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Andrea Apter, MD

Andrea Apter, MD Physician

Emeritus Professor CE of Medicine

Dr. Apter is employed by Penn Medicine.

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About Dr. Andrea Apter

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014

Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issues, 2011-2017

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Allergy and Immunology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Allergy and Immunology, 1989
  • Internal Medicine, 1987

Clinical Expertise:

  • Adverse Drug Reaction
  • Allergies
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Angioedema
  • Asthma
  • Drug Allergy
  • Food Allergy
  • Hives (Urticaria)
  • Nasal Polyps
  • Rhinitis (Nasal Inflammation)
  • Sinusitis

Description of Clinical Expertise

allergy-immunology
asthma
drug allergy
rhinitis
sinusitis
urticaria
food allergy
immunodeficiency
anaphylaxis
angioedema
atopic dermatitis

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Residency: Northwestern Medical Center
Fellowship: Northwestern Medical Center

Memberships

AAAAAI, National Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis Committee,American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology, National American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology Committee on Undergraduate and Graudate Education, National American Academy of Allergy Asthma & immunology Ethics/Conflict of Interest Committee, Chair 2017-9, National American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology JACI Editor-in-Chief Search Task Force, International American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology, Executive Committee of the Board of Directors, National American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology, National American Academy of Allergy Asthma Allergy and Immunology, National American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology, National American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, National American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (AAAAI) , National American Board of Allergy & Immunology, National American Board of Allergy and Immunology, National American College of Allergy and Immunology - Fellow , National American College of Physicians , National American Lung Association, National American Thoracic Society , National American Thoracic Society, Behavioral Science Assembly now Behavioral Science and Health Services Research Asssembly, National American Thoracic Society, National American Thoracic Society, National American Thoracic Society, National American Thoracic Society,Program Committee, National Asthma, Rhinitis and Respiratory Diseases Interest Section of American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology, National Chair, International Committee, American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology, 2005-2007, National Committee on Primary Immunodeficiency of American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology, National Committee on Women's Involvement in the AAAAI , National FDA Allergenic Products Advisory Committee , National Food and Drug Administration, National Food and Drug Interest Section, American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology, National Health Policy Educational Network Committee, American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology , National J Allergy Clin Immunol, National J Allergy Clin Immunol, National National Asthma Educator Certification , National NIH Asthma Outcomes Workshop, National NIH Study Sections, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Risk Prevention and Health Behavior IRG, Study Section RPHB-3 now renamed Behavioral Medicine: Interventions & Outcomes Study Sec. 2/7, 6/15 and 10/21/2000, 2/8 and 10/11/2001, 2/8, 6/13,& 14 and 10/10&11/2002, 2/20&21/2003, 6/2004, 10/2004, 2/2005, 6/2005, 10/2005 , National NIH/NHLBI Division of Lung Diseases Workshop on Comparative Effectiveness Research in Lung Diseases. 9/30-10/1/2010, National NIH/NIAID - Asthma & Allergic Diseases Cooperative Research Centers - Study section., National Nominating Committee, American Board of Allergy & Immunology, National Observational Safety Monitoring Board, Asthma Center on Community, Environment and Social Stress (ACCESS), Harvard University and Center for Community Health Education, Research and Service (NHLBI U01 72495-01, National Pennsylvania Allergy & Asthma Association, Local Pharmacotherapeutics Committee, American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology , National Program Committee, Behavioral Science Assembly, American Thoracic Society , National Pulmonary-Allergy Drug Advisory Committee of the Food and Drug Administration, National Scientific Advisory Board: Center for Childhood Asthma in the Urban Environment, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Division of Environmental Health Engineering., National Study Section, NIH/NIAID Allergy and Allergic Diseases Cooperative Research Centers Review Committee, October 16-18, 2007, National University of Puerto Rico-Cambridge Health Alliance Center of Excellence Advisory Board., National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Apter is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: On the medical staff, but does not have privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: On the medical staff, but does not have privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Description of Research Expertise:

epidemiology
asthma
drug allergy
adverse drug reactions
health disparities
adherence
patient-physician communication
clinical research
quality of life
qualitative research

Selected Publications:

Schatz M, Zeiger RS, Vollmer WM, Mosen D, Apter AJ, Stibolt TB, Leong A, Johnson MS, Mendoza G, Cook EF: Validation of a beta-agonist long-term asthma control scale derived from computerized pharmacy data. J Allergy Clin Immunol 117 : 995-1000,2006.

Apter, A.J., Kinman, J.L., Bilker, W.B., Herlim, M., Margolis, D.J., Hennessy, S., Lautenbach, E., Strom, B.L.: "Is There a Cross-Reactivity Between Penicillins and Cephalosporins?" Investigation Using a Large Electronic Medical Record Database. Under Review. Am J Med 119 (4): e11-9,2006.

Apter, A.J., Weiss S.T.: Chapter 46:Asthma Epidemiology" Fishman's Pulmonary Diseases & Disorders, 4th Edition. New York: McGraw Hill 1 : 787-798,2008.

Rao VU, Apter AJ.: Evaluating the Internet as a Source of Information about Steroids for Asthma Patients J Allergy Clin Immunol In press : 2006.

Kim, C., Feldman, H.I., Joffe, M., Tenhave, T., Boston, R.C., Apter, A.J.: "The influences of earlier adherence and symptoms on current symptoms." J Allergy Clin Immunology 115 : 810-814,2005.

Schatz, M., Mosen, D., Apter, A.J., Zeiger, R.S., Vollmer, W.M., Stibolt, T., Leong, A., Johnson, M.S., Mendoza, G., Cook, F.E.: "Relationships among quality of life, severity, and control measures in asthma: an evaluation using factor analysis." J Allergy Clin Immunol 115 : 564-570,2005.

Schatz, M., Mosen, D., Apter, A.J., Zeiger, R.S., Vollmer, W.M., Stibolt, T., Leong, A., Johnson, M.S., Mendoza, G., Cook, F.E.: Improved asthma outcomes with allergy specialist care: a population-based cross section analysis. Journal of Allergy Clinical Immunology 116 : 1307-13,2005.

Academic Contact Info

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Section of Allergy and Immunology
Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Division
829 West Gates

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-2775
Fax: (215) 662-2425
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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