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Kenneth R. Sharp Jr., DO

Primary Care, Family Medicine

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Lehigh Valley Physician Group

Specialties
Primary Care, Family Medicine
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Languages spoken
English

Dr. Sharp 's Locations

less than  km
from 
LVPG Hematology Oncology–Lehighton

363 N First Street
Lehighton, PA 18235-1450
United States

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About Dr. Sharp

Philosophy of care

My philosophy has been rather simple – engage in a healthy lifestyle, take as few medications as possible, and don’t be afraid to ask questions. I enjoy providing guidance to my patients based on evidence-based practices to help them make informed decisions.

One of the things I enjoy in family medicine is the spectrum of care. I love treating kids and have taken care of newborns who are now finishing high school and going on to explore their potential. As a hospice team physician, I have helped others with end-of-life decisions and care, keeping them as comfortable as possible while providing support to their families.

Why I entered medicine

I am not sure that I can accurately answer that question. How does a carpenter and a musician become a doctor? I suppose it was some kind of evolutionary process. The thought of helping people and taking care of people is somewhat of a calling more than a decision. I think there are many doctors who have a hard time explaining it. I don’t think that I chose the field of medicine, I think it chose me.

Personal interests

Prior to being a physician, I was a musician - which still lives within me. I continue to play guitar and flute and enjoy making music in my home studio.

Education

Undergraduate
Rutgers University, BA - Biological Sciences, 1993

Medical Training
UMDNJ-Robert W Johnson Med School, Doctor of Osteopathy, 1997

Training

Internship 1997
Memorial Hospital, York, PA

Residency 1998
Family Practice, Well Span York Hospital , York, PA 17403

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