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Lori Abels, DO, FAAP

About Me

Why I chose to pursue a career in healthcare:

I always enjoyed science, working with children, and helping people. Becoming a pediatrician allowed me to put these three passions together. Looking back at my copy of Dr. Seuss' "My Book About Me" from the late 80s, I had circled dancer and physician as two potential future careers. My dancing today is pretty awful, but one out of two isn't bad!

What I want my patients to know about me:

I love watching my patients grow! My job is to educate and support families through the fun and challenging stages of infancy through adolescence. Being a mother has made my work as a pediatrician even more special, as I treat my patients as if they were my own children.

What I do when I'm not seeing patients:

I enjoy spending time with my husband and two energetic boys. I love cooking and baking, being active indoors and outside, and doing 1,000-piece puzzles with my son. I am a proud Philadelphia Eagles season ticket holder— how about that Superbowl win!

Clinical Interests

  • Adolescent Care
  • Newborn Care
  • Pediatrics

Education & Credentials

  • Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Internship Program: Geisinger Medical Center | Osteopathy
  • Residency Program: Geisinger Medical Center | Pediatrics
  • Undergraduate Education: Penn State University

WellSpan Hospital Affiliations

  • 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
  • Multi-Plan
  • 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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