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Saul Weiner, M.D.

Saul Weiner, M.D.

Current Position:
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Combined Residency in Medicine/Pediatrics
Section Chief, General Pediatrics

Education and Training:
Dartmouth Medical School
University of Chicago (Medicine/Pediatrics Residency)

Areas of Interest:
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Primary Care
Patient-Physician Relationship

Current Academic and/or Research Activities:
Dr. Weiner conducts research primarily in two areas: 1) He has recently carried out a study, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, that explores how large health care institutions manage patients without health insurance. 2) He is currently developing a research agenda to examine how physician individualize treatment decisions. Specifically he is interested in the concept of “contextual errors” which involve failures to identify or take account of factors in patient’s lives and circumstances that are relevant to their care.

Recent Publications:

Weiner SJ, Barnet B, Cheng TL, Daaleman TP. Processes for effective communication in primary care.Ann Intern Med. 2005 Apr 19;142(8):709-14.

Weiner SJ. From research evidence to context: the challenge of individualizing care. ACP J Club. 2004 Nov-Dec;141(3):A11-2.

Weiner SJ, VanGeest JB, Wynia MK, Cummins DS, Wilson IB. Falling into line: the impact of utilization review hassles on physicians' adherence to insurance contracts. J Clin Ethics. 2004 Summer;15(2):139-48.

Weiner SJ, Laporte M, Abrams RI, Moswin A, Warnecke R. Rationing access to care to the medically uninsured: the role of bureaucratic front-line discretion at large healthcare institutions.
Med Care. 2004 Apr;42(4):306-12.

Weiner SJ. Contextualizing medical decisions to individualize care: lessons from the qualitative sciences. J Gen Intern Med. 2004 Mar;19(3):281-5.


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