Dr. Gerald Harkins, MD
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Obstetrics & Gynecology | Male

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My care Pholosophy is very simple - I try to follow the Golden Rule- Treat others as you would want yourself or your family treated. that covers for most everything..

Biography

Dr. Gerald Harkins, MD is an obstetrics & gynecology doctor who practices in Hershey, PA. He is 53 years old and has been practicing for 21 years. Dr. Harkins is affiliated with Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

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based on 28 total surveys (7 with reviews)
Dr. Harkins' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
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  • Explains condition(s) well
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  • Answers Questions
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  • Time well spent
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  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (7)
Baltimore, MD |
He has taken on too many patients, which leaves his quality of care totally lacking. He isn't completely honest about his surgical methods, and definitely not thorough with most of his surgeries. Just rushes through. He also can be very callous and dismissive about continued pain after surgery.
Alexandria, VA |
Has always been quick to call or email me back when I have a concern. Took the time needed to answer all my question so during the appointment. He listens to me and how I didn't want to be treated with a certain drug and respected that. Very caring and compassionate surgeon who knows so much about endometriosis.
Philadelphia, PA |
Dr. Harkins is a wonderful doctor who really cares about his patients. He listens to their concerns, and is willing to help them get the care they deserve and need.
Palmyra, PA |
He appears nice, but chronically withholds pertinent information, lies by omission. Performs too many surgeries, over medicates patients. Says he is concerned about overall health and quality of life but will not follow through on many things, will avoid responding to email, calls, and will cancel appointments if he doesn't want to see you. He plays favorites with patients, crossing lines with some with too much response and neglecting others. I wouldn't recommend him, he is no "expert"
Hershey, PA |
Amazing Surgeon! He is very professional and thorough. He took the time to listen to me and fixed my gyn issue with no problems. I feel so much better now. Would highly recommend him to anyone.
in Harrisburg, PA |
He is very caring and considerate. And, he refers if the condition is not in his wheel house.
Dr. Harkins is a caring, talented physician that took the time to call me on a weekend to check up on me after I received a difficult diagnosis.
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Dr. Harkins' Care Philosophy

My care Pholosophy is very simple - I try to follow the Golden Rule- Treat others as you would want yourself or your family treated. that covers for most everything..

Dr. Harkins' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology
  •  Board certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology
  •  Malpractice claims in Pennsylvania not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood Disorders in Pregnancy
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breech Position
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cervical Dysplasia
  • Cervical Polyps
  • Cervicitis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Ectopic Pregnancy
  • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
  • Endometriosis
  • Female Infertility
  • Genitourinary Tract Infections in Pregnancy
  • Gonorrhea Infections
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
  • Hemorrhoids
  • High Risk Pregnancy
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertension Complicating Pregnancy, Childbirth and Postpartum
  • Intrauterine Growth Restriction
  • Mastodynia
  • Maternal Anemia
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Miscarriages
  • Nausea
  • Noninflammatory Cervical Disorders
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Perimenopause
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Preeclampsia
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Thrombosis
  • Trichomoniasis
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vulvar Cancer
  • Yeast Infections

Education

  • Medical School
    Pennsylvania State University / College of Medicine

    Graduated in 1996

  • Residency Hospital
    Baylor U
    Madigan Army Mc
  • Undergraduate School
    Madigan Army Mc
    Penn State Univ

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • C-Section
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Colpopexy
  • Colporrhaphy
  • Colposcopy
  • Destruction or Excision of Lesion of Cervix (incl. LEEP)
  • Destruction or Excision of Vaginal Lesions
  • Dilation and Curettage
  • Endocervical Curettage
  • Endometrial Ablation
  • Excision of Cervix
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fetal Monitoring
  • Fluid Contrast Ultrasound
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Gynecologic Surgical Procedure
  • HIV Screening
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Herpes Simplex Screening
  • Human Papillomavirus DNA Testing
  • Hysterectomy
  • Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
  • Hysterectomy - Open
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Laparoscopic Excision or Destruction of Ovary With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Vaginal Hysterectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Myomectomy - Open and-or Laparoscopic
  • Pap Smear
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Pregnancy Ultrasound
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Salpingo-Oophorectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Sympathectomy
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Total Salpingectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Tubal Ligation
  • Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)
  • Vaginal Delivery and VBAC
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vaginectomy
  • Vulvectomy
  • Wound Repair