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Eric J. Palecek, MD

Eric J. Palecek, MD Physician

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Dr. Palecek is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Clinical Specialties


  • Internal Medicine

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Internal Medicine, 2013

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: Brown University
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


American College of Physicians, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Palecek 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:

Palecek Eric J, Teno Joan M, Casarett David J, Hanson Laura C, Rhodes Ramona L, Mitchell Susan L: Comfort feeding only: a proposal to bring clarity to decision-making regarding difficulty with eating for persons with advanced dementia Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 58 (3): 580-584,2010.

Academic Contact Info

3701 Market Street
Suite 640

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-2250
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)