MCW General Internal Medicine News

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Dr. Mackinnon Discusses Tick Bites and Lyme Disease

Sept. 14 - Dr. Jennifer Mackinnon discussed tick bites and Lyme disease in a report on NBC-TV/Channel 4. NBC-TV/Channel 4

Importance of generics for breast cancer patients

July 28 - Joan M. Neuner, MD, MPH, associate professor of medicine (general internal), has authored a recently-published article in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, The introduction of generic aromatase inhibitors and treatment adherence among Medicare D enrollees. This paper showed for the first time the importance of the availability of lower-priced generic medications in cancer care, showing that patient adherence to the oral breast cancer treatments called aromatase inhibitors improved after they became generically available.

Dr. Mackinnon Discusses Skin Cancer Dangers for Young Women

May 21 - Dr. Jennifer Mackinnon discusses skin cancer dangers for young women in an interview with NBC-TV/Channel 4. Skin cancer is the leading cause of death for women in their 20’s. TMJ4

Dr. Muntz Discusses Opportunities to Practice High-Value, Cost-Conscious Care

Apr. 28 - Dr. Marty Muntz (Medicine – General Internal) authored a blog on how MCW’s internal medicine clerkship exposes medical students to opportunities to practice high-value, cost-conscious care. The post originally appeared in the Costs of Care Blog.

Internal Medicine Clinic renewed as a patient-centered medical home

Apr. 7 - The Internal Medicine Clinic located in the Froedtert Specialty Clinics Building has been renewed as a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). The Internal Medicine Clinic (IMC) was first recognized in 2012 and the PCMH designation is now active through 2018.

Zablocki VA Chief of Staff wins national John D. Chase Award

Mar. 12 - Michael Erdmann, MD, Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine) and Associate Dean and Chief of Staff at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center, is the winner of the 2014 national John D. Chase Award for Executive Excellence from the Veterans Health Administration.

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