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Betty H. Chernack, MD

Betty H. Chernack, MD Physician

Assistant Professor of Clinical Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Dr. Chernack is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Programs & Centers:

Clinical Expertise:

  • Cancer-related Lymphedema
  • Geriatric Rehabilitation
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Neurologic Rehabilitation
  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Neurotoxicity in Cancer Patients
  • Non-Operative Spine Compression Fracture Treatment

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • 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 Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • 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
  • Vetrans Choice Program (6/2018 Not Active)

Education and Training

Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine
Residency: Pennsylvania Hospital
Residency: Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital (GME)
Fellowship: Cooper University Hospital

Memberships

American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, National American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Chernack is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Medicine Rittenhouse Long-Term Acute Care Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Selected Publications:

Chernack, B, Knowlton, S, Kohler, M.: The Use of Ultrasound in Palliative Care and Hospice. Am J Hosp Palliat Care 34 (4): 385,2017.

Schneider, JC, Simko, LC, Goldstein, R, Shie, VL, Chernack, B.: A Scoring System Assessing the Risk of Heterotopic Ossification Development of Time of Burn injury. Annals of Surgery : 2016.

Lindvall, C, Chatterjee, NA, Chan, Y, Chernack, B, Jackson, VA, Singh, JP Metlay, J.: National Trends in the Utilization of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy with or without Implantable Defibrillator. Circulation 133 (3): 273,2016.

Academic Contact Info

Penn Medicine at Rittenhouse
1st Floor
1800 Lombard St.

Philadelphia, PA 19146
Phone: (215) 893-2600
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)