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    Robert A Baldor MD

    InstitutionUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
    DepartmentFamily Medicine and Community Health
    AddressUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
    55 Lake Avenue North
    Worcester MA 01655
      Other Positions
      InstitutionUMMS - Graduate School of Nursing
      DepartmentGraduate School of Nursing



        Dr. Baldor is the Vice Chair of the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Major responsiblities include oversight of the Department's Undergraduate and Graduate Educational Programs. He also serves as the Director of Community Based Education for the medical school and the Director of Managed Care Education for the Meyers Primary Care Institute. Dr. Baldor is a graduate of the University of Vermont College of Medicine, and he completed his family practice internship and residency at Hahnemann Family Health Center in Worcester. Following three years with the Indian Health Service of New Mexico, he joined the faculty of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Baldor has served as President of the Massachusetts Academy of Family Physicians. He has published and lectured on a wide variety of family medicine and an eduational topics. He authored the textbook Managed Care Made Simple, a widely utilized primer on the basics of managed care, healthcare costs, and the evolving U.S, healthcare system, currently in its 2nd edition (Blackwell Scientific, Inc.).

        Dr. Baldor's special medical interests include skin diseases, managed care, evidenced based medicine and care of persons with intellectual disabilities. Additionally, advancing quality primary care education from the medical student to the practicing physicianis of particular interest. His personal interests include grape physiology and fermentation.

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        University of Vermont College of Medicine,1983
        Doctor of Medicine
        Family Practice Residency: University of Massachusetts Medical School-Hahnemann Family Health Center, 1986

        Harvard University, 1979
        Post-baccalaureate extension courses

        University of Vermont, 1977
        B.S. Medical Technology

        Click here to view Dr. Baldor's curriculum vitae

        Current Positions

        Vice Chairman and Predoctoral Director, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
        Director, Community-Based Education, UMMS Office of Medical Education
        UMMS Educational Policy Committee (Chair)


        Office of Medical Education:
        Director of Community Based Education (3/95 – Present)
        Director of Longitudinal Preceptor Program (6/08 – Present)
        Meyers Primary Care Institute:
        Director of Health Policy Education (3/97 – Present)
        Director of Managed Care Education for the Meyers Primary Care Institute
        See also:
        Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center for Developmental Disabilities Evaluation & Research:
        Medical Director (3/03 – Present)

        Scholarly Activity

        2008 – Present Oral Health Interclerkship (Course Coordinator)
        2005 – Present People with Disabilities Interclerkship (Annual Keynote address)
        2000 – Present Cross-Cultural Medicine Interclerkship (Small Group Leader)
        1999 – Present Third Year Domestic Violence Interclerkship (Small Group Leader)
        1997 – Present Nutritional Medical Course Lecture Series (Use of Supplements)
        1996 – Present Third Year Health Policy Interclerkship (Course Director)
        1992 – Present Community Medicine Clerkship (Caring for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities (MR)
        1990 – Present Third Year Core FP Clerkship Evidenced-based Medicine Workshop and Preceptor
        1990 – Present UMMS Advisor Program

        2010-2015PI, Predoctoral Training in Family Medicine, (HRSA)
        2010-2011 Advisory Group Member, Health Surveillance of Adults w/ Intellectual Disabilities, (CDC)
        2007-2010 PI, Predoctoral Training in Family Medicine, (HRSA)
        2007-2010 PI, Residency Training in General & Pediatric Dentistry, (HRSA)

        Domino F (Editor), Baldor RA (Associate Editor), Golding J, Erhlich A (Associate Editors). The 5-Minute Clinical Consult, 2005- Present. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia.
        Baldor RA (Editor), Domino F, Ehrlich A (Associate Editors). Epocrates Lab Manual. 2000- Present
        RA, Common Skin Cancers, in Taylor’s Manual of Family Medicine, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2008.
        Fournier PO, Savageau JA and Baldor RA. A Shift in Referral Patterns for HIV/AIDS Patients. Journal of Family Practice 2008:57(2);E1-9.
        Baldor RA,Care of the Adult with Intellectual Disability (MR). In UpToDate. Rose, BD (Ed) UpToDate, Wellesley, MA 2007.
        Baldor RA, Recognizing the Signs of Antidepressant-Induced Mania or Hypomania. Advances in Primary Care Medicine Clinical Update 2007, Issue 2, 15-18.

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        1. Baldor R, Savageau JA, Shokar N, Potts S, Gravel J, Eisenstock K, Ledwith J. Hospitalist involvement in family medicine residency training: A CERA study. Fam Med. 2014 Feb; 46(2):88-93.
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        2. Silk H, O'Grady Stille S, Baldor R, Joseph E. Implementation of STFM's "Smiles for Life" oral health curriculum in a medical school interclerkship. Fam Med. 2009 Jul-Aug; 41(7):487-91.
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        3. Fournier PO, Savageau JA, Baldor RA. A shift in referral patterns for HIV/AIDS patients. J Fam Pract. 2008 Feb; 57(2):E1-9.
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        4. Baldor R, Ennis M, Lasser D, Wertheimer R. The use of M&M Rounds in departments of FM. Fam Med. 2004 May; 36(5):310.
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        5. Baldor RA, Brooks WB, Warfield ME, O'Shea K. A survey of primary care physicians' perceptions and needs regarding the precepting of medical students in their offices. Med Educ. 2001 Aug; 35(8):789-95.
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        6. Baldor RA, Field TS, Gurwitz JH. Using the "Question of Scruples" game to teach managed care ethics to students. Acad Med. 2001 May; 76(5):510-1.
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        7. Baldor RA, Weiss BD. Family medicine training grants as a method of faculty development: are we doing it right? Fam Med. 1999 Mar; 31(3):205-6.
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        8. Domino FJ, Baldor RA. Decrease hassles and costs by integrating your plans' formularies. Fam Pract Manag. 1998 Nov-Dec; 5(10):27-30.
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        9. Field TS, Baldor RA, Casey LM, Chuman A, Lasser D, Ehrlich A, Gurwitz JH. Introducing managed care to the medical school curriculum: effect on student attitudes. Am J Manag Care. 1998 Jul; 4(7):1015-21.
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        10. Baldor RA, Broadhurst J. Documenting resident procedure and diagnostic experience: simplifying the process. Fam Med. 1997 Oct; 29(9):629-33.
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        11. Baldor RA. Alternative pathways to promotion needed. Fam Med. 1997 Mar; 29(3):158-9.
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        12. Fournier PO, Baldor RA, Warfield ME, Frazier B. Patients with HIV/AIDS: physicians' knowledge, attitudes, and referral practices. J Fam Pract. 1997 Jan; 44(1):85-9.
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        13. Baldor RA, Quirk ME, Dohan D. Magnetic resonance imaging use by primary care physicians. J Fam Pract. 1993 Mar; 36(3):281-5.
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        14. Baldor RA. The primary physician: keeping no gates. Am Fam Physician. 1992 Oct; 46(4):1043-6.
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        15. Baldor RA, Luckmann R. A survey of formal training in the care of children in family practice residency programs. Fam Med. 1992 Aug; 24(6):426-30.
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