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Deborah Marshall Bethards, M.D.

Office Information

Penn State Hershey Gastroenterology
200 Campus Drive, Entrance 4, Suite 2400
Hershey, PA 17033
Tel: 800-243-1455 / 717-531-4950 Fax: 717-531-4870



Patient Services Provided

General gastroenterology and hepatology Expert consultation for patients with gastrointestinal motility disorders Gastrointestinal motility procedures including: anorectal manometry (ARM), pH impedance testing, upper endoscopy with Bravo placement, esophageal manometry, Smart Pill General endoscopy including upper endoscopy (EGD), diagnostic and screening colonoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy, small bowel enteroscopy, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG)

Practice Locations

Professional Education

Fellowship, Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center (2006) Residency, Internal Medicine, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center (1986) Internship, Internal Medicine, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center (1984) M.D., George Washington University, School of Medicine (1983)


Moyer MT, Bethards DM.
Identification and treatment of a duodenal diverticular hemorrhage: an illustration of the usefulness of the jumbo-channel therapeutic endoscope. Endoscopy 2009; 41 Suppl 2:E230-231.

Bethards D, Ouyang A.
The Irritable Bowel Syndrome. In: “Women’s Health in Clinical Practice, a Handbook for Primary Care.” Ed AL Clouse, K Sherif. Humana Press, 2007, pp 105-123.

Bethards DM, Ouyang A.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Diagnosis and Management. In: GI Motility, A Series from the AMS, Series #7, ed. HP Parkman. Practical Gastroenterology 2007; 3:14-40.

Bethards DM, Ouyang A.
Scleroderma and Collagen Vascular Disorders. In: “Gastrointestinal Motility Testing: Laboratory and Office Handbook.” Ed. H. Parkman, R McCallum, S.Rao, Slack, 2010, pp 429-441.