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L. Patrick James, MD

L. Patrick James, MD
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L. Patrick James, MD, is a senior medical director at Quest Diagnostics. Prior to assuming this role, he served in other senior leadership roles within Quest. Before joining Quest Diagnostics, Dr. James served LabOne as Executive Vice President for Pathology and Laboratory Services. He spent nine years with Health Midwest, a 14 hospital integrated delivery system in Kansas City, as Medical Director of Hospital Integration Dr. James’ experience spans Research Medical Center, St. Joseph Hospital in Denver, Colorado, and National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. James earned his medical degree with honors from St. Louis University. He performed his internship and residency training in anatomic and clinical pathology with board certification at the National Naval Medical Center and post-graduate training in cytopathology with board certification at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
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4 Things Doctors Can Do to Improve Medication Adherence

A new study found that 1/4 of patients say there have been times when they forgot to take some of their medications or took the wrong ones. Yet, less than 1 in 10 patients report medication adherence as a concern. Here are 4 steps physicians can take to improve medication adherence and get patients on the same page as their primary clinicians.