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Geriatric Medicine | Male

(717) 838-6305

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Specialties

  • Geriatric Medicine

Board Certifications

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  • Family Practice
  • Geriatric Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • 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
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • 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
  • Allergies
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Amenorrhea
  • Anemia
  • Angina
  • Angioedema
  • Anxiety
  • Arrhythmias
  • Arteriosclerosis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Ascites
  • Asthma
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • 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
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Sprain
  • Chest Pain
  • Chickenpox
  • 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 Neuropathy
  • Diaper Rash
  • Diarrhea
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Diverticulitis
  • Diverticulosis
  • Dizziness
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Dyspareunia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Infection
  • Edema
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Electrolyte Disorders
  • Emphysema
  • Endocrine Disorders
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • 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
  • Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
  • Gout
  • Graves' Disease
  • Gynecologic Disorders
  • Hashimoto's Disease
  • Head and Neck Conditions
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heartburn
  • Heel Pain
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Herniated Disc
  • 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
  • Iron Deficiency Anemia
  • Irregular Periods
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Jock Itch
  • Joint Pain
  • Kidney Infection
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Sprain
  • Labored Breathing
  • Laceration
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Laryngitis
  • Leg Venous Ulcer
  • Lichen Planus
  • Lichen Sclerosis Et Atrophicus
  • Ligament Sprain
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Diseases and Disorders
  • Lower Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Sprain
  • Lump
  • Lyme Disease
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Mass
  • Melanoma
  • Memory Disorders
  • Menopause
  • Migraine
  • Mild Cognitive Impairment
  • Milia
  • Mittelschmerz
  • Mole
  • Mononucleosis
  • Mood Disorders
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nausea
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Pain
  • Newborn Jaundice
  • Nicotine Addiction
  • 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
  • Pediatric Diseases
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Perimenopause
  • Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Peripheral Autonomic 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
  • 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 Allergy
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Diseases
  • Strep Throat
  • Stroke
  • Syncope
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrush
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Trichomoniasis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Finger
  • Ulcer
  • Urinary Urgency
  • Uterine Polyp
  • Vaginal Discharge
  • Vaginismus
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Varicella Zoster
  • Vomiting
  • Warts

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • ACE Inhibitor or Beta-Blocker Therapy
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Biopsy
  • Birth Control
  • Coumadin® Management
  • Earwax Removal
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Excision
  • Family Counseling
  • Family Planning Services
  • Irrigation of Ear
  • Joint Injection
  • Mole Removal
  • Neonatal Care
  • Pap Smear
  • Pelvic Exams
  • Routine Gynecological Care
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wound Care and Management

Background Check

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    Malpractice Claims not available

    Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Pennsylvania.

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  • 0
    Sanctions

    No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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  • 0
    Board Actions

    No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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Education

  • Medical School
    Pennsylvania State University College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1977

  • Internship Hospital
    St Margaret Meml Hospital

    Completed in 1978

  • Residency Hospital
    Naval Hospital

    Completed in 1984

  • Undergraduate School
    St. Josephs University

    Graduated in 1973

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • Best Doctors in America, 1992-2009
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  • Media & Publications

    Dr. Messmer has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

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

  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Geriatric Medicine
  • Board certified in Family Practice and Geriatric Medicine
  • Malpractice claims in Pennsylvania not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Messmer's Office & Staff

Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
10 – 15 minutes

Experience with Dr. Messmer

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Messmer's Care Philosophy

I believe in aggressively addressing health issues so you can feel good, live well, stay active and enjoy life.