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Lesley Sloan Carson, MD

Lesley Sloan Carson, MD Physician

Medical Director, Restore Health Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine

Languages spoken:

  • German
  • Spanish

Dr. Carson is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Lesley S. Carson

Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2015 – 2017

Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issues for 2018 and 2019

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

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Overall Ratings

Clinical Specialties


  • Geriatric Medicine

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Geriatric Medicine, 1988
  • Internal Medicine, 1980

Clinical Expertise:

  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of Knee
  • Balance Disorders
  • Bowel incontinence (Fecal Incontinence)
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Constipation
  • Delirium
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Difficulty Swallowing (Dysphagia)
  • Dizziness
  • Elder Abuse
  • Enlarged Prostate BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia)
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hypertension
  • Memory Disorders
  • Neurodegenerative Diseases
  • Osteoporosis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Pick's Disease
  • Pressure Ulcers
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Urinary Incontinence
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Practice Locations and Appointments

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 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: 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 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.


Selected Publications:

Han JH, Garrigan C, Johnston B, Nachamkin I, Clabots C, Bilker WB, Santana E, Tolomeo P, Maslow J, Myers J, Carson L, Lautenbach E, Johnson JR; CDC Prevention Epicenters Program.: Epidemiology and characteristics of Escherichia coli sequence type 131 (ST131) from long-term care facility residents colonized intestinally with fluoroquinolone-resistant Escherichia coli. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 87 (3): 275-280,2017.

Tejal D, Carson L: Abducens (CN VI) Nerve Palsy Initial Manifestation of Early Disseminated Lyme Disease. American Geriatric Society : 2015.

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.

Cahill JM, Carson L: Hyponatremia with concurrent eosinophilia should prompt workup for adrenal insufficiency. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) 62 : S29-S30,2014.

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.

O’Donnell LD, Miller R, Yudin J, Forciea M, Kinosian B, Carson L, Shea J.: What Students Learn: The Reynolds Housecall Experience. American Geriatric Society Conference, Washington, DC : 2011.

Carson L.: Falls Classic Papers in Geriatric Medicine with Current Commentaries : 81-88,2008.

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.

Carson L, Suskind-Liu D, Knox G.: Dizziness and Vertigo Geriatric Secrets 3rd edition : 74-79,2004.

Vojta CL, Carson L.: A Case of Acute Insomnia in a 96-year-old Nursing Home Resident Clinical Geriatrics 9 (2): 88,2001.

Academic Contact Info

Ralston-Penn Center
3615 Chestnut St.

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

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