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Karen Held, CRNP

My Locations

WellSpan Family Medicine - Bannister Street
1575 Bannister St., Suite 1
York, PA 17404
(717) 812-2000
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About Me

Why I chose to pursue a career in medicine:

I've always wanted to care for others, and my earliest memories are comforting my ill grandmother. I tell many of my patients that "they are in the driver seat." I am there with them giving directions, giving support, and ultimately steering them to a healthier life.


What I want my patients to know about me:

I always try to learn something new, and if applicable will share it. If I don't know something, I will admit it and look for the information. If there is a lifestyle change that will help, I will support it. I'm a visual person, so I always provide handouts. I love a good laugh!


What I do when I'm not seeing patients:

I love to read, everything from exploration of ruins, romance and mysteries. I enjoy gardening and watching things grow. I also love traveling, but nothing rustic— no camping on the ground. Regardless of where I live, I must have water and woods.


Clinical Interests

  • Family Medicine
  • Gerontology
  • Alternative Medicine

Board Certifications

  • AANP - American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

Education & Credentials

  • Graduate School: Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing
  • Undergraduate Education: University of Maryland School of Nursing
  • Undergraduate Education: Hartford Hospital School of Nursing

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



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