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David Pater, MD

My Locations

WellSpan Family Medicine - Wheatlyn
235 Rosedale Dr.
Manchester, PA 17345
(717) 812-5229
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About Me

Why I chose to pursue a career in medicine:

I have always had a passion for people and learning. Medicine provides a great opportunity to be immersed in both. I chose family medicine because I had a wonderful role model in the doctor who cared for our family as I was growing up. He, like I, believed God puts us on earth to serve others trying to ease the struggles that so may face. I may go home tired, but generally I feel good about what I accomplished in a given day. This has kept me motivated since graduating from medical school over 30 year ago.

What I want my patients to know about me:

As people are very different, what is comfortable for one may be different from what works for others. I value open communication so we can work together to find a plan that is both medically sound and a good fit for you. I see health as multifaceted. I believe health care works best when we both give it our best. I want to be thorough in addressing important needs. At times I must prioritize that above schedule. I hope patients understand. I'll do the same for them. I am open to discussing faith as relates to your problems and praying together.

What I do when I'm not seeing patients:

I am trying to get better at just relaxing and appreciating life's little blessings. I do enjoy spending time with my wife and our grown children. Together we like outdoor activities such as hiking or kayaking. In my downtime, I enjoy a good book or movie. One of my hobbies is gardening, especially growing unusual fruits. I am active in church. I enjoy singing.

Clinical Interests

  • Addiction to Cigarette Smoke
  • Adolescent Care
  • Allergy
  • Alzheimers Disease
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Breast Cancer Screening
  • Clinical Nutrition
  • Clinical Pharmacology
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Dermatologic Surgery
  • Diabetes
  • Dietary Counseling
  • E.K.G.
  • Endocrinology
  • Geriatrics
  • Headache/TMJ
  • Herniated Disk Problems
  • Hypertension
  • Incontinence Evaluation & Treatment
  • Joint Aspiration/ Injections
  • Menopause
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pain Management
  • Rheumatology
  • Second Opinion
  • Skin Lesions
  • Soft Tissue Injections
  • Spinal Problems
  • Stroke
  • Thyroid
  • Weight Reduction

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Family Medicine | Family Medicine

Education & Credentials

  • Medical School: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Internship Program: Malcolm Grow Medical Center
  • Residency Program: Malcolm Grow Medical Center
  • Undergraduate Education: Hope College

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)
  • EHP Significa
  • Geisinger
  • GreatWest OneHealth
  • InterGroup
  • John Hopkins Health Care
  • PA Medical Assistance
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care
  • Railroad Medicare
  • South Central Preferred
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare/ Mamsi
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • Vibra Health Plan

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