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Primary Care and Addiction Medicine Specialist Dr. Karen Arscott Joins The Wright Center


Scranton, Pa. (Aug. 25, 2021) – Karen E. Arscott, D.O., a primary care physician and addiction medicine specialist, has joined The Wright Center for Community Health. Providing primary and preventive care as well as addiction and recovery services, Dr. Arscott is accepting new adult patients at The Wright Center’s Mid Valley and Hawley primary care practices.

Dr. Arscott is Board Certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Physicians in Neuromuscular Medicine and is fellowship-trained and board-eligible by the American Society of Addiction Medicine. A founding director of PA Lung and the Northeast/Central Pennsylvania Interprofessional Education Coalition, she is also an Associate Professor of medicine at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and serves on Lackawanna County’s Recovery Coalition. Dr. Arscott is a member of the American Osteopathic Association, the Pennsylvania Medical Society, and the American Academy of Osteopathy. She is a board member and  President-elect for the Lackawanna County Medical Society, and serves on the board of trustees of the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association.

A Waverly Township resident, Dr. Arscott graduated from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, where she completed her neuromuscular/osteopathic manipulative medicine residency training. Dr. Arscott also completed an addiction medicine fellowship with Geisinger Marworth Treatment Center. She has been treating patients for more than 25 years in private practice, hospital, clinical and urgent care settings. 

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Arscott, visit TheWrightCenter.org or call 570-230-0019. The Wright Center for Community Health offers safety-net healthcare services in Lackawanna, Wayne and Luzerne counties — inclusive of primary and preventive care and addiction and recovery services — to patients regardless of insurance status or ability to pay. A designated Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Opioid Use Disorder Center of Excellence, The Wright Center employs a comprehensive, whole-person approach to caring for those facing addiction, with wrap-around services for mental and behavioral health plus case and care management.

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