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Geisinger becomes the first member of Risant Health

SCRANTON/WILKES-BARRE, Pa.Elmyra V. Encarnacion, M.D., a board-certified neurologist, has joined Geisinger, practicing at Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton, Geisinger Neurology on West Olive Street in Scranton, and Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center in Wilkes-Barre. 

Dr. Encarnacion earned her bachelor’s degree at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. She obtained her medical degree at St. Georges University Medical School in Grenada. She completed an internship in internal medicine at St. Luke’s Hospital, an affiliate of Columbia University Medical School, in New York City, a residency in neurology at Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, and fellowships in movement disorders at University of South Florida College of Medicine in Tampa and the Experimental Therapeutics Branch of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. 

Dr. Encarnacion’s clinical interests are Parkinson’s disease, other parkinsonian syndromes, tremor, Huntington’s disease, chorea, ataxia, gait disturbance, myoclonus/jerks, tics, tardive syndromes and restless leg syndrome. 

She is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and is an active member of the American Academy of Neurology and Movement Disorders Society. 

To make an appointment with Dr. Encarnacion, call 800-275-6401. 

About Geisinger
Geisinger is among the nation’s leading providers of value-based care, serving 1.2 million people in urban and rural communities across Pennsylvania. Founded in 1915 by philanthropist Abigail Geisinger, the non-profit system generates $10 billion in annual revenues across 134 care sites - including 10 hospital campuses, and Geisinger Health Plan, with 600,000 members in commercial and government plans. The Geisinger College of Health Sciences educates more than 5,000 medical professionals annually and conducts more than 1,400 clinical research studies. With 26,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, Geisinger is among Pennsylvania’s largest employers with an estimated economic impact of $14 billion to the state’s economy. On March 31, 2024, Geisinger became the first member of Risant Health, a new nonprofit charitable organization created to expand and accelerate value-based care across the country.  Learn more at or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and X.


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