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Steven Bade, MD

My Locations

WellSpan Family & Pediatric Medicine - Rothsville
2320 Rothsville Rd., Suite 200
Lititz, PA 17543-8217
(717) 721-4800
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About Me

Why I chose to pursue a career in medicine:

During elementary and high school, I found that I had an interest and propensity towards the biological sciences. Exposure to the TV show Quincy M.E. and the autobiography of the doctor that show was based on, led me towards pathology. However, my biology curriculum at Ursinus College led me to employment as a research technician for a pharmaceutical company. As I explored furthering my academic career, I was exposed to a few interactions with people where I enjoyed providing listening and guidance. I was also exposed to a few family physicians and was impressed how they were able to combine making a difference in persons lives with the science of medicine. As I was prayerfully pondering my future academic path, a few friends told me "out of the blue" that I would make a good doctor. When I realized that their spontaneous words of encouragement were actually my calling, my course in life was set.


What I want my patients to know about me:

I prefer to let my patients speak for me. I will say that I enjoy getting to know my health partners (patients) and discussing our mutual interests (other than their health) when time allows.


What I do when I'm not seeing patients:

My wife and I enjoy traveling which has led us to South Africa, the South Pacific, Central America, Europe, and across the States. Some of these travels have been to help in environmental research with an organization called Earthwatch. We continue to look for opportunities to broaden our horizons. I have always enjoyed working with my hands and doing manual labor. Through the years this has included auto mechanics, modeling, gardening, and carpentry. Recently, I have been helping with remodeling of our home, mostly finishing work. I have enjoyed being involved in some local organizations, namely the Cocalico Community Partnership and the organizing committee for Rothsville Community Day. When I can, I have participated in committees at my church, Quentin United Church of Christ.


Education & Credentials

  • Medical School: Jefferson Medical College
  • Internship Program: Harrisburg Hospital
  • Residency Program: Harrisburg Hospital

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
  • 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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