Judy S Chertok, MD

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Assistant Professor of Clinical Family Medicine and Community Health
Department: Family Medicine and Community Health

Contact information
Penn Family Care at
Penn Medicine University City
3737 Market Street, 9th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104
B.A. (American Civilization)
Brown University, 2003.
MD (Medicine)
Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, 2007.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Family Medicine
Chronic Disease Management
Substance Abuse including Medication for Addiction Treatment
Homeless Healthcare
Reproductive Health - including Nexplanon and Intrauterine Devices
Prenatal Care
Breastfeeding Medicine
Child and Adolescent health
STD screening and treatment

Selected Publications

Dorothy Charles, Peter Cronholm MD, Judy Chertok MD: Mapping the Gap: Exploring Racial Disparities in Breastfeeding Rates at Penn Family Care. HEALTH EQUITY WEEK POSTER SESSION at Penn Medicine April 2019.

Allison Johnson, Nayeli Spahr, Ayiti-Carmel Maharaj-Best,Christine Schultheiss, Bonnie Higgins-Esplund, Judy Chertok: A Model of Patient Care and Service Learning: Breastfeeding Support through Physician-Lactation Consultant Co-Led Group Visits. Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, Annual Spring Conference, Washington, D.C. May 2018.

Ochs G, Quinn M, Zeltser M, Higgins-Esplund B, CHERTOK J: Joint Lactation Consultant and Physician Led Group Visits at Penn Family Care. Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine Annual Meeting October 2016.

Marina Zeltser, MD MBA, Alicia Lo, BA, Claudia Castillo, MD, Genevieve Ochs, MD, Judy Chertok, MD: Supporting Breastfeeding After Hospital Discharge at Penn Family Care. Institute for Healthcare Improvement, improving patient care in the office practice & the community Annual Summit. March 2016.

Hurstak E, CHERTOK J. Klink K.: Homeless patients' perceptions of primary medical care in traditional and nontraditional healthcare settings. North American Primary Care Research Group Annual Conference November 2009.

Batra P, CHERTOK J, Fisher CE, Manseau M, Manuelli V, Spears J.: The Columbia Harlem Homeless Medical Project: a new model for learning in the service of those in medical need. Journal of Urban Health 86(5): 781-90, September 2009.

CHERTOK J, Diaz D, Jani B, Paladine H. : Effect of electronic medical records on influenza vaccine administration in pregnancy. Society of Family and Teachers of Family Medicine Annual Spring Conference April 2009.

CHERTOK J, Sheth A, Manseau M, Fisher CE, Lin J, Spears J, Young R.: Homeless population’s engagement in medical care: follow up at a student-run community-based clinic. Society of Family and Teachers of Family Medicine Annual Spring Conference April 2009.

CHERTOK J, Castano P, Shah S, Baxi L. : Knowledge and intake of folic acid differ in clinic and private practice populations. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists May 2007 Notes: Received Blue Ribbon award for excellence.

CHERTOK J, Castano P, Westhoff C.: Knowledge and intake of folic acid in reproductive-aged Hispanic women. American Medical Student’s Association National Poster Presentation March 2005.

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