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WellSpan Health Expands Access to Care for Patients in Franklin County

Expanding access to care and convenience for patients and families in Franklin County, WellSpan Health welcomes Balhara Internal Medicine Associates into WellSpan’s network, effective today. The practice serves two parts of the county with what will now be known as WellSpan Internal Medicine – Park 5th Avenue, located at 761 Park 5th Ave, Suite A, in Chambersburg, and WellSpan Internal Medicine – Fayetteville, located at 130 E Main St., in Fayetteville.  

“Welcoming Dr. Balhara and his colleagues, staff, and patients into the WellSpan Health family will allow us to expand access to the highest quality, affordable care for the residents of Franklin County,” said Dr. Timothy Switaj, vice president and regional chief medical officer, WellSpan Health. “Our primary care network is one of the many strengths of the WellSpan system and we’re excited to be able to offer increased capacity for this level of care in multiple locations across the region.”  

The three-provider practice established by Dr. Yogindra Balhara will continue to provide primary care services and supports for patients throughout the Franklin County community. This includes expert medical care for acute illnesses and injuries, chronic conditions and preventative care and is currently accepting new patients. Additionally, the practice provides a significant number of nursing home services, and Dr. Balhara serves as medical director for two nursing homes – Shippensburg Health Care Center and Shook Home.  

WellSpan’s network of primary care and specialty practices continues to grow, offering patients, employers and payers more opportunities to choose and stay within our system of care. For more information about WellSpan’s network of primary care providers, visit WellSpan.org/PCP

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