Steven Feldman, M.D. Steven Feldman, M.D.

Dr. Steven Feldman is Professor of Dermatology and Public Health Sciences at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Steve studies patient adherence at North Carolina’s Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. He is also Chief Science Officer of Causa Reseach, an adherence solutions company (www.causaresearch.com), founder of www.DrScore.com, and author of “Compartments” and “An Illustrated Dictionary of Behavioral Economics for Healthcare Professionals.”

Ineffective Drug Versus Poor Adherence

In the world of dermatology, topical corticosteroids are the most widely used treatments. They ...

Risk of Sudden Changes in Adherence

Taking a new medication can change the levels of other medicines—sometimes dangerously. Methotrexate is ...

What Do Weight Watchers and the Grameen Bank Have In Common?

In 1983, Muhammad Yunus founded the Grameen Bank to provide credit and banking services ...

Fear of Side Effects

Fear of side effects is a major contributor to patients’ poor adherence. Some patients ...

Do Doctors Have a Role to Play in Improving Adherence?

The March 2013 World Congress meeting on adherence was held in Philadelphia and brought ...

The Parable of the Piano Teacher

In April’s column on creating habit, the timing of return office visits was touted ...

Overcoming The Forgetfulness Problem

If you have to put all of your adherence eggs in one basket, then ...

Closing the Information Gap

One of the keys to improving the physician-patient relationship is for doctors to provide clear instructions as to the whys and hows of using medication and the specifics of treatment. In the last installment of this series (in October), we discussed how ...

Optimizing the Patient/Physician Relationship 

Part  4  of  a  Series Achieving the loyalty of patients and getting them to ...

The Core to Achieving Adherence

Getting patients to follow their medical treatment involves doctors attending to all of their ...

Why Patients aren’t Adherent to Treatment

In the April issue of PM360, I discussed the overall issues and problems with ...

Earn a Black Belt in Adherence

Sure, the chemistry of pharmacologic development is fascinating. So are formulation development and production. ...