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Derek Varney, PA-C

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General Surgery

WellSpan Medical Group

My Locations

WellSpan Surgery Center at Good Samaritan Hospital
252 S. 4th St., 4th and Walnut Sts.
Lebanon, PA 17042
(717) 270-7919
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About Me

Why I chose to pursue a career in healthcare:

My Mom was an ER nurse when I was in high school and she introduced me to some of the physician assistants she worked with at Sacred Heart Hospital in Allentown. I was able to “shadow” them and was very impressed with the work that they did and how much they cared for their patients. That lead me to want to pursue a career as a physician assistant.

What I want my patients to know about me:

I have been working as a surgical physician assistant for the past 14 years and have been working in robotic surgery for the past 6 years. I am passionate about robotic surgery and the advancements that it enables our surgeons to accomplish with great outcomes for our patients. I truly believe that robotic surgery is the future of laparoscopic surgery and I am excited to be able to be a part of our amazing robotic team!

What I do when I'm not seeing patients:

I enjoy running and playing soccer in my spare time. I also enjoy watching my three children in their activities whether it is soccer, baseball, dance or swimming.

Clinical Interests

  • Robotic Assisted Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • NCCPA - Natl Comm on Certif of Phys Asst

Education & Credentials

  • Clinical Training: DeSales University | General Practice
  • Graduate School: DeSales University

WellSpan Hospital Affiliations

  • WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital

Health Plans Accepted

WellSpan Financial Assistance Program participant

  • Advantra Medicare (Aetna)
  • Aetna
  • Aetna Better Health
  • Amerihealth Caritas PA
  • Capital BlueCross
  • Cigna Healthcare
  • Cigna Medicare Advantage
  • Gateway Highmark Wholecare
  • Geisinger
  • Health Partners Plan
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • John Hopkins Health Care
  • 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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