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Jerry C. Johnson, MD

Jerry C. Johnson, MD Physician

Chief, Geriatric Medicine Division
Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Veteran's Administration Medical Center
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About Dr. Jerry C. Johnson

Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine's May 2002 Top Docs issue

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Geriatric Medicine

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Geriatric Medicine, 1988
  • Internal Medicine, 1977

Clinical Expertise:

  • Adverse Drug Reaction
  • Aging and Disability
  • Alternative Medicine
  • 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
  • Complementary Medicine
  • Constipation
  • Dementia
  • Dementia Evaluation
  • Diabetic Care
  • Disability Evaluation
  • Essential Tremor
  • Fibromyalgia (Fibrositis)
  • Geriatric Women's Health
  • Holistic Medicine
  • Hypertension
  • Immunizations
  • Impotence
  • LGBT Health
  • Medical Ethics
  • Memory Disorders
  • Metabolic Bone Disease
  • Minority Populations
  • Non-Traditional Families
  • 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: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Residency: University of North Carolina Hospitals
Fellowship: Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

Memberships

AAMC/Hartford Foundation, National Alzheimer’s Association, Philadelphia Chapter, National American Academy of Neurology, National American College of Physicians, National American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR), National American Public Health Association, Medical Care and Geriatrics Section, National Blue Cross, Blue Shield Federal Employees Program, National Eastern Pennsylvania Geriatric Society (prior to 2005: Delaware Valley Geriatrics Society), Local Foundation for Health in Aging, National Health in Aging Foundation, National Health Promotion Council of Southeastern PA, Local The American Geriatrics Society, National The Gerontological Society of America, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Johnson 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:

Johnson J, Hayden T, True J, Simkin D, Colbert L, Thompson B, Stewart D, Martin L.: The Impact of Faith Beliefs on Perceptions of End-of-Life Care and Decision Making among African American Church Members. J Palliat Med 19 (2): 143-8,2016.

Halbert CH, Melvin C, Briggs V, Delmoor E, Rice LJ, Lynch C, Jefferson M, Johnson JC.: Neighborhood Satisfaction and Colorectal Cancer Screening in a Community Sample of African Americans. J Community Health 41 (1): 38-45,2016.

Rice LJ, Hughes B, Briggs V, Delmoor E, Jefferson M, Johnson JC, Halbert CH.: Perceived Efficacy and Control for Neighborhood Change: the Cross-Cutting Role of Collective Efficacy. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities 22 : 2015.

Halbert CH, Gattoni-Celli S, Savage S, Prasad SM, Kittles R, Briggs V, Delmoor E, Rice LJ, Jefferson M, Johnson JC: Ever and Annual Use of Prostate Cancer Screening in African American Men. Am J Mens Health : Epub ahead of print,2015.

Halbert CH, Bellamy S, Briggs V, Bowman M, Delmoor E, Johnson JC, Kumanyika S, Melvin C, Purnell J, Rogers R, Weathers B: Intervention completion rates among African Americans in a randomized effectiveness trial for diet and physical activity changes. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 23 (7): 1306-13,2014.

Halbert CH. Bellamy S. Briggs V. Bowman M. Delmoor E. Kumanyika S. Rogers R. Purnell J. Weathers B. Johnson JC: Collective efficacy and obesity-related health behaviors in a community sample of African Americans. Journal of Community Health 39 (1): 124-31,2014.

Halbert CH, Briggs V, Bowman M, Bryant B, Bryant DC, Delmoor E, Ferguson M, Ford ME, Johnson JC, Purnell J, Rogers R, Weathers B: Acceptance of a community-based navigator program for cancer control among urban African Americans. Health Educ Res 29 (1): 97-108,2014.

Jayadevappa R, Malkowicz SB, Chhatre S, Johnson JC, Gallo JJ: The burden of depression in prostate cancer. Psychooncology 21 (12): 1338-45,2012.

Gray-Miceli D1, Ratcliffe SJ, Liu S, Wantland D, Johnson J: Orthostatic hypotension in older nursing home residents who fall: are they dizzy? Clinical Nursing Research 21 (1): 64-78,2012.

Weathers B. Barg FK. Bowman M. Briggs V. Delmoor E. Kumanyika S. Johnson JC. Purnell J. Rogers R. Halbert CH.: Using a mixed-methods approach to identify health concerns in an African American community. American Journal of Public Health 101 (11): 2087-92,2011.

Academic Contact Info

Ralston Penn Center
3615 Chestnut St

Philadelphia, PA 19104-2676
Phone: (215) 898-9401
Fax: (215) 573-8684
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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