Mechanicsburg Doctor is Top in the State!

Richard Harker, MD Richard Harker, MD Image provided by PAFP.com

This year, Pennsylvania's top doctor is from Mechanicsburg, Cumberland County! The Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians (PAFP) has chosen Richard Harker, MD of Mechanicsburg as its 2015 Family Physician of the Year.


Dr. Harker practices with West Shore Family Practice, P.C., where he serves as president. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in biology from Bucknell University – where he graduated Magna Cum Laude – alongside a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish. He attended the Pennsylvania State University Milton S. Hershey College of Medicine and completed his residency at the Lancaster General Hospital Family Practice Residency Program, where he became chief resident in his third year.

Several friends and colleagues and dozens of patients recommended Dr. Harker for the 2015 Family Physician of the Year award. "The outstanding quality of comprehensive compassionate care that he provides to his patients demonstrates the epitome of what a family physician should aspire to achieve as a true role model to other health professionals, students, and residents of the community," said a patient of 12 years.

The Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians and its Foundation supports its members (including nearly 80 percent of Pennsylvania family physicians) through advocacy and education to ensure a patient-centered medical home for every Pennsylvanian. The Academy and its Foundation are the leading influential resource among family physicians and physicians in training in Pennsylvania; the primary voice on health care issues with state legislative and administrative branches of government, media and professional health organizations; and the leader on health care issues in the community.

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