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8/26/2019 12:00:00 AM EASTERN
Updated: 8/27/2019 6:57:17 AM EASTERN
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UPMC Cole Welcomes New Foot & Ankle Specialist

UPMC Cole welcomes John Dresser, DPM, to the UPMC Specialty Care team.

Dr. Dresser earned his medical degree from Kent State University of Podiatric Medicine, Independence, Ohio, and completed his surgical residency at St. Francis Hospital & Medical Center, Hartford, Conn. He is a member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and the American Podiatric Medical Association.

“I offer a wide range of surgical and non-surgical services from routine podiatry care to treatment of more serious conditions and trauma of the foot and ankle,” says Dr. Dresser. “Growing up in Emporium, Pa., I know how important it is for rural communities to have easy access to health care, including specialty care. Offering these specialty services locally provides the community with big city medicine close to home and patients can stay close to their family, friends, and support network which aids in the healing process and provides for a better patient experience.”

Dr. Dresser is accepting new patients and referrals. He will see patients at UPMC Specialty Care, 700 South Ave., Bradford and at UPMC Cole, 1001 East Second Street, Suite C, Coudersport, PA

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 814-596-0010.


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A $20 billion health care provider and insurer, Pittsburgh-based UPMC is inventing new models of patient-centered, cost-effective, accountable care. The largest nongovernmental employer in Pennsylvania, UPMC integrates 87,000 employees, 40 hospitals, 700 doctors’ offices and outpatient sites, and a 3.5 million-member Insurance Services Division, the largest medical insurer in western Pennsylvania. In the most recent fiscal year, UPMC contributed $1.2 billion in benefits to its communities, including more care to the region’s most vulnerable citizens than any other health care institution, and paid $587 million in federal, state and local taxes. Working in close collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences, UPMC shares its clinical, managerial and technological skills worldwide through its innovation and commercialization arm, UPMC Enterprises, and through UPMC International. U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside on its annual Honor Roll of America’s Best Hospitals. For more information, go to