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at UC Davis

UC Davis family physicians provide medical care that is
leading-edge, culturally sensitive, evidence based and reflects the ideals of the medical home.

Feature Stories

Joy Melnikow, M.D.Melnikow appointed to expert panel of the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review
UC Davis physician and health policy expert Joy Melnikow has been appointed to the panel of the California Technology Assessment Forum of the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review, a nonprofit organization that evaluates evidence and makes recommendations to help patients, clinicians, insurers and policymakers interpret and use evidence to improve the quality and value of health care. Read more in the UC Davis Health System News

Anthony Jerant, M.D.Targeted interview technique could help doctors improve patient outcomes“ Improving healthy behaviors among patients with chronic disease is a priority for physicians, but how best to do so in a meaningful way during brief doctors' office visits is unclear. New UC Davis Health System research shows that physicians can quickly and easily use a directed communication approach known as SEE IT (or Self-Efficacy Enhancing Interviewing Techniques) that is designed to boost patient confidence in managing chronic disease symptoms and increase the likelihood that they will make healthy changes that improve outcomes. Published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, the study was led by Anthony Jerant, professor of family and community medicine and the SEE IT author.  Read more in the UC Davis Health System News