David Rakel MD, FAAFPProfessor and Chair, Department of Family & Community Medicine, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Dr. Rakel started his career near the Teton Mountains in Driggs, Idaho, where he was in rural private practice for 5 years before completing a 2-year residential fellowship in integrative medicine at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center. He was the founder and Director of the University of Wisconsin Integrative Medicine Program and a tenured Professor in the Department on Family Medicine at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health. He is now the Professor and Chair of the Department of Family & Community Medicine at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Dr. Rakel is editor of the text Integrative Medicine, now in its 5th edition, and he is co-editor of the Textbook of Family Medicine, 8th and 9th editions and is co-editor for Conn’s Current Therapy. He has received NIH funding to study the placebo effect and to incorporate healing modalities into medical school curricula. He has been awarded a number of teaching awards including the Baldwin E. Lloyd Clinical Teacher Award, the UW Department of Family Medicine Faculty Excellence Award, the Marc Hansen Lecture Award, the Resident Teacher-of-the-Year Award, the New Mexico Academy of Family Physician’s President Award, and the Leonard Tow Award for Compassionate Care. He has also been accepted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society.
Dr. Rakel has nothing to disclose.
Recent Contributions to PracticeUpdate:
- Selenium Deficiency Associated With Worse Outcomes in Patients With Heart Failure
- Continuous PPI Use Is Associated With Acute Gastroenteritis During Winter Periods
- 2019 Top Stories in Primary Care: Insulin Dosing Has a Ceiling
- Clinical Presentation, Treatment, and Short-Term Outcomes of Lung Injury Associated With e-Cigarettes or Vaping
- Mind–Body Therapies and Opioid-Treated Pain
- Lifetime Estrogen Exposure and Cognition in Late Life
- Diagnosis and Management of Dementia
- A Brief Diet Intervention Can Reduce Symptoms of Depression in Young Adults
- Changes in Intake of Protein Foods, Carbohydrate Amount and Quality, and Long-Term Weight Change
- Clinical Approach to Lactose Intolerance