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Richard Cetkowski Jr., CRNP

My Locations

Map Marker A WellSpan Internal Medicine - Ephrata
446 N. Reading Rd., Suite 301
Ephrata, PA 17522-9802
(717) 733-6546
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Map Marker B WellSpan Internal Medicine - Garden Spot
435 S. Kinzer Ave., Suite 10
New Holland, PA 17557-8706
(717) 733-6546
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About Me

Why I chose to pursue a career in medicine:

Up until my mid 30s, I had a variety of occupations. However, it was not until I began my training to become a volunteer EMT that I gained insight into the medical field and realized healthcare was my calling. I went back to school as a nontraditional student and became an registered nurse and then a certified registered nurse practitioner (CRNP). As a CRNP I can diagnose and treat acute and chronic illness, as well as counsel and guide patients to make smarter health and lifestyle choices. Being a CRNP allows me to bring a unique perspective to health care, emphasizing both care and cure.


What I want my patients to know about me:

Health care is not an individual effort, but requires a partnership between the patient and the healthcare provider in order to achieve optimal results. I believe in the following; focusing on the whole person when treating health problems; counseling my patients on the effects those problems will have on their health, their loved ones, and the community; and providing essential information to my patients regarding preventative healthcare so that they know when early intervention is needed.


What I do when I'm not seeing patients:

I have an extremely supportive loving wife of 41 years, three adult children and three grandchildren. Of course, I can’t leave out the other two family members: Lodi and Butch, our family dog and cat. I like to travel, hike, bicycle, work around the house, be outdoors and spend time with my family.


Clinical Interests

  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • AANP - American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

Education & Credentials

  • Graduate School: Millersville University of Pennsylvania
  • Undergraduate Education: Immaculata College

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
  • John Hopkins Health Care
  • PA Medical Assistance
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care
  • Private Healthcare Systems
  • Railroad Medicare
  • South Central Preferred
  • Tower Health PPO
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare Community Plan
  • United Healthcare/ Mamsi
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • Vibra Health Plan

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