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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.

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

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

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • 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
  • 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
  • Enlarged Prostate BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia)
  • Essential Tremor
  • Fibromyalgia (Fibrositis)
  • Geriatric Women's Health
  • 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 - Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
  • Primary Care - Geriatrics
  • Primary Care - Rheumatology
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Syncope (Fainting)
  • 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


American Geriatric Association , National American Medical Director Association, National Atlanta Medical Association , Local

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.


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: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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