Nov-Dec 2020 | Volume 103 | Issue 6
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Table of Contents
ON THE COVER
“Global medicine” is not somewhere else in the world, it’s here—and everywhere.
BY WILLIAM M. STAUFFER, MD, MSPH, FASTMH
The University of Minnesota Global Medicine Pathway Program trains residents in core competencies in cross-cultural health.
BY SARAH SPONSLER, MA, AND BRETT HENDEL-PATERSON, MD
Minnesota is home to a unique and expanding partnership that connects Minnesota-based health professionals caring for refugees with their counterparts across the world.
BY NASREEN S. QUADRI, MD; ERIN M. MANN, MPH; PATRICIA MBURU, MBCHB, GHP; AMIRA HAMADEH, MD, MPH; AND WILLIAM M. STAUFFER, MD, MSPH, FASTMH
Knowing who we are and where we come from matters when trying to build relationships and effect social change.
BY JIM BEAR JACOBS AND MICHAEL WESTERHAUS, MD
There are disparities in who gets asthma—and how it’s addressed by health care.
BY KATHY RALEIGH, PHD, AND KATHLEEN NORLIEN, MS, CPH
During the COVID-19 pandemic, many children are missing routine vaccinations.
Physicians must be stewards of good information to the community and must maintain or rebuild the trust our patients have in us.
BY ZEKE MCKINNEY, MD
LIFE IN MEDICINE
Physicians exercise all of their senses in medical practice.
BY KELLIE LEASE STECHER, MD
Should it go to health care workers or vulnerable communities first?
BY CHRISTOPHER REIF, MD, MPH, AND WILL NICHOLSON, MD
Dale Anderson, MD, believes in acting the part—of happiness.
BY LINDA PICONE
STUDENT, RESIDENT AND FELLOW RESEARCH
Delayed diagnosis of Polycythemia Vera in a patient presenting with foot ulcers
BY MICHELLE PATREGNANI AND SAMUEL IVES, MD
Metastatic Melanoma of Unknown Primary in a 28-year-old patient
BY KALPIT MODI AND SAMUEL IVES, MD
One-year retrospective quality evaluation of corporate medical director review of Department of Transportation examinations
BY MARIA N. STARCHOOK-MOORE, MD, MPH
Acute prostatitis complicated by prostatic abscess
BY CHRISTOPHER WIGER AND SAMUEL IVES, MD
Minnesota physicians’ familiarity and use of Provider Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST)
CLINICAL AND HEALTH AFFAIRS
BY KARLY BOLL, BA; BERET FITZGERALD, BA; BRUCE GREGOIRE, BS, MS; JACK INGLIS, BA; AND LISA SKARLING, BA
THE PHYSICIAN ADVOCATE
The MMA's report on policy, people and politics
MMA’s virtual Annual Conference highlights, MMA Awards, COVID impact study, work to eliminate systemic racism.
Jessica Butanis, DO, and Mitchell Bender, MD