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
My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...
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. Now, with my MDVIP affiliation, we will have a national specialist network available to us as well.
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
The New York Hospital, Cornell Medicine Center
New York, NY
Internal Medicine 1990-1992
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Doctorate of Medicine 1989
University of Pennsylvania, Annenburg School of Communications
Bachelor of Arts, Communications 1984
Magna Cum Laude
Fellow, Faculty Development Award, Bureau of Health Professions Services Administration 1995-1997
Mary DeWitt Petit Fellowship Grant, Educational Domestic Violence Research Project 1996-1998
Clinical Advisor for Medical Students 1995-2000
Resource Module Coordinator, Domestic Violence Training Program for Integrated Learning, Allegheny University Hospitals, MCP 1995-2000
Testimonials from patients of Dr. Kripke
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
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
I am basically a healthy person, that being said Dr. Kripke never rushes me, always spends time. Wants to keep me healthy. And her staff is very nice.
Dr. Kripke is not only my doctor but she is my friend who has been there for me any time I have needed her day or night. I am grateful for her expertise, kindness and support for me and my family. I always know I am good hands...thank you Elana Kripke!!
I first met Dr Kripke while at work. I was in pain and had no idea what was wrong. Without even knowing me she started taking care of me! I was taken to the ER and she came down to see how I was doing. I knew then that she was kind, caring and compassionate with a little something extra special mixed in. She has been my PCP ever since. Dr Kripke has seen me through some really tough personal… See more
You know it's a wonderful feeling to know that when you need a doctor and call
for that appointment with Dr. Kripke they know who you are. Whether you are
sick and need attention ASAP or a routine checkup or you wish a return call
from Dr. Kripke it's handled.
MDVIP has given her more control over her practice which is a benefit to Dr. Kripke and her… See more
Dr. Kripke really cares about her patients. She leaves no stone un-turned. She has a positive approach toward preventative medicine. Using this approach, I strongly believe she recently saved me from a Heart Attack. I've been her patient for over 15 years and I could not imagine me going to any other Family Doctor. When she recommends a specialist to see, I have found that doctor to be of… See more