Dr. Chris Hager with a patient

Quality, relationship-based primary care

A trusting relationships between a patient and physician is the cornerstone of an excellent healthcare experience.

Our founding physician, Dr. Christopher Hager, works with you to personalize the care you receive. He’s passionate about practicing medicine in a way that not only enriches your health, but also enables you to accomplish your goals.

Our Approach

We’re bringing humanity back to healthcare. By taking time to listen and know our patients, we can guide them to meet their goals.

Linda, a member of the Novara medical practice

They treat you not as another chart, another patient. They treat you like a person.

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What is concierge medicine?

Since it was established in 2016, Novara has relied on a model that allows you to get the high-quality care you deserve.

Some call it concierge medicine, direct primary care, or subscription-based medicine. But to us, the label isn’t important. To us, the focus is always on your health and your goals. We’re working to rethink the way routine healthcare works, moving from a passive approach to an active one.

Concierge medicine is simple. For a monthly fee, you get unlimited access to the care you need, when and where you need it.

You get more time with your doctor, so you can build a personal partnership that leads to better health outcomes.

In this approach, the focus is on actively pursuing wellness and working on preventing health problems before they arise. Over time, healthcare costs and the need for treatment go down, and your quality of life goes up.

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Meet Dr. Hager

Christopher Hager, M.D.

Since the moment I decided to become a physician, I set out to provide care for people in a way that made a real difference in their lives.

“Now, I’m right where I want to be—guiding clients, holding them accountable to their own goals, making authentic connections with them as people, and pushing the limits of what is possible in the art of medicine today.”

A graduate of Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine and the Lancaster General Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program, Dr. Hager is board certified in Family Medicine and has practiced in Lancaster County since 2006. He appreciates leadership and innovation and earned his MBA from the UMass Isenberg School of Management after completing an executive certificate program at The Wharton School. In his spare time, you can find Dr. Hager playing tennis, skiing, spending time with his wife and boys, or reading about Elon Musk’s next big idea.

Dr. Stephanie

Dr. Stephanie Onguka

Dr. Stephanie Onguka graduated from Georgetown School of Medicine and the Lancaster General Family Medicine residency program. With a Master of Education in Health Professions from Johns Hopkins University, she currently serves as full-time faculty with Kabarak University School of Medicine in Kenya. Dr. Onguka resides in Kenya with her husband and three young boys when she is not connecting with patients here in Lancaster.

Erin Leber, CRNP

Erin Leber, CRNP, MSN

From an early age, Erin knew she wanted to be a caregiver – and be part of a team that gives patients the support they deserve. After earning her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from York College of Pennsylvania, she spent time in labor and delivery, then continued her education to become a Nurse Practitioner. Erin values relationship-based care and the ability to truly connect with her patients to make lasting change. Outside the office, Erin enjoys cooking and spending time with her husband and two children.

Jen Lefever, LPN

Jen Lefever, LPN

As a gifted nurse and former nurse supervisor, Jen aspires to build an emotional connection with each patient, so they feel valued, cared for, and understood. In her free time, Jen dabbles with interior decorating and classic cars. She also treasures time spent with her son and golden retriever.

Rosmery Saldana

Rosmery Saldana, CMA

Rosmery’s passion for medicine began as she watched her older brother develop great relationships with patients in the hospital. She wanted to have that same personal connection and work in a field that allows her to make a difference in people’s lives. In her spare time, you can find Rosmery hosting dinner for friends and family and spending time with her son and husband.

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