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Charles L. Spencer, MD, PhD

Charles L. Spencer, MD, PhD Physician

Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine

Dr. Spencer is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Medicine
    • Geriatric Medicine

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Geriatric Medicine, 1994
  • Internal Medicine, 1980

Clinical Expertise:

  • Adverse Drug Reaction
  • Aging and Disability
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
  • Breast Exam
  • Cardiac Risk Reduction
  • Caregiver Counseling
  • Cholesterol and Lipid Disorders
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Chronic Pain
  • Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
  • Constipation
  • Dementia
  • Dementia Evaluation
  • Diabetic Care
  • Disability Evaluation
  • Essential Tremor
  • Fibromyalgia (Fibrositis)
  • Geriatric Women's Health
  • Glucometer
  • Heart Failure
  • Hypertension
  • Immunizations
  • Impotence
  • Medical Ethics
  • Memory Disorders
  • Metabolic Bone Disease
  • Minority Populations
  • Osteoarthritis (OA)
  • Paget's Disease
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Pressure Ulcers
  • Primary Care - Adult Gynecology
  • Primary Care - Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
  • Primary Care - Geriatrics
  • Primary Care - Rheumatology
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Syncope
  • Temporal Arteritis (Giant Cell Arteritis)
  • Thyroid Disorders
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Vascular Disease
  • Weight Management
  • Wound Complications

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: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Residency: Atlanta Medical Center

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Spencer 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

Selected Publications:

Wu HM. Fornek M. Schwab KJ. Chapin AR. Gibson K. Schwab E. Spencer C. Henning K.: A norovirus outbreak at a long-term-care facility: the role of environmental surface contamination Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology. 26 (10): 802-10,2005.

Academic Contact Info

Ralston-Penn Center
3615 Chestnut Street, Rm 231

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-2746
Fax: (215) 349-5648
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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