Ken Hurst, Emergency Physician
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Ken Hurst

Emergency Physician

1625 Oregon Pike Lancaster PA, 17601


Dr. Ken Hurst practices Urgent Care and Family Medicine in Lancaster, PA. He assesses patients seeking immediate medical attention at the Patient First Center on Oregon Pike, which is open from 8 AM to 10 PM every day of the year. Urgent Care Physicians are trained to efficiently work with each patient and situation no matter how acute or life-threatening. Dr. Hurst examines patients, determines needful tests using on-site lab & X-ray, diagnoses conditions, and decides the best treatment. He integrates allopathic medicine with nutritional and naturopathic methods, including herbal and complementary approaches to help patients resolve their issues and prevent or reverse chronic disease consequences. Dr. Hurst teaches and inspires healthy living around the world.

Education and Training

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine MD 1974

Board Certification

American Board of Family Medicine

Provider Details

Male English, Spanish, German
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Ken Hurst's Expert Contributions
  • What can I do to help with my insomnia?

    Just wrote and published another Health Tip on my Facebook page, “Your HealthStyles for Life by Ken Hurst, MD.” It’s called “Sleep, Sweet Sleep,” and I think it’ll help your insomnia problem. I may write another one sometime more specifically on insomnia, but this covers a lot, and hopefully you’ll find your answer. Ken Hurst, MD READ MORE

  • Why does my head hurt when I blow my nose?

    Temporary pain should be a warning sign you are blowing too hard, pushing air into the sinuses. I tell patients everyday to stop blowing their noses because doing so creates such pressure in the oropharyngeal cavity that mucus and germs can be pushed backwards into the sinuses and up the Eustachian tubes into the ears. Children and adults alike often give themselves sinus and ear infections repeatedly by nose blowing. Instead, sniff briskly to pull loose mucus downward into the throat to be expelled with a throat-clearing cough -- but do it in private, as this makes unpleasant noises that are unacceptable in public. READ MORE

  • My second child is 14 months old and hasn't taken her first steps. Is something wrong?

    The short answer is "Yes, it could be, so have her properly evaluated." While there is quite a wide range of normal developmental behavior, and milestones are not set at fixed intervals like hurdles on a race track, they can serve as useful reminders to observant parents. Just get a professional opinion on your daughter's different rate of motor development from her brother's. Probably it's nothing, and she may be farther ahead than he was at her age in other areas of maturation. Remember that Einstein didn't begin talking till age 3, and was slow at math in his formative years. You may have a future Olympic athlete just taking her time getting started. READ MORE

  • Why do I have a fever after my flu shot?

    Slight fever and possibly also aching symptoms some folks get after any vaccination, not only the flu shot, is an indication that your immune system is mobilizing a response and generating antibodies, which is the purpose of the vaccine in the first place. This is NOT undesirable, but a natural consequence of an immune system being challenged. This can mimic an infection, as the exact same response is triggered by infections, and is the reason some people claim they get the flu from a flu shot -- WRONG! The symptoms are similar, though much milder, and there is no infection possible from the flu shot. READ MORE

Areas of expertise and specialization

Nutritional & Preventive Medicine, Disease Reversal & Anti-Aging ProtocolsUrgent & Primary Care for all ages

Faculty Titles & Positions

  • Associate Director, Fam. Prac. Residency Lancaster General Hospital 1990 - 1996

Professional Memberships

  • Christian Medical and Dental Associations  
  • Lancaster County Medical Society  

Charities and Philanthropic Endeavors

  • Worship Center, Family Research Council, Heritage Foundation, etc.
  • North Museum Science & Engineering Fair
  • International Children's Health Study
  • Project HELP, Pierre Payen, Haiti

Areas of research

Your CARING Team, Networking for Community HealthTower Garden Locavore Movement

Ken Hurst's Practice location

Patient First Urgent Care

1625 Oregon Pike -
Lancaster, PA 17601
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