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Douglas A. Degler, MD

Internal Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Medicine

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Monday 7:30AM - 5:30PM
Tuesday 7:30AM - 5:30PM
Wednesday 7:30AM - 5:30PM
Thursday 7:30AM - 5:30PM
Friday 7:30AM - 5:30PM

About Douglas A. Degler, MD

I completed my undergraduate degree in biology from Arcadia University in 1991.  I received an Army scholarship and earned my medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1995.  From there I completed my Internal Medicine internship and residency at Madigan Army Medical Center, Ft. Lewis WA; and went on to fulfill my military obligation at Womack Army Medical Center, Ft. Bragg NC.

I was born and raised in Berks County and moved back to Pennsylvania after my military career in order to raise my children closer to family.  I chose primary care because I wanted to develop longstanding relationships with my patients.  I enjoy being able to really get to know my patients and I think that helps me to take better care of them.  I do my best to encourage my patients to eat right, exercise, optimize weight, and get enough rest in order to improve or maintain good health.  I have been practicing internal medicine with St. Luke's Medical Associates of Monroe County in East Stroudsburg since 2002.

I am board certified in Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine. I believe it is important to address end of life care plans with my patients and help to make an appropriate transition between aggressive treatments and control of pain and suffering.  Many times the quality of life is more important than the quantity of life. 

My personal time is spent with my wife and three kids. I enjoy the outdoors and love to ski, mountain bike and compete in triathlons.  I plan to fulfill a long time goal by completing an Ironman Triathlon.

 

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