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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.

Depression Screening: Has the USPSTF Lost its Voice of Caution?

Unlike the recommendations in Britain and Canada, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) advises screening all adults and teens for depression. Some experts fear it will lead to overdiagnosis and overtreatment.

The Stale and Failed Health Policies of Republican ACA Replacement Plans

Some policies showing up in the Republican ACA replacement proposals are the same ones they've proposed for years even though they have already proved to be unsuccessful.
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Do It Yourself Sperm Counts In The Privacy Of Your Home

The Trak Male Fertility Testing System helps men monitor key fertility parameters & correlate them to lifestyle factors known to impact sperm quality.
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Why Are So Many People Taking Their Chances with Osteoporosis?

Despite being a physician, trained in endocrinology, and now pretty up-to-date on the treatment of osteoporosis, I just could not bring myself to tell my physician that I would take bisphosphonates. Why is that?

The Best Ways to Repel Mosquitoes in the Age of Zika

In the age of Zika, knowing which insect repellents are safe and effective, is more important than ever. Here's a quick review.

Drugs, Falls, & Fractures: A Missed Opportunity in Osteoporosis

Not only are we failing to reduce overall use of drugs associated with fractures, but only a fraction of people who are eligible for prescriptions for bone strengthening drugs are getting them.
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Zika May Harm Adult Brains, Too

A new study shows that Zika virus infects adult brain cells suggesting that the consequences of the infection may be far greater than previously thought.
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Do You Know Your Risk of Fragility Fractures?

Osteoporosis is known to increase the risk of fragility fractures, but, many people don't know that they have low bone density until they break a bone.