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Lesley Sloan Carson, MD

Lesley Sloan Carson, MD Physician

Medical Director, Penn Center for Rehabilitation and Care
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine

Languages spoken:

  • German
  • Spanish

Dr. Carson is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Clinical Specialties


  • Geriatric Medicine

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Geriatric Medicine, 1988
  • Internal Medicine, 1980

Clinical Expertise:

  • Adverse Drug Reaction
  • Aging and Disability
  • Alternative Medicine
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
  • Breast Exam
  • Cardiac Risk Reduction
  • Caregiver Counseling
  • Cholesterol and Lipid Disorders
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Chronic Pain
  • Complementary Medicine
  • Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
  • Constipation
  • Dementia
  • Dementia Evaluation
  • Diabetic Care
  • Essential Tremor
  • Fibromyalgia (Fibrositis)
  • Geriatric Women's Health
  • Heart Failure
  • Holistic Approach to Care
  • Home Care
  • House Calls - Patients 55 and Older
  • Hypertension
  • Immunizations
  • Impotence
  • LGBT Health
  • Medical Ethics
  • Memory Disorders
  • Metabolic Bone Disease
  • Minority Populations
  • Non-Traditional Families
  • Non-Traditional Medicine
  • Osteoarthritis (OA)
  • Paget's Disease
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Pressure Ulcers
  • Primary Care - Adult Gynecology
  • Primary Care - Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
  • Primary Care - Geriatrics
  • Primary Care - Homebound Elderly
  • Primary Care - Rheumatology
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Syncope
  • Temporal Arteritis (Giant Cell Arteritis)
  • Thyroid Disorders
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Vascular Disease
  • Weight Management
  • Wound Complications

Description of Clinical Expertise

Complex Medical Problems, Home Care, Long term Care, Clinical Teaching

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
  • 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 Medicaid
  • 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
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: Harvard Medical School
Residency: Mount Auburn Hospital
Fellowship: Massachusetts General Hospital


Academy of Home Care Physicians, National American College of Physicians, National American Geriatrics Society, National American Medical Director Association, National Eastern Pennsylvania Geriatric Society, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Carson is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

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.


Selected Publications:

Han JH. Maslow J. Han X. Xie SX. Tolomeo P. Santana E. Carson L. Lautenbach E.: Risk factors for the development of gastrointestinal colonization with fluoroquinolone-resistant Escherichia coli in residents of long-term care facilities. Journal of Infectious Diseases 209 (3): 420-5,2014.

O'Donnell L, Carson L, Forciea MA, Kinosian B, Shea J, Yudin J, Miller RK.: What students experienced:a narrative analysis of essays written by first-year medical students participating in a geriatrics home visit. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 61 (9): 1592-1597,2013.

Viray M, Lenkin D, Maslow J, Stiemtz D, Carson L, Bilker W, Lautenbach E.: Longitudinal Trends in Antimicrobial Susceptibilities Across Long Term Care Facilities: Emergence of Fluoroquinolone Resistance 26 (1): 56-62,2005.

Academic Contact Info

Ralston-Penn Center
3615 Chestnut St.

Philadelphia, PA 19104-2676
Phone: (215) 662-2746
Fax: (215) 349-5648
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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