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Andrea Apter, MD

Andrea Apter, MD Physician

Chief, Section of Allergy & Immunology
Director, Allergy and Immunology Fellowship Training Program
Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Apter is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

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 2011-2016 Top Docs issues

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Medicine
    • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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 (AAAAI), National American College of Allergy and Immunology - Fellow, National American College of Physicians, 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,Program Committee, National FDA Allergenic Products Advisory Committee, National J Allergy Clin Immunol, National J Allergy Clin Immunol, National Pennsylvania Allergy & Asthma Association, Local Program Committee, Behavioral Science Assembly, American Thoracic Society, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Apter is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has 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-PENN (7366)

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