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Tara Cooke, CRNP

My Locations

WellSpan Pulmonary & Sleep Medicine
40 V-Twin Dr., Suite 205
Gettysburg, PA 17325
(717) 339-2790
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About Me

Why I chose to pursue a career in medicine:

I chose to pursue a career in medicine to enrich the lives of patients to lead healthier lifestyles. I initially graduated with a bachelor of science degree and a master of science degree in exercise physiology, where I learned how to help cardiac, pulmonary, and weight management patients by prescribing monitored exercise programs. I was so intrigued by the human body and wanted to learn more about medicine, so four years later, I received my RN degree. Six years later, I went on to earn my advanced degree as a nurse practitioner and have never regretted my decision to enhance my career.


What I want my patients to know about me:

I practice what I preach as far as taking my health very seriously by maintaining an active lifestyle and fueling my body with proper nutrition. I lead by example for my patients and my children. I've been a lifelong athlete and workout almost daily. I feel that it's important to challenge myself physically, whether its from weight training or cardiovascular training. I believe that physical discipline can be advantageous in many aspects of life and can prevent diseases.


What I do when I'm not seeing patients:

When I'm not seeing patients I am spending time with my husband, 2 small children, and Siamese cat. I will also be lifting weights at the gym or traveling with my family.


Clinical Interests

  • Sleep Disorders

Board Certifications

  • ANCC - Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

Education & Credentials

  • Graduate School: Walden University School of Nursing

WellSpan Hospital Affiliations

  • WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital

Health Plans Accepted

WellSpan Financial Assistance Program participant

  • Aetna
  • Aetna Better Health
  • Amerihealth Caritas PA
  • Capital BlueCross
  • Cigna Healthspring
  • Cigna/Greatwest
  • Gateway
  • Geisinger
  • Health America
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • InterGroup
  • John Hopkins Health Care
  • PA Medical Assistance
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care
  • South Central Preferred
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare Community Plan
  • United Healthcare/ Mamsi
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • Vibra Health Plan

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