Mona P. Chang, MD
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Dr. Mona Chang is a board-certified family physician who has been working at Cornerstone since 1989. She does gynecologic and minor surgical procedures and joint injections, with a special interest in pain control with herbal medicines. She resigned from delivering babies after 14 years and now serves patients of all ages, from newborn to nursing home at the River Avenue, Williamsport (Cornerstone) location of Family Practice Center.
Dr. Chang feels that family practice medicine is a good way to tie an interest in science with a desire to be useful to the greatest variety of people. She tries to allow her patients to make many of their own decisions, particularly in preventive care and early detection, being more of a health care consultant than a dictator. Her favorite quote for her patients: Take care of your body as if you’re going to live forever and your soul as if you’re going to die tomorrow.
Dr. Chang was born in New Jersey and is married to teacher, writer and speaker, Joseph W. Smith, III. They have two sons: Douglas, who is a civil engineer in Fairfax, Virginia, and Timothy who has his MFA in Creative Writing from the University of North Carolina – Wilmington.
In her free time, Dr. Chang plays saxophone in the Repasz Band and Autumn Winds Saxophone Quartet, occasionally sings with the Gatehouse Singers, teaches Sunday School at New Life Orthodox Presbyterian Church and organizes the annual Spring Cleaning Giveaway.
Education & Training:
- Residency – Somerset Medical Center, Somerset, NJ
- MD – New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY
- BS – Biology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
- Board Certified, American Board of Family Medicine
- American Academy of Family Physicians
- Christian Medical and Dental Association
- Pennsylvania Medical Society
- Lycoming County Medical Society