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Joanna Brelvi, MD, FAAFP

My Locations

WellSpan Family & Sports Medicine - Cocalico
30 W. Swartzville Rd.
Reinholds, PA 17569-9641
(717) 484-4347
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About Me

Why I chose to pursue a career in medicine:

I chose medicine as a career when I was very young. I enjoyed science of all kinds and had a sincere desire to help others. Growing up in a rural area, family physicians were the only specialty I encountered so this was my role model. When I selected a specialty, it still felt right to be able to work with the entire family. In 2012, however, my career took a different track. That is when I discovered the field of informatics. By working with the electronic health record, I can help every patient and every physician in WellSpan!

What I want my patients to know about me:

First, I am very straightforward. I believe that you need to know the facts in order to manage your own health. By telling you clearly, it helps you understand. Second, I do try very hard to remain on schedule when I am in the office. Finally, although I am in only in the office part time, I do continue to monitor the information in the chart. My partners do a great job of covering for me when I am not available.

What I do when I'm not seeing patients:

At work, I attend lots of meetings to determine how to make the computer system work better for everyone, including you. At home I have lots of hobbies. I read voraciously. I prefer science fiction and fantasy, but will read almost anything. I work out several times a week, and prefer Zumba, walking/hiking with my family and dog, and yoga. I enjoy gardening, and find that when my hands are in the soil my stress melts away. I also enjoy gaming of many kinds, including tabletop, board games, and video games.

Clinical Interests

  • Informatics

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Preventive Medicine | Clinical Informatics

Education & Credentials

  • Medical School: Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine
  • Internship Program: Good Samaritan Hospital

WellSpan Hospital Affiliations

  • WellSpan Ephrata 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
  • Humana
  • 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
  • Vibra Health Plan

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