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Margaret J. Baylson, MD, MPH

Margaret J. Baylson, MD, MPH Physician

Acting Chief of Family Medicine, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center Residency Program Director Associate Professor of Clinical Family Medicine and Community Health

Languages spoken:

  • Spanish

Dr. Baylson is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Margaret J. Baylson

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2015 - 2018

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Clinical Specialties


  • Family Medicine

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Family Medicine, 2008

Clinical Expertise:

  • Annual Examination
  • Annual Gynecological Examination
  • Anxiety
  • Arthralgia
  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Blood Pressure Screening
  • Camp Physicals
  • Cholesterol Disorders
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Cold
  • Cough
  • Depression
  • Flu Shot Vaccination
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Health Screening
  • Hypertension
  • Hypothyroidism (Underactive Thyroid)
  • Immunizations
  • Minor Injury
  • Multiple Chronic Illnesses
  • Physical Exams
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Respiratory Infections
  • Skin Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • Sports Injury
  • Sports Physical
  • Thyroid Disorders
  • Tobacco Smoking Counseling
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaccines
  • Weight Problem
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Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • 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
  • Oscar Health Plan of PA
  • 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: Jefferson Medical College
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


American Academy of Family Physicians, National Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians, Assembly of Residency Directors and Department Chairs, Local Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Baylson is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: On the medical staff, but does not have privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Baylson, Margaret EJ: HPV and Cervical Disease Residency Curriculum Resource (STFM) : 2017, 2019.

Rich CA, Noronha C, Baylson MJ, Cronholm PF, Shalaby M.: Internal Medicine Primary Care Training: Time to Change. Academic Internal Medicine Insight 15 (1): 11,2017.

Baylson, M; Gemechisa, G.: HPV and Cervical Disease. STFM and AFMRD Family Medicine Residency Curriculum Resource. : 2016.

Wilson, S; Tan, G; Baylson M; Schreiber, C: Controversies in family planning: How to manage a fractured IUD Contraception 88 (5): 599-603,2013.

Bennett IM, Baylson M, Kalkstein K, Gillespie G, Bellamy SL, Fleischman J: Early abortion in family medicine: clinical outcomes Annal Fam Med 7 (6): 527-33,2009.

Baylson, ME: Paradigm shift: moving toward access in every office American Journal of Public Health. 99 (6): 967-8,2009.

Johnson, ME: Kudos on abstinence-only edit Philadelphia Daily News : 2009.

Bennett, IM; Johnson, ME; Wu, JP; Kalkstein, K; Wolff, E; Bellamy, S; Fleischman; J: A family medicine training collaborative in early abortion. Innovations in Family Medicine Education 39 (3): 164-66,2007.

Bennett, CL; Price, DK; Kim, S; Liu, D; Jovanovic, BD; Nathan, D; Johnson, ME; Montgomery, JS; Cude, K; Brockbank, JC; Sartor, O; Figg, WD: Racial variation in CAG repeat lengths within the androgen receptor gene among prostate cancer patients of lower socioeconomic status.[see comment]. Journal of Clinical Oncology 20 (17): 3599-604,2002.

Cude, KJ; Montgomery, JS; Price, DK; Dixon, SC; Kincaid, RL; Kovacs, KF; Venzon, DJ; Liewehr, DJ; Johnson, ME; Reed, E; Figg, WD: The role of an androgen receptor polymorphism in the clinical outcome of patients with metastatic prostate cancer. Urologia Internationalis 68 (1): 16-23,2002.

Academic Contact Info

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

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-8777
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)