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Laura Dingfield, MD

Laura Dingfield, MD Physician

Program Director, Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Dr. Dingfield is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Internal Medicine

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 2016
  • Internal Medicine, 2013

Clinical Expertise:

  • Hospice
  • Palliative Care

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 Care
  • 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: University of Michigan
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Memberships

American Association of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, National National Board of Medical Examiners, National National Board of Medical Examiners, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Dingfield 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.

Research

Selected Publications:

Laura Dingfield: Addressing a Workforce Crisis: Innovations in Training for HPM Specialists The Palliative Pulse Blog, Center to Advance Palliative Care : 2019.

Dingfield L, Stankiewicz C, Miller R: How Do Internal Medicine Residents Perceive Direct Observation for Education in Goals-of-Care Communication? Poster Presentation, NEGEA Annual Conference. Philadelphia, PA. : 2019.

Haines L, Dingfield L.: "Lessons from the Fall: Caring for Patients in the Trauma ICU." Poster Presentation, American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Annual Assembly. Orlando, FL. : 2019.

Dingfield L, Stankiewicz C, Miller R.: How Do Internal Medicine Residents Perceive Direct Observation for Education in Goals-of-Care Communication? Poster Presentation, American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Annual Assembly. Orlando, FL. : 2019.

Dingfield L, Kayser J: Topics in Practice Management: Integrating Advance Care Planning into Practice Chest 151 (6): 1387-1393,2017.

Haley E, Meisel D, Gitelman Y, Dingfield L, Casarett D, and O'Connor N: Electronic goals of care alerts: An innovative strategy to promote primary palliative care Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 53 (5): 932-937,2017.

Ganta N, Dingfield L, O'Connor N: SUPER: A new framework for goals of care communication. The SGIM Forum 40 (3): 2017.

Dingfield L, Kirkpatrick J, O'Connor N: Hospice Referral Patterns for Patients with Left Ventricular Assist Devices (LVAD) Poster Presentation, American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Annual Assembly. Phoenix, AZ : 2017.

Dingfield L: High-Flow Nasal Cannula for Patients with Advanced Lung Disease at the End-of-Life Poster Presentation, American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Annual Assembly. Chicago, IL. : 2016.

Dingfield L, Bender L, Harris P, Newport K, Hoover-Regan M, Feudtner C, Clifford S, and Casarett D.: Comparison of Pediatric and Adult Hospice Patients Using Electronic Medical Record Data from 9 Hospices in the United States, 2008-2012 Journal of Palliative Medicine 18 (2): 120-126,2014.

Academic Contact Info

3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104