HVMG Internal Medicine Specialists

About Us

Dr. Gandhe is a Board Certified Internal Medicine Specialist. She sees adults 18 and older. Dr. Pfeiffer is a Board Certified Family Medicine physician who sees patients ages 5 and older. Dr. Gehrlein is a Board Certified Family Medicine physician and sees patients 18 and older. Lara Trushel, PA-C is certified in Family Medicine and can treat patients 5 years and older. We currently offer evening hours by appointment. Two of our physicians are DOT certified and we also draw labs on site for our patients.

Our Services

Our office is equipped to provide a wide range of comprehensive services to our patients.  These include:

  • Annual Routine Physical Exams
  • Occupational Medicine and Work Compensation Physicals
  • Urgent Care Visits
  • In-office lab draws
  • Insulin Pumps
  • Diabetic Education
  • Joint Injections
  • Osteoporosis Treatment
  • EKG
  • Flu Shots
  • Immunizations
  • Audiometry
  • Spirometry
  • Comprehensive Drug Testing
  • DOT Examinations
  • Minor Surgery
  • Wound Care

Our office accepts Medicare, Medicaid and all of all the major insurances.

We ask that all new patients bring their insurance cards with them and all of their medications.  You will need to fill out new patient forms before seeing the physician.  Also if you have any co-payments these are due at the time of your visit.  Our office accepts cash, check and credit cards.

If you are unable to keep your appointment, please call our office at 724-770-7171 at least 24 hours prior to the appointment time.  This way we are able to offer this appointment to someone else who needs to be seen.

Christopher Gehrlein DO


HVMG Internal Medicine Specialists


For Information

Tel: 724.770.7171
Fax: 724.770.7951

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Closed for lunch from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. 

Hours staff can be reached via phone

Monday – Thursday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Friday, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm

After Hours and Weekend Emergencies

Should you need to reach a physician after hours or on the weekends, please call our office and the answering service will contact the physician on call.  If you believe that you have an emergency please go directly to the closest emergency department.

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Lara Trushel

Insurances Accepted

We accept most insurance including Aetna, Cigna, Coventry, Highmark, Medicare, PA Medicaid, United Healthcare and UPMC Health Plan. Please call for more information. 

Appointments are made by availability with each provider. In the event of an acute illness, the patient will receive an appointment with the first available provider. Co-pays are due at the time of service. Prescription refills are to be requested at your appointment or you can leave a request on the automated system. It may take up to 72 hours to refill a phone request. 

No messages will be taken for prescription refills or appointment requests and cancellations after office hours.  Please call during regular business hours for these services.

The practice of Internal Medicine Specialists has been serving the tri-state area for 20 years. We are located 15 mintues from the Pittsburgh International Airport off of Route 376 and are close to the West Virginia and Ohio borders. We provide care to our patients in our primary care office setting as well as a few personal care and nursing facilities in the area. We welcome new patients and accept most insurance plans. 

We are primary care specialists trained to diagnosis, treat, and prevent all illnesses that affect adults.  We care for patients in the office and nursing home settings.  We have also developed a comprehensive occupational healthcare program to care for the healthcare needs of employees.

Our physicians are board certified in Internal Medicine and Family Medicine respectively and involved in continuing medical education each year to keep updated with the latest in medical treatments.

Our Mission is:

“To take a personal interest in each and every one of our patients and take pride in dedicating ourselves to provide you with the most up to date comprehensive medical care available.”