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Geisinger becomes the first member of Risant Health

SHAMOKIN DAM, Pa. – Blake Garmon, M.D., a primary care physician, has joined the Geisinger 65 Forward Health Center team in Shamokin Dam. 

Dr. Garmon earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston after completing undergraduate studies in biology at Austin College. He completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of Virginia Medical Center. 

Dr. Garmon joins the 65 Forward team following his time as a primary care physician in central Virginia. In addition to his work in primary care, he served as a wound care physician and an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Virginia. 

“Joining a unique program like 65 Forward is exciting because it helps to make health easier for our neighbors,” said Dr. Garmon. “Having up to an hour for appointments lets us get to know our patients and answer their questions. Plus, having the entire care team on site makes it simpler to coordinate additional care and help our members live their healthiest lives.”

Dr. Garmon is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. 

Dr. Garmon 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 him 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. Blake Garmon
Dr. Blake Garmon

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