John R Brill

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OBJECTIVE To provide an opportunity for fourth-year students at the University of Wisconsin Medical School in Madison to immerse in urban community medicine during a 34-week program. This experience enhances the integrity of the fourth year as well as merges medicine and public health perspectives in medical education as called for by the Medicine and(More)
OBJECTIVE The "community-responsive" primary care provider has a population health perspective and is prevention-oriented, culturally competent, collaborative, and an active community leader and patient advocate. To encourage residents to value this level of community involvement and possess the requisite knowledge and skills, St. Luke's family practice(More)
Urinary tract infection (UTI) is the most common urologic disorder and one of the most common conditions for which physicians are consulted. Patients at increased risk for UTI include women; diabetics; the immunocompromised; and those with anatomic abnormalities, impaired mobility, incontinence, advanced age, and instrumentation. Antibiotic therapy aims to(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Fiberoptic flexible sigmoidoscopy (FFS) is widely used by family physicians to evaluate abdominal problems and screen for colorectal cancer. We evaluated data on exams performed by family practice residents to determine the number of supervised procedures needed for technical proficiency at FFS. METHODS We reviewed data recorded(More)
Anemia is a common problem that is often discovered on routine laboratory tests. Its prevalence increases with age, reaching 44 percent in men older than 85 years. Normocytic anemia is the most frequently encountered type of anemia. Anemia of chronic disease, the most common normocytic anemia, is found in 6 percent of adult patients hospitalized by family(More)
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) cause tremendous morbidity, great costs, and numerous avoidable deaths in the United States each year. STIs in men can present as discharge, ulcers, papules, infestations, or systemic disease, but most commonly STIs present without any symptoms. Molecular techniques, single-dose antibiotics and antivirals, and(More)
Neonatal circumcision is one of the most common procedures performed by family physicians and is a recommended procedure for resident training. Few models or simulators exist. A model of neonatal genitalia was constructed using a cocktail wiener covered by a surgical glove finger. A competency checklist was used to review the steps of the procedure.(More)