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James T. Wertz, DO

Internal Medicine, Primary Care

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Specialties
Internal Medicine, Primary Care
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Internal Medicine
Languages spoken
English

Dr. Wertz's Locations

less than  km
from 
ExpressCARE–Muhlenberg

2649 Schoenersville Road
Suite 201
Bethlehem, PA 18017-7316
United States

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About Dr. Wertz

Philosophy of care

I believe in treating patients as equals and friends. When a patient visits, I want to make them comfortable when they share what’s happening with their health. I don’t like to lecture people, but I believe it’s important to educate patients about preventative medicine. It’s important to catch small issues before they become big problems. It's very enjoyable and very rewarding, particularly when I see patients in the hospital – and in the office – to know that what I am doing has an impact. I also like to find out what's going on in their lives in addition to the medical aspects – with their grandchildren, where they are going on vacation – just meeting people every day and getting to know them.

Why I entered medicine

Growing up, I played football and basketball in school, and I was always interested in how the body works. But my mom says it goes back ever further than that. She says I talked about being a doctor from the time I was 4 years old. I can’t imagine doing anything else – it’s who I am.

Community involvement

I spend time at Muhlenberg teaching interns, residents and medical students.

Personal interests

I'm caring, passionate, loyal and intense - intense in a good way. I care a lot about everything I do and everything that goes on around me.I love my family, and I spend as much time with them as possible. My wife and I have three children. And of course, we have our dog. She's a German shorthair pointer and she’s definitely an important member of our family, too. I also spend a lot of time following sports – the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team and the Eagles.

Education

Undergraduate
East Stroudsburg University, BS- Bachelor of Science, 1985

Medical Training
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, DO - Doctor of Osteopathy, 1989

Training

Internship 1989
Allentown Osteopathic Medical Center, Allentown, PA

Residency 1990
Internal Medicine, Allentown Osteopathic Medical Center, Allentown, PA

Residency 1991
Internal Medicine, Allentown Osteopathic Medical Center, Allentown, PA

Residency 1992
Internal Medicine, Allentown Osteopathic Medical Center, Allentown, PA

Certifications

American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine

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