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Melissa Benzon, RD, RDN, LDN, CDCES

Melissa Benzon, RD

Accepting New Patients

Specialties:
Nutrition

WellSpan Medical Group

My Locations

Map Marker A WellSpan Endocrinology
12 St. Paul Dr., Suite 210
Chambersburg, PA 17201
(717) 217-6820
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Map Marker B WellSpan Endocrinology
354 Alexander Spring Rd., Suite 3
Carlisle, PA 17015
(717) 217-6820
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About Me

Why I chose to pursue a career in healthcare:

There's something to be said about making a difference in someone's life. Having been on the receiving end, I knew early on I wanted to dedicate my life to helping others. Combining this with my love of food, I became a registered dietitian. I am also a certified diabetes care and education specialist and a certified insulin pump trainer. My best friend has had type 1 diabetes for almost 40 years and I've seen the difference in how an insulin pump and a continuous glucose monitor have improved her blood sugars and quality of life.


What I want my patients to know about me:

There is no judgment. If it was easy, no one would be overweight or have uncontrolled blood sugars, etc. We are on the same team! Allow me to help you and let's work together to meet your health goals. I love getting to know my patients so I can better empower them on their journey to healthier living.


What I do when I'm not seeing patients:

My priority is spending quality time with my family and friends.  I'm fortunate to have family members who live close by.  I enjoy traveling and exploring new places, cultures, and food.  It's a beautiful world out there!  I love the outdoors, hiking, and bird watching/photography.  If feeling adventurous (not scared), I'll go for a ride with my husband on his motorcycle.  


Clinical Interests

  • Insulin Pump Therapy
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Insulin Pump Training
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Continuous Glucose Monitoring Training
  • PCOS
  • Diabetes Type 1 & Type 2
  • Celiac Disease
  • Diabetes Prevention
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Obesity
  • Dietary Counseling
  • Hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol)
  • Health & Wellness

Board Certifications

  • National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators

Education & Credentials

  • Professional Education: Pennsylvania State University
  • Internship Program: Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center

Health Plans Accepted

WellSpan Financial Assistance Program participant

  • Cigna Medicare Advantage
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • UHC

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