Jennifer J. Bergman

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Failed appointments disrupt office operations. Most studies involved hospital clinics with low socioeconomic populations, which have shown fail rates between 19 and 28 percent. Family practice centers report fail rates which vary from 5 to 11 percent. Young adults, adults with young children, and patients in low socioeconomics groups tend to increase the(More)
We conducted a prospective study comparing the diagnostic yield of standard clinical examinations and of comprehensive microbiological studies in establishing the etiology of genitourinary (GU) symptoms and the prevalence of GU tract infections in 204 women seen in a university-based family practice. Two thirds were initially seen with GU symptoms and one(More)
At the University of Washington Family Medicine Clinic, termination of pregnancy procedures were performed on 260 patients. Their records were reviewed, and an analysis was completed on demographic data, technical procedure parameters, and complication rates during and following the procedure. The majority of patients were not primigravida. Fifteen percent(More)
Associations of clothing factors and vulvovaginal symptoms, signs, and microbiology were sought in 203 women seeking care at a university family medicine clinic. Clothing factors studied were use of panty hose, underwear for sleep, cotton lining panels, and pants vs skirts. Women wearing and not wearing panty hose had similar rates of vaginitis symptoms and(More)
In an effort to improve the cost-effectiveness of primary care for low-back pain, we developed, implemented, and evaluated a physician education intervention. The program was designed to provide family physicians with specific information, tools, and techniques that our previous studies and the literature suggested should be associated with more satisfying(More)
A randomized trial of various postcard reminder "cues" was performed to improve understanding of health-related behavior and to find better strategies for improving influenza vaccination compliance. Data were gathered on 283 high-risk patients (92 per cent response rate) who received: 1) a "neutral" cue simply announcing the availability of vaccine; 2) a(More)
This study compares potassium hydroxide (KOH), Microstix-Candida, and Nickerson's medium with Sabouraud agar in the isolation of Candida. Of 204 symptomatic and asymptomatic women, 36 had Sabouraud cultures positive for Candida. The KOH preparation demonstrated both poor sensitivity and poor predictive value in the isolation of Candida, while(More)
Two hundred four female subjects symptomatic and asymptomatic for genitourinary disease were evaluated for Candida vaginitis. All were questioned regarding the presence or absence of a variety of symptoms related to the genitourinary system, including vaginal discharge, its color, if present, pruritus, dysuria, and the like. Additionally, all subjects were(More)