Elana Nudel Kripke, MD

Internal Medicine
11 Industrial Boulevard Paoli Pointe Building, Suite 101
Paoli, PA 19301 Get Directions
Elana Nudel Kripke, MD
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Annual Membership Fee

537.50 every 3 months
1,075.00 every 6 months
2,150.00 each year

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

At Main Line Internal Medicine, my team and I are devoted to providing compassionate, personalized healthcare in a warm and supportive setting, a true medical home. We are a practice that focuses on wellness and health maintenance, and aggressively treats acute illness as well as chronic conditions. My staff and I coordinate tests and procedures and expedite specialist appointments. I am available to each patient during and after hours. I visit my patients if they are admitted to Paoli Hospital and facilitate follow up after discharge. Similar to conveniences often associated with concierge medicine practices, I also offer same- or next-day appointments that start on time. 

I am a university trained Internal Medicine specialist with over 20 years of clinical experience in primary care. I have practiced medicine at large urban academic centers and community hospitals. I established my current practice in 2000, and have developed strong relationships with a select group of medical and surgical specialists both within and outside the Main Line Health system. 

I bring experience, expertise, compassion, humor and a certain amount of tenacity to bear when I approach patient care. I have found that meaningful conversation with my patients is as important as a blood test or x-ray. I want to know about diet, sleep and exercise habits, relationships, concerns and joys. I base a patient’s health plan or prescription on a synthesis of the personal and the technological data. In short, I treat my patients as members of my family. I believe this approach is the key to effective healthcare.

Dr. Kripke's Credentials

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The New York Hospital, Cornell Medicine Center
New York, NY
Internal Medicine 1990-1992

Pennsylvania Hospital
Philadelphia, PA

Medical School:
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA
Doctorate of Medicine 1989

University of Pennsylvania, Annenburg School of Communications
Philadelphia, PA
Bachelor of Arts, Communications 1984
Magna Cum Laude

Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine
Paoli Hospital
English and Hebrew
Castle Connolly Top Doc 2015-2024
Top Doc, Philadelphia Magazine, 2018
Fellow, Faculty Development Award, Bureau of Health Professions Services Administration 1995-1997
Mary DeWitt Petit Fellowship Grant, Educational Domestic Violence Research Project 1996-1998
Founder and Chair, MCP Domestic Violence Community Project 1995-2000
Clinical Advisor for Medical Students 1995-2000
Resource Module Coordinator, Domestic Violence Training Program for Integrated Learning, Allegheny University Hospitals, MCP 1995-2000
American College of Physicians
Lectures to medical students and medical residents on topics i.e. headaches, somatization, weight loss and Domestic Violence 1992-2000

Testimonials from patients of Dr. Kripke

from Elizabeth in PA March 10, 2024 for Elana Nudel Kripke, MD

My story is about how Dr. Kripke saved my husband’s life. He was showing signs of severe Lyme disease and he just wasn’t responding to the medication. When he spiked a fever of almost 105, Dr. Kripke told me to take him to the ER ASAP. She would alert them and tell them what she suspected. She was right. He had babaseosis, a rare tick disease, at least at the time. My husband spent 5 days in… See more

from Trudie in PA March 9, 2024 for Elana Nudel Kripke, MD

Dr. Kripke earned and continues with the title of My Little Angel since 2014. I arrived at her office April 30th with a fever and labored breathing and requested that she make me all better within ten days since my daughter's delivery date was May 16. I was scheduled to live in NY for a year and provide support for my 4 yr. old grandson as well as the new baby Monday through Friday. The… See more

from Cynthia in PA March 9, 2024 for Elana Nudel Kripke, MD

Dr. Kripke listened to issues my daughter was having and moved quickly to get the information as well as testing to determine next steps. She went above and beyond knowing that I was the concerned mother who was not going to sleep well without the results. I really appreciate her willingness to go the extra mile. Thank you Dr. Kripke!

from Philip in PA March 2, 2024 for Elana Nudel Kripke, MD

I have been a patient of Dr. Kripke for over 25 years and can’t say enough good things about her. She is smart, understanding, kind, and hard working, and I value her insights, especially as I age. She usually has the answer, and if she doesn’t she finds out what is best. She has the respect of and works smoothly with specialists to resolve differences. Also, she likes a good song every now… See more

from Donna in PA February 24, 2024 for Elana Nudel Kripke, MD

Dr. Elana Kripke is an ongoing, loving support. She listens to my story, reacts in a compassionate manner and prescribes the best medical course of action. I can depend on her if I have a medical question or need a medical intervention. I consider her my "doctor mom", even though she is younger than I. Who could ask for more than a dedicated, loving "doctor mom" with… See more

from Barbara in PA February 22, 2024 for Elana Nudel Kripke, MD

Dr. Kripke and I have had a long and wonderful doctor-patient relationship and I view her as my trusted health ally and my friend. I don’t remember how long ago we met, but I’d guess she has been my primary doctor for around 20 years. She is there for me - with thoughtful care and advice, with referrals to the best specialists, with visiting me in the hospital on a few occasions, with… See more

from Linda in PA March 25, 2020 for Elana Nudel Kripke, MD

My first appointment with Dr. Kripke was in August of 2003. After about 10 minutes, I knew I had found the perfect doctor for me, as we sat and commiserated over our beloved late dogs. Through the years, I know that I have received the best medical care I could have wished for. Dr. Kripke is a very compassionate and caring physician while being extremely thorough and cautious at the same time… See more

from kenneth in PA March 10, 2020 for Elana Nudel Kripke, MD

No doubt she has made me think way more seriously about my health. Our health is our responsibility but many of us take ours for granted since we have been so very lucky. But as we become AGE positive things change a bit. With her approach and concern she has helped me focus on what important. She works so very hard and we all benefit. Bravo Dr. K

from Barbara May 4, 2018 for Elana Nudel Kripke, MD

I feel honored that Dr. Elana Kripke is my personal physician. I can reach her whenever I need her. Dr. Kripke cares so much about her patients and really listens and empathizes with them. Also she is persistent in trying to find the root causes of any health issues. She is kind and gentle but insistent that her patients follow through with directions for treatment or referrals.Her dedicated… See more