Tuesday, October 27, 2015

WAYNESBORO, Pa. – Summit Gastroenterology is pleased to welcome Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner Andrew Lininger to their practice.

A native of Waynesboro, Lininger was born at Waynesboro Hospital, graduated from Waynesboro Area High School, and attended Penn State before returning to work as a nurse in the hospital.

He later went back to school to become a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner and did clinical hours with Dr. Fawaz Hakki of Summit Gastroenterology where his interest in the field grew.

“It’s not one particular thing – we get enough variety that it’s not the same each day,” Lininger said. “People think all we do is colonoscopies, but there is so much more. We do just as many or more EGD (Esophagogastroduodenoscopy) tests to look at the esophagus, stomach, and small intestine as we do colonoscopies.”

The practice can also help diagnose and treat more common problems, such as heartburn, nausea, or vomiting, as well as assist in Hepatitis C management and more, he said.

Outside of work, Lininger enjoys spending time with his family and friends. He is also a big sports fan, especially Penn State and the Pittsburgh Steelers, and enjoys reading.

Summit Gastroenterology is located on the first floor of Waynesboro Hospital, 501 E. Main St., Waynesboro.

For more information about Summit Gastroenterology, visit www.SummitHealth.org/GI or call (717) 765-3648.

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.

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