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Giselle Aerni, MD

About Me

Why I chose to pursue a career in medicine:

I've always felt that being an athlete while growing up helped me grow as a person. I learned dedication and perseverance, and that helped me do well in school and in life.  I know that when I'm physically active I'm happier and healthier. I chose to pursue Family Medicine and Sports Medicine in order to contribute and share that experience with my patients. I'm interested in using Exercise is Medicine (a program co-launched by the American Medical Association and American College of Sports Medicine) and physical activity to promote the overall health and wellness in all of my patients.


What I want my patients to know about me:

I look forward to working with you to help get you back on the playing field, back out in the garden, or to cut down on your blood pressure medications. I believe that health and wellness begin with prevention, as well as with your own specific needs and goals. I spent many years as a team physician for Division I universities. Working with high-level college athletes taught me to be creative and listen to the many different things that could be impacting an athlete, from sport performance to school work to family stressors. I take a "whole-person" approach to caring for my patients.


What I do when I'm not seeing patients:

I enjoy working out, playing sports, travel and reading.


Clinical Interests

  • Athletic Injuries
  • Family Medicine
  • Fitness
  • Health & Wellness
  • Musculo Skeletal Medicine
  • Resident & Medical Student Education
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sports Medicine
  • Hands & Wrists
  • Shoulders
  • Knees: Age 50+
  • Knees: Age 49 and Below
  • Feet
  • Ankles
  • Elbows
  • Hips: Age 50+
  • Hips: Age 49 and Below
  • Sports Related Concussion
  • Sports Orthopedic Injuries

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Family Medicine | Family Medicine
  • American Board of Family Medicine | Sports Medicine

Education & Credentials

  • Medical School: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Residency Program: UPMC St Margaret
  • Fellowship Program: UConn Health

WellSpan Hospital Affiliations

  • 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
  • South Central Preferred
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare Community Plan
  • United Healthcare/ Mamsi
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • Vibra Health Plan

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