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About Dr. Lawrence J Kessel

Dr. Lawrence J Kessel, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Philadelphia, PA. He has 38 years of experience. His specialties include Geriatric Medicine, Internal Medicine and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. Dr. Kessel has received 2 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

31 Ratings with 8 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Lawrence J Kessel is Great. Dr. Lawrence J Kessel has been rated by 31 patients. From those 31 patients 8 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Lawrence J Kessel is 4.3 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Lawrence J Kessel & Associates Pc

8200 Henry Ave Ste G1
Philadelphia, PA 19128
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Specialties

Dr. Lawrence J Kessel has the following 3 specialties

  • Geriatric Medicine

    A geriatric specialist is a physician who treats the elderly population and the conditions that most commonly affect them. These doctors have special training in the effects of aging on the body and mind of a patient.
    Geriatric specialists treat common ailments faced by senior citizens, such as frailty, incontinence, memory problems, arthritis, senility, decreased functioning and more.
    In addition, geriatric specialists keep abreast of the different medications that an elderly person is prescribed to treat their more complex health issues in order to decrease adverse side effects and avoid dangerous drug interactions.

  • Internal Medicine

    An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
    These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
    In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Lawrence J Kessel has the following 8 expertise

  • Heartburn
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Check-up
  • Weight Loss
  • Physical
  • Immunization
  • Vaccination
  • Weight Loss (non-surgical)

Dr. Lawrence J Kessel has 2 board certified specialties

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Board Certifications

Dr. Lawrence J Kessel is Board Certified in 2 specialties

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Reviews

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The Real Deal

Dr. Kessel has been my doctor on and off for several years (the 'off' times were due to work assignments out of state). I visit him yearly for a checkup and as needed, but I also had two difficult medical issues during this time, both landed me in the hospital. One was particularly scary. I always liked the way Dr. Kessel spoke to me. He gives it to you straight. He is direct, open, and speaks clearly in terms anyone can understand. But I never appreciated it more than when I was in the hospital waiting for what I was sure was going to be a horrible diagnosis. It wasn't :-) But during that time of uncertainty, he was by my side - he visited and called often. speaking frankly as always and preparing me to consider worse case, but with encouragement and strength. His caring was never more obvious. The best thing about him; when he doesn't know or is unsure what might be wrong with you, he doesn't pretend he does - he gets help and practices appropriate carefulness. And not just because he's afraid of being sued but because it's the right thing to do for the people in his care. He's the real deal! But if you don't want to hear the truth, don't go to him.

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Great Doctor and Staff

Doctor Kessel is an excellent doctor and very thorough in his diagnosis. The office staff our caring and take the time to help you with a question or

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A TOTAL JERK

Inappropriate in about every way possible. makes inappropriate and incorrect diagnoses about psychiatry, dermatology...oh, and my favorite remark was...."You work at ABC company, my daughter knows a big deal there...what's your boss's name? UGH....what a JERK........a legend in his own mind.

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Five Stars

He's the Best

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superb geriatric specialist

I was referred by my primary physician to have my parents evaluated by a geriatric specialist. He was extremely thorough and very patient with them.His approach was one of dignity and respect. My parent's quality of life has improved significantly since Dr. Kessel has gotten involved.

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  • Awards

    2 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2017, 2018)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010, 2012, 2018)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Education

    38 Years Experience

  • Temple University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1980

  • Abington Memorial Hospital

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Lawrence J Kessel accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Select
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry HealthAmerica HMO
    • Coventry HealthAmerica PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Horizon BCBS
    • Horizon HMO
    • Horizon POS
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • IBC
    • IBC Keystone HMO POS
    • IBC Personal Choice PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • Oxford Health
    • Oxford Freedom
    • Oxford Liberty
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

Locations & Directions

Lawrence J Kessel & Associates Pc, 8200 Henry Ave Ste G1, Philadelphia, PA
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