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Joann Brower, PA-C

My Locations

WellSpan Family Medicine - North Fourth Street
30 North 4th St.
Lebanon, PA 17046
(717) 274-0474
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About Me

Why I chose to pursue a career in medicine:

Growing up, I never liked going to the doctor. As a young child, I remember being afraid. As an older child and young adult, I never felt connected to my doctor. I wanted to be different. After college, I did genetic research for a few years and realized a life in the lab was not for me. That is when I decided to become a physician assistant. I always wanted to work in family practice, and I couldn't be happier. I love taking care of families—parents, children, grandparents, cousins, etc.

What I want my patients to know about me:

Family is extremely important to me. I have a wonderfully supportive husband and a beautiful daughter. I have the best mom is the world, which is great because I'm like her more and more every day. I lost my father to an illness in 2010, and I'm proud to say that we can still smile every day even though we miss him very much. I often describe my life as being super busy, but I wouldn't want It any other way. I spend much of my time being a "swim mom" as I take my daughter to and from practice, cheer for all the swimmers, and volunteer during swim meets.

What I do when I'm not seeing patients:

In my spare time I enjoy photography and scrapbooking. The one think I really dislike is cooking. I’m a terrible cook, and even heating up leftovers is a chore. My family and I also love to travel. One of our favorite places to visit is Disney World, and we are always planning our next trip. I love visiting U.S. National Parks, and as my daughter gets older we will be planning more adventures. My favorite vacation so far was to Yellowstone National Park.

Board Certifications

  • NCCPA - Natl Comm on Certif of Phys Asst

Education & Credentials

  • Graduate School: Marywood University
  • Undergraduate Education: Elizabethtown College

WellSpan Hospital Affiliations

  • WellSpan Good Samaritan 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
  • Gateway
  • Geisinger
  • Health America
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • 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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