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Patricia Salber MD, MBA (@docweighsin)

Patricia Salber MD, MBA (@docweighsin)
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Patricia Salber, MD, MBA is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Doctor Weighs In. Founded in 2005 as a single-author blog, it has evolved into a multiauthored, multi-media health news site with a global audience. She has been honored by LinkedIn as one of ten Top Voices in Healthcare in both 2017 and 2018.

Dr. Salber attended the University of California 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. She also served as the lead on a dedicated Kaiser Permanente-General Motors team to help GM with its managed care strategy. After leaving KP, she worked as a physician executive including serving as EVP and Chief Medical Officer at Universal American.

She has served as a consultant or advisor to a wide variety of organizations including digital start-ups such as CliniOps, My Safety Nest, Doctor Base. 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 is also Chair of MedShare's Western Regional Council.

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Physician Compensation 2020: How Much Money Do U.S. Doctors Make Per Year?

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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Telehealth Update from ATA President Dr. Joe Kvedar

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

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

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

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

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

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

A small study of seriously ill COVID-19 patients administered acalabrutinib, a BTK inhibitor and repurposed lymphoma drug, showed very promising results.
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Doximity’s New Telehealth Application Makes It Easy to Connect

Dialer Video is Doximity's new telehealth feature that allows doctors to connect with their patients on their own cell phones with the click of a button.
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What Happened When I Fell and Broke My Shoulder

After I fell and broke my shoulder, I learned that there are many issues to consider besides the fall and fracture, including fear of falling.
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Is Your Favorite Exercise Excuse Bogus?

We all have our favorite excuse for not exercising. However, many of them do not hold up to scrutiny. Here are 12 commons exercise excuses, debunked.
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1200 Foods That Confuse and Amuse You

If you love to read about exotic foods that confuse and amuse, such as spoon worms and Singing Hinnies, then in this little gem of a book will delight you.