John J. Messmer, M.D.

John J. Messmer, M.D.
Penn State Hershey Medical Group Palmyra
941 Park Drive
Palmyra, PA 17078
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217 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • Family Medicine
  • Geriatric Medicine

John Messmer, MD, grew up in Conshohocken, PA near Philadelphia and is a graduate of Penn State College of Medicine. Dr. Messmer started his residency in family medicine at St. Margaret Memorial in Pittsburgh, PA and finished at the Naval Hospital in Charleston, SC. After eight years in the Navy Medical Corps, he entered private, solo practice in Palmyra, PA. He became certified in geriatrics in 1993.

Dr. Messmer's involvement in medical student education lead to his practice becoming the Penn State Hershey Medical Group, Palmyra in 1995 where he has served as Medical Director for most of that time. Dr. Messmer is also oversees the Family and Community Medicine inpatient service.

Dr. Messmer is Treasurer of the Lebanon County Medical Society and a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. He has served as President of the Penn State College of Medicine Alumni Society and as an elected member of the Penn State Alumni Association. He is a member of the Doctors Kienle Center for Humanistic Medicine.

Dr. Messmer emphasizes preventive care of the entire family with particular emphasis on seniors and end of life care.

Residency, Family Medicine
Naval Hospital - Charleston, SC - 1984

Internship, Family Medicine
University of Pittsburgh, Saint Margaret Memorial Hospital - 1978

M.D.,
Penn State Hershey College of Medicine - 1977

  • Dermatology
  • Family Medicine
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Nursing Home Care
  • Office Procedures - joint injections/management of dermatologic (skin) conditions
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Dr. Messmer teaches Profession of Medicine, Foundations of Patient Centered Care (clinical interviewing and physical diagnosis), Medical Humanities, Family Medicine clinical clerks and the Medical Home Longitudinal Curriculum.
  • Listed in Best Doctors in America for Family Medicine and Geriatrics

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