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Geisinger becomes the first member of Risant Health

SHAMOKIN DAM, Pa. – Gary Kemberling, D.O., a long-time Geisinger family medicine physician in Snyder County, is joining the Geisinger 65 Forward Health Center team in Shamokin Dam. 

Dr. Kemberling has been practicing family medicine in the Selinsgrove area for nearly 30 years. He earned his medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine after completing undergraduate studies in biology at Delaware Valley College. He completed his family medicine residency at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville. 

Dr. Kemberling has served as the lead physician at the Selinsgrove clinic and has spent most of his time caring for older adults. He also serves as a team physician for two local high schools and Susquehanna University. He’s a member of several local organizations including the Shikellamy Braves Foundation and Americus Hose Company. 

“I’m excited to be a part of the team bringing this unique program to central Pennsylvania,” said Dr. Kemberling. “The 65 Forward program is about making health care easier. This type of program will be a great asset for helping our neighbors live better lives through the community, medical and social aspects these centers offer.”  

Dr. Kemberling is a member of the American Osteopathic Society, American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians and Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association. 

Dr. Kemberling is currently accepting new patients to be seen at the Geisinger 65 Forward Health Center in Shamokin Dam. The location is set to open in October. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Kemberling or to learn more about Geisinger 65 Forward, call 866-237-0152 or visit

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.

Dr. Gary Kemberling
Dr. Gary Kemberling

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