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Zachary Geidel, MD

About Me

Why I chose to pursue a career in medicine:

I went into medicine because I really enjoy interacting with people and wanted to make an impact on people's lives in a very important way. I think improving one's well-being and overall health is one of the single most important ways you can accomplish this. I love the breadth of issues we take care of in family medicine and enjoy caring for patients of all ages. I also really enjoy my sports medicine practice and helping people to become more active and physically fit so they can make the most of their lives.


What I want my patients to know about me:

I feel that I am very easy to talk to and very honest with my patients about their health care. I am very much for being on time to see my patients so that I can maximize my time spent with them. I expect the same courtesy from my patients to allow me to spend the most time with every patient, as well. I really enjoy trying to improve my patients' overall health and well-being. My special interests are around sports medicine and primary care orthopedics. I enjoy helping people become more functional and active regardless of age or condition.


What I do when I'm not seeing patients:

I enjoy spending most of my free time with my wife and two beautiful daughters. I enjoy staying active and have a general love for physical fitness. I have taken up competing in triathlons and half marathons over the last few years and really enjoy the feeling of accomplishing these goals. I also like to brew my own beer and have become quite creative with different recipes over the last few years.


Clinical Interests

  • Athletic Injuries
  • Clinical Nutrition
  • Concussion Management
  • Fracture Care
  • General Pediatrics
  • Health & Wellness
  • Joint Aspiration/ Injections
  • Soft Tissue Injections

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Family Medicine | Family Medicine
  • American Board of Family Medicine | Sports Medicine

Education & Credentials

  • Medical School: Penn State Milton S Hershey Medical Center
  • Internship Program: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • Residency Program: University of Massachusetts
  • Fellowship Program: University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Undergraduate Education: University of Maryland

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
  • InterGroup
  • 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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