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1311 Biglerville Rd., Gettysburg, Pa 17325  |  Phone (717) 334-8165

Apple Ridge Family Medicine

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About Us

Apple Ridge Family Medicine was founded by the husband and wife team of Dr. Nora Olson and Dr. Talbot Smith in 2005. Both Dr. Olson and Dr. Smith had recently finished their residency programs in York, PA and had a desire to establish a family medicine practice that would serve Adams County, PA. The original offices were located on the campus of Gettysburg Hospital. In 2008, the offices were moved to their current location, on Biglerville Rd.

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Talbot Smith, MD

A Board Certified Family Physician since 2005, Dr. Smith provides comprehensive and preventative healthcare to his patients. He earned his medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, and has two undergraduate degrees: a B.S. in Biological Resources Engineering from the University of Maryland at College Park, and a B.A. in Liberal Arts from St John's College in Annapolis.

Dr. Smith co-founded Apple Ridge Family Medicine with his wife, Dr. Nora Olson, in 2005. In the past, he worked in an urgent care environment, most recently as a physician with the Gettysburg Hospital Emergency Department, and prior to that as a physician with Wellspan Urgent Care in York, PA.

Dr. Smith chose family medicine for the joy that comes with treating the whole family. His goal is to get to know each patient, taking into account each families’ needs and concerns. With a lifelong interest in learning, Dr. Smith stays up-to-date on the latest trends and developments in family medicine, ensuring his ability to offer the best healthcare possible.

Dr. Smith was born and raised in Maryland. When he isn’t caring for patients, he enjoys spending time with his family. He also enjoys reading a good book or playing a round of golf.

  • Certifications

    Board Certified Family Physician


    Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)


    Advanced Cardiovascular Life Supportt


    Pediatric Advanced Life Support

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  • Honors

    University of Maryland School of Medicine - Honors in Family Practice, Obstetrics/Gynecology, and Surgical Subspecialty


    University of Maryland at College Park - Tau Beta Pi, National Engineering Honor Society, Maryland Beta Chapter, Magna Cum Laude

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Nora Olson, MD

A Board Certified Family Physician since 2005, Dr. Olson earned her medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore. She received her undergraduate degree in Anthropology from the University of Michigan.

Dr. Olson co-founded Apple Ridge Family Medicine with her husband, Dr. Talbot Smith, in 2005. Prior to founding Apple Ridge, Dr. Olson completed her residency in family medicine.

With an intuitive and detail-oriented approach to managing her patient's needs, Dr. Olson thoroughly enjoys the variety of work associated with a family medicine practice.

Born and raised in Maryland, Dr. Olson enjoys spending her free time with her family. Blessed with a creative eye, Dr. Olson enjoys viewing art (of all kinds), cooking and observing nature. She's also a preschool volunteer at her children's school and actively participates in the local Mom's Club.

  • Certifications

    Board Certified Family Physician


    Addiction Medicine


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  • Honors

    University of Maryland School of Medicine - Honors in Family Practice and Obstetrics/Gynecology


    University of Maryland School of Medicine - Psychiatry Club

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Meagan Weaver, PA-C

Meagan is a Board Certified Physician Assistant (PA) with over 10 years of experience. She earned a B.S. in Molecular Biology from Juniata College, and an M.S. from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Prior to joining Apple Ridge Family Medicine, Meagan was a PA at Glade Valley Family Practice in Walkersville, MD, and at Emmitsburg Physician Care in Emmitsburg, MD. Before receiving her PA certification, she worked as a Senior Lab Technician and Laboratory Coordinator for the Department of Neurology at Johns Hopkins University.

Compassionate and attentive, Meagan naturally develops close relationships with our patients. Her specialties include pediatrics and women’s health issues. According to Meagan, she chose Family Medicine “for the variety of care - from newborns to the elderly, from simple sinus infections to heart disease - every day is a unique experience.”

In her free time, Meagan likes spending time with her family, and traveling. Her favorite hobbies include gardening, cross-stitching and crocheting, and playing the piano.

Meagan is an active member of Zion United Church of Christ, Arendtsville, PA. She does local volunteer work in conjunction with her church.

  • Certifications

    Board Certification, National Commission on Certification of Physical Assistants


    Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Provider Certification

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  • Internships

    NIH National Cancer Institute


    Juniata College - Senior Research Student in Molecular Biology

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Rebecca Reck, Family Nurse Practitioner

A 2014 graduate of Widener University - Master of Science Nurse Practitioner, Rebecca is the newest member of the Apple Ridge team. Prior to joining Apple Ridge Family Medicine, Rebecca spent 17 years as a registered nurse in the fields of medical surgery, emergency room care, cardiac care, wound care and long-term care. She earned her bachelor's degree in nursing from Penn State University

Compassionate and thorough, Rebecca thrives in a family medicine practice where the focus is on preventative medicine across the patient's life span. An excellent listener, Rebecca particularly enjoys working together with patient and family to develop a cooperative strategy focusing on proactive wellness.

In her free time, Rebecca enjoys spending time with family and friends. As part of her active lifestyle, Rebecca enjoys running, kayaking, and traveling.

Rebecca is an active member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. She volunteers with her local athletic association.

  • Certifications

    Family Nurse Practitioner


    Pediatric Advanced Life Support


    Advanced Cardiac Life Support

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  • Honors

    Eta Beta Chapter - Nursing Honor Society


    Sigma Theta Tau - Honor Society of Nursing

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