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Jack Westfall

TitleProfessor-Clinical
InstitutionUniversity of Colorado Denver - Anschutz Medical Campus
DepartmentSOM-FM General Operations
Phone303/724-9712

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    1. Wright MA, Yang ML, Parsons JA, Westfall JM, Yee AS. Consider muscle disease in children with elevated transaminase. J Am Board Fam Med. 2012 Jul-Aug; 25(4):536-40. PMID: 22773723.
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    2. WestRasmus EK, Pineda-Reyes F, Tamez M, Westfall JM. Promotores de salud and community health workers: an annotated bibliography. Fam Community Health. 2012 Apr-Jun; 35(2):172-82. PMID: 22367264.
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    3. Walker T, Deutchman M, Ingram B, Walker E, Westfall JM. Endoscopy training in primary care: innovative training program to increase access to endoscopy in primary care. Fam Med. 2012 Mar; 44(3):171-7. PMID: 22399479.
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    4. Westfall JM, Battaglia C, Mills M. Quality of care in critical access hospitals. JAMA. 2011 Oct 19; 306(15):1653-4; author reply 1654-5. PMID: 22009095.
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    5. Robinson K, Westfall J. NAPCRG puts the increase of primary care research funding at the top of the priority list. Ann Fam Med. 2011 Sep-Oct; 9(5):468-9. PMID: 21911770.
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    6. Bender BG, Dickinson P, Rankin A, Wamboldt FS, Zittleman L, Westfall JM. The Colorado Asthma Toolkit Program: a practice coaching intervention from the High Plains Research Network. J Am Board Fam Med. 2011 May-Jun; 24(3):240-8. PMID: 21551395.
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    7. Westfall JM, Zittleman L, Staton EW, Parnes B, Smith PC, Niebauer LJ, Fernald DH, Quintela J, Van Vorst RF, Dickinson LM, Pace WD. Card studies for observational research in practice. Ann Fam Med. 2011 Jan-Feb; 9(1):63-8. PMID: 21242563.
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    8. Renner DM, Westfall JM, Wilroy LA, Ginde AA. The influence of loan repayment on rural healthcare provider recruitment and retention in Colorado. Rural Remote Health. 2010 Oct-Dec; 10(4):1605. PMID: 21070088.
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    9. Helland LC, Westfall JM, Camargo CA, Rogers J, Ginde AA. Motivations and barriers for recruitment of new emergency medicine residency graduates to rural emergency departments. Ann Emerg Med. 2010 Dec; 56(6):668-73. PMID: 20875691.
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    10. Bender BG, Apter A, Bogen DK, Dickinson P, Fisher L, Wamboldt FS, Westfall JM. Test of an interactive voice response intervention to improve adherence to controller medications in adults with asthma. J Am Board Fam Med. 2010 Mar-Apr; 23(2):159-65. PMID: 20207925.
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    11. Westfall JM. Reform, reform everywhere and not a primary care dollar to drink. Ann Fam Med. 2010 Mar-Apr; 8(2):179-80. PMID: 20212306.
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    12. Hicks PC, Bublitz Emsermann C, Westfall JM, Parnes B. Comparison of HTN management in patients with diabetes between rural and urban primary care clinics in Northeastern Colorado - a report from SNOCAP. Rural Remote Health. 2010 Jan-Mar; 10(1):1279. PMID: 20148599.
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    13. Overholser L, Zittleman L, Kempe A, Bublitz Emsermann C, Froshaug DB, Main DS, Araya-Guerra R, Felzien M, Westfall JM. Use of colon cancer testing in rural Colorado primary care practices. J Gen Intern Med. 2009 Oct; 24(10):1095-100. PMID: 19711136.
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    14. Zittleman L, Emsermann C, Dickinson M, Norman N, Winkelman K, Linn G, Westfall JM. Increasing colon cancer testing in rural Colorado: evaluation of the exposure to a community-based awareness campaign. BMC Public Health. 2009 Aug 10; 9:288. PMID: 19664277.
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    15. Parnes B, Smith PC, Gilroy C, Quintela J, Emsermann CB, Dickinson LM, Westfall JM. Lack of impact of direct-to-consumer advertising on the physician-patient encounter in primary care: a SNOCAP report. Ann Fam Med. 2009 Jan-Feb; 7(1):41-6. PMID: 19139448.
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    16. Rim SH, Zittleman L, Westfall JM, Overholser L, Froshaug D, Coughlin SS. Knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and personal practices regarding colorectal cancer screening among health care professionals in rural Colorado: a pilot survey. J Rural Health. 2009; 25(3):303-8. PMID: 19566617.
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    17. Mold JW, Pasternak A, McCaulay A, Manca D, Rubin G, Westfall J, Beasley J, Hickner J, Fagnan LJ, Handley M, Haddy R, Hankey T. Definitions of common terms relevant to primary care research. Ann Fam Med. 2008 Nov-Dec; 6(6):570-1. PMID: 19001315.
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    18. Westfall JM, Kiefe CI, Weissman NW, Goudie A, Centor RM, Williams OD, Allison JJ. Does interhospital transfer improve outcome of acute myocardial infarction? A propensity score analysis from the Cardiovascular Cooperative Project. BMC Cardiovasc Disord. 2008 Sep 09; 8:22. PMID: 18782452.
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    19. Voorhees K, Fernald DH, Emsermann C, Zittleman L, Smith PC, Parnes B, Winkelman K, Westfall JM. Underinsurance in primary care: a report from the State Networks of Colorado Ambulatory Practices and Partners (SNOCAP). J Am Board Fam Med. 2008 Jul-Aug; 21(4):309-16. PMID: 18612057.
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    20. Van Vorst RF, Araya-Guerra R, Felzien M, Fernald D, Elder N, Duclos C, Westfall JM. Rural community members' perceptions of harm from medical mistakes: a High Plains Research Network (HPRN) Study. J Am Board Fam Med. 2007 Mar-Apr; 20(2):135-43. PMID: 17341749.
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    21. Westfall JM, Mold J, Fagnan L. Practice-based research--"Blue Highways" on the NIH roadmap. JAMA. 2007 Jan 24; 297(4):403-6. PMID: 17244837.
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    22. Young WF, McGloin J, Zittleman L, West DR, Westfall JM. Predictors of colorectal screening in rural Colorado: testing to prevent colon cancer in the high plains research network. J Rural Health. 2007; 23(3):238-45. PMID: 17565524.
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    23. Hansen LB, Saseen JJ, Westfall JM, Holcomb S, Nuzum DS, Pace WD. Evaluating sample medications in primary care: a practice-based research network study. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2006 Dec; 32(12):688-92. PMID: 17220158.
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    24. Hicks PC, Westfall JM, Van Vorst RF, Bublitz Emsermann C, Dickinson LM, Pace W, Parnes B. Action or inaction? Decision making in patients with diabetes and elevated blood pressure in primary care. Diabetes Care. 2006 Dec; 29(12):2580-5. PMID: 17130188.
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    25. Coughlin SS, Costanza ME, Fernandez ME, Glanz K, Lee JW, Smith SA, Stroud L, Tessaro I, Westfall JM, Weissfeld JL, Blumenthal DS. CDC-funded intervention research aimed at promoting colorectal cancer screening in communities. Cancer. 2006 Sep 01; 107(5 Suppl):1196-204. PMID: 16802326.
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    26. Hildebrandt DE, Westfall JM, Fernald DH, Pace WD. Harm resulting from inappropriate telephone triage in primary care. J Am Board Fam Med. 2006 Sep-Oct; 19(5):437-42. PMID: 16951292.
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    27. Gutierrez G, Sills M, Bublitz CD, Westfall JM. Sports-related injuries in the United States: who gets care and who does not. Clin J Sport Med. 2006 Mar; 16(2):136-41. PMID: 16603883.
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    28. Westfall JM, Van Vorst RF, McGloin J, Selker HP. Triage and diagnosis of chest pain in rural hospitals: implementation of the ACI-TIPI in the High Plains Research Network. Ann Fam Med. 2006 Mar-Apr; 4(2):153-8. PMID: 16569719.
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    29. Kutner JS, Westfall JM, Morrison EH, Beach MC, Jacobs EA, Rosenblatt RA. Facilitating collaboration among academic generalist disciplines: a call to action. Ann Fam Med. 2006 Mar-Apr; 4(2):172-6. PMID: 16569722.
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    30. Westfall JM, VanVorst RF, Main DS, Herbert C. Community-based participatory research in practice-based research networks. Ann Fam Med. 2006 Jan-Feb; 4(1):8-14. PMID: 16449391.
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    31. Hansen LB, Fernald D, Araya-Guerra R, Westfall JM, West D, Pace W. Pharmacy clarification of prescriptions ordered in primary care: a report from the Applied Strategies for Improving Patient Safety (ASIPS) collaborative. J Am Board Fam Med. 2006 Jan-Feb; 19(1):24-30. PMID: 16492002.
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    32. Parnes B, Niebauer L, Holcomb S, Dickinson M, Westfall J, Vanvorst B, Pace W. Provider deferred decisions on hemoglobin A1c results: a report from the Colorado Research Network (CaReNet) and the High Plains Research Network (HPRN). J Am Board Fam Med. 2006 Jan-Feb; 19(1):20-3. PMID: 16492001.
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    33. Van Vorst RF, Crane LA, Barton PL, Kutner JS, Kallail KJ, Westfall JM. Barriers to quality care for dying patients in rural communities. J Rural Health. 2006; 22(3):248-53. PMID: 16824170.
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    34. Reed MM, Westfall JM, Bublitz C, Battaglia C, Fickenscher A. Birth outcomes in Colorado's undocumented immigrant population. BMC Public Health. 2005 Oct 04; 5:100. PMID: 16202159.
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    35. Kutner JS, Main DS, Westfall JM, Pace W. The practice-based research network as a model for end-of-life care research: challenges and opportunities. Cancer Control. 2005 Jul; 12(3):186-95. PMID: 16062166.
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    36. Smith PC, Araya-Guerra R, Bublitz C, Parnes B, Dickinson LM, Van Vorst R, Westfall JM, Pace WD. Missing clinical information during primary care visits. JAMA. 2005 Feb 02; 293(5):565-71. PMID: 15687311.
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    37. Nowels D, McGloin J, Westfall JM, Holcomb S. Validation of the EQ-5D quality of life instrument in patients after myocardial infarction. Qual Life Res. 2005 Feb; 14(1):95-105. PMID: 15789944.
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    38. Hildebrandt DE, Westfall JM, Nicholas RA, Smith PC, Stern J. Are frequent callers to family physicians high utilizers? Ann Fam Med. 2004 Nov-Dec; 2(6):546-8. PMID: 15576539.
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    39. Steiner JF, Kempe A, Davidson AJ, Dickinson WP, Westfall JM, Berman S, Kutner JS, DeGruy FV. The case for interdepartmental research in primary care. Acad Med. 2004 Jul; 79(7):617-22. PMID: 15234910.
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    40. Fernald DH, Pace WD, Harris DM, West DR, Main DS, Westfall JM. Event reporting to a primary care patient safety reporting system: a report from the ASIPS collaborative. Ann Fam Med. 2004 Jul-Aug; 2(4):327-32. PMID: 15335131.
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    41. Parnes BL, Main DS, Dickinson LM, Niebauer L, Holcomb S, Westfall JM, Pace WD. Clinical decisions regarding HbA1c results in primary care: a report from CaReNet and HPRN. Diabetes Care. 2004 Jan; 27(1):13-6. PMID: 14693959.
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    42. Westfall JM. Evaluation of patients with chest pain. Am J Cardiol. 2004 Jan 01; 93(1):129. PMID: 14697488.
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    43. Westfall JM, Fernald DH, Staton EW, VanVorst R, West D, Pace WD. Applied strategies for improving patient safety: a comprehensive process to improve care in rural and frontier communities. J Rural Health. 2004; 20(4):355-62. PMID: 15551852.
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    44. Parnes BL, Westfall JM. An elderly woman with severe anxiety associated with anticipated use of an interpreter. J Am Board Fam Pract. 2003 May-Jun; 16(3):255-6. PMID: 12755255.
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    45. Saseen JJ, MacLaughlin EJ, Westfall JM. Treatment of uncomplicated hypertension: are ACE inhibitors and calcium channel blockers as effective as diuretics and beta-blockers? J Am Board Fam Pract. 2003 Mar-Apr; 16(2):156-64. PMID: 12665182.
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    46. Hildebrandt DE, Westfall JM, Smith PC. After-hours telephone triage affects patient safety. J Fam Pract. 2003 Mar; 52(3):222-7. PMID: 12620177.
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    47. Smith PC, Westfall JM, Nichols RA. Primary care family physicians and 2 hospitalist models: comparison of outcomes, processes, and costs. J Fam Pract. 2002 Dec; 51(12):1021-7. PMID: 12540326.
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    48. Hildebrandt DE, Westfall JM. Reasons for after-hours calls. J Fam Pract. 2002 Jun; 51(6):567-9. PMID: 12100782.
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    49. Main DS, Tressler C, Staudenmaier A, Nearing KA, Westfall JM, Silverstein M. Patient perspectives on the doctor of the future. Fam Med. 2002 Apr; 34(4):251-7. PMID: 12017138.
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    50. Westfall JM. Double counting of acute myocardial infarction makes estimates of occurrence and case fatality inaccurate. Am J Cardiol. 2002 Mar 01; 89(5):651-2. PMID: 11867065.
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    51. Westfall JM, McGloin J. Impact of double counting and transfer bias on estimated rates and outcomes of acute myocardial infarction. Med Care. 2001 May; 39(5):459-68. PMID: 11317094.
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    52. Bayliss EA, Park MK, Westfall JM, Zamorkski MA. Clinical inquiries. How can I improve patient adherence to prescribed medication? J Fam Pract. 2001 Apr; 50(4):303-4. PMID: 11300979.
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    53. Blanning A, Westfall JM, Shaughnessy AF. Clinical inquiries. How soon should serum potassium levels be monitored for patients started on diuretics? J Fam Pract. 2001 Mar; 50(3):207-8. PMID: 11252206.
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    54. Barley GE, Reeves CB, O'Brien-Gonzales A, Westfall JM. Characteristics of and issues faced by rural female family physicians. J Rural Health. 2001; 17(3):251-8. PMID: 11765889.
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    55. Westfall JM. Physicians, pharmaceutical representatives, and patients: who really benefits? J Fam Pract. 2000 Sep; 49(9):817-9. PMID: 11032206.
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    56. Rydberg EJ, Westfall JM, Nicholas RA. Low-molecular-weight heparin in preventing and treating DVT. Am Fam Physician. 1999 Mar 15; 59(6):1607-12. PMID: 10193600.
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    57. Ingram CJ, O'Brien-Gonzales A, Main DS, Barley G, Westfall JM. The family physician and house calls. A survey of Colorado family physicians. J Fam Pract. 1999 Jan; 48(1):62-5. PMID: 9934386.
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    58. Westfall JM, Sophocles A, Burggraf H, Ellis S. Manual vacuum aspiration for first-trimester abortion. Arch Fam Med. 1998 Nov-Dec; 7(6):559-62. PMID: 9821831.
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    59. Westfall JM. Antibiotics for children with upper respiratory tract infections. JAMA. 1998 Oct 28; 280(16):1399; author reply 1401-2. PMID: 9800991.
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    60. Westfall JM, O'Brien-Gonzales A, Barley G. Update on early medical and surgical abortion. J Womens Health. 1998 Oct; 7(8):991-5. PMID: 9812295.
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    61. Westfall JM. Should we accept mediocrity? N Engl J Med. 1998 Aug 27; 339(9):636-7; author reply 638. PMID: 9722444.
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    62. Westfall JM, O'Brien A, Barley G. Work while you learn or learn while you work? Fam Med. 1997 Nov-Dec; 29(10):686-7. PMID: 9397352.
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    63. Westfall JM, McCabe J, Nicholas RA. Personal use of drug samples by physicians and office staff. JAMA. 1997 Jul 09; 278(2):141-3. PMID: 9214530.
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    64. Westfall JM, Main DS, Barnard L. Continuation rates among injectable contraceptive users. Fam Plann Perspect. 1996 Nov-Dec; 28(6):275-7. PMID: 8959418.
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    65. Winslow BT, Westfall JM, Nicholas RA. Intussusception. Am Fam Physician. 1996 Jul; 54(1):213-7, 220. PMID: 8677837.
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    66. Westfall JM, Kallail KJ. Repeat abortion and use of primary care health services. Fam Plann Perspect. 1995 Jul-Aug; 27(4):162-5. PMID: 7589358.
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    67. Westfall JM, Main DS. The contraceptive implant and the injectable: a comparison of costs. Fam Plann Perspect. 1995 Jan-Feb; 27(1):34-6. PMID: 7720851.
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    68. Westfall JM, Kallail KJ, Walling AD. Abortion attitudes and practices of family and general practice physicians. J Fam Pract. 1991 Jul; 33(1):47-51. PMID: 1781824.
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