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Michelle Nicholas, CRNP

My Locations

WellSpan Weight Management
1624 Orchard Dr.
Chambersburg, PA 17201
(717) 267-6427
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About Me

Why I chose to pursue a career in healthcare:

I decided to pursue a career in medicine to help others. I wanted to help others attain a higher level of health and wellness by providing information on prevention and education. My goal is to model those behaviors and to share how to enjoy improved health everyday.

What I want my patients to know about me:

I started teaching exercise classes in 1981 to earn money to go to nursing school. I have been a certified yoga instructor since 1985 and a certified Pilates instructor since 2000. I recently became certified as a health coach with the National Society of Health Coaches. My specialty certification is in Obesity and Weight Management, CSOWM

What I do when I'm not seeing patients:

My spare time is spent with my family and enjoying the outdoors. I enjoy walking the dog and watching wildlife in my yard. I teach yoga classes, Tai Chi classes and Pilates classes, and do weight lifting.

Clinical Interests

  • Dietary Counseling
  • Fitness
  • Obesity
  • Health & Wellness

Board Certifications

  • ANCC - American Nurses Credentialing Center Verification

Education & Credentials

  • Professional Education: Pennsylvania State University
  • Graduate School: Penn State University
  • Undergraduate Education: Shepherd University
  • Undergraduate Education: University of State of New York
  • Undergraduate Education: SUNY @ Albany

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
  • InterGroup/Prime Health Services
  • John Hopkins Health Care
  • PA Medical Assistance
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care
  • Railroad Medicare
  • South Central Preferred
  • Tricare
  • UHC
  • United Healthcare
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • Vibra Health Plan

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