Internal Medicine – About
Whether you need a routine physical or help managing a chronic condition, our primary care physicians are ready to meet your health needs. Our goal is to partner with you so that you can achieve and maintain good health.
Large network of primary care doctors
More than 50 physicians are part of the Division of General Internal Medicine at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Our comprehensive team includes doctors who see patients in one of our clinics and those who care for hospitalized patients. Other doctors in our division focus on post-acute care or palliative care.
Leaders in internal medicine
Our doctors’ commitment to medicine goes beyond caring for patients. Our faculty is active in research, consistently securing grants ($17 million to date for 2015-2016) to help solve some of the most pressing health problems in our communities.
Our team members are regularly recognized with prestigious awards for their service, including:
- Best Doctors in America 2015-2016 (Noel Ballentine, MD FACP)
- Central Penn Business Journal 2016 Women of Influence Award (Jennifer Kraschnewski, MD, MPH)
- CG CAPHPS Dean’s List: Extraordinary Patient Satisfaction (Stephen Henderson, MD)
- Top Doctor in Hershey, PA - International Association of Internists (Eileen Hennrikus, MD)
We’re also committed to educating tomorrow’s primary care physicians. In addition to guiding resident and clerkship teams, many of our doctors hold leadership positions at Penn State College of Medicine and Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.
Medical services to meet your unique needs
Our Procedures Clinic, scheduled every other Thursday afternoon at the Internal Medicine East Clinic, provides a convenient solution for patients seeking routine services, such as:
- Steroid injections into major joints
- Removal of benign skin lesions
- Abscess or cyst drainage
Our Geriatric Clinic has been established to provide primary care providers and other practitioners additional support for older adults. All patients, regardless of age, with medical or psychiatric issues found in elderly patients are accepted.