Dr. Deborah Bethards, MD

GastroenterologyFemaleAge 67

Dr. Bethards
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Penn State Health Gastroenterology

200 Campus Dr Ste 2400 Hershey, PA 17033

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(717) 531-6261

Dr. Deborah Bethards, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Hershey, PA and has over 38 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Bethards has more experience with Pancreatic Disease than other specialists in her area. She graduated from George Washington U, School of Medicine medical school in 1983. She is affiliated with Milton S Hershey Medical Center. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Bethards to book an appointment.

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Dr. Bethards is affiliated with Milton S Hershey Medical Center Hershey, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for gastroenterology.

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  • Offers Telehealth
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Bethards

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Bethards treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Bethards treats other conditions, please contact the office at (717) 531-6261.

Pancreatic Disease

Pancreatic disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the pancreas, such as pancraetitis.Compare with other Pancreatic Disease specialists.

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Dr. Bethards' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Achalasia
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diffuse Esophageal Spasm
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Gallbladder Scan
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Impedance Testing
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Instrumental Diagnostic Evaluation for Dysphagia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Function Test
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • pH Probe
  • Pouchitis
  • Primary Biliary Cholangitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ultrasound, Endoanal
  • Ultrasound, Esophageal
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders
  • Wireless pH Testing

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Dr. Bethards accepts the following insurance:

Personal Choice PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
KeyCare PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Capital Blue Cross
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Choice Advantage
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Geisinger Health Plan

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About Me


Dr. Deborah Bethards, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Hershey, PA and has over 38 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Bethards has more...Read more


  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine


Penn St U-Hershey Med Ctr
Residency Hospital
Penn St U-Hershey Med Ctr
Internship Hospital
George Washington U, School of Medicine
Medical School


  • English
  • German


Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Deborah Bethards, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Bethards has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Deborah Bethards, MD accepting new patients?

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Does Dr. Deborah Bethards, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Deborah Bethards, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Bethards frequently treats Pancreatic Disease. See all practice areas where Dr. Bethards specializes.

Where is Dr. Deborah Bethards, MD's office located?

Dr. Bethards' office is located at 200 Campus Dr Ste 2400, Hershey, PA 17033. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Deborah Bethards, MD speak?

Dr. Bethards speaks German and English. View profile to see all.

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Penn State Health Gastroenterology

Penn State Health Gastroenterology200 Campus Dr Ste 2400 Hershey, PA 17033

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Bethards is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

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Milton S Hershey Medical Center

Hershey, PA

76% Patient Experience Rating, 7% higher than the national average

26 Awards Received

Award Highlight: General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2021)