The Doctor Weighs In started as a blog about obesity and weight loss in 2005. As years passed, TDWI began to add a cadre of wonderful writers, both regular and occasional contributors. As our contributors expanded, so did the topics that we covered. We now publish evidence-based stories about almost every topic in healthcare arranged by the following categories: Policy, Tech, Lifestyle, Medical Care, and Psych.
PPat Salber is a board certified internist and emergency physician who practiced at Kaiser Permanente until transitioning into a national executive position as the organization’s first Director of National Accounts. Over the course of her career, she has worked as a physician executive for a variety of healthcare organizations. Currently, she serves as a consultant to CMS and speaks and moderates at both national and international healthcare conferences. She also serves on advisory councils of global non-profits and companies such as CliniOps, a health technology startup that is developing cutting edge software to support clinical trials. She is a media partner to the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health and Safety (PPAHS). As a proponent of high-quality healthcare content, Pat writes for TDWI and other healthcare blogs, has published on a variety of topics in both peer-reviewed journals and trade publications. Her book, The Physician’s Guide to Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse, was one of the first books on the topic written specifically for health care professionals.
Founder & Editor-in-Chief
Physician Editor of Tech
Director of (Almost) Everything & Managing Editor
Assistant Director & Creatives
Social Media Manager and Research Analyst