About the Journal

Journal Overview

Sponsored by the National Permanente Medical Groups, The Permanente Journal is a peer-reviewed journal of medical science, social science in medicine, and medical humanities. The Permanente Journal (ISSN 1552-5767) is published quarterly by The Permanente Press. The Permanente Journal is available online (ISSN 1552-5775) at www.thepermanentejournal.org.

 

Journal subscriptions are entered for the calendar year. Advance payment in US dollars is required. For information about subscriptions, missing issues, billing, subscription renewal, and back issues, e-mail: permanente.journal@kp.org.

 

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The Permanente Journal
500 NE Multnomah St, Suite 100
Portland, Oregon, 97232
Phone: 503-813-3286
Fax: 503-813-2348
E-mail: permanente.journal@kp.org

 

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Collections of articles printed in The Permanente Journal are available as PDF's. Also available are PDF collections of abstracts with links to relevant articles previously published in The Permanente Journal.

 

Physicians may earn up to 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit per article for reading and analyzing the designated CME articles published in each edition of TPJ. Each edition has four articles available for review. Other clinicians for whom CME is acceptable in meeting educational requirements may report up to four hours of participation. The CME evaluation form may be completed online or via mobile Web at www.tpjcme.org.

 

The Permanente Journal welcomes requests for reprints and reproduction.

Editorial Board

Tom Janisse, MD
Publisher and Editor-in-Chief

Lee Jacobs, MD
Associate Editor-in-Chief
 

SENIOR EDITORS

Vincent Felitti, MD
Preventative Medicine, Book Reviews

 

Eric Macy, MD
Research

Gus M Garmel, MD, FACEP, FAAEM
Clinical Medicine

 

Scott Rasgon, MD
Corridor Consult

Arthur Klatsky, MD
Original Articles

ASSOCIATE EDITORS

James J Annesi, PhD, FAAHB, FTOS, FAPA
Health Behavior Research

 

 

Carrie Davino-Ramaya, MD
Medical Review

 

 

Lisa Herrinton, PhD
Health Systems Research

 

 

David Riley, MD
Case Reports

 

 

Gretchen Summer, PhD, RN
Nursing Research and Practice

 

 

Winston F Wong, MD, MS
Community Benefit, Disparities Improvement and Quality Initiatives

Ricky Chen, MD
Medicine in Society

 

 

Charles Elder, MD
Integrative Medicine

 

 

Robert Hogan, MD
Family Medicine, Health Information Technology

 

 

Ruth Shaber, MD
Women’s Health

 

 

KM Tan, MD
Continuing Medical Education

 

 

Scott S Young, MD
Care Management Institute and Quality

Gary W Chien, MD
Surgery

 

 

Philip I Haigh, MD, MSc, FRCSC, FACS
Surgery

 

 

Ashok Krishnaswami, MD, MAS
Cardiology

 

 

John Stull, MD, MPH
Spirit of Medicine Dialogues

 

 

Calvin Weisberger, MD
Cognitive Clinical Medicine

Maher A Abbas, MD, FACS, FASCRS
Chief, Digestive Disease Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Abu Dhabi, UAE; Professor of Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio

 

Richard Abrohams, MD
Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, The Southeast Permanente Medical Group, Atlanta, Georgia

 

Fábio Ferreira Amorim, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine, Escola Superior de Ciências da Saúde in the Department of Postgraduate and Extension Activities, Brasilia, Brazil

 

Stanley W Ashley, MD
Chief Medical Officer, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Frank Sawyer Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School; Attending Surgeon, Gastrointestinal Cancer Center, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts

 

Thomas Bodenheimer, MD
Professor, Dept of Family and
Community Medicine, University
of California, San Francisco

 

Brian Budenholzer, MD
Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina

 

Alexander M Carson, RN, PhD
Associate Dean of Research and Enterprise at the Institute of Health, Medical Sciences and Society at Glyndwr University in Wrexham, Wales, United Kingdom

 

Irene Carvalho, PhD
Clinical Neurosciences and Mental Health Department, School of Medicine, Oporto University, Porto-Portugal, Oporto, Portugal

 

Shamir O Cawich, MBBS, DM
Department of Surgery, St Augustine Campus, University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago

 

Rita Charon, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine, Founder and Executive Director of the Program in Narrative Medicine at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University Medical Center, New York, New York

 

Dan Cherkin, PhD
Senior Scientific Investigator, Group Health Cooperative, and Affiliate Professor, Dept of Family Medicine and School of Public Health—Health Services, University of Washington, Seattle

 

Mitsuro Chiba, MD, PhD
Department of Gastroenterology, Akita City Hospital, Kawamoto , Akita, Japan

 

Robert R Cima, MD, FACS, FASCRS
Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery; Vice Chairman, Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

 

Ellen Cosgrove, MD
Vice Dean, Academic Affairs and Education, University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Medicine, Las Vegas, Nevada

Quentin Eichbaum, MD, PhD, MPH, MFA, MMCH, FCAP
Associate Director of Transfusion Medicine; Associate Professor of Pathology; Associate Professor of Medical Education and Administration; Director, Fellowship Program in Transfusion Medicine; Member, Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health; Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee

 

Richard Frankel, PhD
Professor of Medicine and Geriatrics, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis

 

Carol Havens, MD
Family Practice and Addiction Medicine, Director of Clinical Education, The Permanente Medical Group, Oakland, California

 

James T Hardee, MD
Internal Medicine, Colorado Permanente Medical Group; Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Westminster

 

Arthur Hayward, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of General Medicine, Dept of Internal Medicine, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland

 

Catherine Hickie, MBBS
Director of Clinical Training, Bloomfield Hospital, Greater Western Area Health Service; Conjoint Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry, University of New
South Wales, Australia

 

Gunver Sophia Kienle, Dr Med
Senior Researcher, University of Witten/Herdecke, Institute for Applied Epistemology and Medical Methodology, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
 
 
Anna Luise Kirkengen, MD, PhD
Department of General Practice Research, Institute of Community Medicine, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway

 

Thomas E Kottke, MD
Medical Director for Well-Being, HealthPartners; Consulting Cardiologist, HealthPartners Medical Group; Senior Clinical Investigator, HealthPartners Institute for Education and Research; Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

 

Tieraona Low Dog, MD
Fellowship Director, Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine, LaJolla, California; Director, Integrative Medicine Concepts, Pecos, New Mexico; President, My Own Health; Director, Scientific and Regulatory Affairs, Healthy Lifestyle Brands; Tempe, Arizona

Lewis Mehl-Madrona, MD, PhD, MPhil
Director of Geriatric Education, Maine Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency; Director of Education and Training, Coyote Institute, Augusta, Maine

 

Colin G Murphy, MCh, FRCSI
Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, Galway University Hospitals, Newcastle, Galway, Ireland

 

Michel M Murr, MD, FACS
Director of Bariatric Surgery, Chief of Surgery, Tampa General Hospital, Florida

 

Sylvestre Quevedo, MD
Department of Medicine and Global Health Sciences, University of California, San Francisco

 

Ilan Rubinfeld, MD, MBA, FACS, FCCP
Director, Surgical Intensive Care; Associate Program Director, General Surgery Residency; Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan; Assistant Professor of Surgery, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan

 

Marilyn Schlitz, PhD
Chief Executive Officer of Worldview Enterprises, LLC, and Senior Fellow and President Emeritus at the Institute of Noetic Sciences in Petaluma, CA; Professor in and the Chair of the Doctor of Philosophy in Transpersonal Psychology program at Sofia University in Palo Alto, CA

 

Tido von Schoen-Angerer, MD, MPH
Researcher, ARCIM Institute, Filderstadt, Germany, Attending Physician, Department of Pediatrics, Fribourg Hospital, Switzerland

 

Audrey Shafer, MD
Associate Professor, Dept of Anesthesia, Co-Director, Biomedical Ethics & Medical Humanities Scholarly Concentration, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, California

 

Mark Snyder, MD
Specialist Leader, Electronic Medical Record Implementation and Physician Adoption; Deloitte Consulting, LLP, McLean, Virginia

 

Swee Yaw Tan, MBchB (Edin), MRCP (UK), ACSM, FAMS
Senior Consultant Cardiologist, National Heart Centre, Adjunct Assistant Professor Duke National University of Singapore Graduate Medical School, Singapore

 

William L Toffler, MD
Professor Emeritas of Family Medicine, Oregon Health and Sciences University, Portland

 

Paul Wallace, MD
Senior Vice President and Director, Center for Comparative Effectiveness Research, The Lewin Group, Falls Church, Virginia

The Editorial Staff have disclosed that they have no personal, professional, or financial involvement in any of the manuscripts they might judge. Should a conflict arise in the future, the Editorial Staff have agreed to recuse themselves regarding any specific manuscripts. The Editorial Staff also will not use the information gained through working with manuscripts for private gain.

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Portland, Oregon, 97232
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Contact Us

Journal subscriptions are entered for the calendar year. Advance payment in US dollars is required. For information about subscriptions, missing issues, billing, subscription renewal, and back issues, e-mail: permanente.journal@kp.org.

 

Periodicals postage paid at Portland and at additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER, send all address changes to:

 

The Permanente Journal
500 NE Multnomah St, Suite 100
Portland, Oregon, 97232
Phone: 503-813-3286
Fax: 503-813-2348
E-mail: permanente.journal@kp.org

 
Please include both old and new addresses.

EDITORIAL AND PUBLISHING OFFICE

Merry Parker
Managing Editor & Publisher

 

 

Max McMillen, ELS
Senior Editor & Staff Writer

Lynette Leisure
Creative Director

 

 

Christopher Dauterman, MBA
Web Developer & Analyst

Amy Eakin
Business & Publishing
Operations Manager

 

 

Ian Kimmich, ELS
Copy Editor & Publishing Coordinator

Subscriptions

The Permanente Journal (ISSN 1552-5767) is published quarterly by The Permanente Press. Journal subscriptions are entered for the calendar year. Advance payment in US dollars is required.

Circulation

25,000 print readers per quarter, 7,628 eTOC readers, and in 2016, 1.4 million page views on TPJ articles in PubMed from a broad international readership.

Letters

Articles, editorials, letters to the editor, and other material represent the opinion of the authors. Send your comments to permanente.journal@kp.org.


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