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Elizabeth Shank, CRNP

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:

I took the long path to becoming a nurse practitioner. I always knew I wanted to do something in health care but wasn’t sure what. I started as a physical therapist assistant for five years, then went back and became an RN. I worked as an emergency department/trauma nurse for nine years. While I loved that role, I also realized that so many patients I was caring for needed more attention on disease prevention and management of their chronic conditions. I knew I could fulfill that role in family practice, and that’s what I now enjoy doing.

What I want my patients to know about me:

I like to focus on disease prevention by educating my patients about how they can improve their overall health, as well as how to make good choices to care for existing conditions. I enjoy getting to know my patients, and I will try to make you feel comfortable as we work together to keep you healthy.

What I do when I'm not seeing patients:

I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, traveling, exercising, movies, and cooking. I am married and have two sons who I spend most of my time with. I spend as much time as I can at the beach.

Board Certifications

  • AANP - Family Nurse Practitioner
  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

Education & Credentials

  • Professional Education: Penn State University Main Campus
  • Graduate School: Penn State University | Nurse Practitioner
  • Undergraduate Education: Indiana Wesleyan University

WellSpan Hospital Affiliations

  • WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital

Health Plans Accepted

WellSpan Financial Assistance Program participant

  • Aetna
  • Aetna Better Health
  • Amerihealth Caritas PA
  • Capital BlueCross
  • Cigna Healthcare
  • Cigna Medicare Advantage
  • Gateway Highmark Wholecare
  • Geisinger
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • HPP/Jefferson Health Plan
  • InterGroup/Prime Health Services
  • John Hopkins Health Care
  • MD Medical Assistance
  • Multi-Plan
  • PA Health & Wellness (Centene)
  • PA Medical Assistance
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care
  • Private Healthcare Systems
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • WellSpan Health Plans

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