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Michele Chronister, CRNP, DNP

Michele Chronister, CRNP

Breastfeeding Support

WellSpan Medical Group

My Locations

WellSpan Breastfeeding Services
2050 S. Queen St., Suite 200
York, PA 17403
(717) 851-7560
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About Me

Why I chose to pursue a career in healthcare:

I am a third-generation nurse. After graduating from the University of Pittsburgh in 1993, I immediately began working in cardiology. It wasn't until I had my first child that I realized the challenges of breastfeeding. I was 24 years old and even with being a nurse, I faced many difficulties. After receiving help, I was able to successfully breastfeed. I now have five children, ages 9 to 25 years old. I switched my career focus to women and children, became board certified in lactation, advanced my degree to a board-certified Family Practice Nurse Practitioner and recently obtained my Doctorate in Nursing Practice.

What I want my patients to know about me:

I am passionate about caring for women and children. My goal is to help all women reach their personal breastfeeding goals. Many women desire to breastfeed exclusively, others may need a more tailored plan that fits their family life or abilities. Every woman has a story and I love walking beside them on their journey. Having a baby is one of the most joyful times in life but also one of the most stressful; I want my patients to know they are not alone.

What I do when I'm not seeing patients:

Outside of working full time, I am a wife and mother of five. Being a mother has been my greatest reward in life. I enjoy all of my children's activities. My husband and I work out together everyday. We enjoy traveling and opening our home to large gatherings and celebrations. We have two Goldendoodles and a Maltese who consider themselves my other 3 children. I also enjoy golfing and, when I retire one day, I want the beach and a golf course in my backyard.

Clinical Interests

  • Breastfeeding
  • Family Medicine
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Pediatrics
  • Infant Feeding
  • Postpartum Support
  • LGBTQ Health

Board Certifications

  • AANP - American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • AANP - Family Nurse Practitioner

Education & Credentials

  • Graduate School: Millersville University of Pennsylvania
  • Undergraduate Education: University of Pittsburgh

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
  • PA Health & Wellness (Centene)
  • PA Medical Assistance
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care
  • Private Healthcare Systems
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • WellSpan Health Plans

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