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Thiri Bickel, MD

About Me

Why I chose to pursue a career in medicine:

I had a natural inclination for the sciences from early childhood. I found the living world fascinating and wanted to learn more. I decided that I wanted to help others for a living and also continue to learn about science, so medicine seemed like the perfect fit.


What I want my patients to know about me:

My approach to caring for my patients is a blend of understanding that we embrace both what is currently recommended and the most updated medical practices as well as what the patient’s priorities and health goals are. I believe wholeheartedly that we form a plan that is both safe and best practice, but also manageable and doable from the patient’s side as well. I believe that communication, straightforwardness, being open, and honesty are key to a good patient-provider relationship.


What I do when I'm not seeing patients:

I am a mom and wife, my other full-time job. I love all things outdoors and adventurous. I am passionate about healthy skin, body, and mind. Most importantly, I love to try new foods, especially of different nationalities and ethnicities.


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Family Medicine | Family Medicine

Education & Credentials

  • Medical School: University of Maryland School Of Medicine
  • Residency Program: Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center | Family Medicine
  • Undergraduate Education: University Of Maryland, Baltimore County

WellSpan Hospital Affiliations

  • WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital

Health Plans Accepted

WellSpan Financial Assistance Program participant

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

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