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About Us

Apple Ridge Family Medicine was founded by the husband and wife team of Dr. Nora Olson and Dr. Talbot Smith in 2005. Both Dr. Olson and Dr. Smith had recently finished their residency programs in York, PA and had a desire to establish a family medicine practice that would serve Adams County, PA. The original offices were located on the campus of Gettysburg Hospital. In 2008, the offices were moved to their current location, on Biglerville Rd.


Talbot Smith, MD

A Board Certified Family Physician since 2005, Dr. Smith provides comprehensive and preventative healthcare to his patients. He earned his medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore and has two undergraduate degrees: a B.S. in Biological Resources Engineering from the University of Maryland at College Park, and a B.A. in Liberal Arts from St John's College in Annapolis.

Dr. Smith co-founded Apple Ridge Family Medicine with his wife, Dr. Nora Olson, in 2005. In the past, he worked in an urgent care environment, most recently as a physician with the Gettysburg Hospital Emergency Department, and prior to that as a physician with Wellspan Urgent Care in York, PA.

Dr. Smith chose family medicine for the joy that comes with treating the whole family. His goal is to get to know each patient, taking into account each families’ needs and concerns. With a lifelong interest in learning, Dr. Smith stays up-to-date on the latest trends and developments in family medicine, ensuring his ability to offer the best healthcare possible.

Dr. Smith was born and raised in Maryland. When he isn’t caring for patients, he enjoys spending time with his family. He also enjoys reading a good book or spending time at the beach. 


Board Certified Family Physician
Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support
Pediatric Advanced Life Support


James Philip, DO

A Board Certified Family Physician since 2018, Dr. Philip provides comprehensive and preventative healthcare to his patients.  Raised in College Station, Dr. Philip worked in a small family restaurant throughout his childhood. Naturally, he gravitated toward attending Texas A&M University, the local college, majoring in Biology and minoring in History and Neuroscience.

He completed his medical degree from the University of North Texas Health Science Center and completed his residency at the Christus Health Texas A&M Family Residency. Dr. Philip came into medical school knowing he wanted to be a family doctor. He was inspired by local family doctors and enjoys the breadth of family medicine.

Dr. Philip enjoys hiking in the mountains and spending time with his family and dog.  


ABFM Board Certified Family Physician


Meagan Weaver, PA-C

Meagan is a Board Certified Physician Assistant (PA) with over 10 years of experience. She earned a B.S. in Molecular Biology from Juniata College, and an M.S. from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Prior to joining Apple Ridge Family Medicine, Meagan was a PA at Glade Valley Family Practice in Walkersville, MD, and at Emmitsburg Physician Care in Emmitsburg, MD. Before receiving her PA certification, she worked as a Senior Lab Technician and Laboratory Coordinator for the Department of Neurology at Johns Hopkins University.

Compassionate and attentive, Meagan naturally develops close relationships with our patients. Her specialties include pediatrics and women’s health issues. According to Meagan, she chose Family Medicine “for the variety of care - from newborns to the elderly, from simple sinus infections to heart disease - every day is a unique experience.”

In her free time, Meagan likes spending time with her family, and traveling. Her favorite hobbies include gardening, cross-stitching and crocheting, and playing the piano.

Meagan is an active member of Zion United Church of Christ, Arendtsville, PA. She does local volunteer work in conjunction with her church.


Board Certification, National Commission on Certification of Physical Assistants

Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Provider Certification

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