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James O'Brien, MD

My Locations

Map Marker A WellSpan Maternal-Fetal Medicine
35 Monument Rd, #202
York, PA 17403
(717) 851-2722
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Map Marker B WellSpan Maternal-Fetal Medicine
175 Martin Ave.
Ephrata, PA 17522
(866) 244-3492
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Map Marker C WellSpan Maternal-Fetal Medicine
845 Helen Dr.
Lebanon, PA 17042
(866) 244-3492
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About Me

Why I chose to pursue a career in medicine:

I have always been interested and invested in learning more about health, treating disease, surgical interventions, as well as serving as an educator, not only for patients, but also for colleagues in the medical community. Becoming a sub-specialist in Maternal-Fetal Medicine allows for continued involvement and investment in all of the above mentioned ideals. It furthermore permits the building of meaningful relationships with patients and colleagues while navigating pregnancy complications.


What I want my patients to know about me:

Practicing Maternal-Fetal Medicine as a Perinatologist is my professional passion. Aside from training in the management of complex maternal and fetal conditions associated with pregnancy, I have been actively involved in the research and publishing of peer reviewed journals and textbooks. I also have experience in complex surgical cases, which allows me to be an additional resource to patients and colleagues. I want my patients to know that I have the experience, dedication, and compassion to guide them through complications that may present during their pregnancy or postpartum period.


What I do when I'm not seeing patients:

While my job as a Perinatologist is of great importance, the job that I am the most passionate about, and the source of my greatest joy, is being a father. When I'm not seeing patients I enjoy spending as much time as possible with my family. My wife and I also enjoy spending time running, wine tasting, and exploring all that central Pennsylvania has to offer.


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology | Obstetrics & Gynecology

Education & Credentials

  • Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
  • Internship Program: Jersey Shore University Medical Center
  • Residency Program: Jersey Shore University Medical Center
  • Fellowship Program: Milton S. Hershey/Penn State University
  • Undergraduate Education: Gettysburg College

WellSpan Hospital Affiliations

  • WellSpan Ephrata Hospital
  • WellSpan York Hospital

Health Plans Accepted

WellSpan Financial Assistance Program participant

  • Aetna
  • Aetna Better Health
  • Amerihealth Caritas PA
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna Healthspring
  • Cigna/Greatwest
  • Gateway
  • Geisinger
  • Health America
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • InterGroup
  • John Hopkins Health Care
  • PA Medical Assistance
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care
  • South Central Preferred
  • Tower Health PPO
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare Community Plan
  • United Healthcare/ Mamsi
  • UPMC Health Plan

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