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Joshua Merris, MD

Joshua Merris, MD

Occupational Medicine

WellSpan Medical Group

My Locations

WellSpan Occupational Health
435 S. Kinzer Ave.
New Holland, PA 17557
(717) 721-4319
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About Me

Why I chose to pursue a career in healthcare:

I chose to pursue a career in medicine because I love people. I believe medicine is a noble calling where there are consistent opportunities to be a force for good in the lives of others. Occupational Medicine has been an especially good fit for my specific interests in population health, law, and business.

What I want my patients to know about me:

I grew up in Lancaster County in a large family and now have a family of my own. I have had many experiences as a patient, or in supporting a family member as a patient, that have shaped my perspective and approach as a physician. As my patient, please know that it is my highest objective to never allow a problem to be solved to become more important than a person to be cared for.

What I do when I'm not seeing patients:

I am a family man and an avid outdoors-man. When I am not spending time watching movies or sports, eating good food, or playing games with my family, I am hopefully casting a fly to a rising trophy trout.

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Preventive Medicine | Occupational Medicine

Education & Credentials

  • Medical School: University of Toledo College Of Medicine
  • Graduate School: University of Utah | Occupational/Environmental Medicine
  • Internship Program: Mercy St Vincent Hospital | Transitional Internship
  • Residency Program: University of Utah School of Medicine | Occupational/Environmental Medicine
  • Undergraduate Education: Brigham Young University | Public Health

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 BlueCross
  • Cigna Healthcare
  • Cigna Medicare Advantage
  • Gateway Highmark Wholecare
  • Geisinger
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • HPP/Jefferson Health Plan
  • InterGroup/Prime Health Services
  • John Hopkins Health Care
  • PA Health & Wellness (Centene)
  • PA Medical Assistance
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care
  • South Central Preferred
  • United Healthcare
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • Vibra Health Plan

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