On the Tuesday, February 23rd episode of the Dr. Paula Show on Health Literacy,  Dr. Paula Allen-Meares will be interviewing  Dr. Bill Galanter, M.D.  The show will air at 11:00am.

Dr. Galanter is a practicing primary care physician, educator and health services researcher. He teaches a range of topics from specific chronic disease management liWilliam Galanterke Hypertension and Diabetes Mellitus, to classes on how to read papers appropriately, how and when to use medications and 1 on 1 mentoring in how to talk to patients. He has appointments in both the colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy.

He is the chair of our health systems Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee and the Senior Associate Health Information Officer. He is the physician point person for medication use and medication safety. He designs and implement health IT solutions to medication safety.

His research and curricular development centers on appropriate medication use, from the education of clinicians in how and when to use pharmacologic therapy, to designing computer interventions to prevent and detect errors, to improving educational materials for patients.

If you have any suggestions for topics or interviews you would like to hear on the Dr. Paula Show, let us know! Contact Brienne Lowry at bdavis7@uic.edu.


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