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Joel Betesh, MD

Joel Betesh, MD Physician

Medical Informatics Officer, Pennsylvania Hospital
Pennsylvania Hospital Liaison, Center for Evidence-Based Practice
Clinical Professor of Medicine

Dr. Betesh is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Medicine
    • Geriatric Medicine
    • Internal Medicine

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Geriatric Medicine, 1988
  • Internal Medicine, 1980

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
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Multiplan
  • 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

Education and Training

Medical School: Hahnemann University Hospital/Drexel University
Residency: Hahnemann University Hospital

Memberships

American College of Physicians, National American Geriatrics Society, National American Medical Informatics Association, National Penn Medicine Institute for Biomedical Informatics, Local Pennsylvania Medical Society, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Betesh is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Selected Publications:

Mitchell MD, Betesh JS, Mehta S, Umscheid CA: Systematic Review of Restrictive Transfusion Thresholds in Major Orthopedic Surgery Health Technology Assessment International, Poster Presentation,2016 Annual Meeting, Tokyo : 2016.

Guidi JL, Clark K, Upton MT, Faust H, Umscheid CA, Lane-Fall MB, Mikkelsen ME, Schweickert WD, Vanzandbergen CA, Betesh J, Tait G, Hanish A, Smith K, Feeley D, Fuchs BD: Clinician Perception of the Effectiveness of an Automated Early Warning and Response System for Sepsis in an Academic Medical Center. Annals of The American Thoracic Society 12 (10): 1514-1519,2015.

Umsheid CA, Betesh J, VanZandbergen C, Hanish A, Tait G, Mikkelsen ME, French B, Fuchs BD: Development, Implementation, and Impact of an Automated Early Warning and Response System for Sepsis. Journal of Hospital Medicine 10 (1): 26-31,2015.

Joel Betesh, MD: Opioid-Induced Sedation Scales An Evidence Review from Penn Medicine's Center for Evidence-based Practice : 10,2014.

Betesh J, VanZandbergen C, Fuchs BD, Tait G, Hanish A, Fishman N, French BC, Umscheid CA: The Impact of an Automated Early Warning System for Sepsis Proceedings of the American Medical Informatics Association Annual Meeting in Washington, DC : 125,2013.

Betesh, J., Mitchell, M., Umscheid, C.: An Evidence-Based Practice Center in an academic Medical Center Supports continuing Quality Improvement IHI National Forum : 2012.

Betesh, J.: Practical Strategies in Outpatient Medicine Annals of Internal Medicine 119 : 639-640,1993.

DePace NL, Betesh JS, Kotler MN: Postmortem' cesarean section with recovery of both mother and offspring. JAMA 248 (8): 971-973,1982.

Betesh J, Birnbaum M, and Rose L: Results of Prednisone Therapy in Hirsutism Clinical Research 30 : 648 A,1982.

Betesh, J. and Major, D.: Hairy Cell Leukemia Presenting in a Patient Aged 90 Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 29 : 440-442,1981.

Academic Contact Info

Delancey Medical Associates
Penn Medicine Washington Square
800 Walnut Street, 17th Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: (215) 829-3523
Fax: (215) 829-6023
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)