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Jerry C. Johnson, MD

Jerry C. Johnson, MD Physician

Professor CE of Medicine

Dr. Johnson is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Jerry C. Johnson

Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's May 2002 Top Docs issue

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

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

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Overall Ratings

Clinical Specialties


  • Geriatric Medicine

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Geriatric Medicine, 1988
  • Internal Medicine, 1977

Clinical Expertise:

  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of Knee
  • Balance Disorders
  • Bowel incontinence (Fecal Incontinence)
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Constipation
  • Delirium
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Difficulty Swallowing (Dysphagia)
  • Dizziness
  • Elder Abuse
  • Enlarged Prostate BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia)
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hypertension
  • Memory Disorders
  • Neurodegenerative Diseases
  • Osteoporosis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Pick's Disease
  • Pressure Ulcers
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Urinary Incontinence
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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: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Residency: University of North Carolina Hospitals
Fellowship: Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital


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, National Blue Cross, Blue Shield Federal Employees Program, National Eastern Pennsylvania Geriatric Society (prior to 2005: Delaware Valley Geriatrics Society), Local 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 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.


Description of Research Expertise:

Minority health and health equity
Palliative Care
Faculty development

Selected Publications:

Miller RK, Michener J, Yang P, Goldstein K, Groce-Martin J, True G, Johnson J: Effect of a Community-Based Service Learning Experience in Geriatrics on Internal Medicine Residents and Community Participants. J Am Geriatr Soc : 2017.

Halbert CH, Bellamy S, Briggs V, Delmoor E, Purnell J, Rogers R, Weathers B, Johnson JC: A comparative effectiveness education trial for lifestyle health behavior change in African Americans. Health Educ Res 32 (3): 207-218,2017.

Rice LJ, Jefferson M, Briggs V, Delmoor E, Johnson JC, Gattoni-Celli S, Savage SJ, Lilly M, Prasad SM, Kittles R, Halbert CH: Discordance in perceived risk and epidemiological outcomes of prostate cancer among African American men. Prev Med Rep 7 : 1-6,2017.

Halbert CH, Bellamy S, Briggs V, Delmoor E, Purnell J, Rogers R, Weathers B, Johnson JC.: A comparative effectiveness education trial for lifestyle health behavior change in African Americans. Health Educ Res : 2017.

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, 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.

Academic Contact Info

Ralston Penn Center
3615 Chestnut St

Philadelphia, PA 19104-2676
Phone: (215) 573-5563
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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