WAYNESBORO, Pa. – Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner Jan Hersberger is a self-proclaimed nerd who loves school.
“I would be a lifelong student if it paid,” Hershberger, a 2006 graduate of Waynesboro Area Senior High School and former Waynesboro Hospital candy striper, explained.
Lucky for patients in need of a primary care provider in the Waynesboro area, Hershberger also loves learning about the body – an interest that led her to work in the medical field. She’s particularly interested in mental, women’s and adolescent health.
“Mental-health disorders are so prevalent,” said Hershberger. “There’s a great need because people can’t be physically healthy unless they’re mentally healthy.”
Hershberger recently began practicing at Summit Primary Care on the first floor of Waynesboro Medical Office Building.
“I was excited they (Summit Primary Care) had an opening,” she said, adding her goal throughout her nursing career was to ultimately become a nurse practitioner and provide care where she grew up.
“I’m looking forward to giving back to the community that helped raise me,” Hershberger said. “I’m also excited to be in the community where my son is going to grow up.”
Prior to joining Summit Primary Care, Hershberger worked in emergency and psychiatric settings as a registered nurse.
She noted her 5-year-old son, Lennon, contributes to her motivation.
“He’s given me a reason to serve as a healthy role model and teach him about the power of an education and the importance of hard work.”
Hershberger is accepting new patients. For more information about Summit Primary Care, visit SummitHealth.org/PrimaryCare.
Summit Health is a non-profit network of hospitals and physician practices dedicated to building a healthier community.
As Franklin County's leading healthcare provider, Summit Health offers family care, specialists, lab and imaging services, a fitness center, urgent care centers, and two award-winning hospitals.