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Eliot H. Nierman, MD

Eliot H. Nierman, MD Physician

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine

Dr. Nierman is employed by Penn Medicine.

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

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Clinical Specialties


  • Internal Medicine

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Internal Medicine, 1979

Clinical Expertise:

  • Annual Examination
  • Anxiety
  • Arthralgia
  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Blood Pressure Screening
  • Cholesterol Disorders
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Cold
  • Cough
  • Depression
  • Flu Shot Vaccination
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Health Screening
  • Hypertension
  • Hypothyroidism (Underactive Thyroid)
  • Immunizations
  • Minor Injury
  • Multiple Chronic Illnesses
  • Physical Exams
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Respiratory Infections
  • Skin Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • Sports Injury
  • Thyroid Disorders
  • Tobacco Smoking Counseling
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaccines
  • Weight Problem
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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)
  • 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
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: Harvard University
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Residency: Graduate Hospital


American College of Physicians, National American College of Physicians, National Circumnavigator's Club, International Society for General Internal Medicine, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Nierman 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.


Selected Publications:

Mitesh S. Patel, MD, MBA, MS; Susan Day, MD, MPH; Dylan S. Small, PhD; John T. Howell III, MD; Gillian L. Lautenbach, MD; Eliot H. Nierman, MD; and Kevin G. Volpp, MD, PhD: Using Default Options Within the Electronic Health Record to Increase the Prescribing of Generic-Equivalent Medications Annals of Internal Medicine 161 : S44-S52,2014.

Nierman E, Zakrzewski K: The Recognition and Management of Perioperative Risk. In: General Medical Care of the Patient with Rheumatic Disease Rheumatic Disease Clinics of North America 25 (3): 585-622,1999.

Nierman EH: Alcohol: The Bad News and the Good News The Graduate Hospital Image 8 (1): 23,1984.

Nierman EH: Course Outline for American Academy of Ophthalmology Regional Update Course American Academy of Ophthalmology : 1983.

Nierman EH: Staying Healthy As You Grow Older The Graduate Hospital Image 7 (3): 7,1983.

Cebul RD, Meskauksas JA, Webster GD, Friedman R, Schultz J, Andrew BJ, Nierman EH: Assessing clinical competance from a computer-based examination Clinical Research 29 (2): 634A,1981.

Academic Contact Info

Penn Internal Medicine University City
3701 Market Street
7th Floor, Suite 740

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 349-5200
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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