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Dr. Gerald Harkins, MD

Gynecologic Surgery ·  Male · Age 55

Dr. Harkins

Penn State Health Obstetrics and Gynecology

35 Hope Dr # 202/204 Hershey, PA 17033

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(800) 243-1455


Dr. Gerald Harkins, MD is a gynecologic surgery specialist in Hershey, PA and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from Pennsylvania State University / College Of Medicine in 1996 and specializes in gynecologic surgery, obstetrics & gynecology, and more.


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Dr. Harkins' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Chronic Pelvic Pain
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Dr. Harkins treats Chronic Pelvic Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Harkins treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Uterine Diseases
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Harkins treats Uterine Diseases more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Harkins treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Endometriosis
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Harkins treats Endometriosis more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Harkins treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Autoimmune Endometriosis
  • Endometriosis of Colon
  • Stage 4 Endometriosis

Dr. Harkins' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Bacterial Sepsis
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood Disorders in Pregnancy
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Pain
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cervical Dysplasia
  • Cervical Polyps
  • Cervicitis
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coagulation Defects in Pregnancy and Postpartum
  • Colpopexy
  • Colporrhaphy
  • Colposcopy
  • C-Section
  • Destruction or Excision of Lesion of Cervix (incl. LEEP)
  • Destruction or Excision of Vaginal Lesions
  • Dilation and Curettage
  • Ectopic Pregnancy
  • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
  • Endocervical Curettage
  • Endometrial Ablation
  • Endometriosis
  • Excision of Cervix
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Female Infertility
  • Fetal Cardiac Monitoring
  • Fluid Contrast Ultrasound
  • Genitourinary Tract Infections in Pregnancy
  • Gonorrhea Infections
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Gynecologic Surgical Procedure
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Herpes Simplex Screening
  • High Risk Pregnancy
  • HIV Screening
  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
  • Human Papillomavirus DNA Testing
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertension Complicating Pregnancy, Childbirth and Postpartum
  • Hysterectomy
  • Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
  • Hysterectomy - Open
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Incontinence Sling Procedure
  • Intrauterine Growth Restriction
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Vaginal Hysterectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Maternal Anemia
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Miscarriages
  • Myomectomy - Open and-or Laparoscopic
  • Nausea
  • Noninflammatory Cervical Disorders
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Pap Smear
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Perimenopause
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Pregnancy Ultrasound
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Salpingo-Oophorectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Total Salpingectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Tubal Ligation
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary-Genital Tract Fistula, Female
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginal Delivery and VBAC
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vaginectomy
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vulvectomy
  • Wound Repair
  • Yeast Infections

Dr. Harkins' Reviews

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Great Surgeon! Helped me tremendously by doing two surgeries for my endo 10 years apart. Did a surpercervical hysterectomy the first time saving one ovary because I was so young & didn’t want to create more problems at such a young age. Second surgery he saved me from needing extensive reconstructive surgery to my urinary system. Took my appendix based on his experience of endo patients having appendicitis in the future. Turns out the appendix was filled with endo! Responds immediately to emails
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What a great doctor I just got diagnosed with endo and I saw him bc of infertility problems. I had none of the side effects after my lap surgery with him and I feel better now than before the surgery! Now my next thing is i pray he gave me baby dust!!!! Great doctor and he's very understanding and easy to talk to.
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After our first meeting I left a specialists' office once again with tears of gratitude in my eyes. That quickly changed when just before my 3rd laparoscopy I was pressured into receiving an IUD. (it was only after exhaustive conversations that I caved in, rationalizing that it was one treatment I'd yet to try.) 4 months post op, still bleeding continuously, in severe pain I had to convince him to remove IUD and leave my body to regulate itself (happily it's begun to). Inadequate pain support.
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Dr Harkins is the best Dr I have EVER had. He is a very caring, down to earth doctor. I was misdiagnosed with a prior doctor leading up to some of my female problems. Dr Harkins completely took care of everything. Seriously-if you are looking for someone who takes interest in their patients-he is the one. I can't say enough good things about him!!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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"
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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.
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He is very caring and considerate. And, he refers if the condition is not in his wheel house.
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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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About Me

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..

Specialties

  • Gynecologic Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

Board Certifications

Education

Baylor U
Residency Hospital
Madigan Army Mc
Residency Hospital
1996
Pennsylvania State University / College Of Medicine
Medical School
Madigan Army Mc
Undergraduate School
Penn State Univ
Undergraduate School
1996

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