Laura Perry, MD

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Medicine
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    Harvard University Multicampus Geriatrics Fellowship, Boston, MA06/2017Geriatric medicine fellowship
    Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Washington, DC06/2015Internal medicine chief residency
    George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, DC06/2014Internal medicine residency
    Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GAMD05/2011Medicine
    Harvard University, Cambridge, MABA06/2004History of science

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    I am a primary care doctor and a geriatrician. I currently care for patients at the San Francisco VA's Community Living Center (a nursing home). Previously, I have been a primary care doctor for patients through UCSF's Care at Home program and at Highland Hospital's adult medicine clinic in Oakland.

    I focus on older adults with dementia, significant mobility problems, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other complex illnesses. I prioritize practicing care that takes into accounts patients' unique medical histories, cognitive abilities, understanding of their own health, and goals of care. I enjoy getting to know my patients as human beings.

    I also am interested in medical education, particularly teaching communication skills and clinical reasoning. I enjoy working with learners of all types, including medical students, nurses, residents, fellows, and anyone else who wants to learn about the care of older adults. I teach through writing, presentations, facilitating groups, and on-the-job clinical experiences.

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    1. Cultivating prognostic understanding: Managing the discordance between cardiopulmonary resuscitation expectations and reality. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2021 07; 69(7):1805-1806. Perry LP, Widera EW. PMID: 33979456.
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    2. I Would Not Be Surprised. What Next? Am J Nephrol. 2020; 51(8):613-614. Perry LP, Covinsky KE. PMID: 32712612.
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    3. Meeting the Care Needs of Older Adults Isolated at Home During the COVID-19 Pandemic. JAMA Intern Med. 2020 06 01; 180(6):819-820. Steinman MA, Perry L, Perissinotto CM. PMID: 32297903.
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    4. To All Doctors: What You Can Do to Help as a Bunch of Older People Are About to Get Sick and Die. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2020 05; 68(5):944-946. Perry LP. PMID: 32277464.
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    5. The Role of Deprescribing in Older Adults with Chronic Kidney Disease. Drugs Aging. 2018 11; 35(11):973-984. Triantafylidis LK, Hawley CE, Perry LP, Paik JM. PMID: 30284120.
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    6. Toenail Examination Reveals Unmet Care Needs. JAMA Intern Med. 2018 09 01; 178(9):1283. Perry L. PMID: 30193246.
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    7. Unwarranted Cancer Screening: A Teachable Moment. JAMA Intern Med. 2016 05 01; 176(5):590-1. Perry Fernandez L, Catalanotti J, Croffoot J. PMID: 27019281.
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    8. Completion and return of fall diaries varies with participants' level of education, first language, and baseline fall risk. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2012 Feb; 67(2):210-4. Perry L, Kendrick D, Morris R, Dinan S, Masud T, Skelton D, Iliffe S, ProAct65+ Study Team . PMID: 22042725.
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