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Nicholas Buckwalter, MD

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WellSpan Family Medicine - ELCO
6 Perri Ave.
Myerstown, PA 17067
(717) 949-6581
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About Me

Why I chose to pursue a career in medicine:

I initially became interested in medicine while spending a year of service in Tanzania after college. I played witness to a severe shortage in medical personnel and supplies while seeing the gratitude people had to receive any care at all. Since then, I have found the field to be intellectually rewarding, while being a great way to serve the community. I am interested in all aspects of medicine, from projects of public health and socioeconomic influences all the way down to interacting one-on-one with individual patients and developing long-term relationships with them.


What I want my patients to know about me:

I enjoy Family Medicine because I get to treat each patient as a whole individual, affected by their environmental surroundings, culture, socioeconomic status, physical, and mental health. It is hard to treat a patient well without knowing how all of these factors impact them, and I do my best at trying to get to know them on a personal level. That keeps the relationship more rewarding and provides for better care and healthier outcomes.


What I do when I'm not seeing patients:

I enjoy spending time with my friends and family and being outdoors. We have some fruit trees, a garden, and chickens in our backyard, and I especially enjoy the warmer months of the year.


Clinical Interests

  • Addiction to Cigarette Smoke
  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Contraception
  • Dermatology
  • Diabetes
  • Health & Wellness
  • Hypertension
  • Joint Aspiration/ Injections
  • Pediatrics
  • Skin Lesions
  • Soft Tissue Injections
  • Women’s Health

Education & Credentials

  • Medical School: University of Virginia Medical School
  • Residency Program: Lancaster General Hospital
  • Undergraduate Education: Eastern Mennonite University

WellSpan Hospital Affiliations

  • WellSpan Ephrata Hospital

Health Plans Accepted

WellSpan Financial Assistance Program participant

  • Aetna
  • Aetna Better Health
  • Amerihealth Caritas PA
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna Healthsprings(Formerly Bravo)
  • Cigna/Greatwest
  • EHP Significa
  • Gateway
  • Geisinger
  • Health America
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • InterGroup
  • John Hopkins Health Care
  • PA Medical Assistance
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care
  • Private Healthcare Systems
  • South Central Preferred
  • Tower Health PPO
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare Community Plan
  • United Healthcare/ Mamsi
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • Vibra Health Plan

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