Ronald Adler, MD, FAAFP

Associate Professor, Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Massachusetts Medical School

Ronald Adler, MD, FAAFP, has practiced and taught Family Medicine at UMass Medical School for 25 years. His interests include women’s health, Quality Improvement, Behavioral Health integration, shared decision-making, and reduction of waste with an emphasis on avoiding overdiagnosis and overtreatment. His book, Cancer Screening Decisions: A Patient-Centered Approach, was published in November.

After training as an Improvement Advisor at IHI, Dr. Adler created and led improvement initiatives focused on diabetes, hypertension and CAD. He subsequently led local and state-wide initiatives to transform practices into Patient-Centered Medical Homes. He currently leads recruitment and engagement activities for the Southern New England Practice Transformation Network, part of the CMS Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative.

Dr. Adler is co-founder of Care That Matters, a coalition of health care providers committed to facilitating the provision of health care that improves the lives of patients. Care That Matters has articulated and is testing a novel rubric for evaluating quality measures.

My Sessions

Protecting Patients: Let’s play it safe….and NOT do that test!

Ohio Room

The concept that if some health care is good, more must be better is over-simplistic, and often wasteful, even harmful.  This applies to treatment interventions and diagnostic testing, which can lead to a cascade of unplanned interventions. In this session, three front-line doctors, working in disparate fields (Emergency Medicine, Dermatology, and Family Medicine), will present […]

Low-Value Care