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Daniel John Schlegel, M.D.

Office Information

Penn State Hershey Medical Group Fishburn Road
845 Fishburn Road
Hershey, PA 17033
Tel: 800-243-1455 / 717-531-8181 Fax: 717-531-3509


Family Medicine

Patient Services Provided

Family Medicine

Practice Locations

Biographical Information

Daniel Schlegel, M.D., M.H.A. was born and raised in Lebanon, Pennsylvania.  He enjoyed his liberal arts education at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, PA before attending and graduating from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.  He completed his residency at Lancaster General Hospital before joining the faculty at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. 

Dr. Schlegel has been involved in teaching medical students and residents for the last 7 years and has been the recipient of Teaching Awards from both resident physicians and students.  As Director of the Penn State Hershey Family Medicine Residency, he leads fellow faculty and resident family physicians in the final three years of medical training that follow medical school.  He sees his own patients at Fishburn Road Medical Group and also teaches medical students and residents at the office.

Dr. Schlegel has a special interest in the administrative, economic and policy aspects of healthcare in the United States and in teaching this to residents.  He recently completed a Master's Degree in Health Administration from Penn State University to enhance his understanding of those fields and to share his knowledge with students and residents.

Dr. Schlegel has enjoyed backpacking through Europe, skydiving and rotating through electives in Edinburgh, Scotland and Antigua, Guatemala to learn about other nations and their health care systems.   He also enjoys spending time with his children and his wife, who is also a family physician.

Professional Education

Residency, Family Medicine, Lancaster General Hospital (2006) M.D., University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (2003)

Academic Interests

Administrative, economic and policy aspects of healthcare


Schlegel D, Cucchiara B
Orgasmic headache with transient basilar artery vasospasm Jul 2004
Schlegel DJ, Tanne D, Demchuk AM, Levine SR, Kasner SE
Prediction of hospital disposition after thrombolysis for acute ischemic stroke using the National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale. Jul 2004
Schlegel D, Kold SJ, Luciano JM, Tovar JM, Cucchiara BL, Liebeskind DS, Kasner SE
Utility of the NIH Stroke Scale as a predictor of hospital disposition Jan 2003

Honors and Awards

Best Doctors in America (peer selected) - 2013, 2014 Faculty Teaching Award - Penn State/Good Samaritan Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program - 2010-2011 Chairman's Achievement Award - Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center Department of Family & Community Medicine - “To reward meritorious achievement in the areas of education, scholarly activity and research, and service to the organization” - 2010 Exceptional Teacher - (student recognized) - Clinical Skills Course, Penn State University College of Medicine - Multiple Years Exceptional Role Model - (student recognized) - Clinical Skills Course, Penn State University College of Medicine - Multiple Years Measey Scholarship in International Geriatrics - University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, University of Edinburgh - Granted to study Geriatrics in Edinburgh, Scotland - 2002