News | Published November 30, 2017

Tamar Baitel, MD, joins Mount Nittany Physician Group at Mount Nittany Health – Penns Valley location

Tamar Baitel, MD, family medicine, Mount Nittany Physician Group

Mount Nittany Health is pleased to announce the addition of Tamar Baitel, MD, to Mount Nittany Physician Group Family Medicine.

Dr. Baitel’s philosophy of care centers on a patient first approach. “When it comes to my patients, I don’t treat numbers; I treat people,” she says. “Caring for others is what I’m meant to do. Spending time both treating and educating those in my care allows patients to be active participants in their health.”

Originally from Israel, Dr. Baitel earned her bachelor’s degree in biology from Rutgers University and her medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine in Roseau, Dominica. She completed her residency in family medicine at John F. Kennedy Medical Center in Edison, New Jersey. Dr. Baitel is board-certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and is a member of the American Medical Association, American Academy of Family Physicians, and the American Board of Family Medicine.

Dr. Baitel says she knew right away that Mount Nittany Physician Group was a good fit for her. “The top-rate healthcare, amazing people and beautiful area made this an easy decision. I look forward to joining such an incredible team of providers working for the wonderful people of this region.”

Outside of the office, Dr. Baitel enjoys staying active with running, ballet and karate – in which she holds a second-degree black belt. She also has a passion for the arts, with a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York City.

Dr. Baitel will join the Family Medicine practice at Mount Nittany Health – Penns Valley. To schedule an appointment, call toll-free at 844.278.4600 or request an appointment online at