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Marguerite Balasta, MD

Marguerite Balasta, MD Physician

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Dr. Balasta is employed by Penn Medicine.

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

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Clinical Specialties


  • Internal Medicine

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Internal Medicine, 2014

Clinical Expertise:

  • Annual Examination
  • Anxiety
  • Arthralgia
  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Blood Pressure Screening
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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: Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Residency: Yale-New Haven Hospital


AAIM, National American College of Physicians, National Society of General Internal Medicine, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Balasta 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:

Marguerite Balasta, Eric Palecek, Amber Bird: Not Likerting your Direct Observation Tools? How to Implement a Behavioral Skills-Based Direct Observation Program in Outpatient Clinic AAIM Fall 2019 meeting : 2019.

Marguerite Balasta, David Aizenberg, Eric Palecek, Amber Bird: Practice Makes Perfect: the use of ambulatory specialty clinics to maximize deliberate practice in outpatient education AAIM spring 2019 meeting : 2019.

Bird AN, Balasta MA, Palecek E: Engaging Trainees in Panel Management to Address Health Disparities. AAIM Academic Internal Medicine Week Conference : 2018.

Balasta MA, Kraft J, Palecek E, Vij A.: Advancing Resident Clinic with Advanced Practice Providers. AAIM Academic Internal Medicine Week Conference : 2018.

Balasta MA, Palecek E, Aizenberg D: Implementation of Care Teams in a Resident Continuity Clinic: Innovations in Patient Continuity, Chronic Disease Management, and Outpatient Medical Education AAIM Alliance Skills and Leadership Conference : 2017.

Balasta, Marguerite A; Aizenberg, Dave; Palecek, Eric: Strategies to Intern Integration: Designing an Immersive Orientation to Ambulatory Medicine AAIM Alliance Skills and Leadership Conference : 2016.

Balasta, Marguerite A.; Khanal, Yogesh; McGinniss, John; Moyer, Peter; Rabin, Tracy L.: Global Health without Boundaries: Structuring Domestic and International Opportunities to Explore Global Health in a Graduate Internal Medicine Training Program Annals of Global Health : 2016.

Balasta, MA.: Dermatologic Malignancies for Primary Care. Yale Office Based Medicine Volume: 5 : 2014.

Balasta MA, Henrich J.: Introducing Palliative Care in Outpatient Management of Chronic Illness Poster Presentation. Society of General Internal Medicine, New England Regional Conference, New Haven, CT. : 2013.

Balasta MA, Henrich J.: Visual Diagnosis: Erythema Ab Igne. Poster Presentation. Society of General Internal Medicine, New England Regional Conference, New Haven, CT. : 2013.

Academic Contact Info

Penn Internal Medicine Associates
3701 Market Street
Suite 740

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)