David Rakel MD, FAAFPProfessor and Chair, Department of Family & Community Medicine, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, NM
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:
- Circulating Anthocyanin Metabolites Mediate Vascular Benefits of Blueberries
- Changes in Burnout and Satisfaction With Work–Life Integration in Physicians and the General US Working Population Between 2011 and 2017
- Efficacy of a Standardized Acupuncture Approach for Women With Bothersome Menopausal Symptoms
- The Temporal Associations Between Gun Violence and Mental Health
- Compounded Topical Creams to Treat Localized Chronic Pain
- Managing Antidepressant Discontinuation
- Carbohydrate Quality and Human Health: A Series of Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses
- Should Viscous Fiber Supplements Be Considered in the Control of Diabetes?
- What Is the Healthiest Diet for 2019?
- Comparing Complexity of Patients Seen by Different Medical Subspecialists in a Universal Healthcare System