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Joseph Degenhard, MD, MPH

My Locations

WellSpan Family Medicine - Trout Run
808 Pleasant View Dr.
Ephrata, PA 17522-9604
(717) 733-9090
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About Me

Why I chose to pursue a career in medicine:

My initial spark to become a doctor was when I saw firsthand how illness affected several of my family members. I have always been curious about science and loved helping people. Medicine is a natural way for me to bring these loves together. It is always interesting—from learning new ways to care for patients or learning about the stories of peoples lives. I am always pursuing new therapies and knowledge to help people live their best and healthiest lives. Beyond my mainstream medical education, I am trained in holistic and integrative medicine, as well as in medical acupuncture.


What I want my patients to know about me:

I value the long-term relationships that my patients and I are building over the years. Getting to know each person's medical and personal history is fulfilling for me. I combine test results with the bigger picture of your life. Together, we can find the best ways to improve your health and well-being.


What I do when I'm not seeing patients:

Our family has an active life together. We regularly hike, bicycle, swim, and run. We are all involved in Boy Scouting as scouts and leaders. I have always felt at home in the woods, and Scouting gives me lots of opportunity to live outdoors. My wife and I do yoga often. I also seek the quiet of meditation to release some of the busy energy of life.


Clinical Interests

  • Acupuncture
  • Addiction to Cigarette Smoke
  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Contraception
  • Dermatology
  • Diabetes
  • Health & Wellness
  • Holistic and Integrative Medicine
  • Hypertension
  • Joint Aspiration/ Injections
  • Neonatal - Perinatal Medicine
  • Obstetrics
  • Pediatrics
  • Skin Lesions
  • Soft Tissue Injections
  • Women’s Health

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Family Medicine | Family Medicine

Education & Credentials

  • Medical School: University of North Carolina School of Medicine
  • Professional Education: University of North Carolina
  • Internship Program: Lancaster General Hospital
  • Residency Program: Lancaster General 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 Healthspring
  • Cigna/Greatwest
  • EHP Significa
  • Gateway
  • Geisinger
  • Health America
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • John Hopkins Health Care
  • PA Medical Assistance
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care
  • Railroad Medicare
  • South Central Preferred
  • Tower Health PPO
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare Community Plan
  • United Healthcare/ Mamsi
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • Vibra Health Plan

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