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Joseph M. Kontra, MD

Joseph M. Kontra, MD Physician

Chairman, Sepsis Task Force, Lancaster General Hospital Chief, Infectious Diseases, Lancaster General Hospital Medical Director, Antimicrobial Stewardship, Lancaster General Hospital Medical Director, Infection Prevention, Lancaster General Hospital Medical Director, Microbiology, Lancaster General Hospital

Dr. Kontra is employed by or has a contract with Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health.

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Infectious Diseases

Board Certification:

  • Infectious Disease, 1988
  • Internal Medicine, 1985

Clinical Expertise:

  • AIDS
  • Antiretroviral Salvage Therapy
  • Aspergillosis
  • Bone Infection (Osteomyelitis)
  • C. Difficile (Clostridium Difficile Diarrhea)
  • Cellulitis
  • Cytomegaloviral Infection
  • Encephalitis
  • Fever of Unknown Origin
  • Flu (Influenza)
  • Flu Shot Vaccination
  • Fungal Meningitis
  • Fungemia
  • Genital Warts (Condyloma Acuminatum)
  • Global Health
  • Gonorrhea
  • Hand Infection
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis A Vaccination
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis B Vaccination
  • Hepatitis C
  • Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV)
  • Histoplasmosis
  • HIV and AIDS
  • HPV Vaccination
  • Human Papilloma Virus
  • Japanese Encephalitis Vaccination
  • Joint Infection
  • Legionnaires' Disease
  • Leukocytosis
  • Lock Jaw
  • Lyme Disease
  • Lymphangitis
  • Lymphogranuloma Venereum
  • Malaria
  • Measles Vaccination
  • Meningitis
  • Meningitis Vaccination
  • Menningococcal Vaccine
  • Middle East Viral Syndrome
  • MMR Vaccine
  • Mycobacterium
  • Mycobacterium Avium Complex
  • Mycoplasma
  • Mycosis
  • Osteomyelitis of the Clavicle
  • Osteomyelitis of the Craniofacial Skeleton
  • Osteomyelitis of the Foot
  • Osteomyelitis of the Hand
  • Osteomyelitis of the Hip
  • Osteomyelitis of the Lower Extremity
  • Osteomyelitis of the Pelvis
  • Osteomyelitis of the Rib
  • Osteomyelitis of the Scapula
  • Osteomyelitis of the Shoulder
  • Osteomyelitis of the Spine
  • Osteomyelitis of the Sternum
  • Osteomyelitis of the Upper Extremity
  • Parasitic Diseases
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonia Vaccination
  • Polio Vaccination
  • Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis
  • Prosthetic Joint Infection
  • Pyelonephritis
  • Rabies Vaccination
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD)
  • Shingles
  • Shingles Vaccination
  • Staph Infection
  • Swollen Lymph Nodes
  • Sydenham Chorea
  • Syphilis
  • Transplant Related Infection
  • Travel Medicine
  • Travel Vaccination
  • Travelers' Diarrhea
  • Trichinosis
  • Tropical Medicine
  • Tuberculosis (TB)
  • Tuberculosis Testing
  • Typhoid Fever Vaccination
  • Viral Encephalitis
  • Viral Meningitis
  • Wound Infection
  • Yellow Fever Vaccination
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Highmark Blue Shield Medicare
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Humana / Medicare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Multiplan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/PA Preferred Health Networks
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Significa Benefit Services (fka EHP)
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program
  • Vibra Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Pittsburgh
Residency: Virginia Commonwealth University
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Kontra is employed by or has a contract with Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Lancaster General Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.