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Kelly M. Heath, MD

Kelly M. Heath, MD Physician

Assistant Professor of Clinical Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Dr. Heath is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Brain Injury, 2014
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2008

Clinical Expertise:

  • BOTOX® Injection for Spasticity
  • Cerebral Palsy (CP)
  • Cognitive Rehabilitation
  • Head Injury
  • Headache
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Neurologic Rehabilitation
  • Orthotics
  • Stroke Rehabilitation

Description of Clinical Expertise

Dr. Heath provides comprehensive care for neurological disorders, specializing in spasticity management, stroke rehabilitation and traumatic brain injury. Her goal is to optimize patients return after neurologic injuries including stroke, acquired and traumatic brain injury, and multiple sclerosis. She performs botulinum toxin injections for spasticity and dystonia.

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • 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 Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: Drexel University Center City Hahnemann Campus
Residency: Hahnemann University Hospital
Residency: University Hospital - UMDNJ

Memberships

American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, National American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, National American Society of Neurorehabilitation, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Heath is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Medicine Rittenhouse Long-Term Acute Care Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Selected Publications:

Heath KM and Elovic EP: Vitamin D-mangel und seine Folgen fur die Rehabilitation. Phys Med Rehab Kuror 18 : 35-41,2008.

Heath KM and Elovic EP: Vitamin D deficiency: implications in the rehabilitation setting. Am J Phys Med Rehabil 85 (11): 916-23,2006.

Academic Contact Info

1800 Lombard Street/1st Floor
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Philadelphia, PA 19146
Fax: (215) 893-2629
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)