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Joanne Smith, CRNP, MSN

My Locations

WellSpan Pulmonary & Sleep Medicine
2350 Freedom Way, Suite 202
York, PA 17402
(717) 851-2465
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About Me

Why I chose to pursue a career in medicine:

As a chid I was always a problem solver and enjoyed making a difference in the lives of those around me. I chose the nursing profession as a career not only for the challenge but for the opportunity and privilege to make difference in the lives of patients and families on a daily basis. I became a nurse practitioner to take that challenge to the next level and to help shape the future of patient-centered care at WellSpan.

What I want my patients to know about me:

Nursing is actually my second career after earning a B.A. in History and Master's of Education. After my children started grade school, I knew I had found my life purpose in nursing school. Moving on to become a nurse practitioner, I haven't looked back. My only wish is that I had followed this path much earlier. For me there is no greater privilege or reward than meeting the needs of a patient with an acute or chronic medical condition. Medicine and nursing is as much an art as a science where I can combine my love of problem-solving with compassion for helping others.

What I do when I'm not seeing patients:

I love to spend time with my children when they come back to Gettysburg from D.C. and Chicago. My husband and I have been involved in many volunteer activities, and we continue to give back to our community. After many years of competitive running, including 19 marathons, I now enjoy cycling and hiking. I also love to spend time with my two rescue dogs and occasionally foster other dogs for a local rescue group. I have a special interest in shy/fearful dogs, as my older rescue has anxiety issues. This has given me special insight and understanding of patients with these problems as well.

Clinical Interests

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Pulmonary Medicine

Board Certifications

  • ANCC - American Nurses Credentialing Center Verification

Education & Credentials

  • Graduate School: Drexel University
  • Undergraduate Education: Penn State University Mont Alto

WellSpan Hospital Affiliations

  • WellSpan York Hospital
  • WellSpan Gettysburg 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
  • Private Healthcare Systems
  • Railroad Medicare
  • South Central Preferred
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare Community Plan
  • United Healthcare/ Mamsi
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • Vibra Health Plan

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