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HAZLETON, Pa. – Shane Young, M.D., a family medicine physician, has joined the Geisinger 65 Forward Health Center team in Luzerne County as the first clinician at the Hazleton location. 

Dr. Young earned his physician degree as a surgeon from the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara after completing undergraduate studies in biology and chemistry at William Penn University. He completed his family medicine residency at Williamsport Hospital in Lycoming County. 

Dr. Young joins the 65 Forward team following his time practicing family medicine across the country, most recently in Utah, and serving as a family medicine physician and field surgeon for the United States Army. In addition to family medicine, Dr. Young has served as an emergency room physician in Iowa and associate medical director for Encompass Hospice in Utah.

“I’m excited to be a part of a program like 65 Forward and to focus on making health care easier for our neighbors,” said Dr. Young. “I believe compassion plays a big part in health care, and I have strong interests in preventive medicine, wellness and evidence-based medicine. Joining 65 Forward allows me bring all of these together to make sure patients get the care they need stay healthy.”

He is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and is fluent in Spanish. 

Dr. Young will begin practicing at the new Geisinger 65 Forward Health Center in Hazleton when it opens in November. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Young or tour a Geisinger 65 Forward Health Center, call 866-490-2115. To learn more about Geisinger 65 Forward, 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 nonprofit system generates $10 billion in annual revenues across 126 care sites — including 10 hospital campuses — and Geisinger Health Plan, with more than half a million members in commercial and government plans. 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 1,700 employed physicians, Geisinger is among Pennsylvania’s largest employers with an estimated economic impact of $15 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 follow on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and X.

Dr. Shane Young
Dr. Shane Young

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