Kara Flickinger, CRNP - WellSpan Medical Oncology & Hematology - WellSpan Adams Cancer Center - Gettysburg, PA - Oncology - Medical | WellSpan Health
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Kara Flickinger, CRNP

Kara Flickinger, CRNP

Accepting New Patients

Specialties:
Oncology - Medical
Hematology
Hematology/Oncology

WellSpan Medical Group

About Me

Why I chose to pursue a career in medicine:

In my early childhood, my grandfather was diagnosed with cancer and I watched my grandmother care for him daily. Because of her daily nurturing and care she provided, I knew I wanted to be a nurse and more importantly an oncology nurse. After a few years of bedside nursing, I knew I wanted to expand my career as a life-long learner by becoming a Nurse Practitioner. As a Nurse Practitioner, I continue to provide advanced care and education to patients without removing the “nurse” from me!


What I want my patients to know about me:

I truly love my career and couldn’t imagine anything different! I enjoy working with patients and their family members during this very sensitive time. The focus of my visits is centered on empowering patients about their diagnosis, healthy life-style modifications, and most of all I am their biggest advocate when needed.


What I do when I'm not seeing patients:

My most treasured hobby is spending time with my family, as they are my biggest supporters. I love to run- particularly half-marathons, boat when it is warm and sunny, read a good book and watch Penn State football. GO STATE!


Clinical Interests

  • Oncology

Board Certifications

  • AANP - American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

Education & Credentials

  • Graduate School: Widener University School of Nursing
  • Undergraduate Education: Penn State University

WellSpan Hospital Affiliations

  • 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
  • Railroad Medicare
  • South Central Preferred
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare Community Plan
  • United Healthcare/ Mamsi
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • Vibra Health Plan

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