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Robert Knipe, DO

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WellSpan Interventional Pain Specialists
956 Isabel Dr.
Lebanon, PA 17042
(717) 639-2255
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About Me

Why I chose to pursue a career in healthcare:

Losing both of my parents has been the greatest challenge I have faced in my life. I lost my father to metastatic lung cancer when I was 8 years old and my mother to metastatic breast cancer when I was 19. The loss of my parents at a young age, particularly my mother since she was my last living parent, has allowed me to develop passion and empathy for helping others who are suffering. This goal of helping others is what led me to the medical field.

What I want my patients to know about me:

Pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience. Chronic pain has a way of eroding at our quality of life. Each person’s experience of pain is unique, and not everyone’s pain fits neatly into the same box, which means that treatment must be customized individually. I will work tirelessly to help individualize my patients’ care plan to best fit their needs. Pain can be treated with medications, injections, physiotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, mind-body techniques, and more. Often a combination of modalities can be most effective.

What I do when I'm not seeing patients:

When I am not seeing patients, I am spending time with my wife and two children. Being a father is an absolute joy, and it never gets old seeing how happy their little faces are when I get home at the end of each day. I also believe in taking good care of my body by exercising five or six days per week. I am an avid sports fan, especially football—go Cowboys!

Clinical Interests

  • Neurology
  • Pain Management

Education & Credentials

  • Medical School: West Virginia School of Osteo Medicine
  • Internship Program: Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center | Internal Medicine
  • Residency Program: Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center | Neurology
  • Fellowship Program: Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center | Pain Management-Anesthesiology
  • Undergraduate Education: State University of New York at Oswego

WellSpan Hospital Affiliations

  • WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital
  • WellSpan Surgery Center @GSH

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
  • Multi-Plan
  • PA Health & Wellness (Centene)
  • PA Medical Assistance
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care
  • Railroad Medicare
  • South Central Preferred
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • Vibra Health Plan

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