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Deborah Bernal, MD

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Map Marker A WellSpan Physiatry
228 St. Charles Way, Suite 101
York, PA 17402
(717) 812-2212
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WellSpan Spine Care
(877) 483-6471

About Me

Why I chose to pursue a career in healthcare:

I wanted to be a doctor from the age of three when I had pneumonia. My doctor had made me feel better, and I wanted to help people feel better. I pursued specialty training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation to practice medicine holistically. I enjoy empowering patient in lifestyle change and in taking personal responsibility for their healing process.

What I want my patients to know about me:

I am a Reiki, meditation and Colorpuncture practitioner with extensive training in mindfulness, introspective and relaxation practices. My ultimate goal is to use my integrative health background to impact population health for chronic pain patients through patient education for self-care and wellness.

What I do when I'm not seeing patients:

When I am not seeing patients you may find me teaching hot yoga or enjoying cultural dance. You may find me combing my love of art and music while figure drawing at First Friday Jazz. I love to teach and share healthy lifestyles through writing self-help books, videos and CDs. You may see me mentoring high school students, with my sorority sisters at community volunteer efforts or on a hot date with my husband.

Clinical Interests

  • Herniated Disk Problems
  • Spinal Problems
  • Physiatry
  • Spine Care

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation | Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Education & Credentials

  • Medical School: Howard University College of Medicine
  • Residency Program: Sinai Hospital of Baltimore | Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Fellowship Program: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine | Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Undergraduate Education: Howard University

WellSpan Hospital Affiliations

  • WellSpan York Hospital

Health Plans Accepted

WellSpan Financial Assistance Program participant

  • Advantra Medicare (Aetna)
  • Aetna
  • Aetna Better Health
  • Amerihealth Caritas PA
  • Capital BlueCross
  • Cigna Healthspring
  • Cigna/Greatwest
  • EHP Significa
  • Gateway Highmark Wholecare
  • Geisinger
  • Health Partners Plan
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • InterGroup
  • John Hopkins Health Care
  • PA Health & Wellness (Centene)
  • PA Medical Assistance
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care
  • South Central Preferred
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare Community Plan
  • United Healthcare/ Mamsi
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • Vibra Health Plan

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