West Shore Family Practice, PC
West Shore Family Practice, PC   

Meet Our Providers

Richard C Harker MD, FAAFP

Dr. Harker is a graduate of Bucknell University (Biology and Spanish, with a minor in education; Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa), and The Pennsylvania State University Milton S. Hershey College of Medicine. He served his residency at Lancaster General Hospital and was appointed Chief Resident by his peers. Dr. Harker is Board Certified by the American Board of Family Practice and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice. He is a member of the American Academy of Family Practice, Cumberland County Medical Society, Pennsylvania Academy of Family Practice and the Pennsylvania Medical Society. In 2015, Dr. Harker was awarded Physician of the Year by the Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians.

Dr. Harker resides in Mechanicsburg with his wife and three children. In his spare time, Dr. Harker enjoys traveling, sports and community involvement.

Creston C Herold MD

Dr. Herold has announced his retirement, effective May 31, 2018, after nearly 36 years in practice. He has been honored to participate in the care of so many patients over the years and humbled by the trust they placed in him. He especially valued long-term patient relationships, and the fact that he was able to serve 3 generations of some families. His patients are encouraged to continue to receive care at West Shore Family Practice, and all records will be maintained at the Practice. 

 

Scott A Berlin, PA-C

Mr. Berlin is a graduate of Virginia Military Institute (Biology, Cum Laude) and Emory University (Medical Science). He is Board Certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. He served in the United States Air Force, as a 1st Lieutenant, Air Weapons Control Officer. Scott is married with 4 children and one grand child. He is active in his local church and has been involved in four medical missions trips to Romania. He is a PIAA-certified high school soccer referee, and enjoys playing and watching soccer, as well as most sports. Other hobbies include reading, gardening and long walks in the woods with his family.

Rachael A DeFarias, PA-C

Ms. DeFarias is a graduate of Bridgewater State University (Molecular Biology major, Chemistry minor; Cum Laude) and Bay Path Univerity's Physician Assistant Studies Program. She is Board Certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. Prior to becoming a Physician Assistant, Rachael participated in cancer research in college, and worked as an Emergency Medical Technician. Rachael resides in Harrisburg with her fiance. She enjoys cooking, traveling, outdoor sports, spending time with family, and going to the beach. 

Cara E. Kraus, PA-C

Ms. Kraus is a graduate of St. Francis University's five-year accelerated Physician Assistant program, where she majored in Health Sciences and minored in Biology and Neuroscience, and received her Masters of Physician Assistant Sciences. She is Board Certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. Prior to becoming a Physician Assistant, Cara worked as a Telemetry Monitor Technician. Cara lives in Harrisburg with her family. She enjoys rock climbing, hiking, camping, kayaking, watching and playing sports, and spending time with her friends and family.

 

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