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Robert K. Cato, MD

Robert K. Cato, MD Physician

Chief, Division of General Medicine at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Medical Director, Penn Center for Primary Care
Professor of Clinical Medicine

Dr. Cato is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

About Dr. Robert K. Cato

Recognized by America's Top Doctors 2010

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014

Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs issue in 2002, and 2011 through 2016

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Medicine
    • Internal Medicine

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Internal Medicine, 1996

Description of Clinical Expertise

Internal medicine including hypertension, diabetes, complex care management, primary care

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: Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Memberships

American College of Physicians, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Cato 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.

Research

Selected Publications:

Cato RK, Compher C, Mader J, Glick H, Kinosian B: Performance of weight-based caloric estimates in the hospitalized elderly [poster abstract presentation] American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition annual meeting, Memphis, TN : 2000.

Cato RK, Kinosian B, Glick H, Wolfe M, Rader D: The relationship between subclinical coronary atherosclerosis and coronary heart disease risk [Poster abstract presentation] Society of General Internal Medicine Annual Meeting : 2000.

Cato RK, Compher C, Bader J, Kinosian B: Energy requirements in the hospitalized oldest-old [poster abstract presentation] American Geriatric Society Annual Meeting, Nashville TN : 2000.

Urinary Tract Infections Clinical Vignettes in Women's health Care : 2000.

Robert K. Cato, M.D.: Clinical Snapshot: Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections in Women [review article] Internal Medicine 20 (4): 17-19,1999.

Robert K. Cato, M.D.: Clinical Snapshot: Evaluation of Asymptomatic Hematuria [review article] Internal Medicine 20 (10): 13-17,1999.

Cato RK: Diabetes Mellitus [review chapter] Ambulatory Care of the Adult : 241-248,1998.

Cato RK: Congestive Heart Failure [review chapter] Ambulatory Care of the Adult : 262-265,1998.

Cato RK: Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease [review chapter] Ambulatory Care of the Adult : 301-304,1998.

Cato RK: Peptic Ulcer Disease [review chapter] Ambulatory Care of the Adult : 305-308,1998.

Academic Contact Info

Penn Center for Primary Care
University of Pennsylvania Health System
Presbyterian Hospital Campus
Medical Arts Building, Suite 102

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-9990
Fax: (215) 243-4600
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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