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Andrea Apter, MD

Andrea Apter, MD Physician

Professor CE of Medicine

Dr. Apter is employed by Penn Medicine.

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About Dr. Andrea Apter

Recognized by America's Top Doctors for 2015

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2005 - 2018

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

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

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Overall Ratings

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)
  • Sinus Infections (Sinusitis)

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
  • OPR Medicare
  • OPR New Jersey Medicaid
  • OPR Pennsylvania Medicaid
  • 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

American Academy of Allergy Asthma & immunology Ethics/Conflict of Interest Committee, Chair 2017-9, 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 Fellow, American Thoracic Society, National J Allergy Clin Immunol, National J Allergy Clin Immunol, National Pennsylvania Allergy & Asthma Association, Local

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:

Gleeson PK, Perez L, Localio AR, Morales KH, Han X, Bryant-Stephens T, Apter AJ: Inhaler Technique in Low-Income, Inner-City Adults with Uncontrolled Asthma JACI: In Practice : 2019; In press.

Rebecca E Greenblatt; Edward J Zhao; Sarah E Henrickson; Andrea J Apter; Rebecca A Hubbard; Blanca E Himes.: Factors Associated with Exacerbations among Adults with Asthma According to Electronic Health Record Data Asthma Research and Practice : 2019; In press.

Mauger D, Apter AJ: Indirect Treatment Comparisons and Biologics J Allergy Clin Immunol 143 : 84-86,2019.

Apter AJ: The Tralokinumab Story: Nothing is ever simple J Allergy Clin Immunol 143 : 1336-8,2019.

Mauger D, Apter AJ: Indirect Treatment Comparisons and Biologics J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract 7 : 131-133,2019.

LaCava A, Perez L, Alausa M, Morales K, Han X, Bryant-Stephens T, Apter A: Home visits: An Overlooked Yet Acceptable Intervention for Asthma Management in Low Income and Minority Adults Presented at the 2019 Annual Meeting of American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology. J allergy Clin Immunol 2019;143:A681. : 2019.

Patel P, Stinson R, Kenyon C, Szaida D, Apter A.: Assessing transition Readiness in Adolescents and Young Adults with Asthma on Omalizumab Presented at 2019 Annual Meeting of American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology. J Allergy Clin Immunol 2019;143:A280. : 2019.

Nyenhuis S, Apter AJ, Schatz M, Band S, Codispodi C, Kumar HV, Moy JN, Tirumalasetty J, Yu BH, Krishnan JA: Is this an efficacy to effectiveness trial? Comparing two tools to classify trials along the efficacy to effectiveness continuum Presented 2018 Annual Meeting of American Thoracic Society : 2018.

Nyenhuis SM, Apter AJ, Schatz M, Krishnan JA: Comparative effectiveness trials in asthma - how will I recognize one? Curr Opin Pulm Med 24 : 78-82,2018.

Grayson MH, Feldman S, Prince BT, Patel PJ, Matsui EC. Apter AJ.: Advances in asthma in 2017: Mechanism, biologics, and genetics J Allergy Clin Immunol 142 : 1423-36,2018.

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
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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