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Patricia Salber, MD, MBA

Patricia Salber, MD, MBA
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Patricia Salber, MD, MBA is the Founder. CEO, and Editor-in-Chief of The Doctor Weighs In (TDWI). Founded in 2005 as a single-author blog, it has evolved into a multi-authored, multi-media health information site with a global audience. She has worked hard to ensure that TDWI is a trusted resource for health information on a wide variety of health topics. Moreover, Dr. Salber is widely acknowledged as an important contributor to the health information space, including having been honored by LinkedIn as one of ten Top Voices in Healthcare in both 2017 and 2018.

Dr. Salber has a long list of peer-reviewed publications as well as publications in trade and popular press. She has published two books, the latest being “Connected Health: Improving Care, Safety, and Efficiency with Wearables and IoT solutions. She has hosted podcasts and video interviews with many well-known healthcare experts and innovators. Spreading the word about health and healthcare innovation is her passion.

She attended the University of California Berkeley for her undergraduate and graduate studies and UC San Francisco for medical school, internal medicine residency, and endocrine fellowship. She also completed a Pew Fellowship in Health Policy at the affiliated Institute for Health Policy Studies. She earned an MBA with a health focus at the University of California Irvine.

She joined Kaiser Permanente (KP)where she practiced emergency medicine as a board-certified internist and emergency physician before moving into administration. She served as the first Physician Director for National Accounts at the Permanente Federation. And, also served as the lead on a dedicated Kaiser Permanente-General Motors team to help GM with its managed care strategy. GM was the largest private purchaser of healthcare in the world at that time. After leaving KP, she worked as a physician executive in a number of health plans, including serving as EVP and Chief Medical Officer at Universal American.

She consults and/or advises a wide variety of organizations including digital start-ups such as CliniOps, My Safety Nest, and Doctor Base (acquired). She currently consults with Duty First Consulting as well as Faegre, Drinker, Biddle, and Reath, LLP.

Pat serves on the Board of Trustees of MedShare, a global humanitarian organization. She chairs the organization’s Development Committee and she also chairs MedShare's Western Regional Council.

Dr. Salber is married and lives with her husband and dog in beautiful Marin County in California. She has three grown children and two granddaughters with whom she loves to travel.

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People Should Prove They’ve Earned the Right to Have a Gun

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A consistent feature of many mass murders in the US is easy access to guns. We could fix this without a ban if we would do what Japan does.
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Osteoporosis: Do You Know Your Risk of Fragility Fractures?

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A fragility fracture may be the first obvious sign of osteoporosis. It should trigger an evaluation of bone health, including bone density.
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Looking for a Personal Trainer? 10 Questions to Ask Before Hiring One

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Bringing on a personal trainer can be a key to finally getting fit. Here are 10 questions you should ask before hiring one.
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Physician Compensation 2020: How Much Money Do U.S. Doctors Make Per Year?

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Doximity's Physician Compensation report revealed that income growth slowed and the gender wage gap grew in 2020 due to the pandemic..
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Fake Health News: How to Recognize It So You Can Stay Safe

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Fake health news stories are flooding the internet. Here's how you can determine the credibility of the information and its publisher.
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Telehealth Update from ATA President Dr. Joe Kvedar

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Joe Kvedar, MD, President of ATA, joins Pat Salber, MD, CEO and Editor of The Doctor Weighs In, for an in-depth telehealth update.
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COVID19: The Impact of the Early Failure to Respond

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The well-documented COVID19 chapter of Abramson's book, Proof of Conspiracy, details our early failure to respond. Here's why it matters.
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How to Stay Excited and In Love with a Career in Medicine

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If you combine an insatiable desire to expand skills with a fearlessness to walk away, you can have a long, exciting career in medicine.
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Dealing with a Rare Eye Disease in the Midst of COVID19

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After being diagnosed with a rare eye disease, a doctor learns the best treatment is immunosuppression-a risky choice in the midst of COVID19
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Clinical Care of Cancer Patients in the Age of COVID

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Dr. Bobby Reddy discusses the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the care of cancer patients, including changes to treatment and way care is delivered.
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Mental Health After a Disaster: Lessons from Katrina

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The RISK studies on survivors' mental health after the Katrina disaster provide a road map of how we should respond to disastrous hurricanes in the future.
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Exciting New Research on COVID-19: BTK Inhibition

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A small study of seriously ill COVID-19 patients administered acalabrutinib, a BTK inhibitor and repurposed lymphoma drug, showed very promising results.