Allan L. Crimm, MD

Allan L. Crimm, MD

Medical School
Duke University

Internship & Residency
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Board Certification
Internal Medicine

Special Procedures & Techniques
Heart disease, congestive heart failure, hypertension, Diabetes, lung disease, sports medicine and office orthopedics, complex medical conditions

Undergraduate School
Yale University

What I like most about caring for patients is the satisfaction I gain from helping them achieve better health. I enjoy long-term relationships with many, many of my patients and often care for several generations within one family. I see patient care as a partnership that requires me to bring my extensive hospital and outpatient experience to the table. This allows me to maintain involvement in all aspects of a patient’s care, while being an effective advocate on their behalf. I ask my patients, in return, to set personal health care goals and to participate actively in their own care.

I chose medicine as a career after teaching elementary school & working with emotionally disturbed children for several years. In this path I followed my grandfather, who was one of the first physicians in this country to be trained after medical education was changed to have a more scientific basis in the second decade of the 20th century. I vividly remember accompanying him when he made hospital rounds and home visits.

In addition to seeing patients I have also been organizing a network of physician practices in the Greater Philadelphia area that are all organized on the principles of the Patient-Centered Medical Home. We are working together to improve the quality of patient care in this area.

In my spare time I enjoy being with my wife Sara and 3 children (now all teenagers!), whose artwork has been on display in my exam rooms. Together we love outdoor activities such as skiing, hiking, canoeing and camping. I also enjoy weekend barbecues and jazz and blues music.

COVID-19 Update

If you are sick or were exposed to someone with COVID-19, please contact our office. We are seeing sick patients in the office during special hours in the late afternoon, and we are still doing telehealth visits as well. We can perform both rapid COVID-19 testing and send-out COVID-19 testing at our office depending on what you need, as well as regular flu and strep testing too. Please schedule an appointment so you can discuss with a medical provider what is best for you.

Due to limited resources during the current COVID-19 surge, we will not be performing COVID-19 testing on patients who are asymptomatic and without any known exposure.

If you have been exposed to COVID-19, you should isolate at home until your appointment. The optimal window for testing is 5-7 days after an exposure, but please call us right away so we can make all of the proper arrangements for you.

If you live in the same household with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19, you are at a high risk of becoming infected. You should quarantine at home until you can be sure that you are not infected. Please schedule a telehealth visit for specific instructions for your individual situation.

Visit the CDC website for more instructions about what to do:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/care-for-someone.html
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/quarantine.html

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