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Laura Shank, MD, FAAP

Laura Shank, MD

Pediatric Hospitalist

WellSpan Medical Group

My Locations

WellSpan Pediatric Hospitalists
1001 S. George St.
York, PA 17403
(717) 851-3884
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About Me

Why I chose to pursue a career in healthcare:

Starting in high school, I was fascinated by the study of biology (especially anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology and more) and wanted to help people, so medicine was a natural fit. I especially wanted to help sick children. Being able to figure out what is wrong with a sick child then supporting him or her and the family through the illness and helping him/her get better, is so rewarding. It NEVER gets old! I get to be a problem solver, a teacher, a healer and a cheerleader all in one. What could be better?

What I want my patients to know about me:

I am a follower of Jesus Christ. What this means is I know God loves me, and also loves EVERY person that I interact with. I know that every child that I care for is fearfully and wonderfully made, and is deserving of the best possible care I can give. Every parent is deserving of my utmost respect and care. I seek to be excellent in all that I do to honor God.

What I do when I'm not seeing patients:

I am a mom of two teenage children, and I love to spend time with them and my husband. I love to read, especially fantasy and science fiction. I love taking photos; animals are my favorite, both in the wild and at zoos and aquariums. I work out daily. I do at home workouts with well-rounded programs that include cardio, resistance and stretching. I mainly eat a whole-foods, plant-based diet, and I love cooking for my family.

Clinical Interests

  • Pediatrics

Education & Credentials

  • Medical School: Penn State University College of Medicine
  • Residency Program: Alfred I Dupont Hospital for Children | Pediatrics
  • Undergraduate Education: Penn State University

WellSpan Hospital Affiliations

  • WellSpan Ephrata Hospital
  • WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital
  • WellSpan Surgery & Rehabilitation 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
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • Vibra Health Plan

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