Stephen J. Krebs, MD
J. Lynn Hoffman, MD
Holly C. Hoffman, MD
Eliseo Rosario, Jr, MD
Deborah A. Raubenstine, MD
Elena Man, MD
Stephanie R. Waters, MD
Teresa J. Frank, MD
Qingru Wang, MDDianna R Rudy, PA-C
We are a well-established group of nine pediatricians and one physician assistant offering a tradition of service to Carlisle and the surrounding communities. Our group offers you personal care with the availability and combined knowledge and experience of a group practice. Through commitment to continuing education and membership in the American Academy of Pediatrics, we strive to offer you the most current pediatric knowledge and advances. Physicians from our practice serve as school physicians for the Carlisle School District. Our goal is to provide comprehensive care for your infants, children, and adolescents. We see patients from birth until nineteen years of age or college graduation. Our pediatricians offer well child care, school, sports and camp physicals, immunizations, consultations, and care for acute and chronic illnesses.
Carlisle Pediatric Associates
nine pediatricians and one physician assistant provide primary care for children and specialty care for more complex medical and developmental problems encountered with children. We have been trained at some of the premier pediatric hospitals in the country. Our participation in numerous continuing education programs throughout the year allows us to remain on the forefront of pediatric care.
Our providers are dedicated to providing excellent health care
to your children. We will act as advocates for your child’s health and wellness based on current scientific knowledge, nationally accepted recommendations, as well as our experience. We will be consultants to you as parents in the care and rearing of your child.
As a parent
, you are a critically important part of your child’s health care team. You are the one who will be reporting concerns, soliciting medical advice, and following through with your child’s doctor’s recommendation. A partnership between you and your child’s pediatrician will provide your child with the best, most optimal care. Realizing this, we do expect you to ask questions, understand our recommendations, and leave our office comfortable with the plan developed to provide evaluation, care, and treatment of your child.
Saturday morning and Sunday afternoon
same day appointment times are provided for emergencies and illnesses that come up over the weekend that cannot wait until regular hours. Our practice has office hours every day of the year except Christmas Day. Walk-in sick call times are provided on all other major holidays and the timing of those hours will be stated on the office telephone recording when you call. During the fall, winter, and spring, we have extended hours several days a week, allowing early morning and later evening times for appointments. We try to make our schedules as accommodating as possible. We ask for your help in making sure that our time is used wisely during our schedules. To help ensure this we require a 2 hour notice to reschedule or cancel any scheduled appointment. Canceling an appointment with less than a 2 hour notice will be considered a “No Show”.
Newborn Inpatient Care
is provided at Carlisle Regional Medical Center along with emergency room consultations. Inpatient pediatric care for our patients is now provided by Harrisburg Hospital, York Hospital or Hershey Medical Center. Although the distance to these hospitals does not permit us to personally admit to the hospital, we do have a close relationship with the doctors and specialists who will provide inpatient care for our patients at the Medical Center.
Our physicians are participating with many insurance companies.
Please check with your insurance company or your employer to verify if your coverage is restricted on whom your child may see in order for them to pay your claims. This will ensure that your claims will be processed and paid correctly. If we are not considered “Participating” with your insurance there will be out-of-pocket expenses that you will be responsible for at the time-of-service.
We see children in our practice from their newborn period
until completion of their schooling. If your child continues their formal education beyond high school, we will continue to provide medical care until the advanced schooling is completed.
Our staff is dedicated to your child
. We will work hard to provide the care, time, supplies, and facilities needed for your child’s health care. We appreciate your respect for the dedication of our staff and their efforts to help you. Mutual respect is necessary for the relationship necessary to provide optimal care for your child.
Our office telephone number is (717) 243-1943
. Upon answering, a list of options is given. Although this may seem impersonal, we have found that it allows for more efficient communication. You may leave non-acute messages and requests for medication refills on an answering system. This allows the staff answering the phones more availability to talk with you when you need to schedule an appointment or to talk with us regarding an acute situation. This number is used to access your pediatricians during office hours as well as outside of regular hours.
Outside of regular office hours
, we do have a pediatrician on call to answer questions and to help you deal with problems that cannot wait until regular hours. Although we are happy to help you work through problems during these times, we do ask you to use this service for problems that need more immediate attention and cannot wait until regular office hours. Matters such as prescription refills and problems of a more chronic nature should wait until the office is open when the physician has access to your child’s chart.
We look forward to being your child’s pediatricians,
getting to know you and your family,
and partnering with you in caring for your child.