Ask The Doctor: Total Knee vs Partial Knee

Dear Dr. Zartman,      I have been told that I have arthritis of the knee and it is causing me to limp.  It mostly bothers me with an ache when walking or going up and down stairs. Lately I even have some pain while sitting and it sometimes bothers me at night now. I ’ve […]

Patient Warning: Online Bill-Pay

There is an online bill pay website called While it appears to be affiliated with LOG, it is not. is third-party website that allows people to pay their medical bills via their site. However, will charge patients extra fees, and LOG cannot control when we will receive the payment from, possibly […]

Calcium, Vitamin D, & Your New Knee

Q&A with Dr. Gary Zartman Dr. Zartman,  I am considering a total knee replacement and have osteoporosis (low calcium in my bones). Can Calcium and Vitamin D help my new knee last longer? Answer: Yes. That is a very good question! First, a little biology and background info: Osteoporosis is a condition in which our […]

Cortisone & the COVID Vaccine

Cortisone and COVID Vaccination Timing No cortisone will be given two weeks prior to the COVID vaccination, or one week after.  This applies to the one dose, or either dose of the two dose vaccine. Please discuss the timing of your vaccination with your physician to ensure that your immune system functions well after receiving […]

2/15/21 Visitor Restriction Update

Effective Monday, February 15th 2021: Due to the decline of local case rates and hospitalization of COVID-19, we are lifting our visitor restriction rules. Patients may bring a visitor along to their appointments if they wish to do so. However, we are requesting that patients continue to kindly avoid bringing visitors, when possible, to keep […]

No Visitor Policy Effective December 14th

In order to protect the health and safety of our patients and staff, we are restricting visitors until further notice. Only patients who are under 18 may have someone accompany them, as well as elderly/dementia patients with cognitive/memory issues. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.

11/17/20 Visitor Restriction Policy Update

Effective Tuesday, November 17, due to the rising rates of sustained community transmission of COVID-19 across central Pennsylvania, all WellSpan facilities will temporarily prohibit visitation. Therefore, visitors will not be permitted into our Ephrata office location. They may accompany our patients to the screening location and then will need to wait in their car for […]

Dr. Joy Long Discusses the Philadelphia Eagles Injuries on WIP Morning Show

Dr. Long was a featured guest on WIP Sports Radio with Angelo Cataldi and the Morning Team on their November 2nd show. She discussed the Philadelphia Eagles’ injuries the morning after their Sunday night win against the Cowboys. You can listen to her segment here:

COVID-19 Update: 4/27

We are open and here to serve you!  Beginning Monday, May 4th, all four of our office locations will be open Monday through Friday, 8am-4pm. This applies to physician and physical therapy appointments. Orthopedic Urgent Care at Granite Run will operate during these hours as well as on Saturdays from 9am-12pm.  We are dedicated to […]

COVID-19 Update: 4/20

We are still only treating patients at Granite Run with urgent orthopedic issues who have no flu-like symptoms or who have not recently experienced any of these symptoms. Orthopedic Urgent Care at Granite Run is currently available M-F 8am-3:00pm and Saturdays 9am-12pm. Telemedicine appointments are available for patients with non-urgent orthopedic needs. Our Physical Therapy clinics […]