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Mark Linzer, MD

Commitment to Patient-Centered Care

“I have been researching how the quality of the work environment affects doctors and patients for years. In addition to my leading role in research and provider wellness, I am a primary care provider and Vice-Chair for Education, Mentorship and Scholarship in the Department of Medicine at Hennepin Healthcare. I am also the Director of the Hennepin Healthcare Center for Patient and Provider Experience. Patient-centered care, particularly for disadvantaged patients, is central to my career at Hennepin Healthcare. In this safety net hospital, it is highly rewarding to engage patients in their own care.”

Clinical Expertise

Dr. Linzer is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and has a clinic-based primary care panel consisting of adults with acute and chronic conditions. His expertise in patient and provider experience has given him opportunities to learn and develop skills in shared decision making. He is also interested in Minimally Disruptive Medicine and decreasing the burden of treatment (work caused by treatment) to patients.

Publications

  • Linzer M, Poplau S, Babbott S, Collins T, Guzman-Corrales L, Menk J, Murphy ML, Ovington K. Worklife and wellness in academic general internal medicine: results from a national survey. J Gen Intern Med. 2016:31(9):1004-1010. DOI: 10.1007/s11606-016-3720-4.
  • Linzer M, Poplau S. Building a sustainable primary care workforce: Where do we go from here? J Am Board Fam Med. 2017:30(2).
  • Vickery KD, Guzman-Corrales L, Owen R, Soderlund D, Shimotsu S, Clifford P, Linzer M.Medicaid expansion and mental health: a Minnesota case study. Families, Systems & Health. 2016;34(1):58-63.
  • Vickery KD, Guzman-Corrales L, Owen R, Soderlund D, Shimotsu S, Clifford P, Linzer M.Medicaid expansion and mental health: a Minnesota case study. Families, Systems & Health. 2016;34(1):58-63.
  • LeBlanc A, Herrin J, Williams MD, Inselman JW, Branda ME, Shah ND, Heim EM, Dick SR, Linzer M, Boehm DH, Dall-Winther KM, Matthews MR, Yost KJ, Shepel KK, Siegel J, Montori VM. Shared decision making for antidepressants in primary care: a clustered randomized trial. JAMA Internal Medicine. Doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.5214. Published online September 28, 2015.
  • Linzer M, Poplau S, Grossman E, Varkey A, Yale S, Williams E, Hick L, Brown RL, Wallock J, Kohnhorst D, Barbouche M. A cluster randomized trial of interventions to improve work conditions and clinician burnout in primary care: results from the Healthy Work Place (HWP) study. J Gen Intern Med. 2015;30(8):1105-1111.

Medical School

  • Johns Hopkins University Medical School, Baltimore, MD, USA

Residency

  • Social Medicine, Internal Medicine Division, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY, USA

Media, Newsletters and Videos

Professional Affiliations

  • Association of Chiefs and Leaders in General Internal Medicine
  • American College of Physicians
  • Society of General Internal Medicine

Credentials

Honors

  • Best Doctors in Minnesota, Mpls St. Paul Magazine
  • Inspiration Award, American Medical Association
  • Community Partner Award, University of Minnesota School of Public Health

Personal

“Working at Hennepin Healthcare is a dream come true! I get to work with dedicated and talented colleagues and serve patients from diverse backgrounds. When I am not at work, I enjoy playing my guitar (sometimes gigs for Hennepin Healthcare) and running.”

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