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Andrea Rigby, Psy.D.

Office Location

Penn State Hershey Surgical Weight Loss Program
4000 Vine Street
Middletown, PA 17057
Tel: 800-243-1455 / 717-531-7260 Fax: 717-531-0806

Specialties

Psychology

Patient Services Provided

Psychological Evaluations Therapy (specializing in eating disorders and health psychology)

Biographical Information

As the team psychologist, Dr. Rigby conducts pre-surgical assessments for bariatric surgery and organ transplant. She provides brief interventions in the form of both individual and group therapy for patients with psychological and medical conditions related to health-compromising behaviors and lifestyle modifications.  Areas of expertise include cognitive behavior therapy, eating disorders, behavior change, behavioral medicine, chronic illness, health promotion, pre-surgical assessment, psychological assessment, obesity, weight loss, and depression. Dr. Rigby earned her doctorate in Psychology from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, and her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from The Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Rigby joined Penn State Hershey Medical Center in 2008.

Professional Education

Psy.D., Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (2005) Residency, Eating Disorders, The Renfrew Center Foundation (2005) Internship, Behavioral Health, Hempfield Behavioral Health Inc (2003)

Research Interests

Eating Disorders
Bariatric surgery and psychological factors predicting patient success