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Carmen E. Guerra, MD, MSCE, FACP

Carmen E. Guerra, MD, MSCE, FACP Physician

Associate Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Languages spoken:

  • Spanish

Dr. Guerra is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

About Dr. Carmen E. Guerra

NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Science Research

Robert Wood Johnson Amos Faculty Development Program

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Medicine
    • Internal Medicine

Programs & Centers:

  • Cancer
    • Science Meets Community
  • Primary Care
    • Internal Medicine

Board Certification:

  • Internal Medicine, 1996

Description of Clinical Expertise

Cancer Screening
Women's Health
Disease prevention

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • 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 Care
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Rochester School of Medicine
Residency: Strong Memorial Hospital - University of Rochester

Memberships

American Cancer Society, East Central Division, Local American Cancer Society, Pennsylvania Southeast Region, Local American College of Physicians, National Professional Education and Practice Task Group, National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable, National Society of General Internal Medicine, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Guerra 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

Description of Research Expertise:

Barriers to colorectal and prostate cancer screening
Physician behavior about cancer screening
Chemoprevention in colorectal cancer screening
Health literacy as a barrier to cancer screening
Disparities in cancer screening
Curcumin
Cancer screening

Selected Publications:

Ramos, J, Mehta, S; Lamanna, A; Kochman, M; Guerra, C: Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of the First Year of a Colorectal Cancer Screening Patient Navigation Program at an Academic Medical Center Digestive Disease Weekly : 2014.

Ramos, J, Mehta, S; Lamanna, A; Kochman, M; Guerra, C: Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of the First Year of a Colorectal Cancer Screening Patient Navigation Program at an Academic Medical Center Academy Health : 2014.

Morland TB, Synnestvedt S, Honeywell S, Yang F, Armstrong K, Guerra CE.: Effect of Financial Incentive for Colorectal Cancer Screening Adherence on Appropriateness of Colonoscopy Orders JGIM 29 (1): S79,2014.

Wilson L: Preventing Colorectal Cancer in Vulnerable Populations: A Former Harold Amos Scholar Searches for Solutions RWJ Foundation Newsroom : 2014.

Higgins P, Gillespie D, Coniglio M, Guerra C.: Improving utilization of patient portals through a multifaceted intervention strategy ASCO’s Quality Care Symposium : 2013.

Guerra CE, Ross K, Holmboe E, Woo K, Heitjan, DF, Brooks D, Kirkland D, Lynn LA.: A Randomized Controlled Trial of an Evidence-Based Toolbox and Guide to Increase Primary Care Clinicians’ Rates of Colorectal Cancer Screening in Diplomates of the American Board of Internal Medicine JGIM 28 (1): S7,2013.

American Cancer Society: Cancer Prevention Study-3, American Cancer Society http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/video?id=9058960#.UWSWO6XQUIQ.gmail : 2013.

Penn Medicine: Simply Because http://issuu.com/pennmedicinenews/docs/simply_because_2013?mode=window&viewMode=doublePage : 2013.

Academic Contact Info

Abramson Cancer Center
764 South Pavilion
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
3400 Civic Center Boulevard

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 349-5374
Fax: (215) 614-0044
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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