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UW General Internal Medicine

The University of Wisconsin Division of General Internal Medicine provides comprehensive primary care and diagnostic services for adults and adolescents. The faculty members provide care at centrally located and satellite clinics. Primary care is provided to members of a large university-based HMO, as well as to patients with private insurance, Medicare and medical assistance. Faculty members also provide medical care at the South Madison Health and Family Center-Harambee, which provides care to Madison's underinsured and uninsured population. All clinics use a multidisciplinary approach to care with involvement of physician assistants, nurse practitioners, RNs and behaviorists in patient care. In addition, the behavioral medicine faculty in the general internal medicine clinics provide psychiatric evaluation and counseling services for common psychosocial problems. Clinics in smoking cessation and HIV are offered by the division. The division also has an inpatient service at UW Hospital.

The faculty members are a mix of clinician-educators and clinician-researchers. Faculty members' major areas of clinical and research interests include:

  • Smoking cessation
  • Health services and disparities research
  • Care of underserved rural and urban populations
  • Sleep apnea and hypertension
  • Women's health
  • Women in medicine
  • Preventive medicine
  • Health care outcomes and quality of life assessment
  • Computer applications to medicine
  • Psychosocial aspects of health care
  • Physician job satisfaction
  • Doctor-patient interactions
  • Medical decision-making
  • HIV care