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Derek Whalen, PA-C

My Locations

WellSpan Family Medicine - Fairfield
4910 Fairfield Rd., Suite A
Fairfield, PA 17320
(717) 339-3175
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About Me

Why I chose to pursue a career in healthcare:

As a child I always had a great interest in science and learning about how the human body functions. In college I was undecided on my major for quite some time but knew that I wanted to pursue a career that would be fulfilling and help others. I was drawn to medicine because I realized that I could combine my passion for science and my passion for helping others in the same profession.


What I want my patients to know about me:

As a former college athlete, I have a passion for many sports. My favorite teams are the Baltimore Orioles, the Pittsburgh Steelers, and Penn State.


What I do when I'm not seeing patients:

I enjoy spending my spare time working out, watching sports, and spending time outside with my friends and family.


Board Certifications

  • NCCPA - Natl Comm on Certif of Phys Asst

Education & Credentials

  • Graduate School: Slippery Rock University of PA
  • Undergraduate Education: Waynesburg College

WellSpan Hospital Affiliations

  • WellSpan Gettysburg 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
  • 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
  • Railroad Medicare
  • South Central Preferred
  • United Healthcare Community Plan
  • United Healthcare/ Mamsi
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • Vibra Health Plan

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