Dr. Deborah Bethards, MD

Gastroenterology •  Female • Age 66
  
Dr. Bethards
Telehealth services available

Penn State Health Gastroenterology

200 Campus Dr Ste 2400 Hershey, PA 17033

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Dr. Deborah Bethards, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Hershey, PA and has over 37 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Bethards has more experience with Esophageal Disorders and Gastrointestinal Disorders than other specialists in her area. She graduated from George Washington U, School of Medicine medical school in 1983. She is affiliated with Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. She has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Bethards to book an appointment.


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Dr. Deborah Bethards, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Hershey, PA and has over 37 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Bethards has more experience with Esophageal Disorders and Gastrointestinal Disorders than other specialists in he...Read more

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

Penn St U-Hershey Med Ctr
Residency Hospital
Penn St U-Hershey Med Ctr
Internship Hospital
1983
George Washington U, School of Medicine
Medical School

Languages

  • German
  • English

Awards

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Practice Areas

Esophageal Disorders

Esophageal disorder specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the esophagus, such as reflux esophagitis, indigestion, and esophageal ulcers through procedures including medication, surgery, and swallowing therapy.Compare with other Esophageal Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 53% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 11 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Dysphagia
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bethards treats Dysphagia more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Bethards treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Nausea
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bethards treats Nausea more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Bethards treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

Manometry
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bethards performs Manometry more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Bethards performs this procedure more than 93% of their peers

Gastrointestinal Disorders

Gastrointestinal disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions that affect the gastrointestinal tract, including Crohn's disease, ulcers, hernias, and food poisoning.Compare with other Gastrointestinal Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 55% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 27 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Constipation
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bethards treats Constipation more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Bethards treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Gastroparesis
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bethards treats Gastroparesis more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Bethards treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Gastrointestinal Diseases
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bethards treats Gastrointestinal Diseases more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Bethards treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

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Dr. Bethards' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatopulmonary Syndrome
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Mesenteric Panniculitis
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pouchitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

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Penn State Health Gastroenterology

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Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Hershey, PA

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for General Surgery Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)