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Specializes in Geriatric Medicine • Male • Age 63

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Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
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Hershey, PA 17033

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Penn State University Physical Grp
Penn State University Physical Grp
941 Park Dr
Palmyra, PA 17078
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    Dr. Messmer's Experience

    Dr. Messmer's Care Philosophy

    Specialties

    • Geriatric Medicine

    Board Certifications

    • Geriatric Medicine
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    • Abscess Incision and Drainage
    • ACE Inhibitor or Beta-Blocker Therapy
    • Arthrocentesis
    • Biopsy
    • Birth Control
    • Coumadin® Management
    • Earwax Removal
    • EKG (Electrocardiogram, ECG)
    • Excision
    • Family Contraceptive Care
    • Family Counseling
    • Family Planning Services
    • Irrigation of Ear
    • Joint Injection
    • Mole Removal
    • Newborn Care
    • Pap Smear
    • Pelvic Exams
    • Routine Gynecological Care
    • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
    • Steroid Injection
    • Trigger Point Injection
    • Wound Care and Management
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    • Abdominal Pain
    • Abnormal Heart Beat
    • Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
    • Abscess
    • Acidosis
    • Acne
    • Actinic Keratosis
    • Acute Behavioral Diseases
    • Acute Bronchitis
    • Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Airway Disease
    • Acute Kidney Failure
    • Acute Pain
    • Acute Tonsillitis
    • Adenovirus
    • Adverse Drug Reactions
    • Age Spots
    • Age-Related Cognitive Decline
    • Alcoholic Liver Disease
    • Allergic Reaction
    • Allergic Reactions to Food
    • Allergic Reactions to Insect Stings
    • Allergic Reactions to Medications
    • Allergic Rhinitis
    • Allergic Rhinoconjunctivitis
    • Allergic Skin Disorders
    • Allergies
    • Alzheimer's Disease
    • Amenorrhea
    • Anemia
    • Angina
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    • Angioedema
    • Anxiety
    • Arrhythmias (incl. Atrial Fibrillation)
    • Arteriosclerosis
    • Arthritis
    • Arthritis of the Ankle
    • Ascites
    • Asthma
    • Athlete's Foot
    • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
    • Atrial Fibrillation
    • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
    • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
    • Back Pain
    • Basal Cell Carcinoma
    • Bedsores
    • Bedwetting
    • Bell's Palsy
    • Benign Positional Vertigo
    • Bipolar Disorder
    • Blepharitis
    • Blood Clot
    • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
    • Boil
    • Breast Pain
    • Bronchitis
    • Bronchospasm
    • Bullous Myringitis
    • Bursitis
    • Carbuncle
    • Cardiovascular Diseases
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Cervical Radiculopathy
    • Cervical Sprain
    • Chest Pain
    • Chickenpox
    • Childhood Diseases
    • Childhood Illnesses
    • Chlamydia Infections
    • Cholesterol Diseases
    • Chronic Bronchitis
    • Chronic Constipation
    • Chronic Diseases
    • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
    • Chronic Prostatitis
    • Chronic Renal Failure Syndrome
    • Cold Sore
    • Colonic Diverticulosis
    • Common Cold
    • Concussion
    • Congestive Heart Failure
    • Constipation
    • Contact Dermatitis
    • Contusion
    • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
    • Corneal Abrasion
    • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
    • Cough
    • Croup
    • Cyclothymia (Chronic Mood Disorder)
    • Cystitis
    • Cytomegalovirus Infection
    • De Quervain's Disease
    • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
    • Dementia
    • Depression
    • Dermatitis
    • Diabetes
    • Diabetes Coma
    • Diabetes Ketones
    • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
    • Diabetic Nerve Pain
    • Diaper Rash
    • Diarrhea
    • Digestive Disorders
    • Diverticulitis
    • Diverticulosis
    • Dizziness
    • Duodenitis
    • Dysmenorrhea
    • Dyspareunia
    • Dyspnea
    • Ear Ache
    • Ear Infection
    • Edema
    • Elbow Disorders
    • Electrolyte Disorders
    • Emphysema
    • Endocrine Disorders
    • Endometrial Polyp
    • Enlarged Prostate
    • Enterovirus Infection
    • Epigastric Pain
    • Erectile Dysfunction
    • Erythema Toxicum
    • Esophagitis
    • Essential Tremor
    • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
    • Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
    • Excessive Menstrual Bleeding
    • Facial Laceration
    • Facial Palsy
    • Factor V Leiden Deficiency
    • Fall
    • Fatigue
    • Fatty Liver Disease
    • Fever
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Folliculitis
    • Fungal Nail Infection
    • Gastritis
    • Gastroenteritis
    • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
    • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
    • Gastrointestinal Diseases
    • Gastroparesis
    • Geriatric Diseases
    • Giardia
    • Goiter
    • Gout
    • Graves' Disease
    • Gynecological Diseases
    • Hashimoto's Disease
    • Head and Neck Conditions
    • Headache
    • Heart Disease
    • Heart Murmur
    • Heartburn
    • Heel Pain
    • Hemochromatosis
    • Hemorrhoids
    • Herpes Simplex Infection
    • High Cholesterol
    • Hip Pain
    • Hives
    • Human Parvovirus B19 Infection
    • Hyperglycemia
    • Hyperlipidemia
    • Hypertension
    • Hyperthyroidism
    • Hypoglycemia
    • Ileus
    • Impetigo
    • Incontinence
    • Indigestion
    • Indigestion, Non-Ulcer
    • Infections
    • Influenza (Flu)
    • Ingrown Toenail
    • Insect Bites and Stings
    • Insomnia
    • Intermittent Claudication
    • Intervertebral Disc Disease
    • Intervertebral Disc Herniation
    • Iron Deficiency Anemia
    • Irregular Periods
    • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    • Jock Itch
    • Joint Pain
    • Knee Injuries
    • Knee Sprain
    • Laceration
    • Lactose Intolerance
    • Laryngitis
    • Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
    • Leg Venous Ulcer
    • Lichen Planus
    • Lichen Sclerosis Et Atrophicus
    • Ligament Sprain
    • Lipid Disorders
    • Liver Diseases and Disorders (incl. Hepatitis and Cirrhosis)
    • Lower Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage
    • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
    • Lumbar Herniated Disc
    • Lumbar Radiculopathy
    • Lumbar Sprain
    • Lump
    • Lyme Disease
    • Malignant Otitis Externa
    • Mass
    • Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer's Elbow)
    • Melanoma
    • Memory Disorders
    • Menopause
    • Menorrhagia
    • Migraine
    • Mild Cognitive Impairment
    • Milia
    • Mittelschmerz
    • Mole
    • Mononucleosis
    • Mood Disorders
    • Muscle Spasm
    • Muscle Weakness
    • Nausea
    • Neck Pain
    • Neonatal Jaundice
    • Neuralgia
    • Nicotine Dependence
    • Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis
    • Non-Allergic Skin Diseases
    • Nosebleed
    • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
    • Odynophagia
    • Orthopnea
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoporosis
    • Otitis Media
    • Outer Ear Infection
    • Pancreatitis
    • Panic Attack
    • Parkinson's Disease
    • Paroxysmal Nocturnal Dyspnea
    • Peptic Ulcer
    • Perimenopause
    • Peripheral Artery Disease
    • Peripheral Neuropathy
    • Pernicious Anemia
    • Pharyngitis
    • Phlebitis
    • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
    • Pityriasis Rosea
    • Plantar Fasciitis
    • Pneumonia
    • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
    • Post-Menopausal Problems
    • Postpartum Depression
    • Premature Ejaculation
    • Premenstrual Syndrome
    • Pruritus Ani
    • Psoriasis
    • Psychiatric Diseases
    • Pulmonary Embolism
    • Pyelonephritis
    • Restless Leg Syndrome
    • Ringworm
    • Ringworm of the Beard
    • Rosacea
    • Runny Nose
    • Scabies
    • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Sepsis
    • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
    • Shingles
    • Shortness of Breath
    • Shoulder Pain
    • Sialadenitis
    • Sinusitis
    • Skin Cancer
    • Skin Diseases
    • Solar Keratoses
    • Strep Throat
    • Stroke
    • Syncope
    • Temporal Arteritis
    • Tension Headache
    • Thrush
    • Tic Douloureux
    • Tonsillitis
    • Tourette's Syndrome
    • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
    • Tremor
    • Trichomoniasis
    • Trigeminal Neuralgia
    • Trigger Finger
    • Ulcer
    • Urinary Urgency
    • Vaginal Discharge
    • Vaginismus
    • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
    • Varicella Zoster
    • Vomiting
    • Warts
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    Awards & Recognitions

    Awards

    Media & Publications

    • Best Doctors in America, 1992-2009
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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Pennsylvania State University College Of Medicine
    Graduated in 1977

    Internship Hospital

    St Margaret Meml Hospital
    Complete in 1978

    Residency Hospital

    Naval Hospital
    Complete in 1984

    Undergraduate Schools

    St. Josephs University
    Graduated in 1973
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Messmer & Staff

    • English
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    Dr. Messmer's Hospital Quality

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    941 Park Dr
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