Jefferson University Hospitals

Provider Profile

Susan M. Parks, MD

Susan M. Parks, MD

Jefferson University Physician

Academic Title: Associate Professor
Director, Division of Geriatric Medicine and Palliative Care

Family Medicine
Geriatric Medicine
Palliative Care
Primary Care Physician

Appointment Scheduling

Call 1-800-JEFF-NOW


If you have a Jefferson Health MyChart account you can directly schedule within MyChart.

Online Scheduling

Online scheduling is available for new and existing patients. Existing patients must have seen this provider within the past two years.

More Ways to Get in Touch

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Office Locations

834 Walnut Street
Suite 110
Philadelphia PA 19107
Phone: (215) 955-6664

Medical Services

Board Certifications

  • Family Practice
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Hospice & Palliative Medicine

Hospital Affiliation / Admitting Privileges

  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
  • Methodist Hospital Division of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Awards and Honors

Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2010,2018


President of the Association of Directors of Geriatric Academic Programs


  • UMDNJ - New Jersey Medical School, Medical School


  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital


  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital


  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Jefferson physicians accept most health insurance plans, including those listed below. However, plan acceptance may vary by practice and may be subject to change. If you have questions about whether a specific physician accepts your insurance, please contact your insurance company.

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Aetna PA Employee Benefit Trust Fund (PEBTF)
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • AmeriHealth Comprehensive
  • AmeriHealth HMO
  • AmeriHealth Major Medical
  • AmeriHealth Personal Choice
  • BC BS Special Care
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Cigna Healthspring
  • Cigna PPO, POS
  • Consumer Health Network PPO
  • CorVel
  • Devon
  • Employers Health Network PPO
  • Evolutions (Guardian Resources)
  • Federal BCBS
  • First Health Network
  • Galaxy
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Health America PPO
  • Health Management Network PPO
  • Horizon Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Horizon HMO
  • HumanaChoicePPO,Medicare,GoldPlusHMO
  • Inter-County Health Plan
  • Intergroup Preferred
  • Jeff Plus
  • Keystone 65 HMO
  • Keystone First VIP Choice
  • Keystone First/Connect
  • Keystone Health Plan East
  • Medicaid of PA
  • Medicare
  • Mercy LIFE
  • MultiPlan Inc.
  • Mutual Omaha Preferred
  • Personal Choice (GPPPN)
  • Personal Choice 65
  • PlanCare America
  • Postal Workers/Mailhandlers
  • Preferred Care PPO
  • Premier Blue
  • Prime Health Services, Inc.
  • Qualcare
  • Teamsters Ins
  • United Healthcare
  • UPMC HMO,PPO ReadingHspEmpONLY
  • UPMC Medicare HMO
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Workers Comp

Recent Publications

Race as a Predictor of Palliative Care Referral Time, Hospice Utilization, and Hospital Length of Stay: A Retrospective Noncomparative Analysis

Advance care planning: Making it easier for patients (and you)

Erratum: What is a geriatrician? American geriatrics society and association of directors of geriatric academic programs end-of-training entrustable professional activities for geriatric medicine (J Am Geriatr Soc (2014) 62, (924-929))

Strategies to help reduce hospital readmissions

American geriatrics society/association of directors of geriatric academic programs curricular milestones for graduating geriatric fellows

What is a geriatrician? American geriatrics society and association of directors of geriatric academic programs end-of-training entrustable professional activities for geriatric medicine

Acceptors and rejecters of life-sustaining treatment: Differences in advance care planning characteristics

Elders' preferences for life-prolonging treatment and their proxies' substituted judgment: Influence of the elders' current health

The reluctance to burden others as a value in end-of-life decision making: A source of inaccuracy in substituted judgment

Family factors in end-of-life decision-making: Family conflict and proxy relationship

Knowledge, attitudes, and practice behaviors of oncology advanced practice nurses regarding advanced care planning for patients with cancer.

Ask a different question, get a different answer: Why living wills are poor guides to care preferences at the end of life

End of Life Decision-Making for Cancer Patients

Multidisciplinary family meetings in the ICU facilitate end-of-life decision making

The elderly, their families, and their caregivers

Intracerebral hemorrhage for the palliative care provider: What you need to know

Family discord and proxy decision makers' end-of-life treatment decisions

The state of advance care planning: One decade after SUPPORT

Medication prescribing for older adults

Evaluation of an educational program for long-term care nursing assistants