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.



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.

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 Mechanicsburg with her family. She enjoys rock climbing, hiking, camping, kayaking, watching and playing sports, and spending time with her friends and family.


Joseph W. Lista MS, PA-C

Mr. Lista is a native of Philadelphia and is a graduate of Saint Joseph's Preparatory School.  He earned his Bachelors and Masters degrees from the University of Scranton.  Before becoming a Physicians Assistant, Mr. Lista held positions in Health Care Administration.  He and his late wife were foster parents for ventilator dependent infants and toddlers.  C. Everett Koop (former U.S. Surgeon General) was instrumental in setting up the program.  " We provided infants and toddlers born prematurely from Children's Hospital a normal living arrangement in our home until they were well enough to return home to their natural parents".  This experience inspired Mr. Lista to practice medicine and become a Physician's Assistant.  He was a member of the first PA class of Philadelphia University.  He and his wife of 17 years, Judy,  are avid golfers and enjoy spending time with Joe's three adult children and four grandchildren.

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