Francis X. Brescia Jr., DO, FACOFP

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

My goal as your private doctor is to partner with you to create a personalized healthcare plan to effectively treat your current health problems and prevent new ones. In my MDVIP-affiliated practice, you will be treated as members of my family. My patients will benefit from my osteopathic education, expertise and years of experience in clinical medicine.

My primary care practice, sometimes referred to as a concierge medicine practice, will continue to serve the Middle Paxton Township, as it has for over 37 years. As an MDVIP-affiliated physician, my goal is to provide you with highly personalized healthcare while focusing on prevention and wellness. I will also continue in my role as the Chief Medical Officer, treating our students in the Central Dauphin School District. I will remain on active staff with Pinnacle Heath Systems (Community Osteopathic Hospital, Harrisburg Hospital and West Shore Hospital).

Physician Profile


Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, IL
Bachelor of Arts 1973
Medical School
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Philadelphia, PA
Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine 1977
Community General Osteopathic Hospital-Pinnacle Health
Harrisburg, PA
Community General Osteopathic Hospital-Pinnacle Health
Harrisburg, PA
Family Medicine 1978-1979



Professional Society Memberships

American College of Osteopathic Physicians
American Osteopathic Association
Pennsylvania Osteopathic Association
Pennsylvania Osteopathic Family Physicians Society

Professional Affiliations and Appointments

American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians
- Pennsylvania Delegate for National Convention1984-present
- District 5 Delegate to State Convention 1984-present
Chief Medical Officer, Central Pennsylvania, Med Health Services 2009-present

Hospital Affiliations

Pinnacle Health Hospitals

Military Service

1st Lieutenant, Unites States Army Engineer Corps, Executive Officer, Republic of Vietnam 1969-1970
Platoon Leader, Paratrooper 82nd Airborne 1968-1969
United States Army, Honor Guard Company, CoE 3rd Infantry 1967
Lifetime Veterans at Vietnam War

Honors and Awards

Patients' Choice Recognition 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014
Fellow Award, American College of Family Physician in Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery 1989


American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians

Patient Testimonials

  • Member: helen (kathy)

    It was the most thorough physical I ever received in my 69 years, even better th an specialists visits, I am impressed!