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Douglas McCracken, MD

My Locations

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

Why I chose to pursue a career in medicine:

After graduating from college (Physics, Chemistry), I worked as an electrical engineer. A few years into that, I started pursuing a PhD in Engineering, but I was disappointed to be working towards a degree that would make me more and more specialized. I was volunteering with my local ambulance corps, and some of the ER doctors recommended I look into medical school. As I got more into medicine, I loved that I could learn and teach and feel I was contributing to my community. And in Family Medicine, I've never felt limited by my specialty.


What I want my patients to know about me:

I give thanks every day that I get to do a job I love and that I have the honor of sharing in the life of my patients. I love helping a patient put together a puzzle or understand their health or illness better. But I truly believe that my principal role is that of a teacher, to educate my patients about their options, maximize their health, and treat their diseases.


What I do when I'm not seeing patients:

I'm a husband, a parent, a student, a friend, a swimmer, a gamer, a mathaholic, a brother, a triathlete, a Christian, a cyclist, a traveler, a hiker, a runner, an arts-lover, a (nordic and downhill) skier, a reader, a gardener, a camper, a scrapbooker, a teacher, a water polo player, an ice climber, a clarinetist, a scout leader, an activist, a paddler, and a coach. My favorite song is "Love is a Good Thing" by Sheryl Crow. My favorite statue is in the (beautiful) Wissahickon Gorge in Philadelphia; it's of a Quaker looking over the gorge and on it is inscribed a single word: TOLERANCE.


Clinical Interests

  • Addictions
  • Adolescent Care
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Geriatrics
  • Hypertension
  • Pain Management
  • Pediatrics
  • Primary Care
  • Sports Medicine
  • Travel Medicine
  • Urgent Care
  • Women's Health Care Issues

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Family Medicine | Family Medicine

Education & Credentials

  • Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine
  • Graduate School: Easton Hospital
  • Residency Program: WellSpan York Hospital
  • Undergraduate Education: Wesleyan University

WellSpan Hospital Affiliations

  • WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital
  • 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)
  • Cigna/Greatwest
  • EHP Significa
  • Gateway
  • Geisinger
  • Health America
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • InterGroup
  • John Hopkins Health Care
  • PA Medical Assistance
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care
  • Private Healthcare Systems
  • South Central Preferred
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare Community Plan
  • United Healthcare/ Mamsi
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • Vibra Health Plan

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