As of July 1, 2021, Tower Health Medical Group – Plastic Surgery and MedSpa will close the MedSpa portion of its practice. With the exception of pre-paid, packaged aesthetic services, we will no longer offer facials, chemical peels, waxing, lash, and other services offered by our aestheticians as of July 1, 2021.

Please note, this does not impact our Tower Health Medical Group – Plastic Surgery practice. Dr. Hye Hwa C. Cho and Dr. Thomas W. Dooley will continue to offer leading medical and cosmetic surgical procedures and cosmetic injectables from our current state-of-the-art facility at 2610 Keiser Boulevard in Reading.

To ensure a smooth transition, we will honor all MedSpa gift cards for cosmetic and aesthetic services provided by our physicians. Please contact 484-628-9127 to schedule any services remaining in your package or to discuss a refund of your remaining balance.

We greatly appreciate your choice of Tower Health Medical Group – Plastic Surgery. We look forward to continuing to serve you.

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About Tower Health Medical Group – Plastic Surgery and MedSpa 

We are dedicated to helping you meet your goals by providing the best available plastic and reconstructive surgery services in a caring and trusting atmosphere. We focus on you, provide you with the answers you need, and never lose sight of ensuring your results are the best they can be.

Cosmetic

From non-surgical SculpSure body contouring to multipurpose Icon skin rejuvenation and pain-free Pelleve wrinkle reduction, you can make your beauty dreams reality in just one day, with little to no downtime.

Learn more at the Tower Health Medical Group Plastic Surgery and MedSpa website.

Surgical

You can feel confident knowing our dedicated team represents the highest level of expertise and integrity. Our comprehensive plastic and reconstructive surgical services are performed in a safe and comfortable environment. Furthermore, we offer the reliability and resources of the only hospital-based practice in the region. We are required to adhere to rigorous surgical procedure standards that guarantee a high level of patient safety and improve patient outcomes. Every surgical procedure, no matter how simple or complex, carries some degree of risk. At Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, we have the advanced equipment, sophisticated monitoring and expertly trained staff to address any health needs should they arise.

Insurance Information

This location has contracts with the following health insurance companies: 

Commercial

Insurance through your employer

  • Aetna
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna HMO (Open Access)
    • Aetna HMO / Health Network Only
    • Aetna PEBTF PPO
    • Aetna QPOS
    • Aetna Savings Plus
    • Aetna Select
    • Aetna Signature
    • Aetna Value Performance Network
    • Aetna Voluntary Plans
    • Aetna Whole Health
    • Choice POS, Choice - POS (Aetna HealthFund), Choice POS II, Choice POS II (Aetna HealthFund)
    • Elect Choice EPO
    • Health Network Only & Health Network Option
    • International Medical
    • Managed Choice, Managed Choice - Open Access, Managed Choice POS
    • Mercy Preferred Choice POSII, Mercy Preferred Choice Select, Mercy Preferred Elect Choice EPO
    • Mercy Preferred Managed Choice & Mercy Preferred Open Choice (PPO)
    • Open Access - Elect Choice, Open Access EPO
    • Open Access POS, Open Access EPO Plus (Broad) & Open Access POS II (Broad)
    • Open Choice PPO & Open Choice PPO - Aetna HealthFund
    • Peak Preference Select HNOnly on the Altius Network and Peak Preference Select HNOption on the Altius Network
    • Preferred - Open Choice PPO, Preferred Choice POS II, Preferred Select
    • Preferred Elect Choice EPO, Preferred Managed Choice
    • Premier Care - Network & Premier Care Network Plus

We do not participate in the following Aetna plans:

- Not PEBTF HMO

  • First Health Network
  • AmeriHealth Administrators
  • Cigna 
    • ChoiceFund OA Plus
    • Open Access Plus
    • OA Plus
    • ChoiceFund OA Plus with CareLink PPO
    • Choice Fund PPO Network
    • HMO
    • POS
  • Capital Blue Cross 
    • CareConnect – PinnacleHealth ACA Network
    • Comprehensive
    • POS
    • PPO
    • Traditional
    • HMO

We do not participate in the following Capital Blue Cross plans:

- PPO Choice
- Valley Advantage EPO
- HealthAmerica/Health Assurance

  • Highmark Blue Shield (NOTE: standard tier)

We do not participate in the following Highmark plans:
- Community Blue Medicare HMO
- My Direct Blue EPO

  • Independence Blue Cross 
    • Keystone HMO Proactive (Tier 3)
    • Keystone HMO/POS/Direct POS
    • Personal Choice PPO
    • Personal Choice EPO
    • Personal Choice Tiered  (Tier 2)
    • National BlueCard PPO
    • IBC HMO Commercial tier 3 Standard
    • IBC PPO Commercial
    • AmeriHealth PPO & HMO Commercial
    • AmeriHealth Comprehensive Major Medical
  • United Healthcare
    • Unitedhealthcare Navigate
    • All Savers
    • Unitedhealthcare Catalyst
    • Unitedhealthcare Choice and Choice Plus
    • Unitedhealthcare Choice Advance and Choice Plus Advance
    • Unitedhealthcare Options PPO plans
    • Unitedhealthcare Tiered Benefit Plans
    • Unitedhealthcare MD-IPA Plan
    • Unitedhealthcare Student Resources
    • UHC Compass Rose PPO Plan

We do not participate in the following United Healthcare plans:
- Oxford (unless the member has access to choice plus)
- Heritage (unless the member has access to choice plus)
- Erikson Advantage

  • UPMC Health Plans
    • Premium Network Plans (PPO and EPO)
    • UPMC Employees Advantage Network (PPO and EPO) – Tier 1
    • UPMC Employees Out of Area Network
    • Panther Gold Advantage Network (For Pitt Employees) – Tier 1
    • UPMC Inside Advantage – Tier 1
    • MyCare Advantage PPO/EPO – Tier 1
    • Tower Network

We do not participate in the following UPMC plans:
- Partner Network
- Standard Network
- Enhanced Access Network
- Panther Gold Network (For Pitt Employees)
- FEHB Employees
- MyCare Advantage HMO

Medicare Advantage

Insurance for people over 65 years of age or with disabilities.

  • Aetna Coventry
    • Advantra Gold PPO
    • Advantra Northern Pennsylvania Gold HMO
    • Advantra Southeast Prime HMO
    • Advantra Silver HMO & PPO
    • Advantra Silver Plus HMO & PPO
    • Advantra One PPO
    • Advantra Basic Medical HMO
  • Aetna Medicare
    • Aetna PEBTF PPO
    • Basic HMO
    • Choice HMO
    • Gold PPO
    • Premier HMO
    • Silver HMO & PPO
    • Standard HMO
  • AmeriHealth Administrators
  • AmeriHealth Caritas VIP Care
  • Capital Blue Cross Medicare Advantage
    • Blue Journey HMO plans (ALL)
    • Blue Journey PPO plans (ALL)
    • Blue Journey Essential
    • Blue Journey Value
  • Medicare (Advantra)
  • Highmark Medicare Advantage 
    • Freedom Blue PPO
    • Community Blue Medicare PPO (including Signature Plan)
    • Community Blue Medicare PPO Plus – Clinton, Lycoming, Sullivan, and Tioga Counties only
  • Humana (Choicecare Network)
    • Humana Gold Plus HMO
    • Humana Choice PPO
    • Humana Gold Choice PFFS

We do not participate in the following Highmark plans:
- Community Blue Medicare HMO (Signature Plan)

  • Medicare Advantage
  • United Healthcare 
    • Unitedhealthcare Dual Complete
    • Unitedhealthcare Group Medicare Advantage Plan
    • Unitedhealthcare Assisted Living Plan (PPO)
    • Unitedhealthcare Nursing Home Plan
  • UPMC for Life 
    • HMO & PPO (ALL)
    • All Plans Tower/UPMC Berks County

CHIP

Children's Health Insurance Program through the state

  • Aetna Better Health Kids
  • Capital Cares for Kids
  • Highmark CHIP
  • IBC CHIP
  • UHC CHIP
  • UPMC for Kids

Medicaid HMO

Insurance program through the state for those requiring financial assistance

  • Aetna Better Health
  • AmeriHealth Administrators
  • AmeriHealth Caritas 
    •   Pennsylvania
    •   Community Health Choices
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • UHC Medicaid
  • UPMC (Community Health Choices)
  • UPMC for You HMO

Marketplace/ACA Plans

Independent insurance plans through the Affordable Care Act

  • UPMC Health Plans 
    • Premium Network
    • Inside Advantage for Individuals (Tier 1 – Gold, Silver, & Bronze)
    • Tower Network

We do not participate in the following UPMC plans:

- Partner Network
- Standard Network
- Select Network