Dr. Paula Jacobus, MD

Dr. Paula Jacobus, MD

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Geriatric Medicine  |  
Female  |  
61 y/o
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Dr. Paula Jacobus, MD is a geriatric medicine doctor who practices in Allentown, PA. She is 61 years old and has been practicing for 33 years.

LVPG Geriatric Medicine-17th Street

1627 Chew St

Allentown, PA 18102
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

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Top Care Areas

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Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
very high
more than 97% of peers
Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
high
more than 88% of peers
Hypertension
high
more than 79% of peers

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Specialties

  • Geriatric Medicine
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Board Certifications

  • Geriatric Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anemia
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Ataxia
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Bedsores
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bruise of Face, Scalp, or Neck
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Substances Taken Internally
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dizziness
  • Dysentery
  • Dyshydrotic Eczema
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Emphysema
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophagitis
  • Essential Tremor
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Glaucoma
  • Gout
  • Hair Loss
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hives
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Joint Pain
  • Kidney Stone Pain (Renal Colic)
  • Knee Disorders
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lyme Disease
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nausea
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Perimenopause
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyuria
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rash
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Sepsis
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • Spondylosis
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Tinnitus
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Ulcer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Hesitancy
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Warts
  • Yeast Infections

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Procedures

  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Care Coordination for Complex Conditions and Procedures
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Immunization
  • Liver Function Test
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Wellness Examination

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Pennsylvania.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • York Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Vet Affairs Med Center W La
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • York Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Of California-Los Angeles
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Jacobus has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Jacobus' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Jacobus to family and friends
3.7
based on 6 total reviews
Dr. Jacobus' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Jacobus accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
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  • Amerihealth
    Personal Choice PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health America PPO
    Southern Health PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Community Blue PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Jacobus has admitting privileges

Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest
1200 S Cedar Crest Blvd
Allentown, PA 18103
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Lehigh Valley Hospital - 17th Street
1627 Chew St
Allentown, PA 18102
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Lehigh Valley Hospital - Muhlenberg
2545 Schoenersville Rd
Bethlehem, PA 18017
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