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Andrea Sikon, MD, FACP, is the Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine and Geriatrics within the Medicine Institute, and is board-certified in Internal Medicine. She also has an appointment with the Women's Health Institute, practicing in the Center for Specialized Women's Health.
In addition to work around practice redesign and making care truly patient centered, she has had a longstanding interest in Quality improvement with clinical special interests within Women's Health. In the Center, she sees consults for osteoporosis, menopause, irregular bleeding, preconception planning, and contraceptive management. Much of her research and invited presentations are around bone health and she maintains certification as a Certified Clinical Densitometrist (CCD) through the International Society for Clinical Densitometry since 2004 and as a NAMS Certified Menopause Practitioner (NCMP) through the North American Menopause Society (NAMS) since 2004.
Another area of growing concentration is her involvement in mentoring. She has lead a team that created the CC Staff/Faculty Mentorship Program and continues to serve as its Director. She has been charged by leadership to develop a broad plan to expand an approach to coaching and mentoring for the enterprise and is working to build from existing services to develop additional resources for all faculty.
Diabetes, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, osteoporosis, quality improvement, women's health and menopause, mentorship
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