Family Medicine Physician to Lead Student Health Center

Family Medicine Physician to Lead Student Health Center
Family Medicine Physician to Lead Student Health Center

August 03, 2015

Terence O'Rourke Jr., M.D., has been named medical director at Geisinger-Susquehanna University. The clinic provides services to both the university student population and the community.

Raised in Danville, Pa., O'Rourke graduated in 1986 from Moravian College with a bachelor's degree in biology. He went on to receive his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in 1990. He completed his family medicine residency in 1993 at Malcolm Grow USAF Medical Center, Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, where he served as chief resident during his final year.

Board-certified in family medicine, O'Rourke spent the next three years at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, followed by 19 years of temporary work assignments that allowed him to travel extensively through Swaziland, Zambia, Tanzania, St. Lucia, India, the Dominican Republic and New Zealand.

O'Rourke's hobbies include running, weight-lifting, golf, traveling, literature and writing.

The Geisinger-Susquehanna Health Center opened in 2010 and is a partnership between Susquehanna and Geisinger Medical Center. Students and the community have access to a range of Geisinger-provided health services that include general pediatrics/pediatric urgent care, pediatric specialties (cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, neurology, orthopaedics and pulmonology), allergy and immunology, dermatology, endocrinology, laboratory, neurology, neurosurgery, nephrology, orthopedics and sports medicine, physiatry, pulmonary medicine, sleep medicine, radiology, rehabilitation, rheumatology, spine medicine, physical therapy and women's health.

No copays are charged to students as their "benefits package" covers the cost of student health visits and most lab services.

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