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Paul Vassil, MD

My Locations

WellSpan Family & Pediatric Medicine - Rothsville
2320 Rothsville Rd., Suite 200
Lititz, PA 17543
(717) 721-4800
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About Me

Why I chose to pursue a career in healthcare:

It was a triad of interest in science, communication, and, most of all, people. I felt there's a need for people to be connected and, more specifically, connected in terms of their whole selves—physical, mental, and emotional. I saw no better way to cultivate these interests than by entering the medical field. I believe this is what ultimately led me to Family Medicine—it is arguably one of the most challenging fields, and I guess I like being challenged.

What I want my patients to know about me:

I generally enjoy getting to know people in total, and I really feel I learn from my patients—both medically and beyond their conditions. To the extent that I can within professional norms, I like to think of my patients as my friends, so the care I render to them is that which I'd render to a friend.Though human connections are changing in ways I see as more impersonal, I am old-school in that texting, e-mailing and phone contact do not appeal to me as much as face-to-face interaction Also, I try to be open-minded, to appreciate the gray, as opposed to seeing all black or all white, and I enjoy defying stereotypes. I also try to live by three mantras: "Never lose your sense of wonder"; "Carpe diem!" and "Your differences are your power!"

What I do when I'm not seeing patients:

I try to spend my relatively limited free time with family and friends, and I actually like to exercise—it's great for stress, and it works for me. I like to read--a remnant of my English minor in college. My goal is 12 new books per year, mostly post modern and post-postmodern fiction, but I like some nonfiction and re-reading of classics, too. I also like to travel—I'm trying to generate my bucket list, and I've never met a beach I didn't like! If you see someone being whistled in by the lifeguards, it might very well be me!

Clinical Interests

  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Diabetes Management
  • Health & Wellness
  • Heart Disease

Education & Credentials

  • Medical School: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Residency Program: Harrisburg Hospital | Family Practice

WellSpan Hospital Affiliations

  • WellSpan Ephrata 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
  • John Hopkins Health Care
  • PA Health & Wellness (Centene)
  • PA Medical Assistance
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • WellSpan Health Plans

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