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Judy S. Chertok, MD

Judy S. Chertok, MD Physician

Assistant Professor of Clinical Family Medicine and Community Health

Dr. Chertok is employed by Penn Medicine.

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

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Overall Ratings

Clinical Specialties


  • Family Medicine

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Family Medicine, 2010

Description of Clinical Expertise

Family Medicine
Chronic Disease Management
Substance Abuse including Medication Assisted Treatment
Homeless Healthcare
Reproductive Health - including Nexplanon and Intrauterine Devices
Prenatal Care
Breastfeeding Medicine
Child and Adolescent health
STD screening and treatment

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • 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
  • 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
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Vetrans Choice Program (6/2018 Not Active)

Education and Training

Medical School: Columbia University
Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center


Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, International American Academy of Family Physicians, National Society of Teacher of Family Medicine, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Chertok is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Allison Johnson, Nayeli Spahr, Ayiti-Carmel Maharaj-Best, Christine Schultheiss, Bonnie Higgins-Esplund, Judy Chertok: A Model of Patient Care and Service Learning: Breastfeeding Support through Physician-Lactation Consultant Co-Led Group Visits Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, Annual Spring Conference : 2018.

Ochs G, Quinn M, Zeltser M, Higgins-Esplund B, CHERTOK J: Joint Lactation Consultant and Physician Led Group Visits at Penn Family Care. Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine Annual Meeting : 2016.

Marina Zeltser, MD MBA, Alicia Lo, BA, Claudia Castillo, MD, Genevieve Ochs, MD, Judy Chertok, MD: Supporting Breastfeeding After Hospital Discharge at Penn Family Care Institute for Healthcare Improvement, improving patient care in the office practice & the community Annual Summit. : 2016.

Hurstak E, CHERTOK J. Klink K.: Homeless patients' perceptions of primary medical care in traditional and nontraditional healthcare settings. North American Primary Care Research Group Annual Conference : 2009.

Batra P, CHERTOK J, Fisher CE, Manseau M, Manuelli V, Spears J.: The Columbia Harlem Homeless Medical Project: a new model for learning in the service of those in medical need. Journal of Urban Health. 86 (5): 781-90,2009.

CHERTOK J, Diaz D, Jani B, Paladine H.: Effect of electronic medical records on influenza vaccine administration in pregnancy. Society of Family and Teachers of Family Medicine Annual Spring Conference : 2009.

CHERTOK J, Sheth A, Manseau M, Fisher CE, Lin J, Spears J, Young R.: Homeless population’s engagement in medical care: follow up at a student-run community-based clinic. Society of Family and Teachers of Family Medicine Annual Spring Conference : 2009.

CHERTOK J, Castano P, Shah S, Baxi L.: Knowledge and intake of folic acid differ in clinic and private practice populations. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists : 2007.

CHERTOK J, Castano P, Westhoff C.: Knowledge and intake of folic acid in reproductive-aged Hispanic women. American Medical Student’s Association National Poster Presentation : 2005.

Academic Contact Info

Penn Family Care at
Penn Medicine University City
3737 Market Street, 9th Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)