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Christopher Echterling, MD

My Locations

WellSpan Community Health Center
605 S. George St., Suite 200
York, PA 17401
(717) 851-2334
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About Me

Why I chose to pursue a career in healthcare:

From a fairly early age, I felt a calling to combine my science skills with a desire to help others. Growing up, I had a strong role model in my own family doctor. I wanted to be like him--hard working , building trusting relationships with my patients--so I could make a positive difference in their lives.

What I want my patients to know about me:

Many things we do to get or stay healthy involve change, and change is hard. My patients can be assured I will be their partner in helping them make the changes they want. I never give up on my patients, and I try to be a good listener.

What I do when I'm not seeing patients:

I work a lot and have many leadership responsibilities at WellSpan that take a lot of my time when I am not seeing patients. I am the physician champion for our WellSpan efforts to both bring behavioral health resources into our medical offices and to help support those with addiction. When I do get a chance to get away from work, I enjoy biking, hiking and spending time with my family.

Clinical Interests

  • Addictions
  • Primary Care
  • Public Health

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Family Medicine | Family Medicine

Education & Credentials

  • Medical School: Penn State University College of Medicine
  • Internship Program: WellSpan York Hospital | Family Practice
  • Residency Program: WellSpan York Hospital | Family Practice
  • Undergraduate Education: Penn State University College of Medicine

WellSpan Hospital Affiliations

  • 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
  • PA Health & Wellness (Centene)
  • PA Medical Assistance
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care
  • Private Healthcare Systems
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • WellSpan Health Plans

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