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Brian L. VanderBeek, MD, MPH

Brian L. VanderBeek, MD, MPH Physician

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. VanderBeek is employed by Penn Medicine.

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Ophthalmology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Ophthalmology, 2011

Clinical Expertise:

  • Anterior Uveitis in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
  • Benign Neoplasm of Retina
  • Benign Tumor of Choroid
  • Branch Retinal Artery Occlusion
  • Central Retinal Artery Occlusion
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Central Serous Retinopathy
  • Chloroquine Retinopathy
  • Chorioretinal Coloboma
  • Chorioretinal Scar
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroid Hemorrhage
  • Choroidal Disorders
  • Choroidal Neovascularization
  • Choroidal Senile Atrophy
  • CMV Retinitis
  • Coats Syndrome
  • Coloboma
  • Congenital Chorioretinal Degeneration
  • Congenital Vitreous Anomaly
  • Cotton Wool Spots
  • Crystalline Deposits in Vitreous
  • Cystoid Macular Degeneration
  • Cytomegaloviral Retinitis
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Macular Edema
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Disorders of the Vitreous
  • Epiretinal Membrane
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Floaters
  • Familial Exudative Vitreoretinopathy
  • Flashing Lights
  • Harada's Disease
  • Hemangioma of Retina
  • Histoplasmosis With Retinitis
  • Hypertensive Retinopathy
  • Idiopathic Juxtafoveal Telangiectasis
  • Infectious Retinitis
  • Inherited Retinal Diseases
  • Intermediate Uveitis
  • Intraocular Lens Dislocation
  • Intraocular Lymphoma
  • Intravitreal Injection
  • Iritis
  • Kuhnt-Junius Degeneration
  • Lattice Degeneration of the Retina
  • Leber Congenital Amaurosis (LCA)
  • Macular Cyst
  • Macular Degneration
  • Macular Diseases
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Macular Scars
  • Macular Stains
  • Macular Translocation
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Mechanical Vitrectomy
  • Microcystoid Retinal Degeneration
  • Neuroretinitis
  • Non-Diabetic Proliferative Retinopathy
  • Ocular Oncology
  • Old Partial Retinal Detachment
  • Palisade Degeneration of Retina
  • Pars Planitis
  • Partial Central Choroidal Dystrophy
  • Paving Stone Degeneration of the Retina
  • Persistent Fetal Vasculature
  • Polypoidal Choroidal Vasculopathy
  • Presumed Ocular Histoplasmosis Syndrome
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment
  • Repair of Retinal Tear
  • Retained Lens Fragments
  • Retina and Vitreous Surgery
  • Retinal and Choroidal Tumors
  • Retinal Angiomata
  • Retinal Arterial Branch Occlusion
  • Retinal Cancer
  • Retinal Cyst
  • Retinal Damage
  • Retinal Degeneration
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Disorders
  • Retinal Drusen
  • Retinal Dysplasia
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Edema
  • Retinal Exudates and Deposits
  • Retinal Function Tests
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Laser Photocoagulation
  • Retinal Microaneurysm
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Nerve Fiber Bundle Defects
  • Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vascular Abnormality
  • Retinal Vascular Diseases
  • Retinal Vasculitis
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinal Venous Engorgement
  • Retinitis
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa
  • Retinopathy
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity
  • Retinoschisis
  • Scarred Retina
  • Scleral Buckling
  • Senile Reticular Degeneration of the Retina
  • Separation of Retinal Layers
  • Sickle Cell Retinopathy
  • Solar Retinopathy
  • Stargardt Macular Degeneration
  • Toxic Maculopathy
  • Transient Arterial Retinal Occlusion
  • Uveitis
  • Uveitis-Rheumatoid Arthritis Syndrome
  • Viral Retinitis
  • Visual Hallucinations
  • Vitrectomy
  • Vitreomacular Adhesion
  • Vitreomacular Traction Syndrome
  • Vitreoretinal Disorders
  • Vitreoretinal Dystrophy
  • Vitreous Abscess
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Vitritis
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Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • 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 Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Superior Vision Benefit Mgmt, Inc (Block Vision)
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Residency: The Christ Hospital
Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center
Fellowship: University of Michigan W.K. Kellogg Eye Center

Memberships

American Academy of Ophthalmology, National American Diabetes Association, National Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, International International Society For Pharmacoepidemiology, International Retina Society, International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. VanderBeek is employed by Penn Medicine.

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

Selected Publications:

Ranna Jahara interviews Brian L. VanderBeek: Study Examines Opioid Prescription Rates After Incisional Eye Surgeries. EyeWire News : 2019.

Neil Bressler interviews Brian L. VanderBeek: Association of Opioids with Ocular Surgery JAMA Ophthalmology : 2019.

Alan Moses interviews Brian L. VanderBeek, MD: Opioid Prescriptions for Eye Surgery Patients Surge. US News and World Report, Health News : 2019.

John Kopp interviews Brian L. VanderBeek: Eye surgeons prescribed more opioids as procedures became less invasive, study finds. Philly Voice : 2019.

Hamedani Ali G, VanderBeek Brian L, Willis Allison W: Blindness and Visual Impairment in the Medicare Population: Disparities and Association with Hip Fracture and Neuropsychiatric Outcomes. Ophthalmic epidemiology 26 (4): 279-285,2019.

Borkar Durga S, Sobrin Lucia, Hubbard Rebecca A, Kempen John H, VanderBeek Brian L: Techniques for improving ophthalmic studies performed on administrative databases. Ophthalmic epidemiology 26 (3): 147-149,2019.

Carroll R, Scoles, D, VanderBeek BL: Characteristics of hydroxychloroquine retinopathy in African American patients. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, Vancouver CA : 2019.

Meer Elana, Shindler Kenneth S, Yu Yinxi, VanderBeek Brian L: Adherence to Clinical Trial Supported Evaluation of Optic Neuritis. Ophthalmic epidemiology : 1-8,2019.

Kolomeyer Anton M, Maguire Maureen G, Pan Wei, VanderBeek Brian L: Systemic Beta-Blockers and Risk of Progression to Neovascular Age-Related Macular Degeneration Retina (Philadelphia, Pa.) 39 (5): 918-925,2019.

Li A, Jain N, Yu Y, VanderBeek BL: Association of Macular Disease with Long-term Use of Pentosan Polysulfate Sodium: Findings from a large US national insurance database. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, Vancouver CA : 2019.

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Academic Contact Info

Scheie Eye Institute
51 N. 39th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)