News | Published October 1, 2020

Mount Nittany Physician Group Family Medicine welcomes Kelsey Short, DO

Kelsey Short, DO, Mount Nittany Physician Group Family Medicine

Mount Nittany Health announces the addition of Kelsey Short, DO, to Mount Nittany Physician Group Family Medicine at its Mount Nittany Health – Mifflin County location.

Dr. Short chose Mount Nittany Physician Group because, “Growing up in the area, the community always had a very high opinion of the Physician Group. As I started my journey back to central Pennsylvania, the choice for me became clearer, she said. “I am thrilled to be working with a physician group that has been so welcoming and continues to provide excellent care to the patients in my local community.”

Dr. Short earned her Bachelor of Science degree in biology with a minor in chemistry from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, where she graduated summa cum laude. She earned her medical degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, and completed her family medicine residency at UPMC Pinnacle in Harrisburg.

She is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Osteopathic Association.

Her inspiration to become a healthcare provider did not come from one specific moment in time, Dr. Short says, but from all the moments when family or friends faced a health scare and turned to their primary care physician for guidance and reassurance. “The relationship they had with their family medicine physician inspired me to pursue a career in medicine.”

“I believe the patient/physician relationship is the most important aspect of healthcare,” says Dr. Short. “My philosophy of care is to build honest truthful relationships with all patients, to ensure that each patient gets the best individualized treatment.” 

Outside of the office, Dr. Short says she enjoys spending most of her time outdoors taking advantage of the abundance of outdoor activities here in central Pennsylvania, as well as, taking the occasional trip to the beach. Most of all, she says, “I enjoy spending time with my husband and two beautiful children.”

To schedule an appointment, call 717.667.7720 or toll-free at 1.855.259.0027. Patients can also request an appointment online at