Dr. Colby Shirk, MD

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Specializes in Emergency Medicine • Male

500 University Dr
Hershey, PA 17033
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Dr. Shirk's Experience

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Hospital Quality

The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
500 University Drive
Hershey, PA 17033

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HRSHPA-EMERGENCY MEDICINE
500 University Dr
Hershey, PA 17033
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    Dr. Shirk's Experience

    Specialties

    • Emergency Medicine

    Board Certifications

    • Emergency Medicine
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    Background Check for Dr. Shirk

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    Awards & Recognitions

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Pennsylvania State University / College of Medicine
    Graduated in 2003
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Shirk & Staff

    • English
  2. Healthgrades

    9 Facts About Hospital Quality

    Patients’ risk of dying during a hospital stay for heart bypass surgery could be 85.2% lower, on average, at a hospital rated 5 stars compared to a hospital rated 1 star for that procedure. Choosing the right hospital is critical to your health. View Slideshow

    Dr. Shirk's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

    Check out the quality of care at Milton S. Hershey Medical Center where Dr. Shirk has admitting privileges:

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    8 Facts About Patient Satisfaction Surveys

    Patient satisfaction surveys provide a standardized way of reporting about healthcare experiences. But there can be more than meets the eye when reviewing scores. Here's what you should know

    Patient Satisfaction

    Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Shirk

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shirk to family and friends

    1 response
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    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
    1 response
    above
    national average
    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    Under 10 minutes 1 response
    shorter than
    national average
    Experience with Dr. Shirk
    Level of trust in provider's decisions
    1 response
    above
    national average
    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
    1 response
    below
    national average
    How well provider listens and answers questions
    1 response
    below
    national average
    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
    1 response
    below
    national average

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    • Aetna
    • Amerihealth
    • Assurant Health
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Cigna
    • Commercial Insurance Company
    • CoreSource
    • Coventry Health Care
    • Gateway Health Plan
    • Geisinger Health Plan
    • HealthPartners
    • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Humana
    • Kaiser Permanente
    • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
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    • Medicaid
    • Medicare
    • Meritain Health
    • MultiPlan
    • Mutual of Omaha
    • MVP Health Care
    • Principal Life
    • Tricare
    • Tufts Health Plan
    • United Healthcare
    • Universal American
    • UPMC Health Plan
    • WellCare
    • Wells Fargo Insurance
    • Wisconsin Physicians Service
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    Office Locations

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    HRSHPA-EMERGENCY MEDICINE
    500 University Dr
    Hershey, PA 17033
    (717) 531-6039 (Office)
    (717) 531-4587 (Fax)
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