Massachusetts
  • Residency Program: Eastern Virginia Medical School
  • Fellowship Program: ECU Brody School of Medicine

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
  • 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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